STSA 64th Annual Meeting

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STSA 64th Annual Meeting

November 8-11, 2017
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
San Antonio, TX

STSA has updated and modernized this year’s Annual Meeting schedule to better meet the needs of attendees. STSA will continue to offer high-quality, informative education that you have come to expect, but with changes that will make your experience that much more enjoyable. The Annual Meeting Advance Program and registration information will be available in mid-July. Check your inbox for the Spring Issue of STSA News.

Here are a few highlights you will experience at the STSA 64th Annual Meeting, Nov. 8-11, 2017 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa:

EDUCATION

  • The meeting will kick off bright and early on Thursday, Nov. 9 with the Basic Science Forum and Ethics Debate held concurrently from 7:00 am – 7:50 am.
    • The Basic Science Forum will include six abstract presentations addressing current and relevant topics, with discussion time allotted for each presentation.
    • The Ethics Debate will tackle the question, “Battling the Chimera: How Much Disclosure of Rare Risks Is Necessary?”
  • Scientific Sessions on Thursday and Friday will include abstracts and videos selected by the Program Committee after an intensive peer-review process. Many presentations will include a discussion period. In all, more than 70 abstracts and videos will be presented.
  • Concurrent subspecialty breakouts will be held on Friday, Nov. 10. This year’s breakout topics include Adult Cardiac, General Thoracic, Congenital, Transplant, and ECMO.
  • A new and exciting Legends Panel has been added to this year’s schedule on Friday, Nov. 10 from 2:00 pm-3:00 pm. This innovative session will have top surgeons addressing important topics in cardiothoracic surgery.
  • The Postgraduate Program will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 8:00am-11:40am and will address a variety of noteworthy topics, including “Maximizing Leadership Potential in Your Practice,” “Advances in Surgery: New Techniques and Technologies,” and “Management of the Difficult Cardiothoracic Patient in the Early Postoperative Period” specifically for interdisciplinary care providers.

GUEST SPEAKERS/BUSINESS MEETING

  • The President’s Invited Lecturer, Dr. Pedro del Nido, and the Presidential Address by Dr. David Jones will be held on Thursday, November 9 from 11:00 am-11:20 am and 11:25 am-12:00 pm respectively.
  • The Kent Trinkle Education Lecturer, Dr. Marc Moon, will be held on Friday, Nov. 10 from 10:30 am – 10:50 am.
  • The Harold Urschel History Lectureship will be held on Friday, Nov. 10 from 2:30 pm-3:00 pm.
  • The STSA Business Meeting will be held on Friday, Nov. 10 from 4:30pm – 5:15 pm.

SOCIAL EVENTS

  • The All Attendee Luncheon will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 12:00pm, immediately following the Presidential Address.
  • The Resident’s Mixer will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm. All resident attendees are encouraged to take advantage of this unique opportunity to network with your peers and seasoned leaders in the field.
  • The always popular President’s Mixer will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm.
  • On Friday, Nov. 10, the Young Practitioners Luncheon and the Interdisciplinary Care Providers Luncheon will allow these attendees to network, hear from their peers, and discuss issues they face in their careers.
  • The popular Annual Awards Dinner will be held on Friday, Nov. 10 beginning with a reception at 7:00 pm followed by dinner, awards and entertainment at 8:00 pm.
  • Although the meeting will officially adjourn by 12:00 pm on Sat, Nov. 11, there’s still time to golf! Take advantage of the beautiful TPC course at the JW Marriott. Attendees can sign up for the STSA Golf Tournament at the time of registration. Don’t miss an opportunity to golf on a championship course designed by golf legends Greg Norman and Pete Dye.

EXHIBITS

  • Visit dozens of exhibitors in the STSA Exhibit Hall to learn about industry’s latest innovations.
  • Coffee breaks, continental breakfast, and dessert following the Thursday afternoon All-Attendee Luncheon will be served exclusively inside the Exhibit Hall.

Exhibits

STSA is now accepting exhibitor applications for the 64th Annual Meeting. Exhibition dates are November 9-10, 2017. Learn more and secure your company’s booth space today:

View additional information about the STSA 64th Annual Meeting Exhibition as well as past and future STSA Exhibitions.


Corporate Support & Branding Opportunities

STSA will again solicit educational grant support to assist in funding general meeting expenses related to the STSA 64th Annual Meeting. STSA Affiliate Manager, Laura Medek, will begin submitting educational grant applications in summer 2017. Please contact Laura at lmedek@stsa.org or 312.202.5825 with questions and to learn about corporate support opportunities.


Contact STSA Headquarters with questions at stsa@stsa.org or 312.202.5892.