Join your colleagues and a world-class, international faculty, December 1-3 in Cartagena, Colombia, to discuss and explore the latest techniques, technologies, and best practices in the treatment of coronary artery disease, congenital heart disease, thoracic aortic disease, atrial fibrillation, and the surgical management of heart failure.
In addition to the invited lectures and keynote presentations, the program will include original scientific abstracts in oral and poster sessions, technical videos related to procedural expertise, trials and quality outcomes sessions, and interactive panel discussions. The final day of the conference will conclude with industry-sponsored hands-on workshops that focus on mitral and tricuspid valve repair and aortic valve repair/valve sparing and the Ross procedure.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Evaluate the impact of new knowledge and the application of new technology on the treatment of cardiovascular diseases
- Discuss surgical techniques in order to improve the standard of care for cardiovascular patients
- Review the results of clinical and laboratory investigations designed to reveal new knowledge of cardiovascular disease
- Describe the multidisciplinary approach to coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, thoracic aorta disease, atrial fibrillation, and the surgical management of heart failure
- Discuss quality improvement as it pertains to pediatric cardiac surgery
- Describe new surgical strategies in neonates and children with congenital heart disease
(Until October 18)
(October 19 - December 1)
|Non-Physician (Allied Health)||$200||$250|
|Local Surgical Resident (Colombia only)||$125||$125|
The room block at the Hilton Cartagena Hotel is sold out. STS has secured rooms at the InterContinental Cartagena de Indias (approximately 1.5km from the Hilton). To reserve a room, visit the InterContinental site. Choose "English" from the dropdown options in the upper right and book. The standard 19% VAT will be waived on any bookings. There is an optional tourist tax of $3 per room per night.
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.
STS requests 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.