STS News - Winter 2018

In this issue, read about a new STS National Database component, how to get the most out of the Annual Meeting, strategies for combating physician burnout, efforts to ensure appropriate surgeon reimbursement, and more.

Intermacs Registry Joins the STS National Database

The STS National Database now has a fourth component. The Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support, or Intermacs, became part of the STS National Database on January 1, 2018, joining the Adult Cardiac Surgery Database, the Congenital Heart Surgery Database, and the General Thoracic Surgery Database.

Practice Management: Can Physician Leadership Cure the Burnout Epidemic?

Recent surveys have shown that physician professional and personal dissatisfaction and burnout rates are at all-time highs. Increasing financial pressures, as well as the rapidly accelerating rate of technological change in medicine, have taken their toll on physicians of all specialties, including ours.

News Briefs: Winter 2018

Read about a new patient safety e-learning program, a recap of the Society's fall educational events, the 2018 recipients of the Looking to the Future Scholarship Program, and more.

Get the Most Out of the Annual Meeting

Whether it’s your first time attending the STS Annual Meeting or your 20th, making the most of your time in Fort Lauderdale will require planning and a good dose of flexibility.