STS 59th Annual Meeting

Event dates
San Diego, California

Register today!

Thought-provoking lectures, practice-changing science, and hands-on instruction from renowned experts—all this and more awaits you at the STS 59th Annual Meeting. We are excited and look forward to hosting a live, in-person meeting at the San Diego Convention Center. Registering early guarantees your spot at one of the most highly anticipated cardiothoracic surgery events in the world.

The 3-day meeting kicks off at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, and concludes in the early afternoon of Monday, January 23. Program details coming soon!

Nominate an an exemplary female cardiothoracic surgeon for recognition at the STS Annual Meeting. Then plan to attend the Extraordinary Women in Cardiothoracic Awards Breakfast on the morning of January 21 (purchase your ticket during registration).

Registration and Housing

Register by October 13 to enjoy a discounted registration rate. STS members save even more—and Resident/Fellow and Medical Student Members can register for free!

Those who cannot travel to San Diego and attend in person can choose the Plenary Livestream-Plus option. It includes the opportunity to view four plenary sessions and the Presidential Address in real time via livestream, plus access to nearly all the content delivered during the meeting. Session recordings will be added to the meeting website within a few days of the event, for viewing on demand. 

Recordings of all sessions will be available to all registrants for 1 year on the digital meeting platform. This provides a subsequent opportunity to earn significantly more continuing medical education credit beyond what you can earn during the live event.

Ticketed events (Hands-on courses and the President’s Reception) are available at an additional cost to in-person registrants.


Exclusive discounted rates are available when you reserve your hotel through the Society’s room block! Book early as some venues have a limited number of rooms. View a map of STS hotels.  

Making your reservation through the official STS room blocks helps the Society continue to leverage the best possible pricing for its meeting attendees. Staying in the STS hotel block also may help facilitate informal connections and networking opportunities that occur at the hotels during the meeting. You must register for the Annual Meeting before you can book your housing. Reduced hotel rates are available through December 27, 2022.

Note: The Society has engaged Convention Management Resources (CMR) 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. Contact the STS Meetings Department if you are contacted by anyone other than CMR.

Contact CMR, the Society’s official housing partner:
Toll free: 800-651-2842
International callers: 00-1-415-979-2285
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COVID Precautions

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons follows the guidance of The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as it relates to COVID-19 and other communicable diseases along with local requirements to meet safely. Proof of negative test within 48 hours of arrival or proof of vaccination may be required. Requirements are subject to change. Additional information regarding on-site health and safety protocols will be posted on our website as it becomes available.

Accreditation Information

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Physician Assistants (PAs) may claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this activity. 

STS also is seeking approval to provide perfusion credits. 

The number of available credits and instructions for claiming credit will be shared closer to the event.