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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

PLEASE NOTE: After careful consideration, AATS is postponing this in-person meeting. Surgeons and other experts in the field have advised AATS leadership regarding the status of COVID-19 and the risks involved with holding an in-person meeting. It is the Association’s obligation to put the safety of members, faculty, attendees, exhibitors, and staff as its number one priority. AATS will take this time to continue to work with faculty to prepare meetings that are focused on excellence, leadership, scholarship, and innovation.

The dates of the rescheduled meeting will be announced as soon as possible. With that, AATS is instituting the AATS Guarantee. If you would like a refund for a meeting you already registered for, please contact All registration fees will be returned in full. Thank you for understanding AATS’ decision. We hope you will join us in-person when it is safe to resume.

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 closed. Abstract notifications will be distributed in August 2021.

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
  • Webinars * 

*Although the 2021 AATS  International Thoracic Surgical Oncology Summit has been canceled, the webinar related rights and interests in prospectus is still effective. The Webinar ($40,000) opportunity allows for (1) webinar to be posted on the AATS website.

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.

For Exhibitor Kit Information, see below:
Exhibitor Services Form
FedEx Shipping Information
Shipping Form
Electrical Order Form
Telephone and Internet Form

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.