Successful STSA Program Committee Meeting Held May 8

May 11, 2015 | By | 11 Replies More

The STSA Program Committee has been hard at work over the past several months collecting and reviewing 62nd Annual Meeting abstract submissions. The Committee, which is responsible for planning the scientific educational content of the STSA Annual Meeting, met in Chicago on May 8.

2015 Program Committee Members include:

  • Jeffrey P. Jacobs, MD (Co-chair)
  • Stephen C. Yang, MD (Co-chair)
  • John H. Calhoon, MD
  • Richard K. Freeman, MD
  • Charles B. Huddleston, MD
  • S. Adil Husain, MD
  • Richard L. Lee, MD
  • Daniel L. Miller, MD
  • Himanshu J. Patel, MD
  • Richard L. Prager, MD

The STSA 62nd Annual Meeting will take place November 4-7, 2015 at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, FL. The Program Committee received over 250 video and oral abstract submissions and will select approximately 85 abstracts for inclusion in the 62nd Annual Meeting educational program. 2015 abstract submission categories included adult cardiac, general thoracic, congenital, and transplant surgery; history; surgical education; and Lessons Learned from Intraoperative Problems, Misadventures, and Disasters.

The 62nd Annual Meeting program is currently being finalized. Abstract authors will be notified of the Committee’s determination by May 22, 2015. The STSA 62nd Annual Meeting Advance Program will be published in June 2015. E-mail to join STSA’s mailing list and be notified as soon as 62nd Annual Meeting registration and hotel reservations are available.

The STSA Annual Meeting is a premier forum to disseminate information to the cardiothoracic surgery community. Accepted oral presentations will be submitted for publication consideration to The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, which has a circulation of more than 8,000 subscribers. In 2014, 75% of STSA Annual Meeting presentation manuscripts were accepted for publication in The Annals.

Contact STSA Executive Director, Megan Drumm, at or 312.202.5864 with questions.

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