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Book Early to Secure Your Room at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort

Plan to Attend the STSA 66th Annual Meeting
Book Early to Secure Your Room at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort

Remember that registration and housing are available for the STSA 66th Annual Meeting at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Marco Island, FL, November 6-9, 2019.

The Advance Program is now available. View all the educational sessions.

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

Join STSA at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. With stunning new guest accommodations, new and re-imagined restaurants, and state of the art fitness and entertainment areas, you can make memories in the resort’s spectacular settings, enjoy enriching experiences, indulge in culinary masterpieces and relax and rejuvenate at the newly renovated Spa by JW. The new JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort offers a new dimension in luxury, and more ways than ever to work and play in Paradise.

A limited number of rooms are available at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort at a special group rate on a first-come, first-served basis. The STSA block of discounted hotel rooms is being held until Monday, October 7, 2019, 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 room by visiting the JW Marriott reservation site or by calling the hotel reservations department at (800) 438-4373. To qualify for the special meeting rate, be sure to mention that you are attending the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association’s Annual Meeting.

Please visit the Social Events & Resort Activities page for more details on resort activities and local excursions available through the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort.

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


STSA 66th Annual Meeting
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and The Southern Thoracic Surgical Association. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

August 22, 2019 | By More

STSA 66th Annual Meeting Registration & Housing Now Available

Register, Reserve Your Room, and Review the Meeting Program Outline

Registration and housing are now available for the STSA 66th Annual Meeting at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Marco Island, FL, November 6-9, 2019. The 66th Annual Meeting is packed with dynamic educational sessions and opportunities to enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie that the Southern Thoracic is known for.

Highlights include:

  • Jeffery P. Jacobs, MD’s Presidential Address, “Y“;
  • President’s Invited Lecture by James A. Quintessenza, MD, “Decision Making in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery…The Rational or Irrational Basis for Why We Do What We Do“;
  • President’s Invited Keynote by Martin J. Elliott, MD, “Why BE a Cardiothoracic Surgeon…Nice Work If You Can Get It; A Life of Privilege”;
  • Kent Trinkle Education Lectureship by Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, “Education and Diversity in Cardiothoracic Surgery”;
  • Scientific oral presentations, debates, history presentations, and STSA/CTSNet surgical videos;
  • New this year, “Rapid Fire” abstract presentations;
  • New this year, electronic scientific posters will be featured in the meeting space foyer during the course of the meeting;
  • Subspecialty-specific breakout sessions including adult cardiac, thoracic, congenital, adult congenital and ECMO/transplant;
  • Attend the Postgraduate Welcome Reception on Wednesday, Nov. 6 which will kick-off the meeting starting at 6:00 p.m. Join in the informal Postgraduate Session titled “I Wish I Could Have Done That Case Over: Complex Case Presentations and Interactive Discussions about Patients Who Required Multiple Operations” to follow at 7:00 p.m. A light dinner and refreshments will be served.
  • The popular Dinner Gala will be held on Friday, Nov. 8 beginning with a reception at 7:00 p.m. followed by dinner, awards and entertainment at 7:30 p.m.;
  • A concluding Postgraduate Breakfast Session on Saturday, Nov. 9 featuring talks on “Charity, Innovation and Quality” 

View the Meeting Program Outline

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

Reserve your room at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach ResortA block of discounted hotel rooms is being held until Monday, October 7, 2019, provided rooms are still available in the STSA room block. After this date, room reservations will be accepted based upon availability only. Book early to secure your room at the host resort! Visit www.stsa.org/66thannual and click on the direct link to the Marriott reservation website or call the hotel reservations department at (800) 438-4373. To qualify for the special meeting rate, be sure to mention that you are attending the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association’s annual meeting.

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


STSA 66th Annual Meeting
This activity will be planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and The Southern Thoracic Surgical Association. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The STS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

August 15, 2019 | By More

Read the Latest Issue: STSA News – Fall 2018

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

  • A letter from STSA President, Kevin D. Accola, MD;
  • 2018 STSA Brooks Scholarship Recipients Announced;
  • Online Brooks Scholarship Donations Being Accepted;
  • STSA 65th Annual Meeting Guest Speakers;
  • STSA 65th Annual Meeting Highlights & Entertainment;
  • STS to Host Resident Jeopardy Competition;
  • Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort Activities & Entertainment;
  • 65th Annual Meeting 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.

