Dec. 9

  • Annual Meeting News and NotesLearn about the new offerings at the Annual Meeting, how you can register for the STS/CTSNet Career Fair, the process for requesting a letter of invitation, and the benefits of becoming an STS member. READ MORE
  • Expand Your Knowledge in the Exhibit HallThe STS Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall is the place to learn about the latest medical devices and therapies. READ MORE
  • Attend the STS Social EventJoin your colleagues for an evening of mariachi music, delicious food, and ice-cold margaritas at Corona Ranch on Monday, January 25, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. READ MORE
  • Hear Inspiring Guest LecturesScott Parazynski's career has taken him from the emergency room, to the summit of Mount Everest, and even to outer space. In January, he will share the lessons he's learned with Annual Meeting attendees as the 2016 Thomas B. Ferguson lecturer. READ MORE
  • New Protocol Increases Postoperative Survival Rates After Cardiac ArrestJill Ley, RN, MS set out to increase survival for cardiac surgery patients who experience a cardiac arrest while in an ICU. By implementing a new protocol, she helped reduce mortality rates from cardiac arrest by nearly half at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. READ MORE
  • Glean Tips to Simplify Cardiac Surgery ProceduresWhile unusual cases are interesting, most cardiothoracic surgeons will never see those operations. A new how-to session at the STS 52nd Annual Meeting will focus specifically on common operations to help surgeons improve their techniques, become more efficient, and optimize outcomes. READ MORE
  • STS University Offers More Hands-On Learning than Ever BeforeThe popular STS University will expand in 2016 to include 14 hands-on courses. Attendees will be able to gain experience with a wide variety of cardiothoracic surgical procedures and familiarize themselves with the latest technology in the field. READ MORE
  • Symposium Delves Into Ethics of Device Testing in Developing CountriesBefore new devices are released on the US market, they oftentimes undergo testing in developing countries. Because the devices are too costly to purchase and maintain, these countries cannot ultimately afford to use them. READ MORE
  • Quality and Value Are Crucial for CT ICUsTo say that Kevin W. Lobdell, MD has a patient-centered approach is an understatement. As Director of Quality for the Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute at Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, N.C., he and his team rely on quality measures to make comprehensive performance management improvements in cardiothoracic critical care. READ MORE
  • Tech-Con Amps Up the Wow FactorWhen STS/AATS Tech-Con was introduced in 2002, its goal was to provide a platform for presenting innovative techniques, concepts, and devices for cardiothoracic surgery. In short, Tech-Con was conceived with the wow factor in mind. Fourteen years later, the Tech-Con Task Force has come up with new ways to provide the wow factor. READ MORE
  • Visit Arizona by Way of a Local’s PerspectiveA longtime New Yorker, Andrew H. Goldstein, MD moved 14 years ago to Phoenix, Arizona, where Southwestern art, culture, outdoor activities, entertainment, shopping, and climate combined to make him a Phoenix enthusiast. READ MORE
  • TAVR for Low-Risk Patients to be Discussed at STS/ACC SessionThe potential for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in low-risk patients is quickly becoming a hot topic for cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiologists. The issue will debated during a joint STS and American College of Cardiology session at the STS 52nd Annual Meeting. READ MORE
  • Register TodayRegistration and housing for the STS 52nd Annual Meeting are available at the STS Annual Meeting website. You must register by January 4, 2016, to reserve housing at the special Annual Meeting rate. New this year, the registration process has been simplified. READ MORE
  • STS 52nd Annual Meeting to Feature New Technology, Lively DebatesFor the first time in 30 years, the STS Annual Meeting will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, a city with a sophisticated architectural landscape set against panoramic mountains and stunning desert scenery. The meeting will be January 23-27, 2016, at the Phoenix Convention Center and will offer more interactivity and technology than ever before. READ MORE