STS offers a variety of high-quality, timely, and relevant opportunities for online learning. These include webinars, videos, e-learning modules, and the Thoracic Surgical Curriculum. Some of these opportunities are available for free; others require purchase. STS members receive discounts on education offered for purchase. 

Visit the STS Learning Center for your educational needs.  

Need help accessing the STS Learning Center?

If you know your STS login credentials and want to access the Thoracic Surgical Curriculum, complete STS learning activities, or earn credits, you can go directly to the STS Learning Center.

If you are unsure of your login credentials:

  • Visit the STS portal, click the Get Started button and enter your email.
  • The system will tell you if you have an existing profile using the email address you entered. 
  • Use the Profile Setup button to create a new account. 
  • If you need to reset your password, click Continue to receive an email with instructions. 

If you do not have STS login credentials, contact Member Services.

Annual Meeting Online

Annual Meeting Online 2024

Annual Meeting Online is a digital product that provides on-demand access to the rich content presented during the 60th STS Annual Meeting. The digital product features nearly 80 educational sessions that incorporate the latest research, technology, and practice in all major cardiothoracic surgery disciplines. Annual Meeting Online provides the convenience of watching anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace.

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Lung Transplant Symposium Online

The 2024 Lung Transplant Symposium Online provides insight to best-practice approaches for surgical and medical care of lung transplant patients, from assessment as candidates though post-surgical care as recipients. Receive unlimited access and the opportunity to earn up to 6.75 continuing medical education credits or a certificate of participation. 

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Digital Archives

Missed an STS conference or workshop? You may be able to purchase access to the recorded, archived content. 

Coding Workshop 2024 Online

2024 Coding Workshop Online

Learn the latest updates to CPT and physician coding and reimbursement for 2024. Includes recordings of panel discussions, Q&A responding to scenario-based questions submitted by attendees before and during the meeting, challenging coding examples, and supplemental online materials. 

24.50 Coding CEUs or 24.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ available

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AQO 2023

2023 Advances in Quality & Outcomes: A Data Managers Meeting

Discussions on valuable research and important clinical findings with the goal of improving data collection and patient outcomes.

CEU and Perfusionist Credits Available

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Coronary Conference 2024 Online

2024 STS Coronary Conference Online

New! Advanced educational content on the technical aspects of coronary surgery, from anastomotic techniques to the latest, advanced minimally invasive procedures.

15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Available

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E-Learning Modules

E-learning modules offer relevant, convenient educational materials for cardiothoracic surgeons and their teams—anytime, anywhere. In addition to providing education on key topics related to CT surgery, they may offer continuing medical education (CME) credits which can help meet state licensure requirements. 

Clinical Care: End-of-Life Discussions

Clinical Care: End-of-Life Discussions

Guidance on optimal strategies for navigating end-of-life care with patients and their families. 

Pricing: STS Member $75 | Non-Member $100
CME credit: 0.5

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Clinical Care

Clinical Care: Shared Decision Making

This module discusses scenarios that will help cardiothoracic surgeons understand the importance of involving patients when making decisions about treatment options.

Pricing: STS Member $75 | Non-Member $100
CME credit: 0.5

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Coding Primer

A Coding Primer for Cardiothoracic Surgeons

An introduction to reimbursement and compensation models in cardiothoracic surgery.

Pricing: STS Member $25 | Non-Member $35  
CME credit: n/a

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8 in 8 Video Series

How Sweet It Isn't: Perioperative CABG Diabetes Management

The Society’s 8 in 8 Series offers quick access to important topics in cardiothoracic surgery. Each informative video is narrated by an expert in the field and covers one topic using eight slides in 8 minutes. 

Please note: No CME credit is associated with the viewing of web-based content. STS retains sole rights to these materials.

Resources for Latin America

STS routinely creates educational content by, for, and about cardiothoracic surgeons in Latin America. These include the Latin America Surgery Conferences (co-presented with EACTS) and regular Latin Heart Rounds webinars presented in Spanish. See the collection

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

STS designates these activities for varying amounts of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in each activity.