Endorsed Educational Activities

STS Endorsed Industry Programs

None at this time.

STS Endorsed Third-Party/Non-Industry Programs

Penn Medicine Adult ECMO Symposium 2017
March 31, 2017 – April 1, 2017
Philadelphia, PA

This symposium is designed as a two-day educational program with a series of lectures on adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The symposium will include hands-on training on extracorporeal life support technique to support cardiac and respiratory patients whose heart and lungs are unable to provide an adequate amount of gas exchange to sustain life. Subject experts will present insights into the technical aspect on the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation along with risks, benefits, and outcomes. Best practices in medical and nursing management of the ECMO patients along with how perfusion can empower nursing to manage ECMO patients in the critical care setting will be discussed.

This activity has been designed for cardiovascular medicine, pulmonary, critical care and anesthesia physicians, surgeons, perfusionists, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, nurses, fellows, residents and other healthcare professionals who want to enhance their extracorporeal membrane oxygenation knowledge.

Re-Evolution Summit 8, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
April 6-7, 2017
Houston, Texas

Cardiac surgery is undergoing a significant paradigm shift toward increasing minimal access surgery within all subspecialty areas of practice. These include interventions for cardiac valve repair, coronary revascularization, ablation of atrial fibrillation, aortic pathology and heart failure. Training in these minimally invasive techniques is important to better serve patients, improve outcomes and maintain a competitive advantage. The goal of this conference is to provide up-to-date evidence-based didactic lectures along with expert-instructed hands-on exposure to the latest in all aspects of minimal access cardiac surgery with an emphasis on hybrid approaches.


Practicum on Mechanical Circulatory Support: An Expert Review
October 27-28, 2017
Los Angeles, CA

Mechanical circulatory support continues to be an emerging area within cardiothoracic surgery. As the incidence of end stage heart failure continues to increase significantly and the availability of donor organs for transplantation remains a limited resource, surgeons must find new ways to confront the growing needs of this patient population. Knowledge, hands-on experience and access to innovative treatment options like MCS is critical to the professional development of STS members.

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