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International Thoracic Surgical Oncology Summit

The Best of In-Person and Virtual Education

October 29–30, 2021
Sheraton New York Times Square
New York, NY, USA

Join us in person for the International Thoracic Surgical Oncology Summit, which provides the best of in-person and virtual education for everyone involved in the rapidly changing field of thoracic surgical oncology.  If you are unable to travel to New York City to meet with us in person, we are also offering a live virtual option.  Virtual attendees have the opportunity to interact with presenters, while viewing the sessions in real time.

Reasons to Participate

  • Attend either in-person in New York City or join us virtually from anywhere in the world to experience the content in real time;

  • Unparalleled content focuses on new diagnostic and treatment paradigms that incorporate immunotherapy, tumor genomics, and advanced technologies for cancers of the lung, esophagus, mediastinum, and pleura;

  • Learn about novel approaches and how to employ them in their practices;

  • View interactive and informative presentations including peer-reviewed abstracts, dynamic debates, and “How I Do It” videos from internationally-recognized experts;

  • Earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits to advance your career.

Call for Abstracts

The International Thoracic Surgical Oncology Summit abstract submission is an opportunity to present research and scholarly activity in topical areas of thoracic surgical oncology during the meeting taking place October 29-30, 2021. Abstracts will be accepted as both podium and poster presentations.

The abstract and case video submission site is now open. Abstract notifications will be distributed in August 2021.

Submission Deadline EXTENDED: Friday, August 6, 2021 at 11:59PM Eastern Time

Program Director, Dr. David R. Jones

Dr. Jones is Professor and Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). He is also the Co-Director of the Fiona and Stanly Druckenmiller Center for Lung Cancer Research. He is the Secretary of the AATS and Chair of the AATS-MSKCC Thoracic Surgery Oncology Group (TSOG) for clinical trials. Dr. Jones is Associate Editor for the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He is recent past Chair of the NIH/NCI Tumor Progression and Metastasis (TPM) study section. He serves on numerous national and international committees related to thoracic surgical research and clinical care.


Registration for the International Thoracic Surgical Oncology Summit 2021is now open.  Please visit our Registration and Housing page to register for this meeting.

Attendee Fees On or Before 9/30/21 On or After 10/1/21  Virtual Only
AATS Member  $499  $699  $200
Non-Member Physician  $599  $799  $300
Fellow  $99  $125  $50
Resident  $99  $125  $50
Medical Student  $99  $125  $50
Non-Physician  $399  $499  $150
Non-Exhibiting Industry Professional  $1,099  $1,299  $300
Developing Countries      $25

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Grant Support
  • Symposium
  • Exhibits
  • Technology Theater
  • Virtual KOL (Key Opinion Leader) Meeting


Industry Support is a vital part of the International Thoracic Surgical Oncology Summit and we encourage you to view the Industry Prospectus to learn more about taking part in this incredible opportunity.
If you have any questions, please contact:

Melissa Binette

Director of Corporate and Industry Relations
(978) 252-2200 x538


Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of advanced diagnostics in the management of thoracic malignancies;
  • Enhance the understanding of how to perform minimially-invasive surgical approaches for thoracic malignancies;
  • Describe recent advances in molecular oncology and their emerging roles in the multidisciplinary care of the thoracic surgical oncologic patient;
  • Improve the understanding of advances in the perioperative care of the thoracic surgical oncologic patient.
ACCME Accreditation Statement

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery designates this other activity (live and recorded sessions) for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.