WTS Inaugural Annual Conference

The Women in Thoracic Surgery are excited to be hosting their Inaugural Annual Conference, from Thursday, September 5, to Friday, September 6, 2024, in San Diego, CA. This event promises enriching educational sessions, insightful presentations from surgical pioneers, mentorship prospects, and career advancement avenues.

WTS Conference Planning Committee

Thank you to the WTS Leadership and Committees for your efforts in planning the conference.

WTS Leadership:
Dr. Daniela Molena, President
Dr. Mara Antonoff, Vice President
Dr. Stephanie Worrell, Secretary
Dr. Hannah Copeland, Treasurer
Dr. Lauren Kane, Immediate Past President
Dr. Shanda Blackmon, Past President
Dr. Leah Backhus, Director-at-Large
Dr. Mimi Ceppa, Director-at-Large
Dr. Lana Schumacher, Director-at-Large
Dr. Lisa Brown, Director-at-Large

Communications Co-Chairs:
Dr. Susana Fortich and Dr. Busra Cangut

Program Committee:
Dr. Stephanie Chang (Chair), Dr. Lauren Barron, Dr. Elan Burton, Dr. Jenalee Coster, Dr. Tara Karamlou, Dr. Daniela Molena, and Dr. Mara Antonoff.

Research Committee:
Dr. Mara Antonoff (Co-Chair), Dr. Stephanie Worrell (Co-chair), Dr. Ammara Watkins
Dr. Marianna Papageorge, Dr. Sara Sakowitz, Dr. Rebekah Boyd, Dr. Nicole Lin, Dr. Tanisha Rajah, Dr. Madigan Stanley, and Dr. Busra Cangut.

Mentorship Chair:

Dr. Alicia Bonanno

WTS Inaugural Annual Conference Program


The Conference will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, CA. We have reserved a block of rooms with a special group rate at the hotel.

Hard Rock Hotel
207 5th Ave
San Diego, CA
(619) 702-3000
Book Here

Rooms available 9/5 and 9/6
Group Rate: $259
Resort fee: $10/night (includes internet access, unlimited entry to fitness center, electra bike rental, coffee maker, VIP entry to 207 and Float, 20% off dinner at MaryJane’s)
Cutoff date: August 12, 2024
Cancellation Policy: Free cancellation up to 4:00 PM 2 days before arrival

Support the WTS Inaugural Annual Conference

To become a sponsor of the WTS Inaugural Annual Conference, please review the 2024 WTS Sponsorship Prospectus and email our event planner, Belinda Lucero, blucero@inventures.com for inquiries.