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Read the Latest Issue: STSA News – Fall 2018

The Fall 2018 issue of STSA News is now available. This issue features:

  • A letter from STSA President, Kevin D. Accola, MD;
  • 2018 STSA Brooks Scholarship Recipients Announced;
  • Online Brooks Scholarship Donations Being Accepted;
  • STSA 65th Annual Meeting Guest Speakers;
  • STSA 65th Annual Meeting Highlights & Entertainment;
  • STS to Host Resident Jeopardy Competition;
  • Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort Activities & Entertainment;
  • 65th Annual Meeting 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.

October 3, 2018 | By More

Featured Speakers at the STSA 65th Annual Meeting

STSA is excited to host a wonderful line of speakers, both guests and colleagues, at this year’s STSA 65th Annual Meeting at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, FL on November 7-10, 2018.

This year’s meeting will feature the following speakers:

  • President’s Invited Lecturer – Reflections on Leadership by sports legend, Coach Lou Holtz

Coach Lou Holtz has established himself as one of the most successful college football coaches of all time. He is the only coach in the history of college football to:

1) Take 6 different teams to a bowl game
2) Win 5 bowl games with different teams
3) To have 4 different college teams ranked in the final Top 20 poll

For many years, Coach has been considered among the greatest speaking legends in America today. He speaks on overcoming seemingly impossible challenges by setting goals and working to achieve them. He has built a reputation as a motivator, a demanding disciplinarian, and someone who relishes challenges and hard work. Join us for this interactive presentation on Thursday morning.

  • On Friday afternoon, Jerrold H. Levy, Professor of Anesthesiology from Duke University Hospital, will discuss how to manage the new anticoagulants from a surgical perspective.
  • During the Saturday morning Postgraduate Breakfast Session titled: “The Past, Present and Future,” STSA will feature invited guest, Wayne Sotile, discussing the topic of Physician Resilience.

Dr. Sotile is a pioneer in the fields of health psychology, resilience and work/life balance for high performing individuals. He is one of the world’s most seasoned clinicians specializing in life coaching for physicians. Dr. Sotile’s solution-focused life coaching process emphasizes practical applications of evidence-based findings from the combined fields of resilience, positive psychology, marriage/family systems, and adult developmental psychology. Attendees and their spouses and guests are encouraged to attend this special presentation on Saturday morning at the Postgraduate Course.

  • Following Dr. Sotile’s presentation, the Postgraduate Program will feature another living legend in cardiothoracic surgery. This year’s spotlight will be on Alec Patterson from Washington University School of Medicine.
  • Closing the program, David M. Shahian from Massachusetts General Hospital, will deliver a special presentation discussing the trending topic of “Surgeon Performance Metrics: Why, What, and When?”

You don’t want to miss the opportunity to hear these educational presentations from the selected individuals. See the full list of educational sessions in the Advance Program.

Register for the STSA 65th Annual Meeting today! Register online or download a printable registration form.

Reserve your room at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. A block of discounted hotel rooms is being held until Monday, October 8, 2018, provided rooms are still available in the STSA room block. After this date, room reservations will be accepted based upon availability only. Book early to secure your room at the host resort!  Visit www.stsa.org/65thannual and click on the direct link to the Omni reservation website or call the hotel reservations department at 888-444-6664. To qualify for the special meeting rate, be sure to mention that you are attending the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association’s annual meeting.

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

STSA 65th Annual Meeting

This activity will be planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and The Southern Thoracic Surgical Association. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The STS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

August 14, 2018 | By More

Read the Latest Issue: STSA News – Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 issue of STSA News is now available. This issue features:

  • A letter from STSA President, Kevin D. Accola, MD
  • STSA membership recruitment information
  • Highlights from the STSA 64th Annual Meeting
  • 2018 awards and scholarship opportunities
  • Updates from the Program and Postgraduate Committees and
  • 2018 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 20, 2018 | By More

Residents Invited to Compete for 2018 Hawley Seiler Award

Joshua M. Rosenblum, MD accepted his 2017 Hawley Seiler Residents Award at the November 2017 STSA Annual Meeting in San Antonio.

Residents are invited to submit abstracts for the STSA 65th Annual Meeting and participate in the 2018 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 2018 Hawley Seiler Residents Award recipient 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 recipient will be announced at the 2018 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 April 6, 2018, 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 23, 2018 | By More

STSA 65th Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are now being accepted for the STSA 65th Annual Meeting 2017 Abstract Submission
which will be held November 7-10, 2018 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, FL. The deadline to submit abstracts is Friday, April 6, 2018 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 2018 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 9, 2018 | By More

2018 Self-Nomination Process Now Open

STSA is currently accepting self-nominations from active members interested in volunteering to serve on an STSA leadership committee. The deadline to submit self-nominations is Friday, December 8, 2017. Selected nominees will begin their term on January 1, 2018.

The following membership positions are available. Please note that for each appointment, the selected nominee will become Committee Chair or Co-Chair in the final year of their term.

For detailed descriptions of each Committee, please review Article IX of the Association’s Bylaws. Members interested in nominating themselves to be considered for more than one position should complete the appropriate Committee questionnaire for each position of interest.

Learn more about the 2018 self-nomination process. If you have questions or wish to check on the status of your STSA membership, please contact STSA Headquarters at stsa@stsa.org or 312.202.5892.

November 22, 2017 | By More

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