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. If you would like to be notified of upcoming webinars, please provide your contact information.

ACSD User Group Call
July 20 at 2:00 p.m. CT

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257 or 312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 338 714 200
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Past ACSD Webinars
June 15, 2022
This monthly user group call for ACSD data managers includes information about abstract submissions for the Advances in Quality & Outcomes Meeting, key dates, and updates from STS and IQVIA. The educational sessions features insurance and devices not currently covered under data specifications. Attendee Q&A follows.
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June 9, 2022
New Data Managers Webinar: Highly recommended for those who have been abstracting STS data for up to 2 years and encouraged for those who have more experience. Topics include navigating the STS website for relevant resources, understanding software and data specifications and data abstraction requirements, harvest schedules, reading key reports, and more.
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June 1, 2022
This monthly webinar for ACSD data managers includes an educational session on renal failure, a review of the Harvest 1 outcomes report, plus updates from STS and IQVIA, followed by attendee Q&A.
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May 18, 2022
This monthly user group call for ACSD data managers includes an educational session on renal failure, a review of the Harvest 1 outcomes report, plus updates from STS and IQVIA, followed by attendee Q&A.
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May 6, 2022
This monthly educational webinar for ACSD data managers includes updates from STS on key harvest dates and online data resources, an IQVIA update, and an educational session on the aorta. Participant Q&A follows.
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April 20, 2022
This monthly user group call for ACSD data managers includes key harvest dates, the data pull for the 2022 audit, a reminder to update participant contact forms, and IQVIA updates. An educational session follows on coding Beta Blockers, as well as attendee Q&A.
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April 6, 2022
This monthly educational webinar for ACSD data managers includes updates from STS on 2021 audit results and important details for the upcoming 2022 audit. Participant Q&A follows.
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March 16, 2022
This monthly webinar for ACSD data managers includes key deadlines and updates from STS and IQVIA, followed by a review of the new training manual and case scenario exercises. Participant Q&A follows.
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March 2, 2022
This monthly educational webinar for ACSD data managers includes key deadlines and updates from STS and IQVIA, followed by a review of the new training manual and case scenario exercises. Participant Q&A follows.
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February 16, 2022
This monthly user group call for ACSD data managers includes a review of the calendar of key dates, including harvest close deadlines, IQVIA updates on items for the next release, and user cases and questions.
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February 2, 2022
This monthly webinar includes updates from STS and IQVIA, as well as best practices to prepare for harvest close. The educational session also reviews questions from the FAQ, including coding previous cardiac interventions and readmission.
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January 19, 2022
This monthly user group webinar for data managers in the ACSD features brief updates on harvest deadlines and audit results, an educational review of the Procedure Identification Chart, and participant Q&A.
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December 15, 2021
This monthly user group call for ACSD data managers includes updates from STS and IQVIA, key upcoming dates, and a case presentation on proper procedures for capturing the deteriorating patient. Participant Q&A follows.
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December 1, 2021
This monthly webinar for ACSD data managers includes updates from STS and IQVIA, discussion and clarifications on the November training manual, and participant Q&A.
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For programs prior to this date, view the ACSD Webinar YouTube Playlist.


General Thoracic Surgery Database

GTSD Monthly Webinar
July 13 at 1:30 p.m. CT

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257 or 312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 771 371 213
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GTSD User Group Call
July 27 at 2:30 p.m. CT

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257 or 312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 460 019 357
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Past GTSD Webinars

For earlier programs, view the GTSD Webinar YouTube Playlist

June 22, 2022
STS updates on the training manual, audit letters, and upcoming harvest reports, a call for abstracts for the 2022 AQO Data Managers Meeting, and a training session on proper coding for Pulmonary Function Tests.
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June 8, 2022
Updates from STS and IQVIA, highlights of the upcoming 2022 Advances in Quality & Outcome Meeting, and an educational session on June FAQ updates, including sequence 580–Reoperation, sequence 750–FEV1, and others.
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May 25, 2022
Updates on audits, public reporting, and spring 2022 analysis results, followed by participant feedback and questions.
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May 11, 2022
An educational session on training manual updates for May, including SEQ 580: Reoperation, SEQ 590 History of Cardiopulmonary Disease, and SEQ 1400 Robotic procedures, followed by STS and IQVIA updates and participant Q&A.
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April 27, 2022
Updates from STS and IQVIA, an educational exercise on Seq. 1250: Primary Category of Disease, and participant Q&A.
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April 13, 2022
Updates from STS and IQVIA, as well as a review of the 2021 audit and important details for the upcoming 2022 audit.
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March 23, 2022
Updates from STS regarding the revised training manual and upcoming report releases, including the Lung Cancer Resection Composite Report. The session also includes updates and release info from IQVIA and participant Q&A.
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March 9, 2022
Updates from STS on harvest analysis and public reporting, followed by a review of March FAQs and a variety of polling questions addressing lung and esophageal procedures. The session also includes updates and release info from IQVIA and participant Q&A.
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February 23, 2022
Updates from STS regarding harvest reports and deadlines, a new research opportunity, and public reporting. The session also includes updates and release info from IQVIA and participant Q&A.
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February 9, 2022
STS updates regarding revised data collection forms and FAQ documents, new reports forthcoming, and a new chair of the GTSD task force. The session also includes updates and release info from IQVIA and participant Q&A.
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January 26, 2022
Brief updates from STS and IQVIA, followed by user feedback and discussion of items in the FAQ. 
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January 12, 2022
A review of the 2022 change in COVID-positive patient exclusions, a forthcoming risk-adjusted report, and an educational review of hernia inclusion criteria and other submitted FAQs.
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December 8, 2021
Updates from STS and IQVIA, a reminder about harvest deadlines, and participant discussion and Q&A.
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November 10, 2021
Explications on recent FAQs and the newly developed quality composite measure for pulmonary resections performed for lung cancer, as well as STS updates on new harvest schedules and attendee Q&A.
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Congenital Heart Surgery Database

