Presenters Meet the Media

The Society will host a press conference on Monday highlighting some of the exciting research being presented at the STS 55th Annual Meeting. The press conference will take place at 12:30 p.m. in Room 27B and feature:

Transplanting Pig Hearts into Sick Babies May Be Promising Temporary Treatment Option
Speaker: David C. Cleveland, MD, University of Alabama Health Services Foundation, Birmingham
Discussant: Carl L. Backer, MD, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Illinois

Reusing Patient’s Own Blood During Heart Surgery May Improve Outcomes
Speaker: Eric Zimmermann, MD, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland
Discussant: Gabriel S. Aldea, MD, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle

Lung Cancer Surgery Patients May Reap Benefits of Larger, More Centralized Hospitals
Speaker: Jeffrey B. Velotta, MD, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center and the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Discussant: Leah M. Backhus, MD, Stanford University, California