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STS 52nd Annual Meeting Online

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  • Annual Meeting Products

Release Date: 1/23/2016

Expiration Date: 2/28/2017

  • Participation: 105.75

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Review the results of clinical and laboratory investigations designed to reveal new knowledge of cardiothoracic disease or to develop new technology applicable to the management of cardiothoracic disease
  • Evaluate the impact of new knowledge and the application of new technology on the treatment of cardiothoracic disease.
  • Discuss the importance of patient safety issues and how current strategies can be introduced into one’s practice or institution.
  • Discuss surgical techniques in order to improve the standard of care within the specialty.
  • Examine how public policy can impact the treatment of one’s patients.
  • Share and summarize information provided through small group discussions facilitated by leaders in cardiothoracic surgery.

This activity provides self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program.

Disclosure Information

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons requires that any individual who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity must disclose all relationships with commercial interests (including known relationships of his or her immediate family, department, and partners). The ACCME defines a commercial interest as "any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests." The question of whether a disclosed conflict situation could represent undue influence on the educational activity by a commercial interest or whether the disclosed information is sufficient to consider an abstract, presentation, or other educational enduring material to represent potentially biased information must be resolved prior to an individual's involvement in STS educational programming.

Disclosure information is provided for each presenter at the beginning of his or her presentation. The absence of any declaration of a disclosure indicates that there is nothing to disclose. To review the complete STS Education Disclosure Policy, go to http://www.sts.org/education-meetings/cme-information/education-disclosure-policy.

Intended Audience

The intended audience consists of cardiothoracic surgeons, general surgeons, anesthesiologists, oncologists, cardiologists, pulmonologists, radiologists, and allied health care providers working with cardiothoracic surgeons. MDs and DOs may claim CME credit; non-MDs/DOs are awarded a certificate of participation.

Estimated Time to Complete (in hours)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2016

STS/CHEST: Primer on Advanced and Therapeutic Bronchoscopy—Theory and Hands-On Session

4.00

STS/SCA: Integrating Perioperative Echocardiography into Cardiac Surgical Clinical Decision-Making

4.00

Saturday Maximum # Credits

8.00

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2016

Practice Management Summit

4.00

STS/AATS Critical Care Symposium: Quality and Value in the CT ICU

4.00

Acquired and Congenital Heart Surgery Symposium: Challenges in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

3.75

ACC @ STS

3.00

How To: Technical Tricks and Pitfalls to Simplify Cardiac Surgery Procedures

3.00

Parallel Surgical Symposium: Congenital

3.00

Parallel Surgical Symposium: General Thoracic

3.00

CT Surgery Interprofessional Education Symposium: Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Patient Safety, Quality, Outcomes, and Reimbursement

2.00

Sunday Maximum # Credits

25.75

MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016

General Session I

3.25

30th Anniversary Commemoration of the Women in Thoracic Surgery: Innovations and Contributions of WTS and STS Members

2.00

Adult Cardiac Session: Ischemic

2.00

Adult Cardiac: Arrhythmia

1.00

Basic Science Research: Adult Cardiac

1.00

Adult Cardiac Session: Aorta I

2.00

Basic Science Research: General Thoracic

1.00

Congenital Session: Adult Congenital

1.00

Congenital Session: Pediatric Congenital I

2.00

Critical Care Session

1.00

General Thoracic Session: Lung Cancer I - Diagnosis and Staging

2.00

General Thoracic Session: Lung Transplantation

2.00

General Thoracic Session: New Technology

1.00

International Symposium & Reception: The Ethics and Practicality of Using New Technologies to Treat Cardiothoracic Diseases in Different Parts of the World

1.25

Quality Improvement Initiatives In Thoracic Surgery

1.00

Redefining Practice Through Quality and Evidence: What’s New?

3.75

STS/CATS/CSCS: Adding New Dimensions to Your Surgical Practice—Optimizing Your Internet Presence and Understanding the Emerging Role of 3-Dimensional Printing in Cardiothoracic Surgery

1.00

SVS @ STS: Sharing Common Ground for Cardiovascular Problems

2.00

Surgical Motion Picture Matinee: Adult Cardiac

1.00

Surgical Motion Pictures Matinee: Congenital

1.00

Surgical Motion Pictures Matinee: General Thoracic

1.00

Monday Maximum # of Credits

33.25

TUESDAY JANUARY 26, 2016

Early Riser Health Policy Forum: MIPS: The New Medicare Fee-for-Service and What It Means to You

1.00

General Session II

2.25

Adult Cardiac Session: Mitral Valve

2.00

Adult Cardiac Session: Aorta II

2.00

Adult Cardiac Session: Aortic Valve

2.00

Adult Cardiac Session: General I

2.00

Advanced Therapies for End-Stage Heart Disease

4.00

Cardiothoracic Surgical Education

2.00

Congenital Session: Pediatric Congenital II

2.00

Congenital Session: Pediatric Congenital III

2.00

EACTS @ STS: Aortic Valve Repair and Aortic Root Reconstruction for Insufficient Tricuspid and Bicuspid Pathology

2.00

ESTS @ STS: Controversial Issues in General Thoracic Surgery—Perspectives From Europe and North America

2.00

Ethics Debate: An Advance Directive Limits Postoperative Care—Should Surgeons Accept Limits on Care?

1.00

General Thoracic Session: Esophageal

2.00

General Thoracic Session: Lung Cancer II - Treatment

2.00

General Thoracic Session: Mediastinal/Pulmonary

2.00

JCTSE: Accountable Surgical Education—How Can Cardiothoracic Surgery Move Forward?

2.00

Patient Safety Symposium: When Bad Things Happen to Good CT Surgeons—Human Error and the Impact on You, the “Second Victim”

2.5

SCA @ STS: Perioperative Evaluation and Management of Circulatory Shock

2.00

Tuesday Maximum # of Credits

38.75

Total Maximum # of Credits

105.75

Planners of the STS 52nd Annual Meeting

Unless otherwise noted, the program planning members have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose:

Commercial Relationships of Program Planning Members

The Society would like to thank the following STS leaders for planning the educational content of the STS 52nd Annual Meeting. Unless otherwise noted, the program planning members have no commercial relationships to disclose:

Kevin D. Accola, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, CorMatrix; Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, St Jude Medical; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Gorav Ailawadi, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force)
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Abbott Vascular; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, St Jude Medical; Nonremunerative Position of Influence, AtriCure, Inc

Gabriel S. Aldea, Workforce on National Databases

Mark S. Allen, President, Board of Directors; Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Nonremunerative Position of Influence, Joint Council on Thoracic Surgery Education

Rakesh C. Arora, Workforce on Critical Care
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Pfizer Canada Inc

Giorgio M. Aru, Workforce on Patient Safety

Ashok N. Babu, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease

Emile A. Bacha, Director-at-Large, Board of Directors; Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board; Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease 
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, CorMatrix

Leah M. Backhus, Co-Chair, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Surgical Symposia Task Force)

Faisal G. Bakaeen, Workforce on Clinical Education
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, JACE Medical, LLC

Craig J. Baker, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Michael K. Banbury, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Joseph E. Bavaria, First Vice President, Board of Directors
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Medtronic, Inc, COOK Medical, Boston Scientific, W. L. Gore & Associates, St Jude Medical

Edo K. Bedzra, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Edward M. Bender, Workforce on Clinical Eduation

