Event dates
Dec 1–2, 2023
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Area of Practice
The event will feature world class, international faculty who will address and explore the latest developments and best practices in general thoracic surgery.


Co-presented by STS, the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), and the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS)

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), and European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) are pleased to announce the inaugural 2023 STS/EACTS/ESTS Latin America Thoracic Surgery Conference. 

The program will cover recent advances in neoadjuvant and adjuvant immunotherapy for resectable lung cancer, robotic surgery, sublobar anatomic lung resection, surgery for advanced thoracic malignancies, new technologies in thoracic surgery, interventional bronchoscopy, chest trauma, and other important topics.

In addition to the invited lectures and keynote presentations, the program will also include original scientific abstracts in oral and poster sessions, technical videos related to procedural expertise, trials and quality outcomes sessions, and interactive panel discussions. 

Target Audience

  • Thoracic surgeons
  • Pulmonologists
  • Oncologists
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurses
  • Other related health care professionals

Submit an Abstract

Abstracts are now being accepted for consideration through Thursday, July 20, 2023. Accepted submissions will be presented as oral presentations or scientific posters. 

Scholarship Application

Cardiothoracic surgery residents are eligible for a Thoracic Surgery Foundation Travel Scholarship to attend the 2023 STS/EACTS/ESTS Latin America Thoracic Surgery Conference to be held December 1-2, 2023, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The scholarship covers course registration fees, 2 nights at the host hotel, and a stipend of $600 to cover travel expenses and some meals.

Candidates must complete and submit this online application by June 30, 2023, 11:59 p.m. US Eastern Time.

Latin American and Hispanic Partners

Thank you to these partner organizations for their support of the conference planning, educational content, and promotion.

  • Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Torácica (SBCT)
  • Asociación Latinoamericana de Tórax (ALAT)
  • Asociación Colombiana de Cirugía de Tórax (Asocoltorax)
  • Sociedad Argentina de Cirugía Torácica (SACT)
  • Sociedad Chilena de Enfermedades Respiratorias
  • Sociedad de Cirujanos de Chile
  • Sociedad Española de Cirugía Torácica (SECT)
  • Sociedad Mexicana de Cirujanos Torácicos Generales (SMCTG)
Latin American and Hispanic Partners