STS Annual Meeting

Event dates

Register Now! Early Bird Rates End December 15! 

Join us for an immersive digital experience that combines a tradition of excellence with the innovation of tomorrow. 

STS 2021 is a fully virtual annual meeting that is designed for all members of the cardiothoracic surgery team. Whether you’re an experienced surgeon, just starting your career, still in training, or an allied health professional, there is an immense amount of content designed to keep you up to date in the rapidly evolving field of cardiothoracic surgery. 

Sessions will be a mix of on-demand and live broadcast content and feature:

  • Thought-provoking lectures
  • Panel discussions
  • Small-group sessions for easy interaction with experts
  • Polling and attendee chat capabilities
  • 360° videos
  • Deep-dive sessions
  • Hot topics in all cardiothoracic surgery disciplines

The event also will include:

  • High-profile keynote speakers
  • High-scoring scientific abstracts 
  • E-posters
  • Virtual exhibit hall 
  • Industry symposia
  • Social and wellness events

New for 2021

STS is offering Immersive Video Experiences that include interactive sessions presenting a 360° view of the operating room during a procedure performed by a surgical luminary, along with 11 “deep dive” courses, which will highlight various procedures using a combination of video segments and group discussions. This optional programming is an add-on that requires a separate fee.


Register by December 15 to enjoy a discounted registration fee, and STS members save even more—and Candidate and Pre-Candidate Members can register for free! Plus, the first 1,000 registrants will receive an STS-branded fitness cooling towel, which will come in handy with some of the social and wellness events planned! Use #STS2021 in your social media posts!

Registration includes access to meeting content for 1 year.

STS-branded fitness cooling towel

You’ll need your STS Member ID to receive the discounted member rate. Database participation is not the same as STS membership (e.g., Active or Associate 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 or 312-202-5800.

Continuing Education Credits

STS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this other activity (blended live and enduring material) for a maximum of 107.0 AMA 10 PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with  the extent of their participation in the activity. STS is also seeking approval to provide nursing and perfusion credits.


Registration: Amy Cacich, Senior Coordinator, Meetings and Conventions, at
Abstract Submission and Program: Michele Rush, Senior Manager for Education, at