Event dates
Sep 10–11, 2021
Virtual Meeting

Event registrants can access the digital archive of conference recordings until October 1, 2022.

The goal of the 2-day virtual event was to enhance your knowledge and expertise in cardiovascular and thoracic (CVT) critical care and enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS). Delivered through an online platform, the conference offered more than 11.5 hours of accredited education and include interactive live sessions at scheduled times and recorded programs that you can watch at your convenience. New this year was a session featuring testimonials from COVID-19 survivors, who received extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or a lung transplant, and their valuable perspectives on the long-term effects of their treatments.

The virtual conference format included short, dynamic, and interactive presentations paired with panel discussions, case-based scenarios, and original scientific abstracts. Health professionals who provide care for patients undergoing CVT operations and interventional procedures shared their knowledge. An international and interdisciplinary group of leading experts presented new and exciting concepts, technologies, management protocols, and clinical experiences in their respective disciplines. Plus, it included e-posters, special networking events, and a virtual exhibit hall. 


Accreditation Statement

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this other activity (live activity combined with enduring material) for a maximum of 11.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Physician Assistants (PAs) may claim a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this activity. The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. 

This learning activity was jointly planned and implemented by Corexcel and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Corexcel is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). This educational program provides a maximum of 11.41 contact hours.

This program has been approved by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion for a maximum of 13.5 CEUs. Perfusionists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.