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2016 Postgraduate Program Highlights Announced

The STSA Postgraduate Committee is tasked with creating the Association’s annual Postgraduate Program: a four hour educational session comprised of invited talks on pressing topics in the field of CT surgery. The 2016 Postgraduate Program will take place in conjunction with the STSA 63rd Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 11 from 7:00 am-12:15 pm in Naples, FL.

2016 Postgraduate Committee Members include:

  • Paul J. Chai, Chair
  • Scott A. LeMaire, Chair
  • John H. Calhoon
  • Andrea J. Carpenter
  • Robert J. Dabal
  • Melanie Edwards
  • Richard K. Freeman
  • Kirk R. Kanter
  • Daniel L. Miller
  • Chad N. Stasik

The Committee has reviewed 2015 Annual Meeting evaluation data and various other resources to identify existing educational needs and practice gaps in cardiothoracic surgery. The 2016 Postgraduate Program agenda will be published in the Spring issue of STSA News next month.

2016 STSA Annual Meeting attendees can look forward to the following Program highlights:

  • Invited talks on ECMO and best practices for blood conservation;
  • Adult cardiac, general thoracic, and congenital breakout sessions featuring complicated case presentations;
  • New in 2016, a fourth breakout session designed specifically for interdisciplinary care providers will focus on managing the post-operative care of cardiothoracic surgery patients;
  • A “How I Teach It” session featuring expert speakers will address the challenges of teaching cardiothoracic operations; and
  • A Legends Lecture by Mark B. Orringer, MD.

Be sure to check your inbox for STSA News in late-May for the full lineup of speakers and talks. Registration and housing for the STSA 63rd Annual Meeting will be available in mid-June. Learn more about the meeting at www.stsa.org/63rdannual. Contact STSA Headquarters at stsa@stsa.org or (312) 202-5892 with questions.

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STSA Annual Meeting Panel Discussion Available Online: Current Management & Blood Utilization in Cardiac Surgery

The 2014 STSA Postgraduate Program was well-attended in Tucson, AZ on November 6, 2014. Educational videos from this session are now available on CTSNet.

The 2014 STSA Postgraduate Program was well-attended in Tucson, AZ on November 6, 2014. Educational videos from this session are now available on CTSNet.

If you missed the STSA 61st Annual Meeting, held November 5-8, 2014 in Tucson, AZ, you can now catch up on select educational sessions online.

STSA is pleased to announce that it has partnered with CTSNet to provide 61st Annual Meeting Postgraduate Program educational video online for free to the cardiothoracic surgery community. The first video, titled Current Management and Blood Utilization in Adult Cardiac Surgery, is now available.

In this series of videos, an expert panel discusses blood utilization in adult cardiac surgery. Robert Lee of Vanderbilt University Medical Center presents the case history of a 74-year-old male patient who experienced coagulopathy after cardiopulmonary bypass. Victor Ferraris of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Alan Speir of Fairfax Hospital weigh in on the case, overall trends in blood utilization, and implementing a blood administration protocol for patients at risk for coagulopathy.

These presentations were originally given at the STSA 61st Annual Meeting on November 6, 2014 in Tucson, AZ with the following learning objectives:

  • Identify current strategies for minimizing blood utilization during and after cardiac operations.
  • Develop treatment plans for patients at high risk for bleeding due to coagulopathy.
  • Explain the role of the team in cardiac surgery blood conservation.

View the video on CTSNet.

Stay tuned — additional 2014 videos will be posted to CTSNet in the coming weeks.

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