In this video in the 8 in 8 Series, Dr. Dwight Owen (Ohio State University) discussed advances in biomarker testing and neoadjuvant immunotherapy for resectable non-small cell lung cancer. The talk includes a look at the role of PD-L1 testing, peri-operative chemo-immunotherapy, and the importance of NGS testing for patients with actionable mutations.

Supported by AstraZeneca.

Duration
7 min.

In this 8x8 video (presented in Spanish), Dr. Juan Crestanello, chief of cardiac surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses annular disjunction of the mitral valve, its medical and surgical implications, and also the operative techniques used to deal with this anatomical feature.

Duration
7 min.

In this 8 in 8 video, Dr. Jessica Donington provides an update on adjuvant and neoadjuvant clinical trials that have recently concluded or will be releasing data in the near future. She reviews patient populations, methodology, and implications of trial findings for the treatment of resectable lung cancer.

Presenter: 

Jessica S. Donington, MD, MSCR
University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences
Chicago, IL

Supported by AstraZeneca

Duration
11 min
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“Jack of all trades, master of none, though oftentimes better than a master of one.”
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Heather Palomino, MD
A Spanish-language webinar on current guidelines, indications, and preoperative imaging studies on patients with prosthetic aortic endocarditis
Date
Duration
1 hr. 37 min.

In part two of the Robotic Thoracic Surgery webinar series, experts will discuss how a collaborative thoracic and pulmonary robotic approach is expanding thoracic oncology. Through increased lung cancer screening and incidental pulmonary nodule programs, the management of 8-10 mm pulmonary nodules in high-risk patients has come to the forefront, especially with the growing adoption of robotic navigational bronchoscopy and its associated greater precision. This webinar will explore best practices and current technology in the pulmonary and thoracic fields, as well as emerging therapies.

Date
Duration
1 hr. 10 min.

Overview

In the fast-paced environment of healthcare, hospitals face significant challenges related to medical records. The increasing number of missing documents in electronic medical records (EMR) can pose obstacles to case abstraction and risk adjustment. This case study reveals the EMR challenges Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital faced and the steps the data team took to improve document management and overall performance. 

Overview

Boone Health, based in Columbia, Missouri, set out to address issues related to the appropriate discontinuation of antibiotics within 48 hours after cardiovascular surgery. This case study examines the obstacles, actions, and results led by an interdisciplinary team approach.

Hear about the invaluable benefits of becoming an active and involved member of STS, your career journey partner. Involvement opportunities to be discussed include joining a task force or workforce, becoming an advocate on healthcare policy, and developing new tools and resources to improve patient care.

Date
7 p.m. ET

During this STS webinar, the first of two exploring robotic thoracic surgery, attendees will learn how to manage an airway injury and other challenging cases, when to control robotically versus conversion, and when to open before an emergency. The expert faculty will also discuss how to establish a simulation program at your institution.

Moderators

Jason M. Long, MD, MPH
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

Lana Y. Schumacher, MD
Tufts University
Boston, MA

Date
Duration
1 hr. 1 min.