Abstract Submission

Abstracts no longer are being accepted. The deadline for submission was August 3.


Categories include:

  • Adult cardiac surgery
  • Congenital heart surgery
  • General thoracic surgery
  • Basic science research
  • Critical care, cardiopulmonary failure, and transplantation
  • Quality improvement
  • Cardiothoracic surgical education 
  • Physician/provider wellness 

Late-Breaking Promissory Abstracts
If you are involved in Phase I, II, or III clinical trials for which no preliminary data will be available by the August 3 deadline, you can submit a promissory abstract (data must be available by December 13, 2021).

Session proposals no longer are being accepted. The deadline for submission was July 1. 

Session Proposals

Compelling session ideas showcase emerging, innovative, and/or critical issues facing the profession. An agenda with speakers and presentation titles must be included in the proposal.

Session types include:

  • Plenary – keynote lecturer, panel, or discussion that would be of interest to all attendees
  • Parallel – Ask the Experts panel, pro/con debate, surgical video, or case presentation that would be of interest to a particular discipline or segment of attendees and would occur at the same time as other educational offerings
  • Hands-on – wet lab and/or simulator session
  • Other – any new and innovative ideas, topics, or formats that don’t fit into the above


To access the websites for session proposals and abstract submissions you will need to log into the STS Web Portal with your username and password. If you have trouble logging in, contact STS Member Services.

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If you have any questions regarding abstracts or Annual Meeting programming, contact the STS Education Department.