STS News, Fall 2019 — As the practice of cardiothoracic surgery rapidly changes, so do the focus, content, and educational strategies for the STS Annual Meeting.
"The STS meeting routinely provides the largest collection of cardiothoracic surgical translational science of any meeting worldwide," said David Tom Cooke, MD, chair of the STS Workforce on Annual Meeting. "That means we are able to take what’s hot off the presses with regard to evidence-based information and learn how to rapidly apply that to our own clinical practices for the benefit of our patients and our communities."
"Science, education, research, mentorship, and networking all come together at the STS Annual Meeting."
Attendees also won’t want to miss the ischemic session on Monday, January 27. After an abstract presentation on how surgical experience impacts operative mortality following reoperative cardiac surgery, two cardiothoracic surgeons will debate whether a surgeon’s age matters when it comes to patient outcomes.
Planners for the general thoracic sessions have made an effort to include more esophageal content in the program based on feedback from attendees. Sessions on managing esophageal surgery complications and esophageal cancer will feature invited lectures and case presentations, while an abstract-based session will look at en-bloc esophagectomy, robotic-assisted giant paraesophageal hernia repair, and more.
Additional general thoracic sessions include lung transplantation, disparities in lung cancer treatment, and research utilizing large outcomes databases.
Registration is online only at sts.org/annualmeeting. You have until November 19, 2019, to register for the Annual Meeting at early bird rates—don’t miss this opportunity to save! Your registration fee includes:
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