STS 56th Annual Meeting

Event dates
New Orleans, LA

The expanded STS 56th Annual Meeting program is now available online. Note: Agenda and speakers are subject to change.  

If you would like to request a personalized justification letter, please contact the STS Meetings & Conventions Department.

Important Dates

  • Hotel Reservation Deadline: January 2, 2020
  • Standard Registration Deadline: January 23, 2020
  • Onsite Registration Opens: January 24, 2020

New Orleans Tours

A variety of escorted custom tours have been created for attendees and guests to explore New Orleans—the home of jazz and delicious cuisine—all at special STS discounted rates!

To get started, visit the STS New Orleans tour page and click “Book Now.” You will be prompted to provide your contact information in order to see the list of tours, which take place Saturday-Monday. From there, you can select and register for your tour(s) of choice.

If you have any questions, please contact

Note: The Society has engaged Experient as the only approved Official Registration and Housing Provider for the STS Annual Meeting. If you have questions about registration and/or housing, contact Experient at 800-424-5249 (toll free), 00-1-847-996-5829 (for international callers) or via email

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. Please inform the Meetings & Conventions Department if you are contacted by anyone other than Experient.


The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 27.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has been approved by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion to award 31.5 Category I CEUs for this activity.

Ethical MedTech Compliance
The STS 56th Annual Meeting has been assessed by Ethical MedTech and is COMPLIANT with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.