International Connection: January/February 2020

Download the STS Events App

The STS 56th Annual Meeting begins in just 1 week! If you’re planning to attend the meeting, January 25-28 in New Orleans, make sure to download the STS Events app before you go. The app allows you to:

  • View the meeting program with full-text abstracts, session locations, and speakers
  • Create a personalized schedule
  • Receive important meeting alerts and updates
  • Participate in a scavenger hunt with great prizes – new!

Download the app to your mobile device now, or search for “STS Events” in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The STS Events app is supported by Medtronic through a branding opportunity.

Exhibit Hall Offers Free Headshots

The STS Exhibit Hall will be open January 26-28 in New Orleans and will feature more than 120 companies and organizations. While visiting with exhibitors, take a moment to stop by Booth #1001 and have a professional headshot taken for business or personal use, compliments of the Society. You will be emailed a link to download your high-resolution photograph following the Annual Meeting.

STS, EACTS Collaborate on Successful Cancun Cardiovascular Conference

The third annual STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference attracted its largest audience yet, with more than 300 cardiac surgeons, scholarship recipients, and industry representatives participating in the November 2019 meeting in Cancun, Mexico. Attendees from around the globe learned about multidisciplinary approaches to treating adult and congenital heart diseases; one of the most engaging sessions during the 2.5-day conference was a rapid-fire presentation of recent trial data. Read an STS News recap and check out the conference photos featuring hands-on learning, poster abstracts, networking, and a group shot of the record 65 people who received travel scholarships from The Thoracic Surgery Foundation.

Mark your calendar: Two conferences are scheduled for later this year in Latin America.

STS and EACTS also recently announced a new strategic partnership focused on expanding collaborative educational offerings and leveraging the power of both organizations’ respective clinical data registries for quality improvement and research.

Read STS Statement on Recent Left Main Trials

The Society has released a statement regarding the controversy over recently published studies on coronary artery bypass grafting surgery and percutaneous coronary interventions in patients with left main disease. Read the statement now.