Shanda H. Blackmon, Director-at-Large, Board of Directors; Workforce on Annual Meeting (Tech-Con Task Force); Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Matthew G. Blum, Workforce on Practice Management

Robert S. Boova, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Greg A. Bowman, Workforce on Practice Management 
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Employment, Parkview Medical Center

Ayesha S. Bryant, Workforce on Associate Membership

Christopher A. Caldarone, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease; Workforce on National Databases

John H. Calhoon, Workforce on Critical Care

Andrea J. Carpenter, Workforce on Clinical Education
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Alfred S. Casale, Workforce on Practice Management
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Non-Remunerative Position of Influence, American Heart Association

Graciano Castillo-Ortega, Workforce on International Relationships

Robert J. Cerfolio, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Andrew C. Chang, Workforce on National Databases
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Other Research Support, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Covidien

Edward P. Chen, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force); Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Haiquan Chen, Workforce on International Relationships

Aaron M. Cheng, Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force); Workforce on Associate Membership; Workforce on Critical Care

Stephen C. Clark, Workforce on Patient Safety

Joseph C. Cleveland Jr, Workforce on National Databases
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Thoratec, Heartware

Tony Coelho, Public Director, Board of Directors
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Other, Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC), Chairman for a coalition of health care stakeholders that promote patient-centeredness in health policy

David T. Cooke, Workforce on Clinical Education

Katherine F. Cornelius, Workforce on Associate Membership

Traves D. Crabtree, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Surgical Symposia Task Force)

Juan A. Crestanello, Chair, Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force); Workforce on Annual Meeting 
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Medtronic, Inc, Abbott Vascular

Richard S. D'Agostino, Workforce on National Databases
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Saphena Medical, Inc

Elizabeth A. David, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Jose Ribas De Campos, Workforce on International Relationships

Joseph A. Dearani, Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board; Chair, Workforce on Surgical

Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

Sebastian A. Defranchi, Workforce on International Relationships

Todd L. Demmy, Workforce on New Technology

J. Michael DiMaio, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy; Workforce on Patient Safety

Ali Dodge-Khatami, Workforce on International Relationships

Jessica S. Donington, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, KCI

Aaron W. Eckhauser, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

James R. Edgerton, Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board

Melanie A. Edwards, Workforce on National Databases

Jennifer L. Ellis, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Acelity

Robert W. Emery Jr, Workforce on Practice Management
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Kips Bay Medical, Inc; Consultant/Advisory Board, Sunshine Heart, Inc

James I. Fann, Chair, Workforce on Patient Safety
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Twelve, Inc

Farhood Farjah, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force); Workforce on National Databases

Frank L. Fazzalari, Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board; Chair, Workforce on Practice Management

Christopher M. Feindel, Workforce on National Databases

Felix G. Fernandez, Workforce on National Databases

Enrico R. Ferrari, Workforce on International Relationships; Workforce on New Technology
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Andrew C. Fiore, Co-Chair, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Surgical Symposia Task Force)

Michael P. Fischbein, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, National Marfan Society; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, St Jude Medical

David C. Fitzgerald, Workforce on Associate Membership

Stephanie M. Fuller, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

David A. Fullerton, Immediate Past President, Board of Directors

James S. Gammie, Workforce on New Technology
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Harpoon Medical, Inc

Sidharta P. Gangadharan, Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force); Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Changqing Gao, Workforce on International Relationships

Kevin L. Greason, Workforce on Clinical Education

Sean C. Grondin, Canadian Director, Board of Directors; Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board; Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force); Chair, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Frederick L. Grover, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Stanford University School of Medicine, Somahlution, Inc

Kristine J. Guleserian, Workforce on National Databases

T. Sloane Guy, Workforce on Patient Safety
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Medtronic, Inc, Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson

Tarmizi Hakim, Workforce on International Relationships

Jeremiah A. Hayanga, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy; Workforce on International Relationships

Stephen R. Hazelrigg, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Joshua L. Hermsen, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

Robert S. D. Higgins, Treasurer, Board of Directors

Hitoshe Hirose, Workforce on Interational Relationships

Keith A. Horvath, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, NeoGraft

Michal Hubka, Workforce on Patient Safety

Elizabeth Hupp, Workforce on Assoicate Membership

Mark D. Iannettoni, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

John S. Ikonomidis, Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board

James M. Isbell, Workforce on Critical Care 
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, LumaCyte, LLC

Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force); Chair, Workforce on National Databases; Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

Marshall L. Jacobs, Workforce on National Databases

Michael E. Jessen, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Quest Medical, Inc

A Pieter Kappetein, International Director, Board of Directors; Chair, Workforce on International Relationships; Workforce on National Databases
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Medtronic, Inc

Mark R. Katlic, Workforce on National Databases

Nevin M. Katz, Workforce on Critical Care

Michael S. Kent, Workforce on Patient Safety

Shaf Keshavjee, Workforce on New Technology

Kamal R. Khabbaz, Workforce on New Technology
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, St Jude Medical

Cathy E. Knoff, Workforce on Associate Membership

Brian E. Kogon, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

Zachary N. Kon, Workforce on New Technology

Robert L. Kormos, Chair, Workforce on Clinical Education; Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board; Workforce on New Technology

Nicholas T. Kouchoukos, Historian, Board of Directors

Benjamin D. Kozower, Workforce on National Databases

Jeffrey B. Kramer, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

John C. Kucharczuk, Workforce on National Databases

Stephen J. Lahey, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Damien J. LaPar, Resident Director, Board of Directors

John C. Laschinger, Workforce on New Technology

Christine L. Lau, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, XVIVO

Chuen Neng Lee, Workforce on International Relationships

Richard Lee, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy; Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force)

Allison Leonard, Workforce on Associate Membership

Paul S. Levy, Workforce on Practice Management

Jules Lin, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Intuitive Surgical

David E. Lizotte, Workforce on Associate Membership

Kevin W. Lobdell, Workforce on Critical Care; Workforce on Patient Safety
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc

Vassyl A. Lonchyna, Workforce on Critical Care
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Abbott Laboratories, Hospira, AbbVie, Inc

Thomas E. MacGillivray, Chair, Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board; Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

Ryan A. Macke, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Mitchell J. Magee, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

M. Blair Marshall, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

John E. Mayer Jr, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc

James B. McClurken, Workforce on National Databases
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Silver AMI

David M. McMullan, Workforce on New Technology

Robert A. Meguid, Workforce on Patient Safety

Walter H. Merrill, Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board; Chair, Workforce on Associate Membership

Bryan F. Meyers, Director-at-Large, Board of Directors; Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Varian Medical Systems, Inc; Consultant/Advisory Board, Ethicon, Inc

Nicole M. Michaud, Workforce on Associate Membership

Stephanie L. Mick, Workforce on New Technology

Scott J. Millikan, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly and Company, The Dow Chemical Company

Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Friedrich W. Mohr, Workforce on New Technology
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Nonremunerative Position of Influence, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, German Aortic Valve Registry (Deutsches Aortenklappenregister), German Heart Research Foundation (Deutschen Stiftung für Herzforschung), American Association for Thoracic Surgery

Nahush A. Mokadam, Workforce on New Technology
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Thoratec Corporation, HeartWare, Inc, SynCardia Systems, Inc, St Jude Medical

Laureano Molins, Workforce on International Relationships

Christopher R. Morse, Workforce on New Technology; Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force)

Noburu Motomura, Workforce on National Databases

Michael S. Mulligan, Workforce on Critical Care; Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Patrick O. Myers, Workforce on International Relationships

