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Anniversary Meeting 2024

4th MiECT Update Meeting

MiECS Study

5th International MiECT Symposium in Conjunction with the CSCP Spring meeting

3rd MiECT Update Meeting | 26-27/11/2021

Virtual 4th MiECT Symposium 2021

MiECTiS Live 2020

2nd Update Meeting 2019

3rd MiECT Symposium


2nd MiECT Symposium

Consensus Meeting (Bern 12/2014)

1st Symposium

Miectis about

The Minimal Invasive Extracorporeal Technologies International Society (MiECTiS) was founded during the 1st International Symposium on Minimal Invasive Extracorporeal Technologies which was held in Thessaloniki 13-14 of June 2014. More than 120 of founding international members cardiac surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, clinical perfusionists and other scientists dealing with Minimal Invasive Extracorporeal Technologies agreed to introduce a multidisciplinary Scientific Community in order to deal with this emerging technology and work towards its penetration in to clinical practice.

MiECTis is an Association of Cardiac Surgeons, Cardiac Anaesthesiologists, Clinical Perfusionists and other scientists involved with minimal extracorporeal technologies.
Among the main goals of MiECTiS are the development of cardiac surgery worldwide, the promotion of minimal invasive extracorporeal technology and the exchange of experiences and professional opinions with other related national or international health care professionals.

The membership to the Society is honorary and has no fees. Any individual who possesses the title of cardiac surgeon, cardiac anesthesiologist as well as clinical perfusionist and shows a proven interest in the field of minimal invasive extracorporeal technology is eligible to apply for membership. Main body of the Society will be the Steering Committee. The Society will work towards promoting Minimal Invasive Extracorporeal Technologies.

We hope the MiECTiS will find its place in the scientific community. We aim for close cooperation with other Scientific Societies and we invite scientists who would like to join the Society to apply to the Secretary of MiECTiS on-line.


Steering Committee Miectis

Serdar Gunaydin


Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Medline Hospitals Ankara, Turkey

Aschraf El-Essawi


Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Braunschweig, Germany

Assistant Professor of Cardiac Surgery Cardiothoracic Department AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

Swansea Bay University Health Board, Swansea, West Glamorgan.

Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Professor, Director, Adult and Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesia. Inselspital, University Hospital Bern,

Clinical Perfusionist Jessa Hospital Hasselt, Belgium

Clinical Perfusionist, GVM Care and Research, Bari, Italy

Executive Board Miectis

Kyriakos Anastasiadis

Founder, President (2014-2016)

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery Head of Cardiothoracic Department AHEPA University Hospital Thessaloniki  

Thierry Carrel

President (2016-2018)

Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery Chairman, Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery University Hospital of Bern

John M Murkin

President (2018-2021)

Professor of Anesthesiology (Senate) Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine University Hospital Schulich School

Cyril Serrick

President (2021-2024)

Manager Perfusion Services University Health Network Toronto General Hospital Toronto, Canada

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MiECTiS Call for nominations

MiECTiS is accepting nominations for the Steering Committee (Vice President, Secretary and Members). These are two-year terms and would begin after MiECTiS Anniversary Meeting, 10-11 May 2024. Please email with your nomination. Please specify the position, and include a short one or two

MiECS Study

MiECS study is new large, high quality RCT under the auspices of MiECTiS, that aims to ultimately address the uncertainty about the effectiveness of MiECC in the light of the resurgence in cardiac activity by most cardiac centres worldwide. By incorporating the

MiECTiS Call for nominations

MiECTiS is accepting nominations for the Steering Committee (Vice President, Secretary and Members). These are two-year terms and would begin after 4th Virtual MiECT Symposium, 26th June 2021. Please email with your nomination. Please specify the position, and include a short

NEW DATES! 4th MiECT Symposium

The 4th MiECT Symposium has been DEFERRED due to the ongoing COVID-19 travel and social restrictions currently in place. Therefore, we have now re-scheduled the meeting to be held in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada at Prince of Wales hotel, Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada from

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