AATS 102nd Annual Meeting
May 14 - 17, 2022 | Boston, MA, USA
The world's most prestigious thoracic surgery event. Grow your expertise, network with leading experts, and help build the future of thoracic surgery.
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, Marci Damiano, Thomas D'Amico, Maral Ouzounian, Glen Van Arsdell, Kazuhiro Yasufuku, and Marijana Zubrinic." -Dr. Shaf Keshavjee
Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers — The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants. He has been named one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine and one of the Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers.
His newest book, The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temp-tation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War (April 2021), was inspired by the four-part series about General Curtis LeMay on his podcast “Revisionist His-tory”. In it Gladwell weaves together the stories of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyromania-cal chemists at Harvard to examine one of the greatest moral challenges in modern American history.
Dr. Valerie Rusch
Dr. Valerie Rusch has been a member of the Thoracic Surgery Service at MSKCC since March, 1989. A native New Yorker, she is a graduate of Vassar College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery residencies at the University of Washington in Seattle. After an additional year of experience in thoracic oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, she returned to the University of Washington where she served on the faculty for six years prior to her appointment at MSKCC. Dr. Rusch was Chief of the MSK Thoracic Service from 2000 to 2013.
Dr. Martine Rothblatt
Martine Rothblatt is the Chairperson & CEO of United Therapeutics Corporation (UT). She started UT to save her youngest child's life from a rare illness after having previously created SiriusXM satellite radio and other satellite communications systems. She is also responsible for several innovations in aviation and architecture, including holding the Guinness Record for longest flight in an electric helicopter and creating the world's largest zero carbon footprint building. Her company is now saving hundreds of lives a year with medicines for pulmonary hypertension and neuroblastoma, and by manufacturing transplantable lungs out of rejected donor lungs. UT is also in pre-clinical development of manufactured kidneys, hearts and 3D printed autologous lungs to be delivered via autonomously flown electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) systems.
Prepare for the Annual Meeting
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.
Get Together, Give Together
As we get together at AATS 2022, the AATS Foundation invites you to join your colleagues to give together. Your contribution will honor the specialty and help us achieve our goal of $102K in honor of the 102nd Annual Meeting.
Join Us before the Annual Meeting begins
Aortic Symposium Workshop
May 13 - 14, 2022
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
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: