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STS/AATS Tech-Con 2012

Activity Type:

  • Annual Meeting Products

Release Date: 2/23/2012

Expiration Date: 2/23/2013

  • Participation: 13.5

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Disclosure Information

As a sponsor of continuing medical education accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), 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 relevant financial relationships (including known relationships of his or her immediate family, department, and partners) with any healthcare-related business or other entity whose products or services may be discussed in, or directly affected in the marketplace by, the educational content. The ACCME defines a "relevant financial relationship" as a relationship of any amount occurring within the previous twelve months. 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)

Joint Session: Cardiac & General Thoracic 1.75 hours
Cardiac Track I: Heart Failure 1.75 hours
General Thoracic Track I: Esophageal Surgery 1.75 hours
Cardiac Track II: Valve Session I 1.50 hours
General Thoracic Track II: New Minimally Invasive Techniques 1.25 hours
Cardiac Track II: Valve II 1.50 hours
General Thoracic Track III: Future of Minimally Invasive Lung Surgery 1.25 hours
Cardiac Track III: Coronary Artery Bypass/Aortic Surgery 1.25 hours
Cardiac Track IV: Aortic Surgery 1.50 hours

 

Planners of the STS/AATS Tech-Con 2012 Online

Workforce on Clinical Education

Faisal G. Bakaeen
Financial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships

Claude Deschamps
Financial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships

J. Michael DiMaio
Financial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships

Kevin L. Greason
Financial Disclosure: PARTNER Research Trial, REDCABG Trial

Thomas E. MacGillivray
Financial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships

John R. Mehall
Financial Disclosure: Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences LLC

Carlos M. Mery
Financial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships

Daniel L. Miller
Financial Disclosure: Consultant/Advisory Board, Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc., Neomend, Inc.

Ara A. Vaporciyan
Financial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships

Stephen C. Yang
Financial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships

STS Staff

Phillip A. Bongiorno, Director of Government Relations
Financial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships

Michele D. Chao, Education Manager
Financial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships

Jessica Jones, Governance Coordinator
Financial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships

Robert Kohlmeyer, Senior Coordinator, Government Relations
Financial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships

Jaclynne D. Madden, CME Compliance Coordinator
Financial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships

Damon K. Marquis, MA, MS, FACME, Director of Education and Member Services
Financial Disclosure: Ownership Interest, General Electric Company, Pfizer Inc.

Donna E. McDonald, MPH, RN, Senior Manager, STS National Database and Patient Safety
Financial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships

Grahame Rush, PhD, Director of Information Services
Financial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships

Cynthia M. Shewan, PhD, Director of Quality, Research & Patient Safety
Financial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships

Kelley A. Stefko, Senior Manager for Education
Financial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships

Robert A. Wynbrandt, JD, Executive Director & General Counsel
Financial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships

Planners of the STS/AATS Tech-Con 2012

Board of Directors and Leadership

L. Henry Edmunds, Jr., Editor, Board of Directors
Financial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships

David A. Fullerton, Secretary, Board of Directors
Financial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships

David R. Jones, Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board,
Financial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships

Michael J. Mack, President, Board of Directors
Financial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships

Jeffrey B. Rich, First Vice President, Board of Directors
Financial Disclosure: Consultant/Advisory Board, Catapult Consultants, LLC

Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS/AATS Tech-Con Task Force)

Michael A. Acker
Financial Disclosure: Consultant/Advisory Board, Thoratec Corporation, Acorn Cardiovascular, Inc.

Arvind K. Agnihotri
Financial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships

Michael Argenziano
Financial Disclosure: Consultant/Advisory Board, ESTECH, Inc.

Ross M. Bremner
Financial Disclosure: Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Covidien

Robert J. Cerfolio
Financial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships

Marc de Perrot
Financial Disclosure: Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Bayer AG

Gregory P. Fontana
Financial Disclosure: Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences, LLC, St. Jude Medical, Inc.; Speakers Bureau/Honorarium: Sorin Group USA; Ownership Interest, Entourage Medical Technologies; Consultant/Advisory Board, Entourage Medical Technologies

Eric E. Roselli
Financial Disclosure: Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc., Edwards Lifesciences LLC, Direct Flow Medical, Inc.; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Terumo Medical Corporation, COOK, ESTECH

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Hardware/Software Requirements

The minimum hardware and software requirements that the learner must have to participate in this CME activity are:

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

Mac OS

  • Operating System: Apple Mac OS X 10.4.8 or above
  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • 128MB of RAM
  • Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory
  • Sound Card: at least 16-bit

Bandwidth:

  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.22+ plug-in
  • Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera
  • Broadband connection with 500+ Kbps

Provider Contact Information

Questions regarding this online activity should be directed to STS administrative offices at 633 N. Saint Clair St., Suite 2320, Chicago, IL 60611; 312-202-5800; education@sts.org.

Copyright Notice

Copyright with respect to all content associated with this activity is owned by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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