October 3, 2018 | By More

Join Us in the STSA Exhibit Hall for Additional Video Presentations

New This Year – Video Presentations in the Exhibit Hall

As noted in the Advance Program, we are pleased to announce that due to the overwhelming number of video abstract submissions received for the STSA 65th Annual Meeting, four additional video presentations will be presented in the Exhibit Hall during specified break times. The meeting will take place November 7-10, 2018 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, FL.

The video abstracts to be presented during the scheduled break times are as follows:

Thursday, November 8
Scheduled Break Time: 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
V1. VATS Resection for Extralobar Pulmonary Sequestration With a Large Aberrant Artery After Endoluminal Stenting and Plug Occlusion
​Gopal Singh, Bianca Bromberger, Richard Green, *Joshua R. Sonett
New York Presbyterian/Columbia University, New York, NY

Friday, November 9
Scheduled Break Time: 8:30 am – 9:00 am
V2. Early Migration of a Self-expanding Transcatheter Aortic Valve Prosthesis Causing Coronary Occlusion: A Practical Technique for Surgical Explantation
Jordan P. Bloom, Michael Kwon, George Tolis
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Scheduled Break Time: 10:00 am – 10:30 am
V3. Giant Left Main Coronary Artery Aneurysm: Evaluation and Surgical Repair
*Faisal G. Bakaeen, Eric E. Roselli, Gosta B. Pettersson, Lars G. Svensson
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Scheduled Break Time: 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm
V4. Novel Cannulation Technique for Temporary Right Ventricular Assist Device After LVAD Placement William Z. Chancellor, Jared P. Beller, Emily A. Downs, *Leora Yarboro
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

*Please note: These video abstract presentations will begin approximately ten minutes after the scheduled break time has begun to allow for attendees to transition from the general session rooms into the Exhibit Hall. *Actual presentation start times may vary. Each presentation is allotted eight minutes followed by another five minutes of discussion.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from these knowledgeable presenters and join the discussion with your fellow colleagues.

Register for the STSA 65th Annual Meeting today! Register online or download a printable registration form. Early registration is available until Monday, October 8, 2018. After this date, you must register on site at the Annual Meeting. Please note that there will be an additional $50 fee for registering on site.

Reserve your room at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. A block of discounted hotel rooms is being held until Monday, October 8, 2018, provided rooms are still available in the STSA room block. After this date, room reservations will be accepted based upon availability only. Book early to secure your room at the host resort! Visit www.stsa.org/65thannual and click on the direct link to the Omni reservation website or call the hotel reservations department at 888-444-6664. To qualify for the special meeting rate, be sure to mention that you are attending the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association’s Annual Meeting.

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

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September 6, 2018 | By More

Ten Premium STSA 2016 Foyer Exhibit Spaces Available

E-bannerV1STSA is now accepting exhibitor applications for the STSA 63rd Annual Meeting Exhibition, which will take place at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, FL Nov. 10-11, 2016.

STSA has made several key modifications to the STSA 2016 Exhibition based on previous exhibitor feedback. Of special note, ten premium foyer booth spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Foyer booths are located directly next to the attendee registration desk. Submit an application today to secure your company’s premium booth space.

Additional STSA 2016 Exhibition enhancements include:

  • An attendee preregistration list is included with your booth price.
  • The educational program has been tailored to offer extra non-compete break times when attendees will be encouraged to visit exhibits.
  • Lunch on Thursday, Nov. 10 will be available inside the exhibit area. All coffee breaks and breakfasts taking place during exhibit hours will also be served inside the exhibit area.
  • Exhibitors can further engage with attendees and enhance their meeting presence by hosting satellite activities.
  • Companies exhibiting at the STSA for the first time in 2016 will receive a 5% discount off of normal booth prices*.

Each of these changes has been made in response to previous exhibitor feedback, and we are confident that the program modifications will improve the STSA Annual Meeting experience for both exhibitors and meeting attendees.

STSA will again offer Corporate Support and branding opportunities to exhibiting companies.

The branding opportunities brochure will be available in the coming weeks.

