16th Annual Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular and Thoracic Critical Care Conference

Event dates
Baltimore, MD

Call for Abstracts

Participate in this important team-focused conference by submitting an abstract that describes research related to CVT critical care and/or enhanced recovery. Review the abstract submission instructions

The deadline to submit abstracts is Monday, July 1, 2019. 

If you have questions, please contact Education.

Course Description

The 16th Annual Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular and Thoracic (CVT) Critical Care Conference is designed to advance knowledge and expertise in CVT critical care and enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS). Its goal is to bring together the entire team of health professionals who provide care for patients undergoing CVT operations and interventional procedures.

This 2.5-day conference will address the complex nature of critical care and ERAS cases, incorporating 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. New for 2019, a half-day session will be dedicated to ERAS, giving attendees the chance to learn from the experiences of leading centers in optimizing preoperative and postoperative care to improve outcomes.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Apply the latest concepts, technologies, and developments in CVT critical care and ERAS 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


A block of rooms for Critical Care Conference attendees has been reserved at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. The special group rate is $229 (single/double), plus state and local taxes, and is available September 25-29, on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to book your housing is Wednesday, September 4. There are two ways to reserve a room in the STS block:

STS/FACTS-Care Physician Members $700
Non-Member Physicians $875
STS/FACTS-Care Allied Health  $450
Non-Member Allied Health $575
STS Candidate or Pre-Candidate Member $350
Non-Member Resident/Fellow/Student $550
Industry Employee $675

Prices increase by $100 after July 29, 2019. 

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 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has been approved by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion to award 21.8 Category 1 CEUs for this activity.

Ethical MedTech Compliance
The 16th Annual Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular and Thoracic Critical Care Conference has been assessed by Ethical MedTech and is PROVISIONALLY COMPLIANT with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.