STSA 2017 Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts

The deadline to submit STSA 64th Annual Meeting abstracts was Friday, April 7, 2017; the submission process is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated.

The STSA Program Committee will meet on May 12 to finalize the 64th Annual Meeting educational program. Abstract authors will be notified of the decision regarding their submission in mid-May 2017. Accepted abstracts will be presented during the 2017 STSA Annual Meeting November 8-11, 2017 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, TX. Meeting registration and housing will be available in June 2017.

Submission Categories

Oral and video abstract submissions are accepted, and the submission categories include:

  • Adult Cardiac
  • Congenital
  • General Thoracic
  • Transplant Surgery
  • History
  • Surgical Education
  • Simulation and Team-based Learning
  • Patient Safety
  • Lessons Learned From Intraoperative Complications
Benefits of Presenting Your Work at STSA

If you have attended an STSA meeting in the past, you understand why attendees return year after year. The collegiality, fun, and scientific value of the STSA Annual Meeting are unmatched.

Annual Meeting oral presentations are submitted for publication consideration in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, which has a circulation of more than 8,000 subscribers. The STSA Annual Meeting continues to be an exceptional forum for disseminating your work to the entire field of cardiothoracic surgery.

STSA requires that all individual abstract authors submit their personal financial disclosure information. This enhancement to the STSA abstract submission site takes the responsibility off of the primary author to collect and provide disclosures for all co-authors. Authors must only provide their disclosure information one time for their participation in the STSA abstract submission process regardless of the number of abstracts they author/co-author. Contact STSA Manager, Laura Medek, with questions about the financial disclosure process at lmedek@stsa.org or 312.202.5825.


Residents submitting STSA Annual Meeting abstracts may elect to participate in the 2017 Hawley Seiler Residents Award Competition. This Award is bestowed upon one resident each year at the Annual Awards Dinner & Dance, which will take place Friday, November 10 this year. The award is given based on the quality of competing residents’ abstract submissions and manuscripts as well as their oral presentations. Learn more and view a list of past Hawley Seiler Award recipients.

Abstract Submission Site Support & Questions

For instructions on how to submit your personal financial disclosures, read this post, “Enter Your STSA Abstract Disclosure Information in 3 Simple Steps,” published April 1, 2016.

For technical questions regarding submissions, e-mail Technical Support at ts.acsupport@thomson.com or call 434.964.4100. Technical Support is available Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., ET. For non-technical questions regarding submissions, e-mail STSA at stsa@stsa.org or call 312.202.5892.