STS Annual Meeting News and Notes

Annual Meeting Online Included With Meeting Registration

Access to the STS 53rd Annual Meeting Online is included with Annual Meeting registration. With such a full meeting schedule, it’s impossible to attend every presentation of interest. This web-based video presentation will let you earn CME credit for sessions you were unable to attend—or review sessions of special interest—in the comfort of your home or office. This activity also provides self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification Program. The Online product will be available approximately 1 month after the conclusion of the Annual Meeting and will be accessible for up to a year.

Register for the STS/CTSNet Career Fair

Take advantage of the opportunity to meet face-to-face with top employers at the STS 53rd Annual Meeting. At the STS/CTSNet Career Fair, recruiters will be available to talk with you about career opportunities.

Maximize your exposure by posting your CV to the candidate database prior to the meeting. Participating employers will be able to view your CV in advance of the event and may schedule an appointment with you for an in-person interview to take place during the meeting. You can find more information about how to register at

The Career Fair will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, January 23, and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, near the Exhibit Hall.

International Attendees: Request a Letter of Invitation

If you need a personalized letter of invitation, visit and complete the Visa Invitation Letter Request Form. Once you have completed the request form, STS will e-mail a personalized letter of invitation to you within 1 business week. Please note: STS cannot promise that you or your colleagues will receive a visa, nor can it change the decision of any governmental agency should your application be denied.

Apply Today to Become an STS Member

STS membership comes with a wide range of benefits, including complimentary subscriptions to The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, the quarterly newsletter STS News, and more. Additionally, STS members receive reduced registration for the STS Annual Meeting and many other educational events throughout the year, and surgeon members may qualify for discounted participation fees in the STS National Database.

Anyone with an interest in cardiothoracic surgery can become a member. Visit and fill out the application that best fits your role. If you are a member and know someone who has not yet joined, encourage him or her to apply. By promoting membership in STS, you’ll help your colleagues, the Society, and the specialty.

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