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Registration Now Open for STS 50th Annual Meeting

Join The Society of Thoracic Surgeons at its 50th Annual Meeting in Orlando, January 25-29, 2014. This celebration of the Society’s golden anniversary will combine thought-provoking lectures with hands-on learning, networking opportunities, the chance to view the latest products in the specialty, and more. A variety of commemorative presentations and displays will mark this milestone year, making this meeting an event to remember.

Watch STS surgeon leaders share reasons to attend the meeting.

“The Annual Meeting is a great opportunity for STS members to engage in the cutting-edge science, innovation, and new technology that impacts their everyday practices in cardiothoracic surgery,” said STS President Douglas E. Wood, MD. “It’s also a chance to connect with colleagues and friends from around the world. It’s a special time to celebrate the international scope of the field of cardiothoracic surgery.”

Don’t miss the Thomas B. Ferguson Lecture, which will be given by Bassem Youssef, an Egyptian cardiothoracic surgeon/television host who is one of Time magazine’s most influential people of 2013. And the C. Walton Lillehei Lecture will be given by Shaf Keshavjee, a pioneering lung transplant surgeon from Toronto. For more details on the scientific program, view the Advance Program now.

You can also register for STS/AATS Tech-Con 2014, January 25-26, which will feature the latest in cardiothoracic surgery therapies, including those in various stages of the approval process.

New this year, you are required to register for the Annual Meeting prior to reserving your hotel room. A limited number of rooms will be available at the Orlando World Center Marriott, where the meeting will be held, so you are advised to register early. Early bird registration rates will end December 2. If you have questions about registration, e-mail Erin Luytjes at

Cardiothoracic surgeons who are not STS members but who submit completed application materials for Active or International Membership by October 15, 2013, can register for the meeting at a reduced rate. Learn more about STS membership here.

If you’ll be at the EACTS Annual Meeting in Vienna this October, stop by STS booth #137 to pick up a 50th Anniversary pen and get more information about the meeting and STS membership.

The Society looks forward to seeing you in Orlando!