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In Memoriam: Past STSA President Joseph I. Miller, Jr., MD

 Joe and Louise Miller pictured at the STSA 68th Annual Meeting Dinner Gala in Atlanta on November 5, 2021

It is deep sorrow and sadness to inform you of the passing of our colleague Joseph I. Miller, Jr., MD. Dr. Miller served as STSA President in 2003 and hosted the STSA 50th Annual Meeting in Bonita Springs, FL. Prior to serving as President, Dr. Miller served as a member of the Postgraduate Committee, Councilor, Vice President, President-Elect. He was an icon in general thoracic surgery in the South. He was a highly respected surgeon, a revered member of his community, and dear friend to many. He was a true “Southern Gentleman.” He was a mentor to hundreds of colleagues and an excellent educator to a multitude of fellows, residents, and medical students during his career at Emory. Prayers are with his wife, children, and extended family during this time of unexpected grief. Please see the obituary linked below for more information on Dr. Miller’s extraordinary life.


January 5, 2022 | By More

STSA 68th Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts

STSA 68th Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts
stsa.org/abstracts | April 5 Deadline

The Southern Thoracic Surgical Association is pleased to announce that abstracts are now being accepted for the STSA 68th Annual Meeting. The STSA 68th Annual Meeting will be held November 3-6, 2021 at the Loews Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, GA. The deadline to submit abstracts is Sunday, April 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Oral, video, history (oral), oral/poster, and poster only abstract submissions are being accepted. The submission categories include adult cardiac, congenital, and general thoracic, as well as surgical education, simulation and team-based learning, patient safety, and lessons learned from intraoperative complications.

Access the STSA 68th Annual Meeting abstract submission website.

You may review the STSA 68th Annual Meeting abstract submission guidelines at the beginning of the submission process and prior to selecting your submission type. Of important note, STSA requires that all abstract authors (primary and co-authors) submit their commercial and financial disclosure information by the abstract submission deadline of April 5, 2021.  Co-authors may login and complete their personal commercial relationship form. Only one form is required per author for the meeting.

The 2021 abstract submission website is hosted by the same company STSA used last year. You may use the login credentials you set up during your abstract submission in 2020. It is also the same provider STSA uses for CME evaluations and the mobile application. If you have attended a STSA Annual Meeting in the past five years and claimed CME credits, you may already have an account within the system. If you do not retain your account information, please use the reset password link first to assist with the prevention of creating duplicate accounts. If your e-mail address is found within the system, an e-mail will be sent to you with further instructions. If not, please create a new account.

If you have attended a 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. The STSA Annual Meeting continues to be an exceptional forum for disseminating your work to the entire field of cardiothoracic surgery.

Abstracts accepted to the Annual Meeting for oral presentation are required to submit a manuscript for publication consideration in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, which has a circulation of more than 8,000 subscribers. During the abstract submission process, authors may indicate if they wish to request a waiver from submitting their manuscript to The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Requests will be reviewed during the STSA Program Committee Meeting in May. Subsequent requests will not be considered.

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

February 4, 2021 | By More