International Connection: January/February 2019

January/February 2019

Download the STS Meetings App
The STS 55th Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, begins in about 2 weeks! Before you go, make sure to download the STS Meetings mobile app. You’ll be able to browse the educational program, save favorite sessions/presentations to your custom itinerary, take notes during lectures, and read scientific abstracts. Printed programs will not be distributed onsite, so download the app to your mobile device now or search for “STS Meetings” in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The STS Meetings app is supported by Medtronic through a branding opportunity.


Take Advantage of Free Headshots
One of the many benefits of attending the Annual Meeting is the chance to have a professional headshot taken for business or personal use, compliments of the Society. A photographer will be available in Booth #602 during all Exhibit Hall hours. You will be emailed a link to download your high-resolution photograph following the Annual Meeting.


Root for Your Favorite Team at the Jeopardy Championship
Cardiothoracic surgery residents from Europe and North America will face off at the Annual Meeting in the ultimate cognitive challenge—the STS Cardiothoracic Surgery Jeopardy Championship. Qualifying competitions were held at the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) Annual Meeting in October 2018 and the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association Annual Meeting in November 2018. The winners, representing the Hospital Santa Cruz in Lisbon, Portugal, and the University of Rochester in New York, respectively, will compete for international bragging rights on Sunday, January 27, at 4:45 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall. Come cheer for your team!


STS and EACTS Hold Successful Latin America Cardiovascular Conference
The STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference gained momentum in its second year, with more than 300 attendees and faculty from around the globe participating in the November 2018 meeting in Cartagena, Colombia. Attendees learned about the multidisciplinary approach to congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, thoracic aorta disease, atrial fibrillation, and the surgical management of heart failure. Read an STS News recap and check out the conference photos featuring engaging sessions, poster presentations, and networking. Mark your calendar: The next conference is scheduled for November 22-24, 2019, in Cancun, Mexico.