Become an Advocate for CT Surgery

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.

Key Contacts: Advocates for Cardiothoracic Surgery


1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Room 32

Many surgeons, however, may not know how to get started or may feel unprepared for these meetings. During the Key Contacts: Advocates for Cardiothoracic Surgery session, experienced Key Contacts will share their stories from the front lines of STS advocacy, as well as provide tips and role-play a meeting with a member of Congress—showing how to make things go well and explaining what to do if they don’t. Speakers also will review the Society’s advocacy priorities, focusing especially on health care issues that will face the new Congress. With so much at stake, the voices of cardiothoracic surgeons need to be heard. Make time to learn how you can contribute.