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Read the Latest Issue: STSA News – Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 issue of STSA News is now available. This issue features:

  • A letter from STSA President, Kevin D. Accola, MD
  • STSA membership recruitment information
  • Highlights from the STSA 64th Annual Meeting
  • 2018 awards and scholarship opportunities
  • Updates from the Program and Postgraduate Committees and
  • 2018 Schedule of Events

View additional updates from STSA and past issues of STSA News at www.stsa.org/whats-new.

Please contact STSA Headquarters with questions or suggestions regarding STSA News at stsa@stsa.org.

June 20, 2018 | By More

STSA 65th Annual Meeting Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

STSA 65th Annual Meeting Abstract submission deadline extended to Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET. STSA is accepting abstracts for the STSA 65th Annual Meeting, which will take place November 7-10, 2018 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, Fl.

 

April 6, 2018 | By More

STSA 65th Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are now being accepted for the STSA 65th Annual Meeting 2017 Abstract Submission
which will be held November 7-10, 2018 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, FL. The deadline to submit abstracts is Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Oral, video, and history abstracts will be accepted. Oral and video submission categories including the following:

  • Adult Cardiac
    • Aortic
    • Basic Science Research
    • Cardiac Transplantation/ VAD
    • Ischemic Heart Disease
    • Miscellaneous (Arrhythmias, Tumors, etc.)
    • Valvular
  • Congenital
    • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
    • Basic Science Research
    • Neonates and Children
  • General Thoracic
    • Basic Science Research
    • Esophageal Disease
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lung Transplantation
    • Miscellaneous
    • Other Lung
  • Surgical Education
  • Simulation and Team-Based Learning
  • Patient Safety
  • Lessons Learned from Intraoperative Complications

Residents submitting abstracts may select to participate in the 2018 Hawley Seiler Residents Competition.  This award is bestowed upon the resident with the highest quality abstract, manuscript and oral presentation.

Learn more about the Hawley Seiler Competition and view a list of past award recipients.

The STSA Annual Meeting is the premier forum to disseminate information to the cardiothoracic surgery community. Accepted oral presentations are submitted for publication to The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, which has a circulation of more than 8,000 subscribers.

Contact STSA Headquarters with questions at stsa@stsa.org or 312.202.5892.

February 9, 2018 | By More

2018 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 Friday, December 8, 2017. Selected nominees will begin their term on January 1, 2018.

The following membership 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.

For detailed descriptions of each Committee, please review Article IX of the Association’s Bylaws. Members interested in nominating themselves to be considered for more than one position should complete the appropriate Committee questionnaire for each position of interest.

Learn more about the 2018 self-nomination process. If you have questions or wish to check on the status of your STSA membership, please contact STSA Headquarters at stsa@stsa.org or 312.202.5892.

November 22, 2017 | By More

STSA 64th Annual Meeting Program Book Published

The STSA 64th Annual Meeting Program Book is now available online.

The Program Book includes a full schedule of events to take place November 8-11 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, TX. The book also includes paper presentation abstracts, a membership roster, exhibitor descriptions and booth numbers, information about Annual Meeting awards, and more.

The STSA Program and Postgraduate Committees put an enormous amount of effort into planning an exceptional educational program featuring presentations from some of the foremost cardiothoracic surgeons in the world. Social activities have been scheduled to provide opportunities for meeting attendees and their families to enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie of the Southern Thoracic community as well as the gorgeous grounds of the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. Learn more about social activities and purchase your family’s tickets today.

Early registration for the 64th Annual Meeting is available until October 18, 2017.

Learn more about the STSA 64th Annual Meeting at www.stsa.org/64thannual and contact STSA headquarters at stsa@stsa.org or 312.202.5892 with questions.

October 13, 2017 | By More

Early Registration and Housing Deadline Extended for STSA 64th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX

The STSA 64th Annual Meeting will take place November 8-11, 2017 at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, T

Don’t miss out! The STSA 64th Annual Meeting early registration and housing deadline is now extended until October 18, 2017.  Make your plans now to join STSA at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, TX, November 8-11, 2017.

Register for the Annual Meeting online or download a registration form.

After October 18, attendees can register for the meeting onsite at the host resort. There will be an additional $50 fee for attendees registering onsite.

A limited number of rooms are available at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa at a special group rate on a first-come, first-served basis. The STSA block of discounted hotel rooms is being held until Wednesday, October 18, 2017, provided rooms are still available in our room block. After this date, room reservations will be accepted based upon availability only. Book early to secure your room at the host resort!

Reserve your hotel room online via the JW Marriott San Antonio reservation system or call the hotel reservations department at 877-622-3140. To qualify for the special meeting rate, be sure to mention that you are attending the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association’s annual meeting.

The STSA 64th Annual Meeting is packed with dynamic educational sessions and opportunities to enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie that the Southern Thoracic is known for.

  • The Annual Meeting Program Book is now available. Review the full educational line-up and Schedule of Events.
  • Make sure to register for social activities, including the golf outing and the Friday evening Awards Dinner.

Visit www.stsa.org/64thannual for all meeting-related information.

Contact STSA Headquarters with questions at stsa@stsa.org or 312.202.5892.

October 13, 2017 | By More