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! Attendance and scholarships are available to STS members who reside in the United States. 

Scholarship Deadline: July 1
Registration Deadline: August 14 

Apply for Scholarship to Attend 
Are you ready to get involved? A limited number of scholarships is available, which will cover most expenses during the event—including airfare, hotel accommodations, and meal expenses. Scholarships are available only to STS members in good standing.
Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2022 
Learn More and Apply 


*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.
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.