STS National Database Webinars

This webinar series will keep you informed about the latest STS National Database developments and help you fully utilize the technological advancements and new features that soon will be available. The webinars will be recorded and available on this page.

ACSD User Group Call
July 15 at 2:00 p.m. CT 

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257
Webinar ID: 338 714 200
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ACSD Webinar – Educational
August 5 at 2:00 p.m. CT

Webinar ID: 839 336 582
Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257
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Past ACSD Webinars

ACSD Webinar YouTube Playlist

July 1, 2020
This ACSD webinar provides instruction and site support on new version 4.20.2, which went live on July 1, 2020. Topics include usage of temporary fields, new charts and worksheets, and user questions.
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June 25, 2020
This ACSD webinar provides a walkthrough of version 4.20.2, going live on July 1, 2020.
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June 17, 2020
This webinar for users of the ACSD includes information about the latest update of the training manual for v4.20.2, upcoming IQVIA enhancements, and user Q&A.
User Group Call   PDF    
June 11, 2020
New Data Manager Webinar – Session II: highly recommended for all data managers who have been abstracting STS data for up to 2 years. Topics include software and data specifications, understanding data abstraction requirements, harvest schedules, and a host of relevant web resources.
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June 4, 2020
New Data Manager Webinar – Session I: highly recommended for all data managers who have been abstracting STS data for up to 2 years. Topics include software and data specifications, understanding data abstraction requirements, harvest schedules, and a host of relevant web resources.
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June 3, 2020
This monthly webinar for ACSD users covered the transition to IQVIA, database operational updates, and other educational themes.
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May 28, 2020
This webinar for ACSD data managers and vendors provides a walkthrough of changes to data collection forms in version 4.20, followed by user Q&A.
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May 20, 2020
This webinar for users of the ACSD includes details about changes to this year’s Advances in Quality & Outcomes (AQO) Meeting, an IQVIA update on platform enhancements, and a user Q&A.
User Group Call   PDF    
May 6, 2020
This webinar for users of the ACSD provides an update on new fields for abstracting data related to COVID-19 and an IQVIA platform update. 
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April 30, 2020
This webinar for users of the Adult Cardiac Surgical Database provides an update on the changes from version 2.9 to version 4.20.2, planned to go live on July 1, 2020.
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April 15, 2020
This discussion for ACSD users and vendors included updates on recent platform enhancements and the impact of COVID-19 on the Database, as well as participant Q&A.
User Group Call   PDF    
April 1, 2020
This webinar for ACSD data managers provides a review of the ProcID Chart and the Risk Model Variable, as well as an update on STS’s response to COVID-19 and its impact on the Database.
Webinar   PDF   Polling Results
March 26, 2020
This webinar for ACSD data managers provides information on the upgrade to version 4.20 and addresses questions about the operative section of the database.
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March 18, 2020
This user group call provides a status update on database upgrades and a review of IQVIA support procedures.
User Group Call   PDF
March 4, 2020
This webinar features an update from IQVIA.
IQVIA Webinar   PDF
February 27, 2020
Covers the ACSD v4.20 data specification upgrade.
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For programs prior to this date, view the ACSD Webinar YouTube Playlist.


Congenital Heart Surgery Database

CHSD User Group Call
July 10 at 11:00 a.m. CT 

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257
Webinar ID: 576 785 195
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CHSD Monthly Webinar
July 17 at 12:00 p.m. CT 

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257
Webinar ID: 394 740 549
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Past CHSD Webinars

CHSD Webinar YouTube Playlist

June 26, 2020
Reviewed upcoming updates, ongoing issue resolution by IQVIA, and included participant Q&A.
User Group Call   PDF
June 23, 2020
Provided an overview of the newly launched CHSD platform and its functionality.
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May 15, 2020
Included information about COVID-19 data field abstraction, details about changes to this year’s Advances in Quality & Outcomes (AQO) Meeting, and an update on platform transition and continued beta testing.
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April 17, 2020
Provided a review of the current status of beta testing and a demo of the Missing Variable Report functionality, as well as updated users on STS’s response to COVID-19 and its impact on the Database.
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March 20, 2020
Covers progress on continued upgrades and beta testing, plus information on the IQVIA support plan.
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February 28, 2019
Covers dashboard functionality, processes related to the uploader and file validation, 2020 harvest dates, and updates on vendor verification and user acceptance testing.
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January 3, 2020
Covers login and password information, live demo on the uploader, dashboard, missing variable report, file submission guidelines, and the support plan.
Webinar Q&A PDF
December 5, 2019
Covers dashboard functionality, processes related to the uploader and file validation, 2020 harvest dates, and updates on vendor verification and user acceptance testing.
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General Thoracic Surgery Database

GTSD Webinar
July 8 at 12:00 p.m. CT

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257
Webinar ID: 771 371 213
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GTSD User Group Call
July 22 at 2:30 p.m. CT

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257
Webinar ID: 460 019 357
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Past GTSD Webinars

For previous programs, view the GTSD Webinar YouTube Playlist

June 24, 2020
This call for users of the GTSD includes updates on the platform transition and recent issues resolved by IQVIA, along with participant discussion and Q&A.
User Group Call   PDF
June 10, 2020
This webinar includes information about this year’s Advances in Quality & Outcomes (AQO) Meeting, a demo of the new GTSD Harvest Summary Report, and an IQVIA update on recent platform issues and resolutions.
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May 27, 2020
This webinar includes details about the 2020 Advances in Quality & Outcomes (AQO) Meeting, an IQVIA update on platform enhancements, and user Q&A.
User Group Call   PDF
May 13, 2020
This webinar includes information about new COVID-19 data fields, details about changes to this year’s Advances in Quality & Outcomes (AQO) Meeting, and an IQVIA update on recent platform issues and resolutions.
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April 22, 2020
This discussion of GTSD data managers and users involves data field changes related to COVID-19, ongoing enhancements to the IQVIA platform, and participant Q&A.
User Group Call   PDF
April 8, 2020
This webinar provides an update on the ongoing 5.20 data specification upgrade, as well as on STS’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the Database.
Webinar   PDF   Polling Results
March 11, 2020
This webinar features an update from IQVIA on platform transition.
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STS Intermacs Database

STS Intermacs Database Quarterly Report Webinar
July 16 at 2:00 p.m. CT
Submit your questions for this program in advance

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257
Webinar ID: 213 508 366
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STS Intermacs User Group Call
July 29 at 1:00 p.m. CT

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257
Webinar ID: 557 707 151
International Dial-in Numbers

Past Intermacs Webinars

Intermacs Webinar YouTube Playlist

June 24, 2020
An overview and live demonstration of two new reporting enhancements for Intermacs: the cohort comparison and patient management tool. Also covered, a new form for extracorporeal and paracorporeal pump exchanges outside of the OR for Pedimacs.
User Group Call   PDF
May 27, 2020
Updates regarding the effects of COVID-19 on data entry fields in Intermacs and Pedimacs, plus participant feedback and Q&A
User Group Call   PDF
April 29, 2020
Updates regarding the new COVID-19 data entry fields in Intermacs and Pedimacs, plus participant feedback and Q&A
User Group Call   PDF
March 25, 2020
Open forum call about the transition of the STS National Database to its new data warehouse, user feedback and Q&A.
User Group Call   PDF
March 19, 2020
Provides a review of the available QA reports and resources in Intermacs, along with a preview of structural changes to reporting that will be released in the fall. Also features planned edits for Pedimacs.
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