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AATS 102nd Annual Meeting

May 14 - 17, 2022 in Boston, MA, USA

The world's most prestigious cardiothoracic surgery event. Grow your expertise, network with leading experts, and help build the future of thoracic surgery.

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Welcome from our President

Welcome from our President

"The 102nd Annual Meeting is our opportunity to get back together and learn about the newest and most innovative things in the field of cardiothoracic surgery. It’s our ability to learn together as we always have, to interact and network, and get together with our friends and colleagues from all over the world. This particular meeting is going to be very exciting with the theme of “Innovation".

I would like to give special thanks to the Program Committee: Rakesh Arora, Christopher Calderone, Joanna Chikwe, Marcie Damiano, Maral Ouzounian, Glen Van Arsdell, Kazuhiro Yasufuku, and Marijana Zubrinic." -Dr. Shaf Keshavjee

Dr. Keshavjee welcomes attendees to the upcoming annual meeting.
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Presidential Address

Dr. Shaf Keshavjee

Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, 102nd AATS President, will deliver his presidential address with the theme of “Innovation”.

David J. Sugarbaker Memorial Lecture

Dr. Valerie Rusch

It was Dr. Sugarbaker’s vision that the AATS Foundation would foster and promote individual scholarship to enhance the knowledge of cardiothoracic surgeons throughout the world.

Prepare for the Annual Meeting

COVID Guidelines

COVID Guidelines

AATS is following safe COVID protocols at this in-person event. Proof of vaccination and mask wearing indoors will be required. View full guidelines here.

Registration and Housing

Registration and Housing

Registration and Housing will be available in the Winter of 2022. AATS is proud to partner with Maritz Global Events Inc. as the only approved official housing and registration provider for this event.

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

Now accepting submissions for Perioperative Care Poster Competition, Resident Poster Competition, and Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident Case Report Competition. Late Breaking Clinical Trial Submissions will be open for submission January 2022.

Join Us before the Annual Meeting begins

Aortic Symposium Workshop

May 13 - 14, 2022
Boston, MA

This Workshop focuses on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of aortic aneurysms and dissections. The faculty consists of world leaders in the field who have been invited to share their experience regarding difficult problems and solutions in aortic disease.

Mitral Conclave Workshop

May 13 - 14, 2022
Boston, MA

The world’s leading figures in mitral valve disease will gather to share the latest information regarding management guidelines, imaging, pathology, minimally invasive approaches, percutaneous approaches, surgical techniques, devices, and long-term results in patient care.

Exhibition and Sponsorship

Reach the cardiothoracic community at the AATS 102nd Annual Meeting by sharing your brand, products, and services with thousands of experts in the field. Existing and new partners are encouraged to view the Industry Prospectus to learn more. For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

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Melissa Binette
Senior Director of Meetings and Industry

President’s Reception

Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Monday, May 16, 2022

Stay tuned for ticket information.