CHSD Monthly Webinar
July 19 at 12:00 p.m. CT 

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257 or 312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 394 740 549 
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Past CHSD Webinars

For earlier programs, view the CHSD Webinar YouTube Playlist

June 21, 2022
Updates about forthcoming audit letters, information about the 2022 Advances in Quality & Outcomes Meeting, and an educational session on correct coding for the Starnes procedure and recent revisions to the Database audit policy.
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June 7, 2022
Updates on harvest deadlines and report issue dates, IQVIA issues, and participant feedback and questions.
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May 17, 2022
An educational session on harvest clarifications related to timelines, STAT scores and combination procedures, and how this connects to the version upgrade. Also includes STS updates on harvest analysis results, a preview of the 2022 Advances in Quality & Outcomes: A Data Managers Meeting, updates from IQVIA on issue resolutions, and attendee Q&A.
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May 10, 2022
The eleventh in a series designed to help prepare CHSD data managers for the upgrade to version 6.23 (formerly 6.22). It includes a review of the data collection form for the anesthesia section. 
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May 3, 2022
The tenth in a series designed to help prepare CHSD data managers for the upgrade to version 6.23 (formerly 6.22). It includes a review of the data collection form for the postoperative section. 
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April 26, 2022
The ninth in a series designed to help prepare CHSD data managers for the upgrade to version 6.23 (formerly 6.22). It includes a continuing review of the data collection form for the aorta section. 
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April 19, 2022
The eighth in a series designed to help prepare CHSD data managers for the upgrade to version 6.23 (formerly 6.22). It includes a review of the data collection form for the aorta section, including additional anatomic information to be collected.
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April 12, 2022
STS updates on deadlines, a review of the newly implemented STAT scores, and updates from IQVIA. Attendee Q&A follows.
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April 5, 2022
The seventh in a series designed to help prepare CHSD data managers for the upgrade to version 6.23 (formerly known as 6.22). It includes a review of the data collection form for valve procedures.
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March 23, 2022
The sixth in a series designed to help prepare data managers for the upgrade to version 6.22. It includes a review of the Coronary Artery Bypass and Valve Procedure sections of the Data Collection Form.
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March 15, 2022
STS updates on deadlines, a recap of the fall 2021 data analysis report, a review of best practices for preparing data for the next harvest close, and updates from IQVIA on issue resolutions. Attendee Q&A follows.
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March 8, 2022
The fifth in a series designed to help prepare data managers for the upgrade to version 6.22. It includes a review of the Operative through Valve Procedures sections of the Data Collection Form.
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March 1, 2022
The fourth in a series designed to help prepare data managers for the upgrade to version 6.22. It includes a review of the Hemodynamics through ECMO sections of the Data Collection Form.
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February 22, 2022
The third in a series designed to help prepare data managers for the upgrade to version 6.22. It includes a review of the Preoperative Medications through Diagnosis sections of the Data Collection Form.
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February 15, 2022
Updates from STS about harvest deadlines changes and upgrade webinars for v6.22, an educational session on procedure definition updates, a review of IQVIA report enhancements, and participant Q&A.
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February 8, 2022
The second in a series that provides information to help prepare data managers for the upgrade to CHSD version 6.22. It includes a review of the Administrative through Hospitalization sections of the Data Collection Form.
Upgrade Webinar   PDF
February 2, 2022
The first in a series that provides information to help prepare data managers for the upgrade to CHSD version 6.22. Topics include an introduction to the Adults with Congenital Heart Disease component and Fetal Interventions.
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January 18, 2022
An update on the 6.22 data version upgrade, an educational session on new primary procedure determination rules and definition clarifications, an IQVIA update, and attendee Q&A.
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January 11, 2022
A review of the 2022 change in COVID-positive patient exclusions and upcoming harvest schedules, report enhancements coming from IQVIA, and participant Q&A.
User Group Call   PDF
December 7, 2021
A review of best practices for data submission for the upcoming harvest deadline, IQVIA updates and fixes on select dashboard reports, and attendee Q&A.
User Group Call   PDF
November 18, 2021
Updates on harvest deadlines, plus tips and tricks on proper harvest close procedures, user feedback, and attendee Q&A.
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STS Intermacs Database

Intermacs User Group Call
June 29 at 1:00 p.m. CT

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257 or 312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 557 707 151
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STS Intermacs Database Quarterly Report Webinar
July 21 at 2:00 p.m. CT

You may submit questions for this session in advance

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257 or 312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 213 508 366
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Past Intermacs Webinars

For earlier programs, view the Intermacs Webinar YouTube Playlist

May 25, 2022
A training session on the dashboard analytics tool led by Ramaraju Rudraraju, PhD, followed by participant feedback.
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March 30, 2022
A training session on the dashboard analytics tool led by Ramaraju Rudraraju, PhD.
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January 26, 2022
Updates on new features in the Database, as well as a preview of updates coming to the Pedimacs database. Dr. James Kirklin, the director of the Intermacs data warehouse at UAB, joins the call and participates in Q&A with attendees.
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January 26, 2022
Updates from STS and a brief preview of new releases for both Intermacs and Pedimacs registries, followed by attendee Q&A.
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January 20, 2022
A review of the interactive dashboard, a walkthrough of the Kaplan-Meier analytical tool with usage scenarios, and a look ahead at new reports and features coming to the Intermacs Database.
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