STS offers on-demand webinars on a variety of topics, allowing you to learn new content when it is most convenient for you. 

Browse webinars based on the key areas listed below, and be sure to subscribe to the STS YouTube channel to receive alerts when new webinars are added.

STS Webinar Series

Sedate or Cannulate? ECMO Strategies During COVID

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) strategies during COVID are discussed in this spirited and fast-paced episode of the STS Webinar Series. J.W. Awori Hayanga, MD, MPH, and an esteemed panel consider sedation or cannulation when placing a COVID patient on ECMO. They do so while addressing lessons learned during the pandemic, amidst multiple COVID surges and evolving therapeutic modalities. Topics include: the relationship between patient selection and survivability, anticoagulation strategies in COVID patients, and the challenges of weaning patients off of sedation. Panelists include: Rakesh C. Arora, MD, PhD, who also serves as a digital moderator, Subhasis Chatterjee, MD, Bo Soo Kim, MD, Jonathan W. Haft, MD, HelenMari L. Merritt-Genore, DO, and Rita Karianna Milewski, MD, PhD, MSEd. 


E/M Coding in 2021: Changes in Documentation and Code Selection • March 2021

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STS Summer Series

Addressing the Cardiac Surgery Opioid Crisis (Episode 7, August 27)

Pulmonary Metastasectomy (Episode 6, July 30)


SAVR vs. TAVR: Controversial Cases and Insights from the Experts (Episode 5, July 16)


Clinical Research in Valvular Heart Disease during COVID: Adapting to a Dynamic and Multifaceted Pandemic (Episode 4, July 8)


Economic Impact of COVID and Implications for the Future of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Episode 3, July 2)


How I Learned Robotic Cardiac Surgery (Episode 2, June 18)


Early Career Surgeons, COVID-19, and the Future (Episode 1, June 4)

Cardiothoracic Surgery in the COVID Crisis

Next Steps in Eradicating COVID-19: Emerging Treatments and Vaccines (Episode 9, December 10)


Looking Forward - Post-COVID Recovery & Impacts on the Field (Episode 8, May 14)


Impact on Residency and Training (Episode 7, May 7)

View Dr. Vaporciyan's Slide Presentation


Global Summit on Reactivating Cardiothoracic Surgery Programs (Episode 6, May 4)


STS/ACC TVT Registry: Rebooting Your Valve Program in a COVID-19 World (Episode 5, April 30)


Stratification of Thoracic Oncology Surgery (Episode 4, April 30)


ECMO Challenges and Considerations (Episode 3, April 23)

View Dr. Haft's presentation slides
View Dr. Lebreton's presentation slides
View Dr. Li's presentation slides


Stratifying Patients for Cardiac Operations (Episode 2, April 16)

View Aubrey C. Galloway, MD presentation slides
View Rakesh C. Arora, MD presentation slides


Candid Conversations with Colleagues from Hot Spots in the US (Episode 1, April 9)

Quality Webinars

STS Phase of Care Mortality Analysis Webinar • December 2019

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Data Manager Webinars

Webinars for the STS National Database have their own dedicated webpage. These webinars are targeted mainly to data managers, but also could benefit surgeon Database participants, hospital administrators, and vendors.