The Society’s 56th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, January 25-28, attracted more than 4,100 registrants and 142 exhibiting organizations. To view meeting photos and read the STS Meeting Bulletin newspaper, visit sts.org/annual-meeting-archive.
Leaders Must Focus on the Positive to Overcome Challenges, Higgins Says
Sustaining the future of cardiothoracic surgery will require effective and collaborative leadership, as well as a positive outlook, to prevail over difficulties facing the specialty.
“Our profession has been and will continue to be challenged by an extraordinary number of issues,” said Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA, in his Presidential Address, “On Life, Leadership, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
He cited several recent challenges, including concerns about public reporting, changing training paradigms, threatened reductions to Medicare reimbursement, and conflicting interpretations of scientific findings.
|62||countries represented by registrants|
|168||oral scientific abstracts and videos presented|
|142||exhibiting companies and organizations|
|20.3 million||social media impressions for #STS2020|
STS gratefully acknowledges the following companies for providing educational grants for the 56th Annual Meeting.
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