Cardiothoracic/vascular educational programme open

4th SSAI Advanced Educational Programme in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2019-2021

An advanced education programme for specialists in anaesthesiology with a special interest in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesia and Intensive Care from the five Nordic countries*).

The programme lasts two years and consists of:

  • Clinical training, working in a department of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in one of the Nordic or other relevant country.
  • Four-five SSAI courses in various Nordic countries and participation in the SSAI Congress 2021.
  • A four week exchange programme in a foreign country
  • A research project

After fulfilling the Advanced Education Programme and passing the final exam, the candidate will be awarded a SSAI Certificate in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesia and Intensive Care.

Course overview: The final planning of theoretical courses will be published before or at the first course to be held in June 2019.

You can find more information about the Training Program and all documents necessary on the CTVA homepage on

For further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact one of the nation representatives/committee members.
Application deadline: February 1st, 2019
Applicants will be notified: before March 15th2019
Programme start: June 1st2019

Steering Committee
Carl-Johan Jakobsen (programme director) –
Seppo Hiippala –
Kari Hreinsson –
Hilde M Norum –
Andreas Nygren –
Lisbeth Bredahl Rosengaard –

*) Depending on number of applications and overall availability, the programme will be open for specialists from other countries, if the involved institution/training plan can be approved by the committee. Please contact the committee for more information.
**) There might be changes in the steering committee for the third course.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *