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STSA 64th Annual Meeting Program Book Published

The STSA 64th Annual Meeting Program Book is now available online.

The Program Book includes a full schedule of events to take place November 8-11 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, TX. The book also includes paper presentation abstracts, a membership roster, exhibitor descriptions and booth numbers, information about Annual Meeting awards, and more.

The STSA Program and Postgraduate Committees put an enormous amount of effort into planning an exceptional educational program featuring presentations from some of the foremost cardiothoracic surgeons in the world. Social activities have been scheduled to provide opportunities for meeting attendees and their families to enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie of the Southern Thoracic community as well as the gorgeous grounds of the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. Learn more about social activities and purchase your family’s tickets today.

Early registration for the 64th Annual Meeting is available until October 18, 2017.

Learn more about the STSA 64th Annual Meeting at www.stsa.org/64thannual and contact STSA headquarters at stsa@stsa.org or 312.202.5892 with questions.

October 13, 2017 | By More

Early Registration and Housing Deadline Extended for STSA 64th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX

The STSA 64th Annual Meeting will take place November 8-11, 2017 at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, T

Don’t miss out! The STSA 64th Annual Meeting early registration and housing deadline is now extended until October 18, 2017.  Make your plans now to join STSA at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, TX, November 8-11, 2017.

Register for the Annual Meeting online or download a registration form.

After October 18, attendees can register for the meeting onsite at the host resort. There will be an additional $50 fee for attendees registering onsite.

A limited number of rooms are available at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa at a special group rate on a first-come, first-served basis. The STSA block of discounted hotel rooms is being held until Wednesday, October 18, 2017, provided rooms are still available in our room block. After this date, room reservations will be accepted based upon availability only. Book early to secure your room at the host resort!

Reserve your hotel room online via the JW Marriott San Antonio reservation system or call the hotel reservations department at 877-622-3140. To qualify for the special meeting rate, be sure to mention that you are attending the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association’s annual meeting.

The STSA 64th Annual Meeting is packed with dynamic educational sessions and opportunities to enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie that the Southern Thoracic is known for.

  • The Annual Meeting Program Book is now available. Review the full educational line-up and Schedule of Events.
  • Make sure to register for social activities, including the golf outing and the Friday evening Awards Dinner.

Visit www.stsa.org/64thannual for all meeting-related information.

Contact STSA Headquarters with questions at stsa@stsa.org or 312.202.5892.

October 13, 2017 | By More

Register for the STSA 64th Annual Meeting

The STSA 64th Annual Meeting will take place November 8-11, 2017 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, TX.

Registration for the STSA 64th Annual Meeting is now available.

  • Register for the STSA 64th Annual Meeting online. Log in to your STSA user account to register for the Annual Meeting. STSA members and previous STSA Annual Meeting attendees have an existing user account. Non-members and first-time STSA Annual Meeting attendees should create an account in order to register.
  • Download a printable registration form. Completed registration forms can be mailed with check payment to STSA, PO Box 809204, Chicago, IL 60680. If paying by credit card, please register online or fax your completed registration form to 773.289.0871.

Please note that STSA members may only register at the reduced member rate if 2017 membership dues have been paid in full. Contact STSA Headquarters at stsa@stsa.org or 312.202.5892 with questions about your membership or to submit a dues payment.

When registering for the meeting, be sure to secure your social activity tickets. The following activities will be available exclusively to STSA meeting registrants:

  • Annual Awards Dinner: Join fellow meeting attendees and their families for an evening of dining and entertainment at the always-memorable Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, November 10. Award presentations will be shortened to maximize time to socialize and enjoy your friends and family at the STSA. Children’s tickets are available.
  • Golf Outing: Participate in the 2017 STSA Golf Outing at TPC San Antonio on Saturday, November 11. Tee times begin at 1:00pm. A Peter Dye-crafted par-72 course sits on a great piece of land which provides panoramic views of an adjacent 700-acre nature preserve. The design, which measures more than 7,000 yards, is true to nature and to the flow of the land. The dramatic elevation changes and hill country views make this course not only challenging, but breathtaking as well. The Golf Outing is expected to sell-out; register early and in advance to secure your ticket.

Learn how to reserve your room at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, make dining reservations, and book tee times.

The Advance Program is now available. Click here to review all the educational sessions in detail.

Contact STSA Headquarters with questions about STSA 64th Annual Meeting registration and housing by e-mailing stsa@stsa.org or calling 312.202.5892.

July 19, 2017 | By More

Spring 2017 Issue of STSA News Published

The Spring 2017 issue of STSA News is now available. This issue features:

  • A letter from STSA President, David R. Jones, MD;
  • STSA membership recruitment information;
  • Highlights from the STSA 63rd Annual Meeting;
  • Program changes to the upcoming STSA 64th Annual Meeting, including updates from the Program and Postgraduate Committees;
  • 2017 awards and scholarship opportunities; and
  • 2017 Schedule of Events.

View additional updates from STSA and past issues of STSA News at www.stsa.org/whats-new.

Please contact STSA Headquarters with questions or suggestions regarding STSA News at stsa@stsa.org.

