2020 Annual Meeting Preview

  • The STS Annual Meeting offers outstanding education—as well as a mix of history, adventure, and culture found only in New Orleans. STS 2020 Heads to the Big EasyCardiothoracic surgeons must stay on top of the latest science, techniques, and technology in order to provide optimal patient care—and the STS 56th Annual Meeting offers the chance to do just that. READ MORE
  • TAVR in Low-Risk Patients Expands Options and Sparks QuestionsThe US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for patients at low surgical risk could transform the treatment of aortic valve disease, but it may be too early to determine if TAVR is the most appropriate treatment option for all low-risk patients, especially younger ones. READ MORE
  • Tech-Con Showcases the Future of the SpecialtySee what new techniques and technologies are on the horizon for cardiothoracic surgery during Tech-Con on Saturday, January 25. Now a part of the Annual Meeting, the Tech-Con program will feature innovative solutions to some of the most pressing problems faced by cardiothoracic surgeons. READ MORE
  • Chamberlain Papers Feature Practice-Changing ScienceThis year’s J. Maxwell Chamberlain Memorial Papers—which will be presented Monday, January 27 during the morning plenary session—will focus on timely topics such as failure to rescue, real-time molecular imaging of lung nodules, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement in younger patients. READ MORE
  • Meeting to Highlight Next Generation STS National DatabaseWhen the STS Annual Meeting convenes in late January, attendees will be able to receive updates on the exciting changes under way for the next generation STS National Database. Teams of surgeons and data managers have been working closely with STS staff for more than a year to make significant technological improvements, streamline data collection, and enhance outcomes reporting.  READ MORE
  • Join Your Colleagues in New OrleansRegister today for the STS Annual Meeting and book your housing. Sign up before arriving in New Orleans and save $100 off onsite registration rates!  READ MORE
  • Experience It All in New OrleansNew Orleans is a city that marches to its own jazzy beat. Eclectic and uninhibited, it offers endless opportunities for food and fun. Before and after the STS Annual Meeting, experience the Crescent City’s Old-World charm for yourself by exploring its entertainment districts, sampling Cajun and Creole cuisine, and touring historical sites in one of America’s oldest cities. READ MORE
  • Is Second Surgery One Too Many for Recurrent Endocarditis in IV Drug Users?The troubling trend of drug abuse-related infective endocarditis presents a challenging ethical dilemma for cardiothoracic surgeons. When post-surgical reinfection occurs as a result of repeat illicit drug use, should surgeons offer patients a second valve replacement, or is doing so a waste of surgical resources? READ MORE
  • Clyde W. Yancy, MD Keynote SpeakersThe STS Annual Meeting features compelling keynote speakers, including presenters of the Vivien T. Thomas Lecture, Thomas B. Ferguson Lecture, and C. Walton Lillehei Lecture. READ MORE
  • STS University Provides Real-World PracticeGain hands-on experience with cardiothoracic surgical procedures at STS University. These unique courses allow you to interact with experts, ask questions, and receive individualized guidance. READ MORE
  • Celebrate Mardi Gras at President’s ReceptionExperience the real New Orleans at the President’s Reception, held on Sunday evening, January 26, in honor of Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA. READ MORE
  • Don’t Miss Out on These Exhibit Hall OpportunitiesWhen you have a break between educational sessions, head to the STS Exhibit Hall. More than 150 companies and organizations will showcase their products and services, and the Exhibit Hall is a great place to connect with colleagues, speak with expert lecturers, and grab a beignet or slice of king cake. READ MORE
  • Thank YouThe Society of Thoracic Surgeons gratefully acknowledges several companies for providing educational grants for the STS 56th Annual Meeting. READ MORE