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STSA 65th Annual Meeting Content Available Online

Thank you to everyone who joined STSA at its 65th Annual Meeting in Amelia Island, FL last month. Even if you weren’t able to attend in person, you can now access select 65th Annual Meeting content online.

Mark your calendar now for the STSA 66th Annual Meeting, Nov. 6-9, 2019 at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Marco Island, FL!


This activity has been 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 Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

December 20, 2018 | By More

Dan Miller Named 2018 STSA Mavroudis Urschel Award Recipient

Dr. Dan Miller proudly accepts the Mavroudis-Urschel Award at the Dinner Gala.

The Mavroudis-Urschel Award was established in 2006 to recognize and honor an STSA member who made important contributions to the STSA scientific program and uniquely personified the social spirit, camaraderie, and fun for which the STSA is famous. The Award is named for STSA Past Presidents Constantine “Gus” Mavroudis and Harold Urschel, who both contributed significantly to STSA.

Daniel L. Miller, MD received the 2018 STSA Mavroudis Urschel Award at the STSA 65th Annual Meeting, in Amelia Island, FL.

Dr. Miller has held various leadership positions with STSA, including serving on the Program Committee and the Postgraduate Committee. Most notably, he has served as Secretary/Treasurer for the past four years. He has enthusiastically supported the STSA Annual Meeting, year after year, whether it be as a speaker, moderator, or interviewer. He has demonstrated to be a dedicated member of STSA, and encouraged others to participate. Through the Mavroudis Urschel Award, STSA recognizes Dr. Miller’s significant contributions to the association.

The Award was presented during the Dinner Gala by the then President, Dr. Kevin Accola, at the STSA 65th Annual Meeting on November 9, 2018 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, Florida. View a list of past Mavroudis-Urschel Award recipients at www.stsa.org/awards.

December 7, 2018 | By More

Walter Wolfe and Gordon Murray Named 2018 STSA Inspiration Award Recipients

The STSA Inspiration Award was established in 2007 to recognize the important contribution of mentorship to the specialty and the organization, and to encourage upcoming generations of CT surgeons by helping to cultivate mentors worthy of emulation.

The Award is given to the STSA member who has demonstrated exceptional efforts in motivating, inspiring, and cultivating the clinical and research talents of medical students, residents and/or early career CT surgeons. Nominations are submitted in writing to the President, to be considered for presentation at the STSA 65th Annual Meeting. The award is given at the discretion of the President in consultation with the Council. Drs. Walter Wolfe and Gordon Murray were named the 2018 Inspiration Award recipients at this year’s Dinner Gala.

 

Dr. Judson Williams accepts the award on behalf of Dr. Walter Wolfe.

Dr. Walter Wolfe has been a long-time Member of STSA. Nomination letters regarded his sage advice in or out of the operating room as always profound, and noted that he can always be counted on to “do the right thing”. Unable to accept the award at the Dinner Gala, he sent a kind note remarking that he was honored and humbled by this recognition.

“I am honored and humbled by this recognition. I am so sorry that I cannot be there. My joy in life was training residents in surgery. I was unaware of the impact I had but am so grateful to know this at this stage in my life. I am blessed to have been a small part of the training of so many talented and gifted surgeons while being a faculty member at Duke. It was my privilege and my blessing. Your friendships are treasured.”

 

Dr. Gordon Murray’s family proudly accepted the award on his behalf.

Dr. Gordon Murray who passed on May 21, 2018, was President of STSA in 1993, and a valued colleague to all members of STSA. Dr. Kevin Accola presented the award and said of Dr. Murray, “His recent passing saddened us all as he will be remembered as a sincere friend and a consummate gentlemen. I am humbled to present this award to Dr. Gordon Murray in honor of his memory, and we’re so pleased his family could be with us this evening”. Mrs. Murray attended the Dinner Gala and was escorted by Drs. Vinay Badwar and David Jones to the stage to accept the Award on behalf of her late-husband.

 

The Awards were presented during the Dinner Gala by the then President, Dr. Kevin Accola, at the STSA 65th Annual Meeting on November 9, 2018 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, Florida. View a list of past Inspiration Award recipients at www.stsa.org/awards.

December 4, 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

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

Members Appointed to Leadership Committee Positions

More than 50 STSA members participated in the 2016 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:
    • Faisal Bakaeen, MD, Cleveland, OH
    • Elizabeth David, MD, Davis, CA
  • Postgraduate Committee Appointments:
    • Kirk Kanter, MD, Atlanta, GA
    • Chad Stasik, MD, San Antonio, TX
  • Membership Committee Appointments:
    • Andrew J. Lodge, MD, Durham, NC
  • Brooks Scholarship Committee Appointments:
    • Jennifer Solms Nelson, MD, Chapel Hill, NC

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.

Council Meeting, November 4, 2015

STSA Executive Council Members and Committee Chairs attended a Council Meeting on November 4, 2015 in conjunction with the STSA 62nd Annual Meeting.

STSA will accept nominations for 2017 Committee leadership position vacancies in December 2016.

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

February 8, 2016 | By More

2016 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 Thursday, December 10, 2015. Selected nominees will begin their term on January 1, 2016.

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.

Council Meeting, November 4, 2015

STSA Executive Council Members and Committee Chairs attended a Council Meeting on November 4, 2015 in conjunction with the STSA 62nd Annual Meeting. Members interested in volunteering to serve on an STSA Committee should participate in the self-nomination process by December 10, 2015.

Learn more about the 2016 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 800.685.7872.

