Event dates
Jun 7–8, 2024
Area of Practice
Advance your skills in coronary artery surgery with the latest research and techniques.

The 2024 STS Coronary Conference took place June 7-8, 2024, in Miami, Florida. This year’s meeting focused on the technical aspects of coronary surgery, from anastomotic techniques to the latest, advanced minimally invasive procedures. Thanks to everyone who helped make the event successful: attendees, faculty, poster presenters, industry supporters, and exhibitors!

Evaluate the Conference and Claim Credit

Access to Coronary Conference Online was included with registration. Attendees have access to the content for one year in the STS Learning Center

  1. Log in to the STS Learning Center with your STS web portal credentials.
  2. Find 2024 STS Coronary Conference listed in your In-Progress Activities under the My Activities tab.
  3. Fill out and submit the overall evaluation.
  4. Confirm the amount of credit you are claiming for the conference, then download your CME certificate.
  5. Your CME certificate will be listed in your Completed Activities under the My Activities tab.

If you have any comments or questions, contact the STS Education Department

Purchase Conference Recordings

Experience the  STS Coronary Conference from anywhere in the world! Receive unlimited access to the content delivered at the conference in June 2024 by purchasing Coronary Conference Online. View the sessions at your convenience, then claim continuing medical education credit. The digital archive provides purchasers with 15.5 hours of expert-led content covering the most common type of heart disease and the latest techniques for coronary artery bypass surgery. 

Event Agenda

View the customized agenda for two days of educational content brought to you by experts from all around the world, as well as accepted scientific abstracts.

This two-day program includes interactive “How I Do It” video presentations featuring surgical techniques, practical tips and tricks, as well as case-based panel discussions and abstract sessions. 

Session topics include: conduit selection and harvest, graft configuration, off- and on-pump CABG, and a stepwise approach to minimally invasive coronary surgery, from MIDCAB to advanced multivessel revascularization.

Course and Program Directors

David Glineur, MD, PhD, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Marc Ruel, MD, MPH, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Joseph F. Sabik III, MD, Cleveland, OH, USA
Sigrid Sandner, MD, Vienna, Austria

Faculty Disclosures

Refer to the STS Education Disclosure Policy. The individuals below have disclosed whether they have financial relationships with ineligible companies in the past 24 months. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated. (Current as of May 16, 2024)

Course Directors, Faculty, Abstract Presenters, Poster Presenters and STS Staff Disclosure Information

Course Directors

Marc Ruel, MD, MPH
Financial Relationships: Medtronic – Research Grant, Proctor

Joseph F. Sabik III, MD
Financial Relationships: Medtronic  – Consultant/Advisory Board

David Glineur, MD, PhD
Financial Relationships: Nothing to disclose.

Sigrid Sandner, MD
Financial Relationships: Nothing to disclose.


The following faculty have nothing to disclose:

Ki-Bong Kim, MD
Harry Lapierre, MD, FRCSC
Massimo Lemma, MD
Patrick Myers, MD
James Tatoulis, MD
Rafael Sadaba, MD
Pierre Voisine, MD
Faisal Bakaeen, MD
Chase Brown, MD
Thomas Schwann, MD, MBA
Christopher Lau, MD
Alison Ward, MD

The following faculty have disclosed these financial relationships with ineligible companies in the past 24 months:

  • Adam Dryden, MD, FRCPC
    Financial Relationships: Edwards Lifesciences – Speakers Bureau/Honoraria
  • Donna Kimmaliardjuk, MD
    Financial Relationships: Medtronic – Speakers Bureau/Honoraria
  • Milan Milojevic, MD, PhD, MSCE
    Financial Relationships: Medtronic – Speaker fee for cardiopulmonary bypass symposium: < €1000
  • Amanda Rea, DNP, CRNP
    Financial Relationships: Edwards Lifesciences – Speakers Bureau/Honoraria 
  • Daniel T. Engelman, MD
    Financial Relationships: Edwards Lifesciences – Consultant/Advisory Board; Renibus Therapeutics, Alexion, and CardioRenal – Consultant/Advisory Board; Medela, Arthrex, Bioporto, Atricure –Consultant/Advisory Board
  • Gianluca Torregrossa, MD
    Financial Relationships: Atricure – Speakers Bureau/Honoraria; Peters Surgical – Speakers Bureau/Honoraria 
  • Elaine Tseng, MD
    Financial Relationships: Amgen Inc. – Research Grant; Potrero Medical Inc. – Research Grant; Cellphire Therapeutics – Research Grant
  • Moritz Wyler von Ballmoos, MD
    Financial Relationships: Boston Scientific – Consultant/Advisory Board
  • Husam Balkhy, MD
    Financial Relationships: Intuitive Surgical – Proctor; Edwards Lifesciences – Consultant/Advisory Board
  • Hirokuni Arai, MD
    Financial Relationships: Sumus Inc. – Patent Holder; Medistim– Speakers Bureau/Honoraria; Medtronic Inc – Speakers Bureau/Honoraria 
  • Rashmi Yadav, MD
    Financial Relationships: NeoChord – Surgical Proctor; Medtronic – Consultant/Advisory Board
  • Rakesh Arora, MD, PhD, FRCSC
    Financial Relationships: Edwards Lifesciences – Speakers Bureau/Honoraria; HLS Therapeutics – Speakers Bureau/Honoraria; Bioporto – Consultant/Advisory Board 
  • Yiannis Chatzizisis, MD, PhD
    Financial Relationships: Medtronic – Consultant/Advisory Board; Boston Scientific; Consultant/Advisory Board; ComKardia – Cofounder and Shares
  • Mario Gaudino, MD, PhD, MSCE
    Financial Relationships: Abbott Vascular – Consultant/Advisory Board
  • Joseph Lamelas, MD
    Financial Relationships: Medtronic – Speakers Bureau/Honoraria; Edwards Lifesciences – Speakers Bureau/Honoraria; Cardiac Success – Consultant/Advisory Board
  • Kieta Kikuchi, MD, PhD
    Financial Relationships: Medtronic – Speakers Bureau/Honoraria 
  • Piroze Davierwala, MD
    Financial Relationships: Medtronic – Speakers Bureau/Honoraria; Minogue Medical Inc. – Speakers Bureau/Honoraria 

Abstract Presenters

The following abstract presenters have nothing to disclose:

Massimo Baudo, MD
Aleksander Dokollari, MD
Kelsey Gray, MD
Iryna Skoblenko, MD
Jordan Leith
Takashi Murashita, MD
Luca Paolo Weltert, MD
Michael Dorsey, MD
Tiffany Hsiung
Saad Salamate, MD
Zhandong Zhou, MD, PhD
Chidiebere Peter Echieh, FRCS
George Comas, MD
Theodore Koutlas, MD
Giovanna Grigsby-Rocca, BA
Maria Andrea Medina, MD
Catherine Stauber, BA
Stephen Waterford, MD
Parker Mullen, MD
Yuki Endo, MD, PhD

The following abstract presenters have disclosed these financial relationships with ineligible companies in the past 24 months:

  • Neil Thomas, MD
    Financial Relationships: Rheoxtech – Ownership Interest

Poster Presenters

The following poster presenters have nothing to disclose:

Nina Delavari, DO
Serdar Gunaydin, MD, PhD
Ivan Hernandez, MD
Zivojin Jonjev, MD, PhD
Marc (Hongliang Liang) Leon, MD, PhD
Karlos Jennysson Sousa Soares, MD, MSc
Jonathan Szeto
Ahmet Can Topcu, MD

STS Staff

The following STS Staff have nothing to disclose:

Scott Bradbury, MS, Vice President of Education
Amy Cacich, CMP, Senior Manager, Meetings and Conventions
Kasia Chalko, Senior Marketing Manager
Colleen Donohoe, CMP, DES, Vice President of Meetings and Conventions 
Isabel Dunn, Education Coordinator
Meredith A. Herzog, Associate Director of Education 
Melisa Puthenmadom, Senior E-Learning Coordinator 
Michele D. Rush, Senior Manager for Education


The Society of Thoracic Surgeons will issue a refund, minus a $100 administrative fee, for all cancelations received in writing to the Meetings Department by May 24, 2024. No refunds will be issued after this date.

Accreditation Statement

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physician Assistants (PAs) may claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this activity. 


Registration and Housing: Meetings Department
Abstracts, Program, and Continuing Education: Education Department