Annual Meeting News and Notes

What’s New

  • Tech-Con will offer insight on new devices and procedures that are not yet approved by the FDA.
  • A Weekend Pass is available so that attendees can sample the wide variety of weekend courses.
  • Tuesday’s Early Riser Sessions no longer require a separate fee.
  • STS 52nd Annual Meeting Online is included with meeting registration.
  • Two new educational sessions will be held on Sunday—a “how to” session featuring intraoperative videos and a session about the resuscitation of patients who arrest after cardiac surgery.
  • Breaktime learning opportunities in the Exhibit Hall include an international Jeopardy! championship and tutorials from The Annals of Thoracic Surgery staff.

Register for the STS/CTSNet Career Fair

Take advantage of the opportunity to meet face-to-face with top employers at the STS 52nd 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 2016 STS/CTSNet Career Fair website.

The Career Fair will be open during all Exhibit Hall hours.

International Attendees: Request a Letter of Invitation

If you need a personalized letter of invitation, please visit STS Annual Meeting website 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 qualify for discounted participation fees in the STS National Database.

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