16th Annual Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular and Thoracic Critical Care Conference

Event dates
Baltimore, MD

Course Description

The 16th Annual Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular and Thoracic (CVT) Critical Care Conference is designed to advance knowledge and expertise in CVT critical care and enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS). Its goal is to bring together the entire team of health professionals who provide care for patients undergoing CVT operations and interventional procedures.

This 2.5-day conference will address the complex nature of critical care and ERAS cases, incorporating lectures, panel discussions, case-based breakouts, and original scientific abstracts. Leading experts will present new concepts, technologies, management protocols, and clinical experiences in their respective disciplines. New for 2019, a half-day session will be dedicated to ERAS, giving attendees the chance to learn from the experiences of leading centers in optimizing preoperative and postoperative care to improve outcomes.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Apply the latest concepts, technologies, and developments in CVT critical care and ERAS to optimize patient outcomes
  • Describe the latest protocols to provide safe and effective cardiac, respiratory, and renal support
  • Explain the importance of the multidisciplinary team in providing optimal CVT critical care
STS/FACTS-Care Physician Members $800
Non-Member Physicians $975
STS/FACTS-Care Allied Health  $550
Non-Member Allied Health $675
STS Candidate or Pre-Candidate Member $450
Non-Member Resident/Fellow/Student $550
Industry Employee $775

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 live activity for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has been approved by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion to award 21.8 Category 1 CEUs for this activity.

The nursing continuing education credit for this conference is being brought to you through a joint-providership agreement between The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Corexcel.

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

The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 18.75 contact hours. 

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