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Engaging with the AATS

AATS strives to promote Scholarship, Innovation, and Leadership for the Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgical community. This mission is made possible by passionate, generous, engaged partners. Industry partners work with AATS to find common strategic goals and to impact patient care in a positive and progressive manner. Following is a menu of ways to engage with AATS and its diverse audience.

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AATS seeks to improve patient care with the latest advances in cardiothoracic surgery and provides real-time insights from world-renown faculty at its educational events. Industry grant support assures AATS will provide premium programming and opportunities, and remains the leading organization for cardiothoracic surgery.

104th Annual Meeting

The AATS Annual Meeting is the world's most prestigious scientific meeting for the advancement of cardiothoracic surgery featuring more than 3,000 professional attendees from around the globe. April 27-30, 2024 in Toronto, ON, Canada

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Aortic Symposium

The two-day symposium gathers more than 800 attendees focused on the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of aortic aneurysms and dissections. It is a leading conference for those involved in caring for patients with aortic disease. April 25-26, 2024 in New York, NY

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International Thoracic Surgical Oncology Summit

The Summit gathers more than 400 attendees featuring globally recognized experts, and the latest innovative techniques and education in the field of thoracic surgical oncology. September 27-28, 2024 in New York, NY

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Future Events

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AATS accepts unrestricted educational grants in support of educational/innovative opportunities at AATS conferences.

The AATS Foundation partners with corporations and organizations to fund select educational programs. Help advance patient care and ensure excellence in cardiothoracic surgery by becoming a distinguished corporate or organizational supporter.


The AATS Foundation is extremely grateful for the tremendous industry partnerships that help us to achieve our mission of supporting the next generation of thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons. Visit our programs page to learn more about how you can support current programs or work with the AATS Foundation development staff to create a customized program aligning with your company’s mission and objectives.

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Do you have educational content that would provide great value to our members and followers? We are here to help you disseminate your content.

Industry Webinars

AATS offers the opportunity to host industry-supported webinars. These webinars can be AATS-produced or supplied by an industry partner. Webinars are part of the AATS resource library and are available for on-demand viewing.

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For any questions regarding the AATS, contact:

Caroline Arrington, CMP
Manager, Industry Relations