2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Event dates
Cartagena, Colombia

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. 

Course Description

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.


Learning Objectives

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
  Early Bird
(Until October 18)
(October 19 - December 1)
Physician $300 $350
Non-Physician (Allied Health) $200 $250
Local Surgical Resident (Colombia only) $125 $125
Industry Employee $300 $300


Hotel Arrangements
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. 


Registration and Housing: Contact the STS Meetings department
Program: Contact the STS Education department.

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. 

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. 

Presented in collaboration with the Latin American Association of Cardiac and Endovascular Surgery (LACES)