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)