STS 50th Annual Meeting Online

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New Sessions for 2014:

  • Acquired and Congenital Heart Surgery Symposium: Where the Roads Cross
  • STS/EACTS: Repair of Type A Aortic Dissection
  • SVS @ STS

Additional Highlights:

  • Thomas B. Ferguson Lecture by Bassem Youssef, an Egyptian cardiothoracic surgeon/television host hailed by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world for 2013
  • C. Walton Lillehei Lecture by Shaf Keshavjee, pioneering lung transplant surgeon from Toronto
  • Presidential Address by Douglas E. Wood, MD, President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Learning Objectives

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
  • Examine how public policy can impact the treatment of one’s patients
  • Share and summarize information provided through small group discussions facilitated by leaders in cardiothoracic surgery

Also Available:
STS/AATS Tech-Con 2014 Online

Accreditation Statement
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 99.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.