Alykhan S. Nagji, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Keith S. Naunheim, Secretary, Board of Directors
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Medtronic, Inc

Jennifer S. Nelson, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

Joseph R. Newton Jr, Workforce on Practice Management

Francis D. Pagani, Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board

Bernard J. Park, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Intuitive Surgical, Bard, Inc, Covidien

G. Alexander Patterson, Editor, Board of Directors; Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board

Jonathan M. Philpott, Workforce on New Technology

Allan Pickens, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Ethicon

Frank A. Pigula, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

Richard L. Prager, Second Vice President, Board of Directors

Ourania A. Preventza, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, W. L. Gore & Associates, COOK Medical

Theolyn N. Price, Workforce on Patient Safety

Joseph Rabin, Workforce on Critical Care

Edward A. Ranzenbach, Workforce on Associate Membership

Daniel P. Raymond, Workforce on National Databases
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Bristol Myers Squibb

Dan J. Raz, Workforce on Critical Care
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Cireca Theranostics, LLC

V. Seenu Reddy, Workforce on Practice Management
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Zoll LifeVest; Consultant/Advisory Board, Acelity

T. Brett Reece, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force); Workforce on New Technology
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Bard, Inc, Bolton Medical, Inc

David C. Rice, Workforce on New Technology
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Olympus Corporation

Michael P. Robich, Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board

Paul D. Robison, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Matthew A. Romano, Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force)

Eric E. Roselli, Workforce on New Technology
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation; Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc, Bolton Medical, Apica Ltd; Research Grant, LivaNova, Medtronic, Inc, CorMatrix; Other/Clinical Events Committee, Direct Flow Medical, Inc

Valerie W. Rusch, Workforce on Critical Care

William H. Ryan, Workforce on Practice Management

Joseph F. Sabik III, Director-at-Large, Board of Directors
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Abbott Vascular, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation; Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc, LivaNova

Chittoor B. Sai-Sudhakar, Workforce on International Relationships

Eric L. Sarin, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Abbott Vascular

Stefano Schena, Workforce on Associate Membership

Frank W. Sellke, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force)
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Boehringer Ingelheim, The Medicines Company

Craig H. Selzman, Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force)

Jay G. Shake, Workforce on Critical Care

K. Robert Shen, Chair, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force); Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board

Brett C. Sheridan, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force)

Joseph B. Shrager, Workforce on National Databases; Workforce on Annual Meeting (Surgical Symposia Task Force)
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, CareFusion Corporation, MAQUET

Sara J. Shumway, Workforce on Clinical Education

Danielle Smith, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Harmik J. Soukiasian, Workforce on Associate Membership

Alan M. Speir, Chair, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy; Workforce on National Databases
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc

Sandra L. Starnes, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Hon Chi Suen, Workforce on International Relationships

Rakesh M. Suri, Workforce on National Databases
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Abbott Vascular; Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, St Jude Medical, LivaNova

Wilson Y. Szeto, Workforce on New Technology
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Medtronic, Inc, LivaNova; Consultant/Advisory Board, Micro Interventional Devices, Inc

Shinichi Takamoto, International Director, Board of Directors

James E. Tcheng, Workforce on National Databases
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Guideline Central; Consultant/Advisory Board, Guideline Central, Philips Healthcare, Mayo Clinic

Hassan A. Tetteh, Workforce on Practice Management

Mathew Thomas, Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force)

Jess L. Thompson, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Vinod H. Thourani, Chair, Workforce on New Technology; Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board; Director-at-Large, Board of Directors

Brandon H. Tieu, Workforce on Associate Membership

Bruce Toporoff, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Curt Tribble, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

James S. Tweddell, Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, CorMatrix

Yuichi Ueda, Workforce on International Relationships
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, CSL Behring

Glen S. Van Arsdell, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force); Workforce on Annual Meeting (Surgical Symposia Task Force)
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Cell Aegis Devices

Dirk E. Van Raemdonck, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, TransMedics, Inc

Ara A. Vaporciyan, Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board; Chair, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Nonremunerative Position of Influence, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Thomas K. Varghese Jr, Workforce on Clinical Education; Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force)

Thomas K. Waddell, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, XOR Laboratories Toronto; Consultant/Advisory Board, United Therapeutics Corporation

Jennifer D. Walker, Workforce on Clinical Education

Michael J. Weyant, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Glenn J. R. Whitman, Chair, Workforce on Critical Care; Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board

Richart I. Whyte, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Mathew R. Williams, Workforce on New Technology
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc; Research Grant, Medtronic, Inc

Douglas E. Wood, Workforce on Critical Care
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Spiration, Inc; Consultant/Advisory Board, Spiration, Inc

Cameron D. Wright, Director-at-Large, Board of Directors

Moritz C. Wyler von Ballmoos, Workforce on International Relationships

Leora T. Yarboro, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Kazuhiro Yasufuku, Workforce on New Technology
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Olympus Corporation

Joseph B. Zwischenberger, Workforce on New Technology
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, MAQUET; Research Grant, National Institutes of Health

Commercial Relationships of STS Staff

Unless otherwise noted, these STS staff members have no commercial relationships to disclose:

Natalie Boden, Director of Marketing & Communications
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble

Keith Bura, Director of Finance & Administration

Michele D. Chao, Senior Manager for Education

Colleen Donohoe, Director of Meetings & Conventions

Megan Drumm, Manager, Affiliate Organizations

Sarah Foreman, Member Services Coordinator

Josh Krantz, Political Affairs and Advocacy Manager

Rebecca Mark, JCTSE Administration & Education Manager

Damon K. Marquis, Director of Education & Member Services
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, General Electric Company, Medtronic, Inc, Pfizer Inc, Johnson & Johnson

Donna E. McDonald, Senior Manager, STS National Database & Patient Safety

Grahame Rush, Director of Information Services

Darcy Sengewald, E-Learning Manager

William F. Seward, Associate Executive Director

Nicole Schroeder, Education Manager

Venkata Shilpa Srikakolapu, CME Compliance Coordinator

Cheryl Wilson, Administration Manager & Executive Assistant

Beth Winer, Senior Manager, Affiliate Organizations

Robert A. Wynbrandt, Executive Director & General Counsel

Courtney Yohe, Director of Government Relations

Commercial Relationships of Abstract Reviewers

The Society would like to thank the following STS leaders for reviewing the abstracts submitted for presentation consideration at the STS 52nd Annual Meeting. Unless otherwise noted, the abstract reviewers have no commercial relationships to disclose:

Anwar S. Abd-Elfattah

Usman Ahmad

Gabriel Aldea

Rakesh C. Arora
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Pfizer Canada Inc.

