Advances in Quality & Outcomes: A Data Managers Meeting

Event dates
Los Angeles, CA

Course Description 

The 2018 AQO Meeting will feature all four components of the STS National Database: Adult Cardiac Surgery Database, Congenital Heart Surgery Database, General Thoracic Surgery Database, and Intermacs Database—new! Hundreds of data managers will gather at this Wednesday-Friday meeting to share valuable research and important clinical findings with the goal of improving data collection and patient outcomes.

All tracks include the Thursday morning General Session and AQO Online for the corresponding sessions.

You’ll need your STS Member ID to receive the discounted member rate. Database participation is not the same as STS membership (eg, Active, International, Associate, or Senior membership). Your 6-digit STS Member ID is not your site or Database participant ID. For help with your STS Member ID, please contact Member Services.

Congenital Track (Wed. All Day & Thur. Morning) Member $475 Non-Member $575
General Thoracic Track (Thur. All Day) Member $475 Non-Member $575
Adult Cardiac Track (Thurs. Afternoon & Fri. All Day) Member $550 Non-Member $650
SAVE! Congenital & Adult Cardiac Tracks Member $750 Non-Member $925
SAVE! Congenital  & General Thoracic Tracks Member $750 Non-Member $925
SAVE! General Thoracic & Adult Cardiac Tracks Member $750 Non-Member $925
SAVE! Congenital, General Thoracic & Adult Cardiac Tracks Member $750 Non-Member $925

All tracks include the General Session. Prices reflect early bird registration rates. After August 29, 2018, prices increase by $100. Registration includes AQO Online for corresponding sessions.


A block of rooms for AQO Meeting attendees has been reserved at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. The special AQO group rate is $239 (single/double), plus state and local taxes. This rate is guaranteed through Wednesday, August 29 or until the group block is sold out. Guest rooms reserved after the cutoff date or when the room block is sold out are subject to hotel availability.
How to Reserve a Room in the STS Block:

  • Call the Group Reservation toll-free number at 855-563-9749. Be sure to reference STS AQO 2018.
  • Reserve your room online.

Call for Abstracts

The deadline to submit abstracts has passed. 

2017 AQO Online

For the first time, presentations from Advances in Quality & Outcomes: A Data Managers Meeting were recorded and converted into an online product with unlimited on-demand viewing. Learn more and purchase

Past AQO Meetings
Year Date Location
AQO 2017 October 18-20 Chicago, IL

Continuing Education Credit

STS is partnering with Corexcel to offer Nursing CEs and Perfusion CEs. The actual number of CEs is currently being determined and will be provided at the AQO Meeting.