Tirone E. David, MD of Toronto General Hospital will present the 2015 STSA Postgraduate Program Special Session talk on Thursday, November 5 from 11:20 am-12:00 pm.
Dr. David’s talk, titled “Lifelong Observations on Heart Valve Surgery,” is based on his more than 30 years of clinical practice and experience. Topics that Dr. David plans to discuss include functional anatomy of heart valves and their role in surgical treatment, comparative results of various devices used for heart surgery, and repair versus replacement for the treatment of heart valve disease. Dr. David will also examine operative mortality, morbidity, and long-term outcomes, as well as procedures that improve patients’ survival and functional recovery.
STSA 62nd Annual Meeting attendees who participate in this session will develop a better understanding of the effects that various cardiothoracic surgical procedures have on patient outcomes. Participants will learn to compare the outcomes presented with their own outcomes in order to determine if improvement is realistic.
A past president of the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, Dr. David currently serves as professor and head of the division of cardiothoracic surgery at Toronto General Hospital in Toronto, ON, Canada. He is world-renown for his surgical skills and innovations.
Don’t miss Dr. David’s Special Session talk on Thursday, November 5 at 11:20 am. Register for the 62nd Annual Meeting online or download a printable registration form. The deadline to pre-register for the meeting is this Tuesday, October 13. After October 13, registration fees increase and attendees must register on-site.
Download the 62nd Annual Meeting Program Book to review the entire educational program and schedule of events. Visit www.stsa.org/62ndannual to learn more. Contact STSA Headquarters with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.685.7872.