Featured Speakers at the STSA 65th Annual Meeting

August 14, 2018 | By More

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.

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