1-3 November, 2023
Bem vindos a Portugal!
Welcome to Portugal!
On behalf of the organizing and scientific committee of the Foundation European Congress on Extra-Corporeal Circulation Technology (FECECT), it is my pleasure to welcome you to our 19th European Congress, which is to take place in Porto, Portugal, from 1 – 3 November, 2023.
The primary objective of the congress is to enable perfusionists, clinical researchers and other scientists working in the field of extra-corporeal circulation technology to network and share their experiences with international colleagues. This is achieved through an excellent scientific programme and postgraduate training sessions.
During the congress we will host an International Trade exhibition of leading companies in the field of cardiovascular surgery and perfusion, gaining insights into the latest medical devices and technology, as showcased by experts in the field.
The host city, Porto, is located on the northwest coast of Portugal. Porto is the second major city of Portugal, from which the country’s name is derived. The city center was classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in 1996. Porto is a charming city with some timeless qualities. Popular attractions include the Rabelo boats and Ribeira houses, the Port Wine route, and the terraces of Douro. Gastronomy is vast and varied, another one of the main attractions of this region. The people of Porto are welcoming and sincere, a representation of the Northern ‘Portuguese Soul’.
I sincerely hope that a great many international delegates will travel to Porto to attend the 19th European Congress. We hope it will be a successful and memorable event.
I look forward to meeting you all in Porto!
Maria Salomé Castelo-Branco
Host President 19th European Congress on Extra-corporeal Circulation Technology