CANCELED - Workshop on Robotic Thoracic Surgery

Event dates
Atlanta, GA

Course Description
The STS Workshop on Robotic Thoracic Surgery is designed to offer surgeons and their team members a detailed overview of launching a general thoracic robotic surgery program within a hospital setting. Featuring didactic lectures, case demonstrations, and more than 9 hours of hands-on sessions at a state-of-the-art robotic training facility, this 3-day, expert-led continuing education activity will provide participants with the knowledge and expertise needed to develop treatment plans and perform pulmonary, mediastinal, and esophageal operations with the aid of a robot. Additional topics will address necessary and recommended program prerequisites, individual and team skills and requirements, supplies and equipment, training, and administrative elements. New this year, a parallel Advanced Practice Provider (APP) track will give physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) dedicated lectures and hands-on instructional sessions that cover topics such as consoles adjustment, port placement, retraction and suction techniques, and other bedside skills.   

Target Audience
This course is designed for cardiothoracic surgeons, PAs, NPs, OR staff, anesthesiologists, perfusionists, and others involved with robotic surgeries.

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

  • Outline steps and finances on creating a general thoracic robotic surgery program within a hospital setting
  • Coordinate surgical plans for robotic pulmonary, mediastinal, and esophageal procedural steps from the beginning to the end of the procedure 
  • Describe the multidisciplinary components of building a general thoracic robotic surgery program from hospital administration to health care team personnel
  • Identify the ideal prerequisites for surgeon and hospital/program selection for starting and sustaining a general thoracic robotic surgery program

STS Physician Member $1,300
Physician Non-Member $1,600
STS Associate/Candidate/Pre-Candidate Members $700
Non-Member Residents/Medical Students/Allied Health $850
2-person team (surgeon member + bedside assistant) $1,900
2-person team (surgeon non-member + bedside assistant) $2,300

Prices reflect early bird registration rates. After March 27, 2020, prices increase by $100.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast (5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Peachtree Corners, GA). The special group rate is $159, plus state and local taxes. This rate is available until Thursday, April 22, 2020, on a first-come, first-served basis. There are two ways to reserve a room in the STS block:

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

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Ethical MedTech Compliance
The STS Workshop on Robotic Thoracic Surgery has been assessed by Ethical MedTech and is COMPLIANT with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.