STSA 68th Annual Meeting

STSA looks forward to bringing you an exceptional annual meeting November 3-6, 2021 at the Loews Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, GA. STSA continues to monitor the developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The STSA 68th Annual Meeting is currently being planned as a live in-person event. If the status of the meeting changes, members will be notified accordingly.

Review pages 10-12 of the STSA Summer Newsletter for a preliminary program. Registration and housing will open in early August. The Advance Program will be published at that time as well.

Thank you for participating in the 2021 abstract submission process. All primary authors, co-authors and any meeting faculty are required to submit a disclosure form in advance of the meeting.

To access the site and complete your disclosure, please visit X-CD System. You may use the login credentials you set up during your abstract submission. It is also the same provider STSA uses for CME evaluations and the mobile application. If you have attended an STSA Annual Meeting in the past five years and claimed CME credits, you may already have an account within the system. If you do not retain your account information, please use the reset password link first to assist with the prevention of creating duplicate accounts. If your e-mail address is found within the system, an e-mail will be sent to you with further instructions. If not, please create a new account or contact STSA Headquarters for assistance at

Abstracts accepted to the Annual Meeting for oral presentation are required to submit a manuscript for publication consideration in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, which has a circulation of more than 8,000 subscribers.

Please direct any questions to STSA at or (312) 202-5892.