Date(s)
Event dates
Aug 22–25, 2024
Location
Location
Chicago, IL
An experiential foundation and hands-on practice in basic cardiothoracic operating skills for first-year residents.

The STS Boot Camp is designed to provide an experiential foundation and practice in basic cardiothoracic operating skills. Resident participants receive hands-on instruction and utilize high-fidelity simulators to enhance the learning experience and create real-world cases and emergency scenarios. For more information, check out this highlight video from the 2023 event. This year's event will take place at the Marriott Chicago O’Hare Hotel.  

 

Agenda

Day 1 - Thursday, August 22
Time Event
7 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Welcome Reception

 

Day 2 - Friday, August 23
Time Event
7:15 a.m. - 6 p.m. Registration
7:15 - 8 a.m. Breakfast
7:45 - 8 a.m.

Welcome & Overview of Events

Johnathan C. Nesbitt, MD, Chair, STS Boot Camp

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Exhibit Hours
8 - 10 a.m. Breakout Sessions I-VI
10 - 10:30 a.m. Morning Break / Visit Exhibits
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions I-VI
12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:45 - 1 p.m.

Presentation: STS Updated

Jennifer C. Romano, MD, MS, STS President

1 - 1:25 p.m.

Lecture: Deliberate Practice

James Fann, MD

1:25 - 1:45 p.m. Industry Presentation: AstraZeneca
1:45 - 2 p.m. Visit Exhibits
2 - 4 p.m. Breakout Sessions I-VI
4 - 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Break / Visit Exhibits
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions I-VI
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7 - 7:30 p.m.

How to Give and Receive Feedback in the OR

Ara Vaporcivan, MD

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

TRAINING SESSION: Mitral Valve Surgery

Eugene Grossi, MD

 

Day 3 - Saturday, August 24
Time Event
7:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration / Exhibit Hours
7:15 - 8 a.m. Breakfast
7:45 - 8 a.m.

Presentation: Overview and Recap of Friday

Johnathan C. Nesbitt, MD

8 - 10 a.m. Breakout Sessions I-VI
10 - 10:30 a.m. Morning Break / Visit Exhibits
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions I-VI
12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:45 - 1 p.m.

Presentation: ABTS Update

Stephen C. Yang, MD

1 - 1:45 p.m. Industry Symposium: Arthrex
1:45 - 2 p.m. Visit Exhibits
2 - 4 p.m. Breakout Sessions I-VI
4 - 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Break / Visit Exhibits 
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions I-VI
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7 - 7:20 p.m.

The Importance of Performing Ablation

James Edgerton, MD

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

TRAINING SESSION: Aortic Valve Surgery

John Ikonomidis, MD, PhD

 

Day 4 - Sunday, August 25
Time Event
6:45 - 7:30 a.m. Breakfast
7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions I-VI
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Morning Break
9:45 - 11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions I-VI
11:45 - 12 p.m. Closing Remarks

 


Registration and Travel

Registration Fees

The 2024 registration fee is $1,250 per resident. Program Directors will be notified by STS if their resident was accepted to this year's Boot Camp and invoiced $1,250 to cover the registration fee. Questions? Contact the STS Education Department.

Travel and Housing

Programs are responsible for covering all travel-related expenses (airfare and ground transportation) and lodging expenses at the Marriott Chicago O’Hare. Programs also are responsible for making all travel arrangements and hotel reservations. A housing link to make reservations at the Marriott Chicago O’Hare will be provided after resident participation is confirmed. Residents are expected to stay a minimum of three nights from Thursday, August 22 through Sunday, August 25. It is at the program’s discretion whether or not each participant requires lodging for more than three nights.
 

Exhibitors

View the Exhibitor Prospectus and submit your application today!