November 30, 2015 | By More

2015-16 STSA Leadership Slate Announced

Andrea J. Carpenter, MD

Andrea J. Carpenter, MD, STSA President

STSA members voted to approved the 2015-16 STSA leadership slate on Friday evening, November 6 at the 2015 Annual Membership Business Meeting. The Annual Business Meeting was held in conjunction with the STSA 62nd Annual Meeting at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

Dr. Joseph Coselli, STSA Past President and Chair of the STSA Nominating Committee, presented the following slate:

  • Andrea J. Carpenter, President
    University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
  • David R. Jones, President-Elect
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Kevin Accola, Vice President
    Cardiovascular Surgical PA, Orlando, FL
  • Todd K. Rosengart, Councilor-at-Large
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Mark S. Slaughter, Councilor-at-Large
    University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • Stephen C. Yang, Representative to the ACS Advisory Council for CT Surgery
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

The 2016 self-nomination process will open in the coming weeks. Members interested in becoming involved with STSA leadership can  nominate themselves for the Program Committee, Postgraduate Committee, Membership Committee, and Scholarship Committee. Additional information and self-nomination forms will be available in the coming weeks.

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

November 7, 2015 | By More

Nominate a Mentor for the 2015 STSA Inspiration Award

2014 Inspiration Award Presentation

Richard Prager, MD (right) presented Curtis Tribble, MD with the 2014 STSA Inspiration Award during the Association’s 61st Annual Meeting in Tucson, AZ.

To acknowledge the crucial importance of mentorship in developing CT surgeons and to recognize and positively reinforce STSA members who have excelled in their mentorship roles, STSA established its Inspiration Award in 2007. The Inspiration Award is given to the STSA member who has demonstrated exceptional efforts in motivating, inspiring, and cultivating the clinical and research talents of medical students, residents, and/or early career CT surgeons.

STSA is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Inspiration Award. Honor your STSA member mentor by nominating them for this great award.

To nominate someone for the 2015 STSA Inspiration Award, please submit your nomination in writing by September 1. Recommendation letters should outline the specific merits of the nominee and his or her positive influences on the mentee(s). The recipient must be an STSA member in good standing. The award will be given at the discretion of the President in consultation with the Council.

Mail or e-mail nominations to:

John H. Calhoon, MD, President
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
633 N. Saint Clair St., Floor 23
Chicago, IL 60611
stsa@stsa.org

2014 Inspiration Award recipient, Dr. Curtis Tribble, shared the following comments with STSA about what receiving this award meant to him:

The Southern Thoracic Surgical Association has been important to me and my family for a long time. I suspect I come from one of the few families that have three current STSA members. The STSA Inspiration Award that I received at last fall’s meeting came as quite a surprise to me. I certainly appreciated learning about the support of my current and former students, residents, and associates who, I was told, nominated me for this award. I was also thrilled that the award was presented to me by one of my own favorite medical school mentors, Dr. Rich Prager, as he has certainly been a role model for me throughout my career. I believe that all of these relationships illustrate very well what the Southern Thoracic means to so many of us, which is that the organization is as much like family as any to which most of us belong.

Curtis Tribble, MD, 2014 Inspiration Award Recipient

The 2015 Inspiration Award recipient will be announced at the November 7, 2015 Annual Awards Dinner & Dance. Register for the STSA 62nd Annual Meeting and secure your tickets to the Awards Dinner at www.stsa.org.62ndannual.

View a list of all previous STSA Inspiration Award recipients at www.stsa.org/awards. Contact STSA Headquarters with questions at stsa@stsa.org or 800.685.7872.

June 16, 2015 | By More

Successful STSA Program Committee Meeting Held May 8

The STSA Program Committee has been hard at work over the past several months collecting and reviewing 62nd Annual Meeting abstract submissions. The Committee, which is responsible for planning the scientific educational content of the STSA Annual Meeting, met in Chicago on May 8.

2015 Program Committee Members include:

  • Jeffrey P. Jacobs, MD (Co-chair)
  • Stephen C. Yang, MD (Co-chair)
  • John H. Calhoon, MD
  • Richard K. Freeman, MD
  • Charles B. Huddleston, MD
  • S. Adil Husain, MD
  • Richard L. Lee, MD
  • Daniel L. Miller, MD
  • Himanshu J. Patel, MD
  • Richard L. Prager, MD

The STSA 62nd Annual Meeting will take place November 4-7, 2015 at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, FL. The Program Committee received over 250 video and oral abstract submissions and will select approximately 85 abstracts for inclusion in the 62nd Annual Meeting educational program. 2015 abstract submission categories included adult cardiac, general thoracic, congenital, and transplant surgery; history; surgical education; and Lessons Learned from Intraoperative Problems, Misadventures, and Disasters.

The 62nd Annual Meeting program is currently being finalized. Abstract authors will be notified of the Committee’s determination by May 22, 2015. The STSA 62nd Annual Meeting Advance Program will be published in June 2015. E-mail stsa@stsa.org to join STSA’s mailing list and be notified as soon as 62nd Annual Meeting registration and hotel reservations are available.

The STSA Annual Meeting is a premier forum to disseminate information to the cardiothoracic surgery community. Accepted oral presentations will be submitted for publication consideration to The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, which has a circulation of more than 8,000 subscribers. In 2014, 75% of STSA Annual Meeting presentation manuscripts were accepted for publication in The Annals.

Contact STSA Executive Director, Megan Drumm, at mdrumm@stsa.org or 312.202.5864 with questions.

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