American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Maintaining the mission during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic | Mitral Valve Repair Center Skip to main content

Marc R Moon, MD, David R Jones, MD, David H Adams, MD, Vaughn A Starnes, MD

These are unprecedented times—or are they? For our generation of cardiothoracic surgeons, the answer is clear. We have never experienced anything this disruptive in our lives. But for the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), maybe not so much. This is not the first time the AATS Annual Meeting has been disrupted by world events. In 1942, 1943, and 1945, the Annual Meeting was either cancelled or postponed during the world's second great conflict. Going back more than 100 years, it is also important to note that the AATS was actually founded during times of great strife in 1917 during the First World War.

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