In this issue, read about a survey on cardiothoracic surgeon involvement in TAVR, the new STS Strategic Plan, expanded Society resources for early career members, and more.
An STS survey on transcatheter aortic valve replacement shows that cardiac surgeons are involved in all facets of managing patients with aortic stenosis.
New STS officers and directors were elected during the Annual Membership (Business) Meeting on Monday, January 23, at the 53rd Annual Meeting in Houston.
STS since 1964 has had a vision that was reiterated in our strategic plan adopted last year: “improving the lives of patients with cardiothoracic diseases.” As our specialty evolved, so did The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, placing itself at the forefront of quality, innovation, professionalism, inclusiveness, and teamwork.
Proposed changes in health care finance and delivery have stimulated renewed interest in securing our specialty’s place in this new order. At the 2017 Practice Management Summit, several experts shared how cardiothoracic surgeons can best function in this evolving environment.
In this column, Avi Stern, who joined the Society in January 2016 as its new Associate General Counsel, provides an overview of the role played by the STS legal team in both facilitating day-to-day operations and implementing STS strategic initiatives.
Find the latest updates on STS member job changes, promotions, and awards.
The Society is ramping up efforts to support career development for cardiothoracic surgeons. The new STS Workforce on Career Development was created to address the specific career needs of members in their first 7 years of practice.
Read a recap of the Presidential Address by Joseph E. Bavaria, MD, check out the award winners, and see photos from the STS 53rd Annual Meeting, held in Houston January 21–25, 2017.
STS member and Key Contact of the Year Jess L. Thompson III, MD describes his experience meeting with his elected officials in Washington, DC, and urges all cardiothoracic surgeons to get involved in advocacy efforts.