Visit www.stsa.org/exhibits for additional information about exhibiting at the STSA 63rd Annual Meeting, and contact STSA Exhibit Manager, Angel Law, at alaw@sts.org or 312.202.5838 with questions and to request additional information. Contact STSA Executive Director, Nicole Schroeder, at nschroeder@stsa.org or 312.202.5825 with questions about Corporate Support and branding opportunities.


*Application must be received by September 1, 2016 for discount to apply. Refer to page 5 of the STSA 63rd Annual Meeting Exhibitor Prospectus to confirm if your company has previously exhibited with STSA.

May 3, 2016 | By More

Just 15 Booths Left in STSA 62nd Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall

STSA Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall

The STSA Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall is the perfect place to showcase products and services to STSA members and meeting attendees.

STSA’s 62nd Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall is selling quickly, and as of today just 15 booths are still available. Companies interested in exhibiting are encouraged to act quickly in order to secure their booth space.

STSA has worked to schedule events inside of the Exhibit Hall to ensure a steady flow of traffic throughout the entire Hall. Here are some highlights:

  • On Friday, November 6, the Joint Council on Thoracic Surgery Education will host a CT Surgery Resident Jeopardy Competition inside of the Exhibit Hall during afternoon meeting breaks. Learn more about the Competition.
  • All coffee breaks will take place inside of the Exhibit Hall on Thursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6.
  • Breakfast on Friday morning and dessert following the Friday afternoon All-Attendee Lunch will be served inside of the Exhibit Hall.
  • The Exhibit Hall is conveniently located next door to the General Session room, and meeting attendees will pass by the Hall to and from key educational sessions.

Due to the popularity of the 62nd Annual Meeting Walt Disney World® venue, STSA expects record professional attendance at the 2015 meeting. As of early-August, registration numbers are more than double what they were for the 2014 Annual Meeting at the same time last year.

Learn more about exhibiting with STSA at www.stsa.org/exhibits. New this year, exhibitors can increase their on-site presence by purchasing select, high-impact branding opportunities. View a full list of options in the STSA 62nd Annual Meeting Branding Opportunities Catalog.

Contact STSA Headquarters with questions by calling 800.685.7872 or e-mailing stsa@stsa.org.

August 4, 2015 | By More

JCTSE to Host Resident Jeopardy Competition in STSA Exhibit Hall

STSA is pleased to announce that the Joint Council on Thoracic Surgery Education (JCTSE) will host a Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident “Jeopardy” Competition during the STSA 62nd Annual Meeting. Three rounds of the Competition will be held inside of the STSA 62nd Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall on Friday, November 6, and the final will be held during the Saturday morning break on November 7 in the General Session room. The full Competition schedule is as follows:

  • Round #1: Friday, November 6, 1:00 pm-1:30 pm in the Exhibit Hall
  • Round #2: Friday, November 6, 1:30 pm-2:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall
  • Round #3: Friday, November 6, 3:30 pm-4:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall
  • Final: Saturday, November 7, 9:00 am-9:15 am in the General Session Room

JCTSE hosted an inaugural “Jeopardy” Competition during the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) 95th Annual Meeting in April 2015. The Competition was a huge success, drawing large crowds of spectators into the AATS Exhibit Hall. The November Competition to be held during the STSA Annual Meeting is sure to another must-attend event!

JCTSE Jeopardy Competition at AATS 2015 Annual Meeting.

The JCTSE Residents Jeopardy Competition held during the 2015 AATS Annual Meeting was a huge success. STSA is pleased to announce that JCTSE will host a second Jeopardy Competition in the STSA Exhibit Hall on November 6.

Additional details about participating in the Competition will be available at www.jctse.org as they become available. Please contact JCTSE Administration & Education Manager, Rebecca Mark, MA, MBA, with questions at rmark@jctse.org.

The STSA 62nd Annual Meeting will take place November 4-7 at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Visit www.stsa.org/62ndannual to register, make housing reservations, and review the full educational program.

Companies interested in exhibiting at the STSA 62nd Annual Meeting should visit www.stsa.org/exhibits to review the Exhibitor Prospectus and download an application. Please contact Angel Law, STSA Exhibits Manager, at alaw@sts.org with questions about exhibiting.

July 22, 2015 | By More