Roberto Chiesa (Milan, Italy) invites you to the inaugural CX Aortic Vienna Virtual Conference (8–11 September). The conference will focus on cardiovascular aortic advances and classical open and endovascular solutions. The aorta, notes Chiesa, will play the “starring role” at the conference, where open, endovascular and hybrid techniques will be presented along with other “top-level scientific work”. Chiesa will lead the discussion on aortic arch reconstruction and will look at this “borderline territory” between cardiothoracic and vascular surgery and how treatment of such disease requires advanced skills and co-operation between specialties.