June 26, 2017 | By More

New and Exciting Changes to the STSA Annual Meeting

STSA has updated and modernized this year’s Annual Meeting schedule to better meet the needs of attendees. STSA will continue to offer high-quality, informative education that you have come to expect, but with changes that will make your experience that much more enjoyable. Keep an eye out in your mailbox and inbox for a copy of the Spring issue of STSA News and the STSA 64th Annual Meeting Advance Program for a more complete schedule and additional details.

Here are a few highlights you will experience at the STSA 64th Annual Meeting, Nov. 8-11, 2017 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa:

EDUCATION

  • The meeting will kick off bright and early on Thursday, Nov. 9 with the Basic Science Forum and Ethics Debate held concurrently from 7:00 am – 7:50 am.
    • The Basic Science Forum will include six abstract presentations addressing current and relevant topics, with discussion time allotted for each presentation.
    • The Ethics Debate will tackle the question, “Battling the Chimera: How Much Disclosure of Rare Risks Is Necessary?”
  • Scientific Sessions on Thursday and Friday will include abstracts and videos selected by the Program Committee after an intensive peer-review process. Many presentations will include a discussion period. In all, more than 70 abstracts and videos will be presented.
  • Concurrent subspecialty breakouts will be held on Friday, Nov. 10. This year’s breakout topics include Adult Cardiac, General Thoracic, Congenital, Transplant, and ECMO.
  • A new and exciting Legends Panel has been added to this year’s schedule on Friday, Nov. 10 from 2:00 pm-3:00 pm. This innovative session will have top surgeons addressing important topics in cardiothoracic surgery.
  • The Postgraduate Program will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 8:00am-11:40am and will address a variety of noteworthy topics, including “Maximizing Leadership Potential in Your Practice,” “Advances in Surgery: New Techniques and Technologies,” and “Management of the Difficult Cardiothoracic Patient in the Early Postoperative Period” specifically for interdisciplinary care providers.

GUEST SPEAKERS/BUSINESS MEETING

  • The President’s Invited Lecturer, Dr. Pedro del Nido, and the Presidential Address by Dr. David R. Jones will be held on Thursday, November 9 from 11:00 am-11:20 am and 11:25 am-12:00 pm respectively.
  • The Kent Trinkle Education Lecturer, Marc Moon, will be held on Friday Nov. 10 from 10:30 am – 10:50 am.
  • The Harold Urschel History Lectureship will be held on Friday, Nov. 10 from 2:30 pm-3:00 pm.
  • The STSA Business Meeting will be held on Friday, Nov. 10 from 4:30pm – 5:15 pm.

SOCIAL EVENTS

  • The All Attendee Luncheon will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 12:00pm, immediately following the Presidential Address.
  • The Resident’s Mixer will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm. All resident attendees are encouraged take advantage of this  unique opportunity to network with your peers and seasoned leaders in the field.
  • The always popular President’s Mixer will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm.
  • On Friday, Nov.10, the Young Practitioners Luncheon and the Interdisciplinary Care Providers Luncheon will allow these attendees to network, hear from their peers, and discuss issues they face in their careers.
  • The popular Annual Awards Dinner will be held on Friday, Nov. 10 beginning with a reception at 7:00 pm followed by dinner, awards and entertainment at 8:00 pm.
  • Although the meeting will officially adjourn by 12:00 pm on Sat, Nov. 11, there’s still time to golf! Take advantage of the beautiful TPC course at the JW Marriott. Attendees can sign up for the STSA Golf Tournament at the time of registration. Don’t miss an opportunity to golf on a championship course designed by golf legends Greg Norman and Pete Dye.

EXHIBITS

  • Visit dozens of exhibitors in the STSA Exhibit Hall to learn about industry’s latest innovations.
  • Coffee breaks, continental breakfast, and dessert following the Thursday afternoon All-Attendee Luncheon will be served exclusively inside the Exhibit Hall.
June 21, 2017 | By More

STSA 2017 Abstract Deadline Extended

STSA 2017 Abstract submission deadline extended to Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:59 pm ET. STSA is accepting abstracts for the STSA 64th Annual Meeting, which will take place November 8-11, 2017 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, TX.

 

April 6, 2017 | By More

STSA Members Receive TSF/WTS Carolyn Reed Fellowship Awards

STSA congratulates members, Lisa M. Brown, MD, and Lauren C. Kane, MD on receiving 2017 TSF/WTS Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship Awards.

Award Recipients

Lisa M. Brown, MD (left) and Lauren C. Kane, MD (right)

This Fellowship was established by Women in Thoracic Surgery and the Thoracic Surgery Foundation in 2013 in memory of Carolyn E. Reed, MD. Dr. Reed served as STSA Secretary/Treasurer from 1999-2002. She was elected the first woman STSA President in November 2006, and her Presidential year concluded at the STSA 54th Annual Meeting in Bonita Springs, FL in November 2007. Dr. Reed was a successful thoracic surgeon, researcher, and educator; she was a beloved member of STSA and played an integral role in propagating the Southern Thoracic and the specialty throughout her career. Dr. Reed passed away in November 2012.

