Learning Center

The STS Learning Center provides a central location for users to easily view webinars, complete e-learning modules, review relevant educational content, and satisfy select components of Maintenance of Certification.

17th Annual Perioperative and Critical Care Conference - Digital Archive

Video-based content presented during the 17th Annual Perioperative and Critical Care Conference is now available for purchase. If you missed the live 3-day meeting, which took place in September, you can purchase access to the digital archive. The content is designed to enhance your knowledge and expertise in cardiovascular and thoracic critical care and enhanced recovery after surgery; it’s appropriate for all members of the cardiovascular and thoracic critical care team, and physician, perfusion, and nursing credits* are available. Plus, STS members receive a discounted rate. Learn more and buy now

8 in 8 Series

The Society’s new 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. 

STS invites viewers to provide feedback, submit topics and ask questions. Please email education@sts.org.

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

2020 Advances in Quality & Outcomes — Digital Archive

Archived, video-based content that was presented as part of the 2020 Advances in Quality & Outcomes (AQO): A Data Managers Meeting is now available for purchase. Sessions offer the latest information about the STS National Database, including version upgrades and new features, and use a case-based learning format designed to help viewers advance their registry coding skills to improve data collection and patient outcomes. Learn more and buy now.

STS Clinical Care E-Learning Modules

The Society has launched a new series of clinical care e-learning modules as part of its ongoing efforts to create relevant online continuing education materials for cardiothoracic surgeons and their teams, as well as to help them meet state licensure requirements.

Featuring audio, text, and images, each module takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, includes pre- and post-tests, and offers CME credit or a certificate of participation.

Learn more and purchase

The modules expire Saturday, January 2 at 11:59 p.m. CT.


STS Thoracic Surgical Curriculum 

The STS Thoracic Surgical Curriculum houses a wealth of educational materials, including textbooks, videos, and case presentations designed to support residency training education.

Beginning August 1, 2020, the Curriculum will be included in the STS Learning Center

Program directors and coordinators easily can set up a 1-, 2-, or 3-year curriculum, as well as create customized assignments and offer National Benchmarked Quizzes for resident comparison across programs.

The Curriculum currently is accessible only by cardiothoracic surgery residency program directors, coordinators, faculty, and residents.

Curriculum Suggestions and Errors Form

Please fill out this form if you have any comments, suggestions, or have identified any errors in the Thoracic Surgical Curriculum.