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International Thoracic Surgical Oncology Summit

A Virtual Learning Experience
October 16-17, 2020


The AATS International Thoracic Surgical Oncology Summit is a virtual learning experience for everyone involved in the rapidly changing field of thoracic surgical oncology. The 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. Surgeons and oncologists will learn about novel approaches and how to employ them in their practices through a variety of interactive and informative presentations including peer-reviewed abstracts, dynamic debates, and “How I Do It” videos from internationally-recognized experts.

Registration will open Summer 2020.


David R. Jones


Alessandro Brunelli
Haiquan Chen
Thomas A. D'Amico
Shaf Keshavjee
James D. Luketich
Daniela Molena
Bernard J. Park
Harvey I. Pass
Gaetano Rocco
Scott J. Swanson


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 virtually on October 16-17, 2020. Abstracts will be accepted as both podium and poster presentations.
Submission Deadline: Monday, August 17, 2020 at 11:59PM Eastern Time. 

CME Accreditation

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

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery designates this live educational activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy

To demonstrate compliance with requirements of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), it is the policy of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery to have any individual who is in the position to control or influence the content of an educational activity (i.e. planners, faculty, authors, committee members, content reviewers, staff, and the individual’s spouse/partner) disclose all relevant financial relationships with an ACCME-defined commercial interest(s), that is, any entity that produces, markets, re-sells, or distributes health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients prior to the CME activity.

Relevant financial relationships are financial relationships in any amount that create a conflict of interest and that occurred in the twelve-month period preceding the time that the individual was asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity. A conflict of interest is created when individuals have both a financial relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect the content of CME about the products or services of that commercial interest. AATS has mechanisms in place to identify and resolve conflicts of interest. Relevant financial relationships, or the absence thereof, are disclosed to all learners prior to the start of the CME activity.

These requirements are designed to ensure that accredited continuing medical education (CME) provide a safe place for learning – independent of commercial interests and commercial influence- and that educational content and recommendations involving clinical medicine are evidenced-based, objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous.

For further information on the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards of Commercial Support, please visit

Exhibition and Sponsorship

This course is designed for Thoracic Surgeons, Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Fellows, Residents, and Medical Students. Exhibits and Sponsorships are a vital part of the International Thoracic Surgical Oncology Summit and we encourage you view the Industry Prospectus to learn more about taking part in this incredible opportunity. For questions regarding Exhibit and Sponsor opportunities please contact:
Melissa Binette
Director of Corporate and Industry Relations
978-252-2200 x 538