STS News - Fall 2021

In this issue, read about what to expect during STS 2022—the Society’s 58th Annual Meeting, the much-anticipated public reporting program for the TVT Registry, the story of a member's extraordinary journey into cardiothoracic surgery, a recap of the TAVR Symposium, the details of the virtual Advocacy Conference, and more.

STS 2022 Program Makes It Worth the Wait to Be ‘Together Again’

Top-quality research, groundbreaking procedures, expert discussion, networking, and wellness activities are abundant in the program for the Society’s 58th Annual Meeting, Saturday through Monday, January 29–31, in Miami Beach, Florida. A virtual option also is available for attendees to tune in from anywhere in the world.

Member News: Fall 2021

Find the latest updates on STS member job changes, promotions, and appointments for Drs. Robert Higgins, Rafael Sádaba, William Killinger, Abbas Abbas, Prem Shekar, and C.B. Sai Sudhakar.

President's Column: Selecting Effective Leaders

In his latest President's Column, Dr. Sean Grondin describes the current selection processes for various STS leadership positions and highlights some of the
initiatives being undertaken to review and amend existing processes for filling these roles.

Tech News: Innovations in 3D Printing for Thoracic Surgery

In the first of a new column, Tech News, Drs. Catherine Byrd, Henry Guo, and Natalie Lui, describe the expanding use of three-dimensional printing in cardiothoracic surgery—a process used to facilitate surgical planning and intraoperative guidance, develop customized, implantable prostheses, and aid in patient and trainee education.

Braunwald Award Enables in Utero Research into Congenital Heart Disease

For women entering a career in cardiothoracic surgery, the Nina Starr Braunwald Research Award offers a prestigious opportunity to bring original research to the table. Dr. Mallory Hunt, from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, used her award to explore complications associated with congenital heart disease before patients leave the womb.

News Briefs: Fall 2021

Read about the Latin America Surgery Symposia, the new Deep Dive Series, highlights from the Critical Care Conference, and more.