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101st Annual Meeting
Featuring Aortic Symposium
and Mitral Conclave

A Virtual Learning Experience
April 30 - May 2, 2021


To create the best possible outcomes for cardiothoracic patients, surgeons must come together to have discussions, ask hard questions, hear new perspectives, and build on each other’s work.

Save the date for the virtual AATS 101st Annual Meeting, featuring the Aortic Symposium and Mitral Conclave, April 30 - May 2, 2021, where you will learn from experts on how they optimize and even revolutionize exceptional treatment. Surgeons are the creators and disseminators of new knowledge—and with their leadership, medical teams have the tools they need to advance patient care.

Reasons to participate:

  • Immerse yourself and your team with cutting-edge information from diverse expert speakers;
  • Choose from multiple parallel tracks that focus on specific aspects of adult cardiac, thoracic, and congenital specialties;
  • Participate in panel discussions where surgeons from around the world share the challenges and solutions being implemented;
  • Take action and learn how to apply wellness – not only individual wellness, but the wellness of our specialty and the global community at large;
  • Earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits to advance your career.


Marc R. Moon


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Anelechi C. Anyanwu
Rakesh C. Arora
Ko Bando
Clifford W. Barlow
Joseph E. Bavaria
Shanda H. Blackmon
Christopher A. Caldarone
Robert J. Cerfolio
Edward P. Chen
Joseph S. Coselli
Marci S. Damiano
Pirooz Eghtesady
Stephanie Fuller
Leonard N. Girardi
Thomas G. Gleason
G. Chad Hughes
Benjamin D. Kozower
Steven L. Lansman
Richard Lee
Hersh Maniar
Nahush A. Mokadam
Sudish C. Murthy
Richard G. Ohye
Ourania Preventza
Varun Puri
John D. Puskas
Matthew A. Romano
Eric E. Roselli
Malakh Shrestha
Scott C. Silvestry
David Spielvogel
Thoralf M. Sundt, III
Vinod Thourani
Y. Joseph Woo


Download the program book.

Program Highlight

Saturday, May 1: Mark your calendar for Guest Lecturer: A Conversation with Condoleezza Rice, 66th U.S. Secretary of State
"The theme of the 101st AATS Annual Meeting is Diversity without Exclusion in a Culture of Safety. As such, I was eager to invite an individual who epitomized these ideals as my honored guest. I consider Dr. Rice to be one of the most intelligent, thoughtful, and revered leaders of my generation. I am thrilled that she will be joining us this year to share her thoughts on how we can continue to advance not only cardiothoracic surgery but all of society in the coming years."
– Marc R. Moon, AATS President

Exhibition and Sponsorship

Exhibits and sponsorships are a vital part of the virtual Annual Meeting and we encourage you to view the Industry Prospectus to learn more about taking part in this incredible opportunity. For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Melissa Binette
Director of Corporate and Industry Relations