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Mechanical Support for the Heart and Lung Symposium

The Best of In-Person and Virtual Education

November 12–13, 2021
JW Marriott L.A Live
Los Angeles, CA, USA

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.  

All abstract submitters will be contacted regarding their submission. 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.

Call for Abstracts and Case Videos

The Mechanical Support for the Heart and Lung Symposium abstract submission is an opportunity to present research and scholarly activity in topical areas of cardiothoracic surgery during the meeting taking place November 12–13, 2021. Abstracts will be accepted as poster presentations.

Submit an Abstract

The Abstract and Case Video submission site is now open. Abstract notifications will be distributed in September 2021.

Submission Deadline Extended: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 11:59PM Eastern Time

Submission Guidelines
Submission Categories

Abstract submissions can be submitted to the cardiac and pulmonary category. 

Abstract Acceptance/Rejection and Notification

Decisions of the Program Committee will be made known to all presenting authors by email after September 15, 2021. It is the responsibility of the presenting author to notify all co-authors of the Program Committee’s decision.

Abstract Withdrawal

Requests for withdrawal of an abstract must be received in writing no later than  September 14, 2021 and must state the reason for withdrawal.