Program outlines: (This page will be updated as needed.)
Schedule:(updatedSeptember 18)
1. International Session, Oral / Poster (in English)
2. Invited lectures (in English)
  Guest speakers
  David H. Adams, MD
Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, USA
  Haruko Akatsu Kuffner, MD, MS
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
  Derek Alderson, MD, FRCS
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  Margaret D. Allen, MD
Benaroya Research Institute, Seattle, USA
  Torsten Doenst, MD
University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
  John A. Elefteriades, MD
Yale University, New Haven, USA
  Kiyotaka Fukamachi, MD, PhD
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA
  Mark W. Geraci, MD
University of Colorado, Denver, USA
  Robert C. Gorman, MD
University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA
  W.R. Eric Jamieson, MD
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  Simon Law, FRCSEd, FACS
University of Hong Kong Medical Centre, Hong Kong, China
  Marie-Michèle Léger, MPH, PA-C
American Academy of Physician Assistants, Alexandria, USA
  John E. Mayer Jr., MD
STS, President
Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, USA
  Lorenzo A. Menicanti, MD, FECTS
Istituto Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese, Italy
  Marc Ruel, MD, MPH, FRCSC
University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Canada
  Marc A. Schepens, MD, PhD
St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, the Netherlands
  Frank W. Sellke, MD
Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA
  Fabrizio Settepani, MD
Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano, Italy
  Thomas L. Spray, MD
AATS, Vice President
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA 
  Ming-Sound Tsao, MD, FRCPC
Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Canada
  Ping Yang, MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA

3. Plenary Lectures
(in Japanese, simultaneous interpretation in English will be provided)
  Alfons Deeken, SJ
Sophia University, Tokyo
  Yoshito Ikada, PhD
Nara Medical University, Nara

4. Special Session
  (in English)
International Relationship between AATS or STS and the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery

5. Symposia
(Presentation in Japanese with slides in English)
  Is total arterial myocardial revascularization safe and useful for multivessel coronary artery bypass grafting?
  Current status and problems in the surgical treatment for metastatic lesions in non-small cell lung cancer patients
  Morbidity and mortality after Crawford Type I and II thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  Long term results after right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction
  Definitive chemoradiotherapy and salvage esophagectomy for esophageal cancer
  Therapeutic modalities and the outcome in the management of intractable pneumothorax

6. Presidential Address
(in Japanese, simultaneous interpretation in English will be provided)

7. General Oral Session
  (Presentation in Japanese with slides in English, English abstract available)

8. Video Session (in Japanese)

9. Luncheon Seminar (in Japanese or English)

10. Meet the Expert (in Japanese or English)