STS 49th Annual Meeting Online
- New sessions for 2013: Clinical Trials: Reflections on Old and Plans for New; SCA @ STS; and What CT Surgeons Need to Know About Vascular Surgery in 2013;
- Thomas B. Ferguson Lecture by Mark B. McClellan, MD, MPA, Director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform;
- C. Walton Lillehei Lecture, “Making Science Count: Overcoming the Challenge to Patient-Centered Care,” by Carolyn M. Clancy MD;
- STS Practice Management Summit;
- STS/AATS Cardiothoracic Critical Care Symposium;
- Membership Symposium;
- General Thoracic and Congenital Heart Surgical Symposia;
- International Symposium on choosing repair or replacement in rheumatic mitral valve disease;
- Surgical Motion Picture Matinees;
- An ethics debate on the question of whether or not the dead donor rule should be abandoned;
- and much more!
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Review the results of clinical and laboratory investigations designed to reveal new knowledge of cardiothoracic disease or to develop new technology applicable to the management of cardiothoracic disease;
- Evaluate the impact of new knowledge and the application of new technology on the treatment of cardiothoracic disease;
- Discuss the importance of patient safety issues and how current strategies can be introduced into one’s practice or institution;
- Discuss surgical techniques in order to improve the standard of care within the specialty; and
- Examine how public policy can impact the treatment of one’s patients.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this enduring material for a maximum of 86.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.