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104th Annual Meeting

April 27 - 30, 2024 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, ON, Canada

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

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Join Us in Toronto

Join Us in Toronto

On behalf of my excellent Program Committee, I am thrilled to invite you to join us for the AATS 104th Annual Meeting in Toronto, April 27-30. Toronto has been a wonderful host for our meetings in years past. We are coming off an incredible 103rd Annual Meeting led by our first woman president, Dr. Yolonda L. Colson, and I am looking forward to building upon that energy when we head to Toronto in the Spring 2024.

We had a record-setting number of abstracts and case video submissions this year, which will undoubtedly lead to a dynamic, cutting-edge program with the best cardiothoracic surgery educational offerings in our specialty. We added a new submission category focused on structural heart which will add to the already extraordinary variety of educational features we have in place for the program. In the afternoon, we will have non-CME cutting-edge presentations on new innovations, inventions, and pioneering research in our specialty.

It is an honor to be selected to serve as the AATS President. I do not take this leadership role lightly, and therefore envision a meeting where we can all learn valuable lessons of leadership no matter what stage we are at in our career paths. Leadership is a skill and value we build upon and develop throughout our professional journeys. Throughout the planning stages of this meeting, we’ve made significant efforts to highlight programmatic elements focused on discussions and collaborations to advance our leadership skills, including a theorem for leadership you can build on. We also trust you will find this meeting will contribute to your academic endeavors and surgical skills.

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Industry Programming

In addition to the AATS Annual Meeting accredited program AATS industry partners will host a dynamic range of sessions, available to all registered attendees.

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Complex Valve Scenarios Symposium

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The AATS Complex Valve Scenario Symposium will gather leading surgeons and interventionalists from around the world to share their approaches to the most complicated problems in the field of heart valve disease. This half-day symposium presents a focused, unique opportunity to learn from the masters of heart valve disease.