15th Annual Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular and Thoracic Critical Care Conference

Event dates
Washington, DC

Course Description

The 15th Annual Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular and Thoracic Critical Care Conference is designed to advance knowledge and expertise in cardiovascular and thoracic (CVT) critical care. Its goal is to bring together the entire team of health care professionals who provide care for patients undergoing CVT operations and interventional procedures.

This 2.5-day program will address the complex nature of CVT critical care cases, incorporating invited lectures, panel discussions, case-based breakouts, and original scientific abstracts. Leading experts will present new concepts, technologies, management protocols, and clinical experiences in their respective disciplines.

    Call for Abstracts

    Abstract submission for this conference is now closed. Notification letters will be sent later this summer. 

    If you have questions, please contact Education.


    A block of rooms for Critical Care Conference attendees has been reserved at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. The special group rate is $274 (single/double), plus state and local taxes. This rate is available September 30–October 8, 2018, on a first-come, first-served basis. There are two ways to reserve a room in the STS block:

      Early Bird
    (On or before Sept. 5)
    (After Sept. 5)
    STS/FACTS-Care Physician Members $600 $700
    Non-Member Physicians $700 $800
    STS/FACTS-Care Allied Health  $400 $500
    Non-Member Allied Health $500 $600
    STS Candidate or Pre-Candidate Member $300 $400
    Non-Member Resident/Fellow/Student $400 $500


    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    • Apply the latest concepts, technologies, and developments in CVT critical care to optimize patient outcomes
    • Describe the latest protocols to provide safe and effective cardiac, respiratory, and renal support
    • Explain the importance of the multidisciplinary team in providing optimal CVT critical care

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

    The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Other Credit:
    STS is currently seeking approval to provide nursing and perfusion credits. Additional information will be provided upon approval from the accrediting bodies.

    Ethical MedTech Compliance
    The 15th Annual Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular and Thoracic Critical Care Conference has been assessed by Ethical MedTech and is COMPLIANT with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.