Zürs, March 17 - 22, 2024                 


Dear Colleagues and Friends!


After a successful 5th Heart Team Winter Summit in March 2022 we want to welcome you to our 6th Heart Team Winter Summit from March 17th – 22nd 2024 in Zürs am Arlberg.


By addressing adult and pediatric cardiac surgeons and cardiologists the last meeting was very successful and could attract an equal number of participants as in the years before the COVID pandemic. By personal communication we received very positive feedback already at the meeting as well as thereafter and participants expressed interest for a succeeding “6th Heart Team Winter Summit 2024”. 


At this point we take the opportunity to thank in advance all the speakers, chairmen, participants and supporters for their contributions to the upcoming Winter Summit 2023. Our thankfulness goes in particular to our industry partners, who are the indispensable pillars of the meeting and enable a broad spectrum of scientific topics to be discussed.


Based on our experience in 2022 we proceed to expand the spectrum of scientific topics also to the field of pediatric Cardiology and pediatric Cardiac Surgery. Topics related to these subspecialities will complement scientific activities and discussions in adult Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology.


The organizing Committee for 2023 was expanded by Martin Andreas from the Medical University Vienna for adult Cardiac Surgery and in addition we could gain the Medical University of Graz represented by Andreas Zirlik for adult Cardiology and Daniel Zimpfer for pediatric Cardiac Surgery. The meeting is now based on the pillars of 3 institutions – Medical University Vienna, Medical University Graz and Paracelsus Medical University Nürnberg. 


As in the years before free abstract presentations are scheduled for the morning sessions of March 21st and 22nd 2024. We encourage you to submit abstracts related to adult and pediatric cardiac Surgery and Cardiology until January 31st, 2024.  


The meeting will carry forward the “spirit” of the former Cardiac Surgery Zürs symposia – to discuss scientific and clinically relevant topics of cardiovascular medicine in a less time restricted and relaxed atmosphere. This will be the ideal platform for interdisciplinary networking. 


We want to welcome you from March 17th - 22nd 2024 at the “6th Heart Team Winter Summit” in Zürs am Arlberg!




Günther Laufer, Ina Michel-Behnke, Martin Andreas – Medical University Vienna

Daniel Zimpfer, Andreas Zirlik – Medical University Graz

Teddy Fischlein – Paracelsus Medical University Nürnberg