Event dates
Sep 24–26, 2020
Virtual Conference

The STS 17th Annual Perioperative and Critical Care Conference was a great success!

Visit the event platform to re-watch and evaluate live and on-demand sessions, industry-sponsored presentations, E-Posters, and to claim continuing education credits. 

Continuing Education Credits
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 other activity (blended live and enduring material) for a maximum of 18.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This educational program is estimated to provide a maximum of 16.8 continuing education units and 14.0 contact hours, pending review by The American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion and Corexcel.

Corexcel is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The goal of the 3-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 event included interactive live sessions at scheduled times and recorded programs that you could watch at your convenience. New for 2020, an entire day of sessions was dedicated to COVID-19 and disaster management. The sessions gave participants the chance to learn from and contribute to the experiences of leading centers in optimizing preoperative and postoperative care to improve outcomes. Attendees had the chance to earn physician, perfusion and nursing credit. Each day of the 2020 meeting is dedicated to a single topic:

  • Thursday, September 24 – Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
  • Friday, September 25 – COVID-19/Disaster Management
  • Saturday, September 26 – Hot Topics in CVT Critical Care

Visit the event platform to review the full agenda.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Summarize the latest concepts, technologies, and developments in CVT perioperative and critical care, as well as ERAS to improve patient outcomes
  • Describe the latest protocols to provide safe and effective ERAS, cardiac critical care, and disaster/pandemic management
  • Explain the importance of the interdisciplinary team in providing optimal patient-centered care for cardiac surgery patients