Online Learning

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. The following are the most recent offerings:

19th Annual Perioperative and Critical Care Conference Online

This activity features archived video-based content that was presented as part of the 19th Annual Perioperative and Critical Care Conference in September 2022. The course is designed for the entire team of health professionals who want to learn about the latest techniques and management strategies in cardiovascular and thoracic (CVT) critical care and enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS). Eight sessions address topics like ERAS in various scenarios—including the patient’s perspective—as well as maximizing multidisciplinary cooperation, ICU dilemmas, and a session on the shock team and MCS/ECMO management. Learn more and purchase.

2022 STS Coronary Conference Online

Experience the inaugural STS Coronary Conference from anywhere in the world! Receive unlimited access to the content delivered at the conference in June 2022 by purchasing Coronary Conference Online. View the sessions at your convenience, then claim continuing medical education credit. The digital archive provides purchasers with 17 hours of expert-led content covering the most common type of heart disease and the latest techniques for coronary artery bypass surgery. Session topics focus on the current state of revascularization, conduit selection and harvest, graft configuration, off- and on-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), endarterectomy, low ejection fraction, minimally invasive CABG, myocardial revascularization, CABG and fractional flow reserve, and postoperative medical therapy. Learn more and purchase

Robotic Thoracic Surgery: Lung, Foregut, Mediastinal Surgery, and More – Online Curriculum

This course includes seven on-demand sessions that offer comprehensive training in robotic thoracic surgery, including lobectomy, complex lung resection, segmental resection, benign and malignant foregut surgery, and mediastinal/chest wall surgery. Each session includes recorded lectures and narrated video demonstrations, enhanced by a webinar featuring related faculty. The CME-eligible course is designed for surgeons and teams interested in starting a robotic thoracic surgery program, as well as experienced surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other team members seeking to enhance their skills. Learn more and purchase.

Robotic Cardiac Surgery: Mitral Valve Repair, Coronary Bypass, and More – Online Curriculum

Purchase a comprehensive online curriculum in robotic cardiac surgery for surgeons and teams of all levels of experience. The course includes six sessions composed of recorded, narrated video lectures and demonstrations that can be viewed at your own pace. Each session concludes with a recorded panel discussion featuring faculty from that session and audience Q&A. Purchasers can earn a maximum of 23.25 continuing medical education credits. Learn more and purchase.

STS Coding Workshop – Digital Archive

If you missed the 2022 STS Coding Workshop, a virtual event that took place in February, access to the digital archive is available for purchase. The archive includes all content presented during the workshop—recorded lectures, scenario-based Q&A, and presentation slides. The content is valuable for cardiothoracic surgery coders, surgeons, medical billing specialists, physician assistants, and anyone else involved in the coding, reimbursement, and compliance efforts for the cardiothoracic surgery team. Plus, you can earn up to 22.5 continuing medical education (CME) or coding (CEU) credits. Learn more.

STS Leadership Institute

This exclusive, STS member-only series will focus on helping early to mid-career cardiothoracic surgeons build and hone their leadership skills. The series includes three virtual sessions and two in-person events. The capstone event will be adjacent to STS 2023 in San Diego, California. Learn more.

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 the Education department.

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

Deep Dive Series

To complement the popular 8 in 8 video series, STS has launched the Deep Dive Series, which provides experts with a little more time to offer in-depth looks at important cardiothoracic topics. 

STS invites viewers to provide feedback, submit topics and ask questions. Please email the Education department.

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