STS Annual Meeting

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The STS Annual Meeting was an immersive digital experience that combined a tradition of excellence with the innovation of tomorrow. 

STS 2021 was a fully virtual annual meeting that was 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 was an immense amount of content designed to keep you up to date in the rapidly evolving field of cardiothoracic surgery. 

Sessions included 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 included:

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

New for 2021

STS offered Immersive Video Experiences that included 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 highlighted various procedures using a combination of video segments and group discussions. This optional programming was an add-on that requires a separate fee. If you'd like to add access to the 16 sessions, please email


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