Giorgio M. Aru

Pavan Atluri

Erle H. Austin Jr

Salim Aziz

Emile A. Bacha
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, CorMatrix

Leah M. Backhus

Vinay Badhwar

Faisal G. Bakaeen
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, JACE Medical, LLC

Craig J. Baker

Richard J. Battafarano

Joseph E. Bavaria
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Medtronic, Inc, COOK Medical, Boston Scientific, W. L. Gore & Associates, St Jude Medical

Edward M. Bender

Mark F. Berry

Friedhelm Beyersdorf

Ricardo Beyruti

Faiz Bhora

Reshma M. Biniwale

Hartmuth B. Bittner

Matthew G. Blum

Daniel J. Boffa

Derek R. Brinster

David A. Bull

John H. Calhoon

Margarita T. Camacho
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Sunshine Heart, Inc

Andrea J. Carpenter
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Stephen D. Cassivi

Mario Castillo-Sang

David J. Chambers

Andrew C. Chang
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc

Edward P. Chen

Aaron M. Cheng

Danny Chu

Joseph B. Clark

Joseph C. Cleveland Jr
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Thoratec, Heartware

Lawrence H. Cohn

Yolanda L. Colson

John V. Conte
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc, Boston Scientific; Research Grant, Boston Scientific, LivaNova

David T. Cooke

Joel D. Cooper

Juan A. Crestanello
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Medtronic, Inc, Abbott Vascular

Richard C. Daly
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Neochord, Inc

Elizabeth A. David

Alberto L. De Hoyos

Joseph A. Dearani

Michael M. Decamp
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, PneumRx, Pulmonix, Holaira, Inc, Soffio Medical, Inc Pedro J. del Nido

Ralph E. Delius

Steven R. Demeester
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, C2 Therapeutics, CDx; Consultant/Advisory Board, Bard, Inc, Novadaq Technologies, Inc

Claude Deschamps

J. Michael DiMaio

Verdi J. DiSesa

Jessica S. Donington
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, KCI

James R. Edgerton

Melanie A. Edwards

Afshin Ehsan

Richard P. Embrey

Robert W. Emery
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Kips Bay Medical, Inc; Consultant/Advisory Board, Sunshine Heart, Inc

John W. Entwistle

James I. Fann
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Twelve, Inc

Farhood Farjah

Francis D. Ferdinand

Mark K. Ferguson
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Nonremunerative Position of Influence, CTSNet; Other/Royalties, Elsevier, Springer

Felix G. Fernandez

Angel Fernández González

Enrico R. Ferrari
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Andrew C. Fiore

Michael S. Firstenberg

Raja M. Flores

Seth D. Force

Kenneth L. Franco

Richard K. Freeman

Stephanie M. Fuller

James S. Gammie
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Harpoon Medical, Inc

Sanjiv K. Gandhi

Sidharta P. Gangadharan

James J. Gangemi

J. William Gaynor

Arnar Geirsson

Kristopher M. George

Thomas G. Gleason
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Medtronic, Inc

Kevin L. Greason

Sean C. Grondin

Robert A. Gustafson

Michael E. Halkos
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Intuitive Surgical, Medtronic, Inc, MAQUET John W. Hammon

David H. Harpole

Stephen R. Hazelrigg

Joshua L. Hermsen

Luis J. Herrera
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Intuitive Surgical

William L. Holman

Charles B. Huddleston

Mark D. Iannettoni

John S. Ikonomidis

James M. Isbell

Marshall L. Jacobs

Michael E. Jessen
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Quest Medical, Inc

Lauren C. Kane

Kirk R. Kanter

Tara B. Karamlou

Riyad C. Karmy-Jones

Mark R. Katlic

Aditya K. Kaza

Michael S. Kent

Kemp H. Kernstine

Kenneth A. Kesler

Anthony W. Kim

Brian E. Kogon

John J. Lamberti

Michael Lanuti

Richard Lee

Bradley G. Leshnower

Moishe A. Liberman
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Baxter, Boston Scientific, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc

Jules Lin
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Intuitive Surgical

Kevin W. Lobdell
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc

Vassyl A. Lonchyna
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Abbott Laboratories, Hospira, AbbVie, Inc

Thomas E. MacGillivray

Steven K. Macheers

Daniel Marelli

M. Blair Marshall

Christopher E. Mascio

David P. Mason

Constantine Mavroudis

John E. Mayer Jr
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc

Donna E. Maziak

Patrick M. McCarthy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation; Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Abbot Vascular

James B. McClurken
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Silver AMI

David M. McMullan

Ari A. Mennander

Carlos M. Mery

Bryan F. Meyers
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Varian Medical Systems, Inc; Consultant/Advisory Board, Ethicon, Inc

Dan M. Meyer

Shari L. Meyerson

Tomislav Mihaljevic

John D. Mitchell
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, MAQUET, Covidien

Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce

Nahush A. Mokadam
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Thoratec Corporation, HeartWare, Inc, SynCardia Systems, Inc, St Jude Medical

Rainer G. H. Moosdorf

Jeffrey A. Morgan

Christopher R. Morse

Sudish C. Murthy

Christopher J. Mutrie

Meena Nathan

Jennifer S. Nelson

Dao M. Nguyen

William M. Novick
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Other Research Support, Medtronic, Inc, Terumo Medical Corporation, W. L. Gore & Associates

Richard G. Ohye

Francis D. Pagani

G. Alexander Patterson

Arjun Pennathur
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Accuray

Jonathan M. Philpott

Allan Pickens
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Ethicon

Frank A. Pigula

Mark D. Plunkett

Mohammed A. Quader

Joseph Rabin

Dan J. Raz
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Cireca Theranostics, LLC

Rishindra M. Reddy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, GlaxoSmithKline; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Covidien; Consultant/Advisory Board, Intuitive Surgical; Other Research Support, Novadaq Technologies Inc

T. Brett Reece
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Bard, Inc, Bolton Medical, Inc

Michael F. Reed
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Spiration, Inc

Gaetano Rocco
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Baxter, Covidien; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Covidien

Evelio Rodriguez
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, AtriCure, Inc, St Jude Medical, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Medtronic, Inc

Matthew A. Romano

Eric E. Roselli
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation; Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc, Bolton Medical, Apica Ltd; Research Grant, LivaNova, Medtronic, Inc, CorMatrix; Other/Clinical Events Committee, Direct Flow Medical, Inc

Marc Ruel

Valerie W. Rusch

Joseph F. Sabik III
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Abbott Vascular, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation; Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc, LivaNova

Jorge D. Salazar

Juan A. Sanchez

Edward B. Savage

Joseph D. Schmoker
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc, Acelity

Scot Schultz

Frank W. Sellke
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Boehringer Ingelheim, The Medicines Company

Craig H. Selzman

Jay G. Shake

K. Robert Shen

Brett Sheridan

Nicholas G. Smedira

Michael Smith
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc

Edward G. Soltesz
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, St Jude Medical, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, AtriCure, Inc, Other/Royalties, Jace Medical

Howard Song

Alan M. Speir
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc

Thomas L. Spray

Sandra L. Starnes

Robert W. Stewart

Ram Kumar Subramanyam
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Mallinckrodt

Jack C. Sun

Wilson Y. Szeto
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Medtronic, Inc, LivaNova; Consultant/Advisory Board, Micro Interventional Devices, Inc

Hassan A. Tetteh

Patricia A. Thistlethwaite

Mathew Thomas

Betty C. Tong
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, W. L. Gore & Associates

Robert F. Tranbaugh

Peter Tsai

Elaine E. Tseng
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, University of California, National Institutes of Health; Ownership Interest, ReValve Med

Joseph W. Turek

James S. Tweddell
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, CorMatrix

Panayotis Vardas

Glen S. Van Arsdell
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Cell Aegis Devices

Julio Vasquez

Christina Vassileva

Jennifer D. Walker

Todd S. Weiser

Benny Weksler

Michael J. Weyant

Glenn J. R. Whitman

Richard I. Whyte

Cameron D. Wright

Saikrishna S. Yendamuri

Marco A. Zenati

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Minimum Hardware Requirements

Windows

  • Operating System: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista; Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • Intel® Pentium® III 450MHz or faster processor (or equivalent)
  • 128MB of RAM
  • Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory
  • Sound Card: at least 16-bit

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Bandwidth:

  • Broadband connection with 500+ Kbps

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Review the results of clinical and laboratory investigations designed to reveal new knowledge of cardiothoracic disease or to develop new technology applicable to the management of cardiothoracic disease
  • Evaluate the impact of new knowledge and the application of new technology on the treatment of cardiothoracic disease.
  • Discuss the importance of patient safety issues and how current strategies can be introduced into one’s practice or institution.
  • Discuss surgical techniques in order to improve the standard of care within the specialty.
  • Examine how public policy can impact the treatment of one’s patients.
  • Share and summarize information provided through small group discussions facilitated by leaders in cardiothoracic surgery.

