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:

STS Leadership Series: Building Leaders for Today & Tomorrow

A new STS members only series will focus on helping residents and early career cardiothoracic surgeons build and hone their leadership skills. The complimentary series includes three 60-minute webinars during 2021 and a capstone, in-person event adjacent to STS 2022 in Miami, Florida. 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. 

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

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

This course includes seven on-demand and live virtual 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 live 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 buy now.

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 will receive unlimited access to the course content in the STS Learning Center until December 31, 2021, and can earn a maximum of 16.25 continuing medical education credits. Learn more and buy.

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

STS Coding Workshop - Digital Archive

If you missed the 2021 STS Coding Workshop, a virtual event that took place in February, access to the digital archive is available for purchase now. The archive includes all content presented during the workshop—recorded lectures, scenario-based Q&A, presentation slides, and supplemental online modules. 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 18 continuing medical education (CME) or coding (CEU) credits. Learn more and buy now.


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.