2022 STS Coronary Conference

Event dates
Ottawa, ON, Canada

Limited housing still available!
Make sure to register and book your hotel room.

COVID Travel Updates 
As of April 1, Canada no longer requires fully vaccinated visitors to complete pretravel testing. More details can be found on the Canadian government's website.

The new STS Coronary Conference will address the most common type of heart disease and connect surgeon attendees with advanced educational content on the latest techniques for coronary artery bypass surgery presented by experts from around the globe. 

The 2-day conference will include didactic presentations, “How I Do It” video sessions on surgical techniques, practical tips and tricks, abstracts sessions, and case-based panel discussions. Audience participation and interactivity will be highly encouraged throughout the meeting sessions. 

Session topics will focus on the current state of revascularization, conduit selection and harvest, graft configuration, off- and on-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), endarterectomy, low ejection fraction, minimally invasive CABG, myocardial revascularization, CABG and fractional flow reserve, and post-operative medical therapy.

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

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

  • Discuss the latest advances in coronary artery surgery. 
  • Identify the imaging and non-invasive diagnostic testing methods for CABG. 
  • Define the cardiologist’s role and perspectives on coronary artery revascularization and coronary artery disease treatment.  
  • Describe and demonstrate on-pump CABG/off-pump CABG methods, as well as minimally invasive CABG methods.
  • Describe and demonstrate the various techniques in conduit harvesting. 
  • Describe and demonstrate the various master techniques in graft configuration.  
  • Delineate the specific challenges in coronary surgery by different patient populations. 
  • Outline the strategies for post-operative medical therapy.
(April 14–June 5)
STS Physician Member $800
STS Allied Health Member $400
STS Medical Student or STS Resident/Fellow Member $250
Physician Non-Member $950
Allied Health Non-Member $500
Medical Student or Resident/Fellow Non-Member $300
Industry Employee $950

*An STS Member ID (6 digits) is required to receive the discounted member rate. Database participation is not the same as STS membership. A Database participant ID is different from an STS Member ID. For help with an STS Member ID, please contact Member Services

COVID Information

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is closely following the latest developments in COVID-19 safety protocols and legal requirements and is keeping updated its health and safety protocols related to in-person events. Visit the Ottawa tourism website to stay up to date with the current situation. 

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. 

STS has partnered with a third-party SMS texting-based service that will manage the collection of vaccine documentation. You will need to provide a telephone number through which you can be reached by SMS texting. Attendees will receive an invitation with instructions on how to upload their proof of vaccination around early May.

As of April 1, Canada no longer requires fully vaccinated visitors to complete pretravel testing.

International Travel Information

Most people need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to travel to Canada - not both. Some people may only need their valid passport. Fill out the questionnaire below to find out what documents are required for you to travel to Canada. 

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Ethical MedTech Compliance
The 2022 STS Coronary Conference has been assessed by Ethical MedTech and is COMPLIANT with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.

Accreditation Information

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 15.75 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.