This activity provides self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program.

Disclosure Information

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons requires that any individual who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity must disclose all relationships with commercial interests (including known relationships of his or her immediate family, department, and partners). The ACCME defines a commercial interest as "any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests." The question of whether a disclosed conflict situation could represent undue influence on the educational activity by a commercial interest or whether the disclosed information is sufficient to consider an abstract, presentation, or other educational enduring material to represent potentially biased information must be resolved prior to an individual's involvement in STS educational programming.

Disclosure information is provided for each presenter at the beginning of his or her presentation. The absence of any declaration of a disclosure indicates that there is nothing to disclose. To review the complete STS Education Disclosure Policy, go to http://www.sts.org/education-meetings/cme-information/education-disclosure-policy.

Intended Audience

The intended audience consists of cardiothoracic surgeons, general surgeons, anesthesiologists, oncologists, cardiologists, pulmonologists, radiologists, and allied health care providers working with cardiothoracic surgeons. MDs and DOs may claim CME credit; non-MDs/DOs are awarded a certificate of participation.

Estimated Time to Complete (in hours)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2016

STS/CHEST: Primer on Advanced and Therapeutic Bronchoscopy—Theory and Hands-On Session

4.00

STS/SCA: Integrating Perioperative Echocardiography into Cardiac Surgical Clinical Decision-Making

4.00

Saturday Maximum # Credits

8.00

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2016

Practice Management Summit

4.00

STS/AATS Critical Care Symposium: Quality and Value in the CT ICU

4.00

Acquired and Congenital Heart Surgery Symposium: Challenges in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

3.75

ACC @ STS

3.00

How To: Technical Tricks and Pitfalls to Simplify Cardiac Surgery Procedures

3.00

Parallel Surgical Symposium: Congenital

3.00

Parallel Surgical Symposium: General Thoracic

3.00

CT Surgery Interprofessional Education Symposium: Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Patient Safety, Quality, Outcomes, and Reimbursement

2.00

Sunday Maximum # Credits

25.75

MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016

General Session I

3.25

30th Anniversary Commemoration of the Women in Thoracic Surgery: Innovations and Contributions of WTS and STS Members

2.00

Adult Cardiac Session: Ischemic

2.00

Adult Cardiac: Arrhythmia

1.00

Basic Science Research: Adult Cardiac

1.00

Adult Cardiac Session: Aorta I

2.00

Basic Science Research: General Thoracic

1.00

Congenital Session: Adult Congenital

1.00

Congenital Session: Pediatric Congenital I

2.00

Critical Care Session

1.00

General Thoracic Session: Lung Cancer I - Diagnosis and Staging

2.00

General Thoracic Session: Lung Transplantation

2.00

General Thoracic Session: New Technology

1.00

International Symposium & Reception: The Ethics and Practicality of Using New Technologies to Treat Cardiothoracic Diseases in Different Parts of the World

1.25

Quality Improvement Initiatives In Thoracic Surgery

1.00

Redefining Practice Through Quality and Evidence: What’s New?

3.75

STS/CATS/CSCS: Adding New Dimensions to Your Surgical Practice—Optimizing Your Internet Presence and Understanding the Emerging Role of 3-Dimensional Printing in Cardiothoracic Surgery

1.00

SVS @ STS: Sharing Common Ground for Cardiovascular Problems

2.00

Surgical Motion Picture Matinee: Adult Cardiac

1.00

Surgical Motion Pictures Matinee: Congenital

1.00

Surgical Motion Pictures Matinee: General Thoracic

1.00

Monday Maximum # of Credits

33.25

TUESDAY JANUARY 26, 2016

Early Riser Health Policy Forum: MIPS: The New Medicare Fee-for-Service and What It Means to You

1.00

General Session II

2.25

Adult Cardiac Session: Mitral Valve

2.00

Adult Cardiac Session: Aorta II

2.00

Adult Cardiac Session: Aortic Valve

2.00

Adult Cardiac Session: General I

2.00

Advanced Therapies for End-Stage Heart Disease

4.00

Cardiothoracic Surgical Education

2.00

Congenital Session: Pediatric Congenital II

2.00

Congenital Session: Pediatric Congenital III

2.00

EACTS @ STS: Aortic Valve Repair and Aortic Root Reconstruction for Insufficient Tricuspid and Bicuspid Pathology

2.00

ESTS @ STS: Controversial Issues in General Thoracic Surgery—Perspectives From Europe and North America

2.00

Ethics Debate: An Advance Directive Limits Postoperative Care—Should Surgeons Accept Limits on Care?

1.00

General Thoracic Session: Esophageal

2.00

General Thoracic Session: Lung Cancer II - Treatment

2.00

General Thoracic Session: Mediastinal/Pulmonary

2.00

JCTSE: Accountable Surgical Education—How Can Cardiothoracic Surgery Move Forward?

2.00

Patient Safety Symposium: When Bad Things Happen to Good CT Surgeons—Human Error and the Impact on You, the “Second Victim”

2.5

SCA @ STS: Perioperative Evaluation and Management of Circulatory Shock

2.00

Tuesday Maximum # of Credits

38.75

Total Maximum # of Credits

105.75

Planners of the STS 52nd Annual Meeting

Unless otherwise noted, the program planning members have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose:

Commercial Relationships of Program Planning Members

The Society would like to thank the following STS leaders for planning the educational content of the STS 52nd Annual Meeting. Unless otherwise noted, the program planning members have no commercial relationships to disclose:

Kevin D. Accola, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, CorMatrix; Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, St Jude Medical; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Gorav Ailawadi, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force)
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Abbott Vascular; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, St Jude Medical; Nonremunerative Position of Influence, AtriCure, Inc

Gabriel S. Aldea, Workforce on National Databases

Mark S. Allen, President, Board of Directors; Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Nonremunerative Position of Influence, Joint Council on Thoracic Surgery Education

Rakesh C. Arora, Workforce on Critical Care
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Pfizer Canada Inc

Giorgio M. Aru, Workforce on Patient Safety

Ashok N. Babu, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease

Emile A. Bacha, Director-at-Large, Board of Directors; Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board; Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, CorMatrix

Leah M. Backhus, Co-Chair, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Surgical Symposia Task Force)

Faisal G. Bakaeen, Workforce on Clinical Education
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, JACE Medical, LLC

Craig J. Baker, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Michael K. Banbury, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Joseph E. Bavaria, First Vice President, Board of Directors
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Medtronic, Inc, COOK Medical, Boston Scientific, W. L. Gore & Associates, St Jude Medical

Edo K. Bedzra, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Edward M. Bender, Workforce on Clinical Eduation

Shanda H. Blackmon, Director-at-Large, Board of Directors; Workforce on Annual Meeting (Tech-Con Task Force); Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Matthew G. Blum, Workforce on Practice Management

Robert S. Boova, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Greg A. Bowman, Workforce on Practice Management
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Employment, Parkview Medical Center

Ayesha S. Bryant, Workforce on Associate Membership

Christopher A. Caldarone, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease; Workforce on National Databases

John H. Calhoon, Workforce on Critical Care

Andrea J. Carpenter, Workforce on Clinical Education
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Alfred S. Casale, Workforce on Practice Management
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Non-Remunerative Position of Influence, American Heart Association

Graciano Castillo-Ortega, Workforce on International Relationships

Robert J. Cerfolio, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Andrew C. Chang, Workforce on National Databases
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Other Research Support, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Covidien

Edward P. Chen, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force); Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Haiquan Chen, Workforce on International Relationships

Aaron M. Cheng, Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force); Workforce on Associate Membership; Workforce on Critical Care

Stephen C. Clark, Workforce on Patient Safety

Joseph C. Cleveland Jr, Workforce on National Databases
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Thoratec, Heartware

Tony Coelho, Public Director, Board of Directors
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Other, Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC), Chairman for a coalition of health care stakeholders that promote patient-centeredness in health policy

David T. Cooke, Workforce on Clinical Education

Katherine F. Cornelius, Workforce on Associate Membership

Traves D. Crabtree, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Surgical Symposia Task Force)

Juan A. Crestanello, Chair, Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force); Workforce on Annual Meeting
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Medtronic, Inc, Abbott Vascular

Richard S. D'Agostino, Workforce on National Databases
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Saphena Medical, Inc

Elizabeth A. David, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Jose Ribas De Campos, Workforce on International Relationships

Joseph A. Dearani, Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board; Chair, Workforce on Surgical

Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

Sebastian A. Defranchi, Workforce on International Relationships

Todd L. Demmy, Workforce on New Technology

J. Michael DiMaio, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy; Workforce on Patient Safety

Ali Dodge-Khatami, Workforce on International Relationships

Jessica S. Donington, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, KCI

Aaron W. Eckhauser, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

James R. Edgerton, Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board

Melanie A. Edwards, Workforce on National Databases

Jennifer L. Ellis, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Acelity

Robert W. Emery Jr, Workforce on Practice Management
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Kips Bay Medical, Inc; Consultant/Advisory Board, Sunshine Heart, Inc

James I. Fann, Chair, Workforce on Patient Safety
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Twelve, Inc

Farhood Farjah, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force); Workforce on National Databases

Frank L. Fazzalari, Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board; Chair, Workforce on Practice Management

Christopher M. Feindel, Workforce on National Databases

Felix G. Fernandez, Workforce on National Databases

Enrico R. Ferrari, Workforce on International Relationships; Workforce on New Technology
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Andrew C. Fiore, Co-Chair, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Surgical Symposia Task Force)

Michael P. Fischbein, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, National Marfan Society; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, St Jude Medical

David C. Fitzgerald, Workforce on Associate Membership

Stephanie M. Fuller, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

David A. Fullerton, Immediate Past President, Board of Directors

James S. Gammie, Workforce on New Technology
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Harpoon Medical, Inc

Sidharta P. Gangadharan, Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force); Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Changqing Gao, Workforce on International Relationships

Kevin L. Greason, Workforce on Clinical Education

Sean C. Grondin, Canadian Director, Board of Directors; Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board; Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force); Chair, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Frederick L. Grover, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Stanford University School of Medicine, Somahlution, Inc

Kristine J. Guleserian, Workforce on National Databases

T. Sloane Guy, Workforce on Patient Safety
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Medtronic, Inc, Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson

Tarmizi Hakim, Workforce on International Relationships

Jeremiah A. Hayanga, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy; Workforce on International Relationships

Stephen R. Hazelrigg, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Joshua L. Hermsen, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

Robert S. D. Higgins, Treasurer, Board of Directors

Hitoshe Hirose, Workforce on Interational Relationships

Keith A. Horvath, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, NeoGraft

Michal Hubka, Workforce on Patient Safety

Elizabeth Hupp, Workforce on Assoicate Membership

Mark D. Iannettoni, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

John S. Ikonomidis, Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board

James M. Isbell, Workforce on Critical Care
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, LumaCyte, LLC

Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force); Chair, Workforce on National Databases; Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

Marshall L. Jacobs, Workforce on National Databases

Michael E. Jessen, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Quest Medical, Inc

A Pieter Kappetein, International Director, Board of Directors; Chair, Workforce on International Relationships; Workforce on National Databases
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Medtronic, Inc

Mark R. Katlic, Workforce on National Databases

Nevin M. Katz, Workforce on Critical Care

Michael S. Kent, Workforce on Patient Safety

Shaf Keshavjee, Workforce on New Technology

Kamal R. Khabbaz, Workforce on New Technology
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, St Jude Medical

Cathy E. Knoff, Workforce on Associate Membership

Brian E. Kogon, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

Zachary N. Kon, Workforce on New Technology

Robert L. Kormos, Chair, Workforce on Clinical Education; Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board; Workforce on New Technology

Nicholas T. Kouchoukos, Historian, Board of Directors

Benjamin D. Kozower, Workforce on National Databases

Jeffrey B. Kramer, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

John C. Kucharczuk, Workforce on National Databases

Stephen J. Lahey, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Damien J. LaPar, Resident Director, Board of Directors

John C. Laschinger, Workforce on New Technology

Christine L. Lau, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, XVIVO

Chuen Neng Lee, Workforce on International Relationships

Richard Lee, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy; Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force)

Allison Leonard, Workforce on Associate Membership

Paul S. Levy, Workforce on Practice Management

Jules Lin, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Intuitive Surgical

David E. Lizotte, Workforce on Associate Membership

Kevin W. Lobdell, Workforce on Critical Care; Workforce on Patient Safety
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc

Vassyl A. Lonchyna, Workforce on Critical Care
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Abbott Laboratories, Hospira, AbbVie, Inc

Thomas E. MacGillivray, Chair, Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board; Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

Ryan A. Macke, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Mitchell J. Magee, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

M. Blair Marshall, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

John E. Mayer Jr, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc

James B. McClurken, Workforce on National Databases
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Silver AMI

David M. McMullan, Workforce on New Technology

Robert A. Meguid, Workforce on Patient Safety

Walter H. Merrill, Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board; Chair, Workforce on Associate Membership

Bryan F. Meyers, Director-at-Large, Board of Directors; Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Varian Medical Systems, Inc; Consultant/Advisory Board, Ethicon, Inc

Nicole M. Michaud, Workforce on Associate Membership

Stephanie L. Mick, Workforce on New Technology

Scott J. Millikan, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly and Company, The Dow Chemical Company

Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Friedrich W. Mohr, Workforce on New Technology
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Nonremunerative Position of Influence, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, German Aortic Valve Registry (Deutsches Aortenklappenregister), German Heart Research Foundation (Deutschen Stiftung für Herzforschung), American Association for Thoracic Surgery

Nahush A. Mokadam, Workforce on New Technology
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Thoratec Corporation, HeartWare, Inc, SynCardia Systems, Inc, St Jude Medical

Laureano Molins, Workforce on International Relationships

Christopher R. Morse, Workforce on New Technology; Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force)

