International Connection: May/June 2018

May/June 2018

Increase Your Professional Standing—Submit an Abstract for STS Annual Meeting
Abstract submission is under way for the STS 55th Annual Meeting, January 27–29, 2019, in San Diego, California. Submissions for scientific oral presentations, scientific posters, and surgical videos will be accepted until Friday, August 24, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. CT.

With more than 2,100 professional attendees from around the world, the STS Annual Meeting is the best forum for disseminating your work. Accepted presentations are published in the official Annual Meeting Abstract Book, and corresponding manuscripts are to be submitted for publication consideration in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, a world-renowned, peer-reviewed journal. Submit your abstract today.


Submit a Proposal for STS/AATS Tech-Con 2019
The Society also is accepting proposals for short presentations on new cardiothoracic surgery technologies (anticipated to be available in the next 1-3 years) or innovative, off-label, or outside-the-box techniques that address complex problems. STS/AATS Tech-Con will be held on January 26, 2019, immediately prior to the STS Annual Meeting. Submit your proposal by Monday, June 11, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. CT.


Participate in the STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference
Join STS and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery at the upcoming Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference, November 15-17, 2018, in Cartagena, Colombia. The program will concentrate on the multidisciplinary approach to coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, thoracic aortic disease, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure. New this year, select presentations will focus on congenital heart disease. Sessions will incorporate invited lectures from a world-class international faculty on traditional and new technology procedures, technical videos, Stump the Professor sessions, and original scientific abstracts. The deadline to submit abstracts is Friday, August 3, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. CT. Stay tuned for more details on registration.


See a List of Newly Approved Members
At the STS Board of Directors meeting this past April, 12 new International Members were approved. Membership approval happens three times a year, giving new members access to benefits such as reduced registration for the STS Annual Meeting, a complimentary subscription to the Society’s prestigious peer-reviewed journal, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and more. The next application deadline is Wednesday, September 26. Forward this email to your colleagues who are not yet STS members so they can learn more and apply for membership today.

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