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.

Registration and Housing -- Now Open


We have engaged Experient as the only approved Official Registration and Housing Provider for the STS Annual Meeting. Please be wary of any other companies ostensibly offering registration and/or housing assistance for the STS Annual Meeting. Such companies typically imply that they are working with STS, but in reality are unauthorized. Be sure to start at this page to begin the registration process with Experient, and please contact the Meetings & Conventions Department if you are contacted by anyone other than Experient.


Late-Breaking Abstracts

Late-breaking abstract submission for the STS 55th Annual Meeting has closed. If you have questions regarding a submitted abstract, contact the STS Education Department.

STS 54th Annual Meeting Online

Access to the STS 54th Annual Meeting Online was included with Annual Meeting registration.

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Ethical MedTech Compliance
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