Noburu Motomura, Workforce on National Databases

Michael S. Mulligan, Workforce on Critical Care; Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Patrick O. Myers, Workforce on International Relationships

Alykhan S. Nagji, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Keith S. Naunheim, Secretary, Board of Directors
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Medtronic, Inc

Jennifer S. Nelson, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

Joseph R. Newton Jr, Workforce on Practice Management

Francis D. Pagani, Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board

Bernard J. Park, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Intuitive Surgical, Bard, Inc, Covidien

G. Alexander Patterson, Editor, Board of Directors; Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board

Jonathan M. Philpott, Workforce on New Technology

Allan Pickens, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Ethicon

Frank A. Pigula, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

Richard L. Prager, Second Vice President, Board of Directors

Ourania A. Preventza, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, W. L. Gore & Associates, COOK Medical

Theolyn N. Price, Workforce on Patient Safety

Joseph Rabin, Workforce on Critical Care

Edward A. Ranzenbach, Workforce on Associate Membership

Daniel P. Raymond, Workforce on National Databases
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Bristol Myers Squibb

Dan J. Raz, Workforce on Critical Care
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Cireca Theranostics, LLC

V. Seenu Reddy, Workforce on Practice Management
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Zoll LifeVest; Consultant/Advisory Board, Acelity

T. Brett Reece, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force); Workforce on New Technology
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Bard, Inc, Bolton Medical, Inc

David C. Rice, Workforce on New Technology
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Olympus Corporation

Michael P. Robich, Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board

Paul D. Robison, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Matthew A. Romano, Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force)

Eric E. Roselli, Workforce on New Technology
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation; Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc, Bolton Medical, Apica Ltd; Research Grant, LivaNova, Medtronic, Inc, CorMatrix; Other/Clinical Events Committee, Direct Flow Medical, Inc

Valerie W. Rusch, Workforce on Critical Care

William H. Ryan, Workforce on Practice Management

Joseph F. Sabik III, Director-at-Large, Board of Directors
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Abbott Vascular, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation; Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc, LivaNova

Chittoor B. Sai-Sudhakar, Workforce on International Relationships

Eric L. Sarin, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Abbott Vascular

Stefano Schena, Workforce on Associate Membership

Frank W. Sellke, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force)
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Boehringer Ingelheim, The Medicines Company

Craig H. Selzman, Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force)

Jay G. Shake, Workforce on Critical Care

K. Robert Shen, Chair, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force); Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board

Brett C. Sheridan, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force)

Joseph B. Shrager, Workforce on National Databases; Workforce on Annual Meeting (Surgical Symposia Task Force)
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, CareFusion Corporation, MAQUET

Sara J. Shumway, Workforce on Clinical Education

Danielle Smith, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Harmik J. Soukiasian, Workforce on Associate Membership

Alan M. Speir, Chair, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy; Workforce on National Databases
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc

Sandra L. Starnes, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Hon Chi Suen, Workforce on International Relationships

Rakesh M. Suri, Workforce on National Databases
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Abbott Vascular; Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, St Jude Medical, LivaNova

Wilson Y. Szeto, Workforce on New Technology
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Medtronic, Inc, LivaNova; Consultant/Advisory Board, Micro Interventional Devices, Inc

Shinichi Takamoto, International Director, Board of Directors

James E. Tcheng, Workforce on National Databases
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Guideline Central; Consultant/Advisory Board, Guideline Central, Philips Healthcare, Mayo Clinic

Hassan A. Tetteh, Workforce on Practice Management

Mathew Thomas, Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force)

Jess L. Thompson, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Vinod H. Thourani, Chair, Workforce on New Technology; Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board; Director-at-Large, Board of Directors

Brandon H. Tieu, Workforce on Associate Membership

Bruce Toporoff, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Curt Tribble, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

James S. Tweddell, Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, CorMatrix

Yuichi Ueda, Workforce on International Relationships
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, CSL Behring

Glen S. Van Arsdell, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force); Workforce on Annual Meeting (Surgical Symposia Task Force)
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Cell Aegis Devices

Dirk E. Van Raemdonck, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, TransMedics, Inc

Ara A. Vaporciyan, Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board; Chair, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Nonremunerative Position of Influence, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Thomas K. Varghese Jr, Workforce on Clinical Education; Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force)

Thomas K. Waddell, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, XOR Laboratories Toronto; Consultant/Advisory Board, United Therapeutics Corporation

Jennifer D. Walker, Workforce on Clinical Education

Michael J. Weyant, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Glenn J. R. Whitman, Chair, Workforce on Critical Care; Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board

Richart I. Whyte, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Mathew R. Williams, Workforce on New Technology
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc; Research Grant, Medtronic, Inc

Douglas E. Wood, Workforce on Critical Care
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Spiration, Inc; Consultant/Advisory Board, Spiration, Inc

Cameron D. Wright, Director-at-Large, Board of Directors

Moritz C. Wyler von Ballmoos, Workforce on International Relationships

Leora T. Yarboro, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Kazuhiro Yasufuku, Workforce on New Technology
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Olympus Corporation

Joseph B. Zwischenberger, Workforce on New Technology
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, MAQUET; Research Grant, National Institutes of Health

Commercial Relationships of STS Staff

Unless otherwise noted, these STS staff members have no commercial relationships to disclose:

Natalie Boden, Director of Marketing & Communications
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble

Keith Bura, Director of Finance & Administration

Michele D. Chao, Senior Manager for Education

Colleen Donohoe, Director of Meetings & Conventions

Megan Drumm, Manager, Affiliate Organizations

Sarah Foreman, Member Services Coordinator

Josh Krantz, Political Affairs and Advocacy Manager

Rebecca Mark, JCTSE Administration & Education Manager

Damon K. Marquis, Director of Education & Member Services
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, General Electric Company, Medtronic, Inc, Pfizer Inc, Johnson & Johnson

Donna E. McDonald, Senior Manager, STS National Database & Patient Safety

Grahame Rush, Director of Information Services

Darcy Sengewald, E-Learning Manager

William F. Seward, Associate Executive Director

Nicole Schroeder, Education Manager

Venkata Shilpa Srikakolapu, CME Compliance Coordinator

Cheryl Wilson, Administration Manager & Executive Assistant

Beth Winer, Senior Manager, Affiliate Organizations

Robert A. Wynbrandt, Executive Director & General Counsel

Courtney Yohe, Director of Government Relations

Commercial Relationships of Abstract Reviewers

The Society would like to thank the following STS leaders for reviewing the abstracts submitted for presentation consideration at the STS 52nd Annual Meeting. Unless otherwise noted, the abstract reviewers have no commercial relationships to disclose:

Anwar S. Abd-Elfattah

Usman Ahmad

Gabriel Aldea

Rakesh C. Arora
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Pfizer Canada Inc.

