2022 STS Advocacy Conference

Event dates
Washington, DC

Be the voice of the cardiothoracic surgery specialty in Washington, DC—register to attend the 2022 STS Advocacy Conference. During this 1.5-day event, held September 13-14, STS members will meet with members of Congress and their staff to help influence health care policy and champion causes important to CT surgeons and their patients. Attendees will receive training for their meetings and opportunities to engage with STS leadership. Don’t miss out on this chance to make your voice heard! Registration is open to STS members who reside in the United States. 

Registration Deadline: August 14 


*Disclaimer: Conference agenda is subject to change. Should public health issues or Capitol Hill security concerns arise, this conference will pivot to a virtual format. Please make travel accommodations with this in mind.

Tuesday, September 13
Conference Check-in 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Training for Meetings with Members of Congress 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Wednesday, September 14
Breakfast 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Meetings with Members of Congress on Capitol Hill 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Washington Marriott Georgetown. The special STS group rate is $279.00 for a single/double (plus applicable taxes and fees). This rate is available until Wednesday, August 17, 2022, on a first-come, first-served basis. There are two ways to reserve a room in the STS block:

  • Reserve Online
  • Call “+1-800-393-3503” and reference “STS Advocacy Conference” 
COVID Information

STS requires that all professional registrants, faculty, exhibitors, guests, and STS staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their attendance. Attendees are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after the second dose in a two-dose series, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine; and, if eligible, have received a booster shot.