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STSA 69th Annual Meeting Abstracts – Deadline Extended by 1 Week! 

The Southern Thoracic Surgical Association abstract submission deadline has been extended by one week to Monday, April 11, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Please consider submitting an abstract for the 2022 meeting. The STSA 69th Annual Meeting will be held November 9-12, 2022 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  

If you started an abstract in the submission website and it is currently in draft mode, please complete and submit your abstract before the deadline. Abstracts in draft mode will not be considered.   

The deadline to submit abstracts has been extended to Monday, April 11, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET.  

March 31, 2022 | By More

Compete for the 2022 Hawley H. Seiler Residents Award

Call for Abstracts & Hawley H. Seiler Residents Award Competition | April 4, 2022

The Southern Thoracic Surgical Association is currently accepting abstracts for its upcoming 69th Annual Meeting, which will be held November 9-12 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Cardiothoracic and general surgery residents are invited to submit abstracts to be considered for the 2022 Hawley H. Seiler Residents Award Competition.

Named for STSA Past President and Founder, Hawley H. Seiler, MD, this award is presented annually to the resident who most excels in their manuscript and oral presentation at the STSA Annual Meeting. The 2022 Hawley H. Seiler Residents Award recipient will receive $500, a personalized plaque, and their name will be engraved on a permanent plaque to be displayed at future STSA Annual Meetings. The recipient will be announced at the 2022 Dinner Gala. Residents participating in the competition are eligible for reduced-price tickets to attend this event.

You may review the STSA 69th Annual Meeting abstract submission guidelines at the beginning of the submission process and prior to selecting your submission type.

The collegiality, fun, and scientific value of the STSA Annual Meeting are unmatched, and the Southern is an exceptional forum for disseminating your work. Oral abstract presentations are to be submitted for publication consideration in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, which has a circulation of more than 8,000 subscribers. Should your abstract be selected for presentation, details outlining instructions for submitting your manuscript to the Annals of Thoracic Surgery will be provided at a later date.

The deadline to submit abstracts is April 4, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Please direct any support questions regarding abstract submissions and account login credentials to STSA at or call (312) 202-5892.

March 29, 2022 | By More

There is less than two weeks left to submit your abstract for STSA’s 69th Annual Meeting!

The submission deadline is Monday, April 4, 2022 at 11:59 ET.

March 22, 2022 | By More

2022 Self-Nomination Process Now Open

STSA is currently accepting self-nominations from Active members interested in volunteering to serve on an STSA leadership committee. The deadline to submit self-nominations is Thursday, December 9, 2021. Selected nominees will begin their term on January 1, 2022. Members interested in nominating themselves to be considered for more than one position should complete the appropriate Committee questionnaire for each position of interest.

The following leadership positions are available. Please note that for each appointment, the selected nominee will become Committee Chair or Co-Chair in the final year of their term. Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs are required to attend STSA Council Meetings, which are held twice annually, in April/May and again in October before the STSA Annual Meeting. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.

Finance Committee

  • One position
  • Three-year term
  • The Finance Committee is responsible for the financial oversight of STSA ensuring its long-term financial viability. The Committee will meet in April/May and in October prior to STSA Annual Meeting. Additional meetings by conference call will be arranged as needed.
  • Nominate Yourself for the Finance Committee

Membership Committee

  • One position
  • Four-year term
  • The Membership Committee is responsible for recruiting new members and retaining current members, reviewing new member application documents, and making acceptance recommendations to STSA Council and members. The membership application deadline is September 15.
  • Nominate Yourself for the Membership Committee

Postgraduate Committee

  • Two positions
  • Three-year term
  • The Postgraduate Committee is responsible for planning the Postgraduate Program held in conjunction with the STSA Annual Meeting. A Committee meeting takes place each January Additional meetings will be arranged in order to finalize a program and speakers by early spring.
  • Nominate Yourself for the Postgraduate Committee

Program Committee

  • Two positions
  • Three-year term
  • The Program Committee is responsible for planning the scientific educational content of the STSA Annual Meeting. Committee members review abstract submissions in late-April through early-May. A Committee meeting takes place spring to finalize the Annual Meeting program.
  • Nominate Yourself for the Program Committee

Scholarship Committee

  • One position
  • Four-year term
  • The Scholarship Committee is responsible for reviewing applications for all STSA sponsored scholarship programs and, after consideration of the applicants, may propose scholarship recipients and finalists to the Council for approval.
  • Nominate Yourself for the Scholarship Committee

If you have any questions about the STSA governance structure and the self-nomination process, or wish to check on the status of your STSA membership, please contact STSA Headquarters at or 312-202-5892. For detailed descriptions of each Committee, please review Article IX of the Association’s Bylaws.

November 16, 2021 | By More