Tues-Wed | Jan. 26-27, 2016

Mon | Jan. 25, 2016

  • WTS Celebrates 30th AnniversaryWhen Women in Thoracic Surgery (WTS) was formed in 1986, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS) had certified only 37 women. By 2015, that number was 274. This 740% increase certainly would cause the late Nina Starr Braunwald, MD, the first woman to be ABTS certified in 1961, to beam with pride. READ MORE
  • Session Provides In-Depth Look at Quality Measures, Public ReportingSTS is well known for its leadership in reporting surgical outcomes, primarily stemming from the STS National Database, which was established in 1989 as an initiative for quality improvement and patient safety among cardiothoracic surgeons. READ MORE
  • EACTS @ STS Delves Into Combined Aortic Valve Repair and Root ReconstructionThe nuances of various aortic valve repair procedures to treat tricuspid and bicuspid aortic valve diseases will take center stage at EACTS @ STS from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday in Room 126ABC. READ MORE
  • RVU Salary Model Sets Up Cardiothoracic Surgeons to FailAsk Michael G. Moront, MD if a Relative Value Unit-based productivity employment model is good for cardiothoracic surgeons, and he will tell you no. READ MORE
  • How-To Session Offers Tips on CABG, Aortic SurgeryBy nature, cardiothoracic surgeons do not rest on their laurels. They inherently look for ways to be more efficient in their surgeries and optimize outcomes. READ MORE
  • TEE Simulator Helps Facilitate Decision Making in Cardiac SurgeryThe advent of 3D transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has given cardiac surgeons the means to better communicate with cardiac anesthesiologists as they reveal valvular and other heart diseases. Learning to use this 3D technology has recently gone beyond the echo room to simulation training. READ MORE
  • Clark Papers Feature Important Outcomes ResearchSince its inception in 1989, the STS National Database has generated hundreds of key clinical research papers. Three of the latest practice-changing studies—one each from the Congenital Heart Surgery Database (CHSD), the Adult Cardiac Surgery Database (ACSD), and the General Thoracic Surgery Database (GTSD)—will be presented as the 2016 Richard E. Clark Memorial Papers from 8:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. this morning during the General Session in Exhibit Halls 2-3. READ MORE
  • Chamberlain Papers Highlight Impactful ResearchQuality standards for lung cancer surgery, optimal timing between myocardial infarction (MI) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery, and initial results from the bifurcated Y-graft Fontan procedure are featured in three of the most important scientific abstracts accepted to the STS 52nd Annual Meeting program. READ MORE
  • Tech-Con’s ‘Shark Tank’ Dives DeepWith video of an immense great white shark looming in waters as a stage backdrop, aspiring innovators posed their ideas before a panel of judges during Sunday morning's STS/AATS Tech-Con Joint Session: “Shark Tank”—Rapid-Fire Elevator Pitches of Revolutionary Technology. READ MORE

Sat-Sun | Jan. 23-24, 2016