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Attend the STSA 66th Annual Meeting in Marco Island, Florida, November 6-9

The 66th STSA Annual Meeting is packed with dynamic educational sessions and opportunities to enjoy the camaraderie of your colleagues. View the full educational and social activity lineup in the Advance Program.

2019 Annual Meeting Highlights

  • New! Be sure to check out the scientific e-posters in the meeting space foyer on display on Thursday, November 7, and Friday, November 8.
  • Scientific oral presentations and subspecialty-specific breakout sessions are scheduled throughout the meeting.
  • The Robert M. Sade Ethics Lectureship, "Painting a Vivid Picture: Persuasion versus Manipulation in the Consent Process," will be held Thursday, November 7, at 7:00 am.
  • W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr., MD, will present this year’s Harold Urschel History Lectureship, “Max Brödel: Father of American Surgical Illustration: Did He Help Make Cardiac Surgery Famous?”
  • The President’s Invited Lecturer Dr. James Quintessenza will present, “Decision Making in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery…The Rational or Irrational Basis for Why We Do What We Do following the morning break on Thursday, November 7, at 10:30 am.
  • The President’s Invited Keynote Dr. Martin Elliott will present, “Why Be a Cardiothoracic Surgeon…Nice Work If You Can Get It; A Life of Privilege” immediately following the President’s Invited Lecturer on Thursday, November 7.
  • Jeffrey Jacobs, MD, will deliver his Presidential Address on Thursday, November 7, at 11:25 am.
  • A special Friday morning session on diversity, history, and advocacy will feature presentations by Robert Higgins, MD, Constantine Mavroudis, MD, John Mayer, Jr., MD, and Keith Naunheim, MD.
  • The Saturday morning Postgraduate Program will feature special presentations on charity, innovation, and quality from Joseph Dearani, MD, and David Shahian, MD, and a “Conversation with a Legend” with Duke Cameron, MD.
  • Social activities are planned throughout the meeting, including
    • All Attendee Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 7
    • Residents Reception and President’s Mixer on Thursday, Nov. 7
    • Early Practitioners Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 8
    • Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, Nov. 9

Contact STSA Headquarters with questions at or 312-202-5892.

STSA 66th Annual Meeting
This activity will be planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and The Southern Thoracic Surgical Association. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The STS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.