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After careful and thoughtful consideration, and given the rapid developments and uncertainty with the COVID-19 pandemic, the AATS has decided to cancel its in-person 100th Annual Meeting and Aortic Symposium. More details on our virtual meeting plans for delivering elements of the program will be forthcoming. Although this was an extraordinarily difficult decision to make, the health, safety, and well-being of our attendees, members, exhibitors, staff, and vendors are of paramount importance. If you registered for the 100th Annual Meeting or Aortic Symposium, you should have received an email outlining options for your registration. We thank you again for understanding the extreme complexity of this decision and for your commitment to the success of the AATS. Should you have any questions, please contact the Association’s administrative office at (978) 252-2200 or

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Upcoming Meetings

Aortic Symposium

Thursday, April 23, 2020
New York Marriott Marquis, New York

100th Annual Meeting

Saturday, April 25, 2020
New York Hilton Midtown and Sheraton New York Time, New York

Cardiovascular Valve Symposium China

Saturday, September 19, 2020
Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai, China

Surgical Treatment of Arrhythmias and Rhythm Disorders

Friday, October 2, 2020
Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston

Clinical Trials Methods Course

Thursday, October 22, 2020
JB Duke Hotel, Durham

International Thoracic Surgical Oncology Summit

Friday, October 30, 2020
Sheraton New York Times Square, New York

AATS/JATS Mitral Conclave

Sunday, November 1, 2020
Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya, Japan

Mitral Conclave

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Sheraton New York Times Square, New York

Now Available on AATS Online

You can now view presentations from the International Thoracic Surgical Oncology Summit on AATS Online, your resource for a wide variety of reliable information on the most important developments in cardiothoracic surgery. Advance your knowledge by using AATS Online to access other AATS meeting presentations, guidelines, videos of surgical techniques, images and illustrations of surgical techniques, and commentary from the foremost authorities in our specialty.


Surgeons, fellows, residents, and medical students can apply for scholarships, travel awards, grants, fellowships, and poster competitions from the AATS and the AATS Foundation.

Available Opportunities

There are currently no AATS or AATS Foundation programs accepting applications. Scholarships are typically available in two cycles; the Spring award cycle will be accepting applications starting April 1, 2020.

Upcoming Opportunities

The Fall award cycle will accept applications September 1, 2020 through December 1, 2020.