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Hear STS 2021 Content in 17 Different Languages

Don’t miss your chance to take part in one of the most-anticipated virtual annual meetings in cardiothoracic surgery—STS 2021—and you can hear presentations or read closed captioning in any of 17 different languages! The STS Annual Meeting, January 29-31, will offer the latest research findings, innovative technologies, techniques that you can immediately put into practice, and opportunities to network with surgical luminaries. The meeting will be a mix of on-demand programming and interactive, live components. Learn more about the program, and register today.

STS Annual Meeting Offers International Perspectives

A worldwide faculty and global audience will help add an international perspective to many STS 2021 sessions, including:

  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery Associated with Left-Sided Cardiac Disease: When, What, and How?
    Joint session with the Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons (Saturday, January 30)
  • Conduct of Operation: Cannulation, Circulation, and Arch Management
    Joint session with the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (Sunday, January 31)
  • Ferguson Lecture: Personal Reflections from COVID-19
    Features distinguished surgeons from the United States, Italy, and Hong Kong (Sunday, January 31)
  • Transpacific Perspectives on the Management of Subsolid Lung Nodules
    Joint session with the Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (On Demand)

In addition, “Beyond EXCEL: A Discussion on Subsequent Research, Findings, and Reflections on the Importance of CABG in Treating Left Main Disease,” presented by Dr. David Fullerton on Friday, is certain to attract a worldwide audience. Register for STS 2021 today.

International Members Can Order Printed Copies of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Among the many valuable, career-enhancing benefits of STS membership is a subscription to The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. International members outside of North America receive an electronic subscription, but can upgrade to a digital and print subscription for only $25 per calendar year. If you would like a printed Annals:

  1. Log into the STS Web Portal and click on “Subscriptions”
  2. Find “The Annals of Thoracic Surgery – Hard Copy – 2021” and click “Details”
  3. Click “Subscribe Now”

For more information or if you need assistance with your STS login details, contact STS Member Services at membership@sts.org.

STS Launches New Cardiothoracic Surgery E-Book

The most complete and authoritative online resource for cardiothoracic surgical information in the world is now available for purchase. The STS Cardiothoracic Surgery E-Book includes more than 300 interactive chapters, with a rich, multimedia collection of hand-drawn medical illustrations, photographs, and surgical videos. Made up of two volumes—Pearson’s General Thoracic Surgery and Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery—the e-book is available online and on mobile platforms offering home, office, or point-of-care use at any time. The format also allows for continuous updates to reflect the most current information available. The e-book volumes are available for purchase individually or as a set. STS members receive a discount. Learn more.

New Podcast Episodes Provide Inside Look at Surgeon Leaders

Ever wonder what life was really like for your colleagues before they became master surgeons? The STS podcast series, “Same Surgeon, Different Light,” highlights the triumphs, personal obstacles, tradeoffs, and pivotal moments that have helped make these surgeons the leaders they are today. The most recent episodes feature Drs. David Tom Cooke, Tom Varghese, and Shanda Blackmon. You can find the podcast on the Society’s Surgical Hot Topics channel via your favorite podcast app. You also can listen to the episodes on the STS website.


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