Past President Reed

John Hammon, MD (STSA Past President, 2007-08) presented Carolyn Reed, MD with her STSA Presidential plaque in November 2007 at the STSA 54th Annual Meeting.

The TSF/WTS Carolyn Reed Traveling Fellowship funds a clinically established woman thoracic surgeon to travel to another institution for the purpose of learning a new skill or technology. With a burgeoning field of surgical technology, many surgeons seek an opportunity to gain new experiences and return home with innovations and collaborations. As she was the consummate educator, the leaders of both WTS and TSF deemed it most appropriate to establish this initiative in honor of Dr. Reed.

Dr. Lisa M. Brown received funding for her project titled “University of Michigan Health Services Research Traveling Fellowship” in the amount of $10,000.

Dr. Lauren C. Kane received funding for her project titled “Learning Surgical Strategies with Later Presenting Congenital Heart Disease in India and Beyond” in the amount of $10,000.

Click here to view additional information about TSF awards programs and recipients.

 

March 21, 2017 | By More

Members Appointed to STSA Leadership Committee Positions

More than 60 STSA members participated in the 2017 self-nomination process. Thank you to everyone who nominated themselves to be considered for an STSA Committee leadership position.

Six members were selected to serve on the Program, Postgraduate, Membership, and Scholarship Committees. The newly appointed Committee leaders are as follows:

  • Program Committee Appointments:
    • Joseph A. Dearani, MD, Rochester, MN
    • Daniela Molena, MD, New York, NY
  • Postgraduate Committee Appointments:
    • Matthew Bott, MD, New York, NY
    • Ahmet Kilic, MD, Columbus, OH
  • Membership Committee Appointments:
    • James J. Gangemi, MD, Charlottesville, VA
  • Brooks Scholarship Committee Appointments:
    • Min Kim, MD, Houston, TX

Appointees will serve three- to four-year terms; they will assume to role of Committee Chair/Co-chair in the final year of their term. Committee Chairs/Co-chairs attend STSA Council Meetings and assist in the overall management of the Association.

STSA Executive Council Members attended a Council Meeting on November 9, 2016 in conjunction with the STSA 63rd Annual Meeting.

STSA will accept nominations for 2018 Committee leadership position vacancies in December 2017.

Contact STSA Headquarters with questions at stsa@stsa.org or 312.202.5892.

March 7, 2017 | By More

Residents Invited to Compete for 2017 Hawley Seiler Award

J. Trent Magruder, MD (left) accepted his 2016 Hawley Seiler Residents Award at the November 2016 STSA Annual Meeting in Naples.

Residents are invited to submit abstracts for the STSA 64th Annual Meeting and participate in the 2017 Hawley Seiler Residents Award Competition.

Named for STSA Past President and Founder, Hawley H. Seiler, MD, this award is presented annually to the resident who most excels in their manuscript and oral presentation at the STSA Annual Meeting.

The 2017 Hawley Seiler Residents Award winner will receive $500, a personalized plaque, and their name will be engraved on a permanent plaque to be displayed at future STSA Annual Meetings. The winner will be announced at the 2017 Annual Awards Dinner & Dance. Residents participating in the competition are eligible for reduced-price tickets to attend this event.

The deadline to submit abstracts is Friday April 7, 2017, 11:59 pm, ET. For technical questions regarding submissions, e-mail Technical Support at ts.acsupport@thomson.com or call (434) 964-4100. Technical Support is available Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., ET. For non-technical questions regarding submissions, e-mail STSA at stsa@stsa.org or call (312) 202-5892.

March 1, 2017 | By More

64th Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are now being accepted for the STSA 64th Annual Meeting 2017 Abstract Submission
which will be held November 8-11, 2017 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, TX. The deadline to submit abstracts is Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Oral, video, and history abstracts will be accepted. Oral and video submission categories including the following:

  • Adult Cardiac
    • Aortic
    • Basic Science Research
    • Cardiac Transplantation/ VAD
    • Ischemic Heart Disease
    • Miscellaneous (Arrhythmias, Tumors, etc.)
    • Valvular
  • Congenital
    • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
    • Basic Science Research
    • Neonates and Children
  • General Thoracic
    • Basic Science Research
    • Esophageal Disease
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lung Transplantation
    • Miscellaneous
    • Other Lung
  • Surgical Education
  • Simulation and Team-Based Learning
  • Patient Safety
  • Lessons Learned from Intraoperative Complications

Residents submitting abstracts may select to participate in the 2017 Hawley Seiler Residents Competition.  This award is bestowed upon the resident with the highest quality abstract, manuscript and oral presentation.

Learn more about the Hawley Seiler Competition and view a list of past award recipients.

The STSA Annual Meeting is the premier forum to disseminate information to the cardiothoracic surgery community. Accepted oral presentations are submitted for publication to The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, which has a circulation of more than 8,000 subscribers.

Contact STSA Headquarters with questions at stsa@stsa.org or 312.202.5892.

February 16, 2017 | By More