STSA 70th Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts

The STSA 70th Annual Meeting will be held in Orlando, FL at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando™, November 2-5, 2023. All abstract authors (primary and co-authors) must submit their commercial and financial disclosure information.

Access the abstract submission site.

Submission Categories

Abstract submission types accepted are Oral, Video, History (oral), and Poster only. The submission categories include:

  • Adult Cardiac
  • Congenital
  • General Thoracic
  • Transplantation (listed as subcategories of Adult Cardiac, General Thoracic & Congenital)
  • Surgical Education
  • Simulation and Team-based Learning
  • Patient Safety
  • Lessons Learned From Intraoperative Complications
  • History (listed as a submission type, not a submission category)
Commercial Relationships – All disclosures are required by the submission deadline of April 3, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET.

Of important note, STSA requires that all abstract authors (primary and co-authors) submit their commercial and financial disclosure information. Co-authors may login and complete their personal commercial relationship form. 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.

Benefits of Presenting Your Work at STSA

If you have attended a 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. The STSA Annual Meeting continues to be an exceptional forum for disseminating your work to the entire field of cardiothoracic surgery.

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. During the abstract submission process, authors may indicate if they wish to request a waiver from submitting their manuscript to The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Requests will be reviewed during the STSA Program Committee Meeting in May. Subsequent requests will not be considered.

Contact STSA, with questions about the educational and financial disclosure process at stsa@stsa.org or 312.202.5892.


Cardiothoracic surgery and general surgery residents submitting STSA Annual Meeting abstracts may elect to participate in the Hawley H. Seiler Residents Award Competition. This award is bestowed upon one resident each year at the Annual Dinner Gala. The Award is given based on the quality of competing residents’ abstract submissions and manuscripts, as well as their oral presentations. You can elect to participate in the competition in the abstract submission websiteLearn more and view a list of past Hawley H. Seiler Residents Award recipients.