The Scandinavian Association of Thoracic Surgery arranges two meetings each year, the SATS Annual Meeting and the Annual Meeting in Scandinavian Society for Research in Cardiothoracic Surgery (SSRCTS).

The SATS main meeting is normally held in the last half of August and the host country of the meeting rotates between the associated countries. The city and the meeting place in each country must be accepted by the Secretary General and the general assembly. The general assembly takes place during the annual meeting. The general assembly selects a president for the next main meeting, place and time of the meeting at least two years in advance and suggests main topics for the meeting. The president of the annual main meeting sets up the organization committee in agreement with the Secretary General.

The Annual Meeting in SSRCTS normally takes place in February in Geilo. The president of SSRCTS is elected by the board of SATS for 3 years and can be re-elected. The president of SSRCTS is also a full member of the board of SATS.