C. Walton Lillehei Lecture:
The (Radically) Changing Landscape of Medical Technology Innovation
Dr. Yock, known for his inventions and work on developing and testing new device technologies, shares his experiences and vision for the future of cardiothoracic surgery.
Vivien T. Thomas Lecture:
The Long Shadow of Racism and Racial Bias in the Lack of Diversity in Medicine and Surgery: A Prescription for the Future
With diversity and inclusion initiatives at the forefront in many areas of society, Dr. Capers addresses why they are essential in medicine. Following the lecture, Dr. Capers answers questions from the audience.
Thomas B. Ferguson Lecture:
Personal Reflections from COVID-19
The COVID pandemic has wreaked havoc around the world and abruptly changed cardiothoracic surgery practice. Three highly regarded cardiothoracic surgeons, each in a major city on a different continent, describe how the virus impacted their respective epicenters and institutions and share their personal experiences on the front lines.