Annual Meeting Online & Immersive Video Experiences

Now Available!

Earn Up to 109.25 CME Credits!

Offered at a special bundled price, access both Annual Meeting Online and the Immersive Video Experiences. Plus, STS members save even more! 

 

Annual Meeting Online is a digital product that features on-demand access to the rich content presented during the STS Annual Meeting. The Immersive Video Experiences include sessions that allow you to stand beside a world-class surgeon in the operating room as he/she performs a procedure as well as deep dive sessions. Purchasers can earn continuing medical education credits or a certificate of participation for both.

STS 2021 Participants: Complimentary access to the Annual Meeting Online was included with registration. You now can access the content in the STS Learning Center.

Annual Meeting Online 

Access more than 90 educational sessions that incorporate the latest research, technology, and practice in all major cardiothoracic surgery disciplines. Highlights include:

  • Presidential Address from Joseph A. Dearani, MD
  • Keynote lectures on the changing landscape of medical technology innovation, racial disparities in medicine and a prescription for the future, plus cardiothoracic surgeons’ frontline experiences with COVID in major cities on different continents. 
  • Library of 31 surgical videos
  • 20 “Ask the Experts” sessions
  • Joint sessions with five international medical societies
  • Late-breaking research on topics such as ECMO and COVID-19
  • Top-scoring abstract sessions for each discipline, including critical care/mechanical circulatory support (new!)

Immersive Video Experiences 

This new series includes access to 16 programs—five offering an opportunity to get a 360° view of the operating room during a procedure performed by a surgical luminary. 11 “deep dives” highlight various procedures using a combination of video segments and interactive group discussions. 

 

“In the OR with…” – 5 in total

Experience a procedure “wheels in” to “wheels out” as a world-class surgeon brings you into an operating room. See who’s in the room, how they are positioned, and what equipment they are using—all without traveling to another hospital. Two versions of each session are included:

  • Watch the recordings of the live sessions during STS 2021 where the moderator drove the 360° views, talked with the luminary surgeon about  his/her thought processes and operative techniques, demonstrated the difference between good outcomes and masterful ones, and engaged with the audience for interactive discussions throughout each session.
  • Interact with the original video where you are in the driver’s seat, allowing you to maneuver around the operating room as the procedure is being performed.​​​​​
Luminaries and Topics

 

Joseph E. Bavaria, MD
Valve-Sparing Aortic Root Procedure - Reimplantation 

Shanda H. Blackmon, MD, MPH 
VATS Lobectomy 
Robert J. Cerfolio, MD, MBA
Robotic-Assisted Segmentectomy 
Joseph A. Dearani, MD
Twin Root Replacement with Tricuspid Repair in Congenital Heart Disease
Vinod H. Thourani, MD 
TAVR and TMVR
Pradeep K. Yadav, MD 
TAVR and TMVR

“Deep Dive Into…” – 11 Sessions

To complement and expand upon the 360° video topics, the series also includes 11 sessions in which world-class panelists take attendees on a “deep dive” into a particular procedure, showing video clips of procedure nuances and engaging the audience during interactive discussion periods.

Sessions include:

  1. Atrioventricular replacement strategies in neonates and infants

  2. Chest wall reconstruction after tumor resection

  3. Essentials of TAVR

  4. Minimally invasive esophagectomy

  5. Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery

  6. Navigating initial nights on call as a resident

  7. Robotic-assisted segmentectomy of a biopsy-proven adenocarcinoma

  8. Ross and Ross-Konno procedure–preventing neoaortic root dilatation

  9. Transseptal puncture for surgeons

  10. Valve-sparing aortic root procedure reimplantation

  11. VATS lobectomy  

Pricing
  Annual Meeting Online only Immersive Video Experiences only Bundle: Annual Meeting Online & Immersive Video Experiences
Member $350 $150 $450
Non-Member $450 $200 $600

 

Questions?            
Contact the STS Education Department

 

Accreditation Statements
STS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Annual Meeting Online
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this enduring material for a maximum of 89.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Physician Assistants (PAs) may claim a maximum of 89.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this activity. The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Immersive Video Experiences
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this enduring material for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Physician Assistants (PAs) may claim a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this activity. The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.