Media Advisory: Save the Date for STS Annual Meeting   

Credentialed press representatives are invited to attend The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 55th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, which will include late-breaking scientific research, thought-provoking lectures, cutting-edge technologies, and innovative cardiothoracic surgery products—some that are not yet available on the market. This meeting is the preeminent educational event in cardiothoracic surgery.

  • What: 2019 STS Annual Meeting
  • When: January 27-29, 2019
  • Where: San Diego Convention Center


  • Tech-Con, which includes Shark Tank, on Saturday, January 26
  • Scientific sessions Sunday, January 27 – Tuesday, January 29
  • Press conference featuring three hot topics on Monday, January 28
  • Keynote lectures by:
    • Laurie Glimcher, who has made seminal discoveries in cancer immunology research, on Sunday, January 27
    • Eric Topol, a cardiologist and geneticist specializing in the use of artificial intelligence, "deep" data, and smart technology, on Tuesday, January 29

More details are available in the online advance program.

Register: Contact Jennifer Bagley, STS Media Relations Manager at 312-202-5865 or [email protected]. A press office will be available for media use from Saturday, January 26 to Tuesday, January 29.

Press releases and abstracts will be available in advance of the meeting. Please contact STS Media Relations staff directly to schedule interviews and locate experts before and during the meeting, as well as to learn more information on the guest lecturers.


Founded in 1964, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 7,700 cardiothoracic surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for surgeries of the heart, lung, and esophagus, as well as other surgical procedures within the chest. The Society’s mission is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research, and advocacy.