STS 55th Annual Meeting

Event dates
San Diego, CA

The STS Annual Meeting is the preeminent educational event in cardiothoracic surgery. The meeting features interactive learning on hot topics, including thought-provoking lectures from renowned faculty and guests, exciting hands-on sessions, an abundance of networking opportunities, and a chance to view the latest products and services in the specialty.

Highlights and changes for 2019:

  • The meeting will be held Sunday through Tuesday, allowing more time for busy professionals to spend with their patients.
  • STS University courses will take place on Sunday morning instead of Wednesday.
  • The Opening Session will be on Sunday afternoon and feature the Chamberlain Papers and Ferguson Lecture by Dr. Laurie Glimcher, who has made seminal discoveries in cancer immunology research. 
  • The Lillehei Lecture will take place on Tuesday and feature Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist and geneticist specializing in the use of artificial intelligence, "deep" data, and smart technology.

STS Meetings App

The STS Meetings app makes it easy to plan your schedule while in San Diego. You’ll be able to browse the educational program, save favorite sessions/presentations to your custom itinerary, participate in live polling, take notes during lectures, read scientific abstracts, and view e-posters. Printed programs will not be distributed onsite, so download the app to your mobile device now or search for “STS Meetings” in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Housing for the STS 55th Annual Meeting is now closed!

The deadline for STS 55th Annual Meeting Hotel Reservations has passed, and the official STS Hotel Room Block is closed. However, as a service to you, we have partnered with a third-party travel company to assist with new reservations. You can check availability online. Using this housing service will not register you for the Annual Meeting, so please be sure to register for the meeting through the link below if you haven’t done so already.

Ethical MedTech Compliance
The STS 55th Annual Meeting has been assessed by Ethical MedTech and is COMPLIANT with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.

Thank You

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons gratefully acknowledges the following companies
for providing educational grants for the STS 55th Annual Meeting.

Platinum Benefactors
Provided $50,000 or more

Silver Benefactors
Provided $10,000-$24,999
Boston Scientific
Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies