Event dates
Sep 11–13, 2024
Nashville, TN
Discussions on valuable research and important clinical findings with the goal of improving data collection and patient outcomes.

AQO 2024 will offer a unique opportunity to explore techniques for optimizing data collection using case scenarios and driving quality improvement. Head for Nashville this September to attend the premier gathering of STS National Database professionals as they share valuable research and important clinical findings with hundreds of peers.  


  • Wednesday, September 11 - Intermacs/Pedimacs
  • Wednesday, September 11 - General Thoracic
  • Thursday, September 12 - Adult Cardiac
  • Friday, Septemeber 13 - Congenital Heart


Early bird rates are available through Wednesday, May 16. STS Members save more!

In-Person Pricing 


Early Bird Discounts
(through May 16)

Standard Rate 
(May 17 -September 14, 2024)

STS Member - One Day $700 $800
STS Member - Two Day $1,050 $1,250
STS Member -Three Day $1,300 $1,600
Non-Member - One Day $800 $900
Non-Member - Two Day $1,250 $1,450
Non-Member - Three Day $1,600 $1,900
Industry Employee $750 $750

You’ll need your STS Member ID to receive the discounted member rate. Database participation differs from STS membership (e.g., Surgeon or Associate Membership). Your 6-digit STS Member ID is not your site or Database participant ID. For help with your STS Member ID, please contact Member Services. 

Virtual Pricing

For those unable to travel to Nashville, STS offers a virtual registration option. Registrants who choose the "virtual pass" will gain access to on-demand content and e-posters online before AQO and the recorded archive of all sessions following the conclusion of the meeting. (the virtual pass does not include live streaming.)

In the months after the meeting, each registry will host an AQO Hot Topics webinar. We will bring back meeting speakers and give virtual attendees a chance to ask questions. Conversations will touch on valuable research and best practices from STS National Database professionals, all to improve data collection and patient outcomes. 


Early Bird Discounts
(through May 16)

Standard Rate
(May 17 - September 14, 2024)

STS Member - Multi-Day $300 $400
Non-Member - Multi-Day $400 $500

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Hotel Arrangements

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel (2100 West End Ave., Nashville, TN 37203).  The special AQO group rate of $299, plus state and local taxes, is guaranteed through Wednesday, August 21, or until the group block is sold out. Guest rooms reserved after the cutoff date or when the room block is sold out are subject to hotel availability. 

How to Reserve a Room in the STS Block:
1) Reserve online
2) Call 877-879-7818. Remember to reference “AQO” or “Advances in Quality and Outcomes.” 


The Society of Thoracic Surgeons will issue a refund, minus a $100 administrative fee, for all cancelations received in writing by August 28, 2024. No refunds will be issued after this date.