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Submit Abstracts for STS Annual Meeting by August 13

Time is running out to submit scientific abstracts and “how to” surgical videos for The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 56th Annual Meeting, January 25-28 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The submission deadline is Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. Central Time.

Don’t miss the opportunity to share your work on a global stage at this high-profile event, which attracts more than 4,300 attendees from approximately 60 countries. Submissions will be considered for oral and poster presentations in the following categories:

  • Adult cardiac surgery
  • Congenital heart surgery
  • General thoracic surgery
  • Basic science research
  • Critical care
  • Quality improvement
  • Geriatrics
  • Cardiothoracic surgery education

New – Late-Breaking Promissory Abstracts! You can submit a promissory abstract if you are involved in phase I, II, or III clinical trials for which no preliminary data will be available by the August deadline but are expected by December 16, 2019.

Review the abstract submission instructions and policies, and submit your abstract today.

Describe Your Tech-Con Proposal
The Society also is seeking proposals for short presentations on innovative and new cardiothoracic surgical technologies or off-label/outside-the-box techniques that address complex problems to be presented during the Shark Tank session at Tech-Con 2020. At this very popular session, presenters will pitch their ideas to a panel of experts in front of a live audience and receive real-time feedback. Shark Tank presentations in 2019 described a stapler that creates rapid and leakproof aortic anastomosis, a 3D printed artificial trachea, and an implantable neurostimulator for pain management after cardiac surgery.