Giorgio M. Aru

Pavan Atluri

Erle H. Austin Jr

Salim Aziz

Emile A. Bacha
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, CorMatrix

Leah M. Backhus

Vinay Badhwar

Faisal G. Bakaeen
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, JACE Medical, LLC

Craig J. Baker

Richard J. Battafarano

Joseph E. Bavaria
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Medtronic, Inc, COOK Medical, Boston Scientific, W. L. Gore & Associates, St Jude Medical

Edward M. Bender

Mark F. Berry

Friedhelm Beyersdorf

Ricardo Beyruti

Faiz Bhora

Reshma M. Biniwale

Hartmuth B. Bittner

Matthew G. Blum

Daniel J. Boffa

Derek R. Brinster

David A. Bull

John H. Calhoon

Margarita T. Camacho
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Sunshine Heart, Inc

Andrea J. Carpenter
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Stephen D. Cassivi

Mario Castillo-Sang

David J. Chambers

Andrew C. Chang
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc

Edward P. Chen

Aaron M. Cheng

Danny Chu

Joseph B. Clark

Joseph C. Cleveland Jr
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Thoratec, Heartware

Lawrence H. Cohn

Yolanda L. Colson

John V. Conte
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc, Boston Scientific; Research Grant, Boston Scientific, LivaNova

David T. Cooke

Joel D. Cooper

Juan A. Crestanello
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Medtronic, Inc, Abbott Vascular

Richard C. Daly
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Neochord, Inc

Elizabeth A. David

Alberto L. De Hoyos

Joseph A. Dearani

Michael M. Decamp
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, PneumRx, Pulmonix, Holaira, Inc, Soffio Medical, Inc Pedro J. del Nido

Ralph E. Delius

Steven R. Demeester
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, C2 Therapeutics, CDx; Consultant/Advisory Board, Bard, Inc, Novadaq Technologies, Inc

Claude Deschamps

J. Michael DiMaio

Verdi J. DiSesa

Jessica S. Donington
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, KCI

James R. Edgerton

Melanie A. Edwards

Afshin Ehsan

Richard P. Embrey

Robert W. Emery
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Kips Bay Medical, Inc; Consultant/Advisory Board, Sunshine Heart, Inc

John W. Entwistle

James I. Fann
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Twelve, Inc

Farhood Farjah

Francis D. Ferdinand

Mark K. Ferguson
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Nonremunerative Position of Influence, CTSNet; Other/Royalties, Elsevier, Springer

Felix G. Fernandez

Angel Fernández González

Enrico R. Ferrari
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Andrew C. Fiore

Michael S. Firstenberg

Raja M. Flores

Seth D. Force

Kenneth L. Franco

Richard K. Freeman

Stephanie M. Fuller

James S. Gammie
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Harpoon Medical, Inc

Sanjiv K. Gandhi

Sidharta P. Gangadharan

James J. Gangemi

J. William Gaynor

Arnar Geirsson

Kristopher M. George

Thomas G. Gleason
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Medtronic, Inc

Kevin L. Greason

Sean C. Grondin

Robert A. Gustafson

Michael E. Halkos
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Intuitive Surgical, Medtronic, Inc, MAQUET John W. Hammon

David H. Harpole

Stephen R. Hazelrigg

Joshua L. Hermsen

Luis J. Herrera
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Intuitive Surgical

William L. Holman

Charles B. Huddleston

Mark D. Iannettoni

John S. Ikonomidis

James M. Isbell

Marshall L. Jacobs

Michael E. Jessen
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Quest Medical, Inc

Lauren C. Kane

Kirk R. Kanter

Tara B. Karamlou

Riyad C. Karmy-Jones

Mark R. Katlic

Aditya K. Kaza

Michael S. Kent

Kemp H. Kernstine

Kenneth A. Kesler

Anthony W. Kim

Brian E. Kogon

John J. Lamberti

Michael Lanuti

Richard Lee

Bradley G. Leshnower

Moishe A. Liberman
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Baxter, Boston Scientific, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc

Jules Lin
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Intuitive Surgical

Kevin W. Lobdell
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc

Vassyl A. Lonchyna
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Abbott Laboratories, Hospira, AbbVie, Inc

Thomas E. MacGillivray

Steven K. Macheers

Daniel Marelli

M. Blair Marshall

Christopher E. Mascio

David P. Mason

Constantine Mavroudis

John E. Mayer Jr
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc

Donna E. Maziak

Patrick M. McCarthy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation; Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Abbot Vascular

James B. McClurken
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Silver AMI

David M. McMullan

Ari A. Mennander

Carlos M. Mery

Bryan F. Meyers
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Varian Medical Systems, Inc; Consultant/Advisory Board, Ethicon, Inc

Dan M. Meyer

Shari L. Meyerson

Tomislav Mihaljevic

John D. Mitchell
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, MAQUET, Covidien

Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce

Nahush A. Mokadam
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Thoratec Corporation, HeartWare, Inc, SynCardia Systems, Inc, St Jude Medical

Rainer G. H. Moosdorf

Jeffrey A. Morgan

Christopher R. Morse

Sudish C. Murthy

Christopher J. Mutrie

Meena Nathan

Jennifer S. Nelson

Dao M. Nguyen

William M. Novick
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Other Research Support, Medtronic, Inc, Terumo Medical Corporation, W. L. Gore & Associates

Richard G. Ohye

Francis D. Pagani

G. Alexander Patterson

Arjun Pennathur
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Accuray

Jonathan M. Philpott

Allan Pickens
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Ethicon

Frank A. Pigula

Mark D. Plunkett

Mohammed A. Quader

Joseph Rabin

Dan J. Raz
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Cireca Theranostics, LLC

Rishindra M. Reddy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, GlaxoSmithKline; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Covidien; Consultant/Advisory Board, Intuitive Surgical; Other Research Support, Novadaq Technologies Inc

T. Brett Reece
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Bard, Inc, Bolton Medical, Inc

Michael F. Reed
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Spiration, Inc

Gaetano Rocco
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Baxter, Covidien; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Covidien

Evelio Rodriguez
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, AtriCure, Inc, St Jude Medical, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Medtronic, Inc

Matthew A. Romano

Eric E. Roselli
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation; Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc, Bolton Medical, Apica Ltd; Research Grant, LivaNova, Medtronic, Inc, CorMatrix; Other/Clinical Events Committee, Direct Flow Medical, Inc

Marc Ruel

Valerie W. Rusch

Joseph F. Sabik III
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Abbott Vascular, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation; Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc, LivaNova

Jorge D. Salazar

Juan A. Sanchez

Edward B. Savage

Joseph D. Schmoker
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc, Acelity

Scot Schultz

Frank W. Sellke
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Boehringer Ingelheim, The Medicines Company

Craig H. Selzman

Jay G. Shake

K. Robert Shen

Brett Sheridan

Nicholas G. Smedira

Michael Smith
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc

Edward G. Soltesz
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, St Jude Medical, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, AtriCure, Inc, Other/Royalties, Jace Medical

Howard Song

Alan M. Speir
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc

Thomas L. Spray

Sandra L. Starnes

Robert W. Stewart

Ram Kumar Subramanyam
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Mallinckrodt

Jack C. Sun

Wilson Y. Szeto
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Medtronic, Inc, LivaNova; Consultant/Advisory Board, Micro Interventional Devices, Inc

Hassan A. Tetteh

Patricia A. Thistlethwaite

Mathew Thomas

Betty C. Tong
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, W. L. Gore & Associates

Robert F. Tranbaugh

Peter Tsai

Elaine E. Tseng
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, University of California, National Institutes of Health; Ownership Interest, ReValve Med

Joseph W. Turek

James S. Tweddell
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, CorMatrix

Panayotis Vardas

Glen S. Van Arsdell
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Cell Aegis Devices

Julio Vasquez

Christina Vassileva

Jennifer D. Walker

Todd S. Weiser

Benny Weksler

Michael J. Weyant

Glenn J. R. Whitman

Richard I. Whyte

Cameron D. Wright

Saikrishna S. Yendamuri

Marco A. Zenati

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