This series on “Editorial on European Perspectives in Thoracic Surgery (2020) - the Seven Edition” is edited by Prof. Enrico Ruffini from Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Torino, Italy; and Dr. Alessandro Brunelli, from Department of Thoracic Surgery, St. James’ s University Hospital, Leeds, United Kingdom.
For the 7th consecutive year the Editorial Board of the Journal of Thoracic Disease (JTD) presents a series collecting invited lectures presented during the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) Annual Conference. During the past 2 years, the Covid-19 pandemic hugely impacted on the organization of all medical conferences and educational programs including the ESTS Annual Meeting. It is our hope that we will soon get back to a new normality, where people can reconvene in person at the ESTS Annual Conference, sharing experiences, physically interacting at the Conferences and at the associated social events.
The focused issue “European Perspectives in Thoracic Surgery (2020) - the Seven Edition” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any funding or sponsorship. Alessandro Brunelli and Enrico Ruffini are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the focused issue.