In this issue, read about the next generation STS National Database, the Annual Meeting in New Orleans, the value and impact of collaboration, different types of financial arrangements between cardiothoracic surgeons and hospitals, and more.
Following months of extensive testing and feedback, the next generation STS National Database will launch in just a few weeks.
The STS Annual Meeting begins on January 25 in New Orleans, and it will feature one of the largest gatherings of cardiothoracic surgery professionals, exciting research, thought-provoking lectures, and collegial networking in the world.
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.
Find the latest updates on STS member job changes and promotions, including for Drs. Susan Moffatt-Bruce, Vinod Thourani, Tom Nguyen, Graham Colditz, Ourania Preventza, Richard Freeman, James Quintessenza, Pietro Bajona, Carlos Olivares, Devinder Bhatia, and Harinder Singh Bedi.
Read about the 2020 Looking to the Future Scholarship recipients, cardiothoracic surgery research in the media, highlights from the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, and more.
Practicing cardiothoracic surgeons have multiple pathways for entering into formal financial arrangements with hospitals or health systems.
The third annual STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference attracted its largest audience yet—more than 300 cardiac surgeons, scholarship recipients, and industry representatives from 33 countries—to Cancun, Mexico, in late November.
The Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship, offered by The Thoracic Surgery Foundation and Women in Thoracic Surgery, provides female cardiothoracic surgeons or residents with up to $10,000 for visiting another institution and learning a new skill or technology.
The Society is pursuing all possible legal and legislative options to reverse cardiothoracic surgery payment cuts in the Physician Fee Schedule that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized for 2021.