Learn How to Advocate for the Specialty

STS Key Contacts are the lifeblood of the Society’s advocacy efforts. Key Contacts meet with their elected officials in Washington, provide facility tours at home, and do much more to advocate for legislative and regulatory issues that affect cardiothoracic surgeons and their patients.

STS Key Contacts: Advocates for Cardiothoracic Surgery

Monday, January 29
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Room 220-221

But many surgeons may not know how to get started or may feel unprepared for these meetings. During this afternoon’s STS Key Contacts: Advocates for Cardiothoracic Surgery, attendees will gain the tools to become more involved. STS staff and surgeon leaders will explain how the program works, discuss the current health care debate, and describe how STS-PAC enhances these advocacy efforts. In addition, experienced Key Contacts will role-play a meeting with a member of Congress, the Key Contact of the Year and other awards will be announced, and attendees will be able to socialize and network.