Serving Women in Thoracic Surgery Since 1986

WTS is the only organization dedicated to the support and advancement of women in the field of cardiothoracic surgery. Please visit us via the following links on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

WTS Inaugural Annual Conference

Join us for the Women in Thoracic Surgery Inaugural Annual Meeting, from Thursday, September 5, to Friday, September 6, 2024, in San Diego, CA. More Registration and Booking Details To Come.

Call for Abstracts

A call for abstracts for the inaugural WTS Meeting has been opened. We are seeking abstracts with the goal to promote research from women in the field of cardiothoracic surgery and research that supports and promotes women within the specialty. Top abstracts will be accepted for oral or poster presentation at the WTS 2024 Annual Meeting.

The deadline for submission is May 1, 2024, 11:59pm PST.  Submit your abstracts here.

Please contact with any questions.

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Apply for the WTS Intuitive Fellowship

This year’s program will provide training for early and mid-career attending surgeons over the course of several months through the Intuitive Technical Training Pathway (TTP). 3 Webinars will be dispersed between training sessions, case observations and a final capstone event.

Deadline for applications has extended to April 22 2024, 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Join WTS at the AATS 104th Annual Meeting

WTS invites you join us at the following events happening in conjunction with the AATS Annual Meeting:

WICTA-WTS Reception
Saturday, April 27, 2024 |6 PM to 7:30 PM | Metro Toronto Convention Center, Exhibit Hall, Theater 3

WICTA-WTS Lunchtime Symposium: Women in the Cardiovascular Subspecialities: Then, Now, Tomorrow
Sunday, April 28, 2024 | 11:45 AM to 12:50 PM | Metro Toronto Convention Center, Room 715AB


Find an Expert

WTS has created an expert repository, connected directly to searchable member’s pages. It includes all WTS members in good standing that have a demonstrated area of clinical and/or research expertise.