STSA 66th Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission has closed for the STSA 66th Annual Meeting, taking place November 6-9, 2019 at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Marco Island, FL. The deadline to submit 66th Annual Meeting abstracts was Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Authors and co-authors may access the abstract submission website by clicking here. Log in to to view your submitted abstract and to complete the commercial relationship disclosure.

Submission Categories

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

  • Adult Cardiac
  • Congenital
  • Thoracic
  • Transplant Surgery
  • History
  • Surgical Education
  • Simulation and Team-based Learning
  • Patient Safety
  • Lessons Learned From Intraoperative Complications

You may review the 66th Annual Meeting abstract submission guidelines at the beginning of the submission process and prior to selecting your submission type. This website will appear different than the submission site from previous STSA Annual Meetings as STSA has migrated to a new submission module. The company now hosting the STSA abstract submission site also manages the STSA Annual Meeting CME evaluations and mobile application. If you have attended an STSA Annual Meeting in the past four years and/or have claimed CME credits, it is highly likely that you already have an account in the system. All existing account credentials have been reset. You may login with your e-mail address as the username and as the password. Passwords may be changed upon logging in. If you have changed institutions and no longer have access to your former e-mail address used for previous CME evaluations, you may create a new account.

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 education and 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, 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.