Immersive Video Experiences

New and Now Available!

Earn up to 20 CME Credits!

The Immersive Video Experiences include access to 16 programs including five “In the OR with…” sessions and 11 "Deep Dive Into" sessions. Purchasers can earn up to 20 continuing medical education credits or a certificate of participation.


This new series was offered as an optional add-on program during the STS Annual Meeting. Immersive Video Experiences can be purchased individually or with Annual Meeting Online for a special bundled rate. STS members save even more!


STS 2021 attendees: If you included the Immersive Video Experiences in your annual meeting registration, you can access the content in the STS Learning Center. If you missed it, you now can purchase it individually.


    "In the OR with…" – 5 Sessions, 2 versions of each

    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

    Member $150
    Non-Member $200


    Purchase the Immersive Video Experiences - 16 programs in total.

    To purchase the Immersive Video Experiences, you’ll first log into the STS Web Portal with your username and password. (If you don’t have login credentials yet, click the “Get Started” button to create an account.) 

    Contact the STS Education Department


    Accreditation Statement

    "ACCME Accredited with Commendation" STS 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 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.