We have now entered into a 5-year strategic partnership with EACTS focused on expanding our collaborative educational offerings and leveraging the power of our respective clinical data registries for quality improvement and research (see page 9).
The Future of STS Is Our Next Generation
Critical to the success of our Society and our specialty will be a forward-looking approach to patient care and innovation as we work together to tackle the next big challenges. We must collaborate in the face of evolving patient care paradigms like transcatheter aortic and mitral valve procedures (TAVR and TMVR) and in fighting major reimbursement cuts proposed by CMS. We must continually modernize our STS National Database, embrace new educational and training approaches, and invest in the next generation of cardiothoracic surgery leaders.
On January 24, we will sponsor a new leadership course designed to help develop the next generation of leaders. Leadership Beyond the Operating Room for Early Career Surgeons will focus on core skills—managing people, managing finances, and managing yourself—with a business school-like curriculum for cardiothoracic surgeons in their first 8 years of practice.
We are hopeful that our collaborative investments in developing the next generation of surgeon leaders will pay extraordinary dividends, now and in the near future. It is clear that our horizons are brighter because collaborating on innovative and potentially lifesaving clinical interventions will amplify the impact of these efforts and create a lasting legacy.
It is the dawn of a New Era in Cardiothoracic Surgery at STS. We welcome your support, as the Future Is Now!