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AATS Foundation

Learn about how the foundation supports cardiothoracic surgeons in research and education

President's Message

Update from 100th AATS President, Vaughn A. Starnes, MD

AATS Journals

JTCVS impact factor reaches all-time high

Upcoming Meetings

Mechanical Support for the Heart and Lung Symposium

Friday, September 20, 2019
Marriott Marquis Houston, Houston

International Thoracic Surgical Oncology Summit

Friday, September 27, 2019
Sheraton New York Times Square, New York

Heart Valve Summit

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

AATS/JATS Aortic Symposium

Sunday, November 3, 2019
, Kyoto

Focus on Thoracic Surgery: Lung and Esophageal Cancer

Saturday, November 23, 2019
Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu

Aortic Symposium

Thursday, April 23, 2020
New York Marriott Marquis, New York

100th Annual Meeting

Saturday, April 25, 2020
New York Hilton Midtown and Sheraton New York Time, New York

Mitral Conclave

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Sheraton New York Times Square, New York

Introducing AATS Online

AATS Online, your resource for a wide variety of reliable information on the most important developments in cardiothoracic surgery. You can advance your knowledge by using AATS Online to access AATS meeting presentations, guidelines, videos of surgical techniques, images and illustrations of surgical techniques, and commentary from the foremost authorities in our specialty.


Surgeons, fellows, residents, and medical students can apply for scholarships, travel awards, grants, fellowships, and poster competitions from the AATS and the AATS Foundation.

Available Opportunities

Scholarships are available in two cycles; the Fall award cycle is currently accepting applications until December 1, 2019.

Upcoming Opportunities

The Spring award cycle will accept applications April 1, 2020 through July 1, 2020.