STS Annual Meeting

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Thank you to all who attended STS 2021. We hope you enjoyed the virtual meeting that brought together 3,000 members of the cardiothoracic surgery team from 60 countries.

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. 

Annual Meeting Online

Access to Annual Meeting Online was included with registration. Attendees have access to the content for 3 years in the STS Learning Center.


The full program is available to view in an online platform. For optimal performance and to ensure the best experience, use Google Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge. This site will not work with Internet Explorer.

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 can be purchased as part of the Annual Meeting Online. 


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