2023 STS Coronary Conference

June 3, 2023 to June 4, 2023

The 2023 STS Coronary Conference returns for a second year of innovative, international, and groundbreaking science taking place June 3-4, 2023, in Miami Beach, Florida. Conference attendees will learn how to take their coronary surgery programs to the next level from a basic to an advanced program. Experts from around the world will share the latest techniques and outcomes. 

The 2-day program will include interactive presentations, “How I Do It” video sessions on surgical techniques, practical tips and tricks, and case-based panel discussions.

This activity contains the Overall Evaluation required to claim credit for attending the 2023 STS Coronary Conference.

Target Audience

The STS Coronary Conference targets cardiothoracic surgeons and heart team members who focus on coronary artery surgery.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the latest advances in coronary artery surgery.
  • Join in discussions with the heart team about patient selection/approaches.
  • Summarize in depth the indications and comparative revascularization outcomes for CABG.
  • Describe and demonstrate on-pump CABG/off-pump CABG methods, as well as minimally invasive CABG methods.
  • Describe and demonstrate the various techniques in conduit harvesting.
  • Describe and demonstrate the various master techniques in graft configuration.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 14.50 Participation
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Event starts: 
06/03/2023 - 7:00am CDT
Event ends: 
06/04/2023 - 3:30pm CDT
Miami, FL
United States

Unless otherwise noted, the individuals below have had no commercial relationships with ineligible companies in the past 24 months. All commercial relationships have been mitigated.

Read the STS Education Disclosure Policy.

Course Directors 

  • Marc Ruel, MD, MPH 
    Financial Relationships: Medtronic - Research Grant, Speakers Bureau/Honoraria 

  • Joseph F. Sabik III, MD 
    Financial Relationships: Medtronic - Other Research Support, Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Consultant/Advisory Board 

  • David Glineur, MD, PhD 
    Financial Relationships: Nothing to disclose 

  • Sigrid Sandner, MD 
    Financial Relationships: Nothing to disclose 


The following faculty have nothing to disclose: 

Jennifer Lawton, MD 

Brittany Zwischenberger, MD 

Menaka Ponnambalam, NP 

Mario Gaudino, MD, PhD, MSCE, FEBCTS, FACC, FAHA 

Christopher Lau, MD 

Faisal Bakaeen, MD 

Thomas Schwann, MD, MBA 

Chase Brown, MD 

Gianluca Torregrossa, MD 

Torsten Doenst, MD, Phd 

James Tatoulis, MBBS, MS, MD, FRACS, FCSANZ 

Viviany Taqueti, MD, MPH, FACC 

Patrick Myers, MD 

Ellen Sabik, MD 

The following faculty have disclosed these financial relationships with ineligible companies in the past 24 months: 

  • Piroze Davierwala, M.Ch., DNB, MD 
    Financial Relationships: Medtronic – Speakers Bureau/Honoraria 

  • Stephen Fremes, MD 
    Financial Relationships: Medtronic – Research Grant; Boston – Research Grant 

  • Michael Vallely, BMBS 
    Financial Relationships: Getinge – Consultant/Advisory Board; Medtronic – Consultant/Advisory Board 

  • Joseph McGinn, MD 
    Financial Relationships: Medtronic – Speakers Bureau/Honoraria 

  • Husam Balkhy, MD 
    Financial Relationships: Edwards Lifesciences – Speakers Bureau/Honoraria; Intuitive – Proctor; Atricure – Proctor  

  • David Taggart, MD 
    Financial Relationships: Medistim – Consultant, Research Funding, Speaker/Honoraria; Medtronic – Speaker/Honoraria, Speaker's Bureau; VGS – Advisory Board, Ownership Interest (stocks, stock options or other intellectual property excluding diversified mutual funds), Speaker/Honoraria 

  • Niv Ad, MD 
    Financial Relationship: Atricure – Consultant/Advisory Board; Medtronic – Speakers Bureau/Honoraria; VGS – Consultant/Advisory Board 

  • Roxana Mehran, MD, FACC, FACP, FCCP, FESC, FAHA, FSCAI 

Financial Relationships: Abbott – Consultant, Institutional research payments; Abiomed – Institutional research payments; Alleviant – Institutional research payments; AM-Pharma – Institutional research payments; Applied Therapeutics – Institutional research payments, Ownership interest (stocks, stock options, excludes diversified mutual funds); Arena – Institutional research payments; AstraZeneca – Institutional research payments; BAIM Institute – Institutional research payments; Bayer – Institutional research payments; Biosensors International – Institutional research payments; BIOTRONIK – Institutional research payments; Boston Scientific – Institutional research payments; Bristol Myers Squibb – Institutional research payments; Cardiawave – Institutional research payments; CellAegis – Institutional research payments; CeloNova BioSciences – Institutional research payments; Chiesi – Institutional research payments; CineMed Research – Personal fees; Concept Medical – Institutional research payments; CSL Behring – Institutional research payments; CytoSorbents – Institutional research payments; DSI – Institutional research payments; Element Science – Institutional research payments; Elixir Medical – Consultant; Faraday Pharmaceuticals – Institutional research payments; Humacyte – Institutional research payments; Idorsia Pharmaceuticals – Institutional research payments; Insel Gruppe AG – Institutional research payments; Janssen – Consultant; Magenta – Institutional research payments; Medtronic – Consultant, Institutional research payments; Novartis – Consultant, Institutional research payments; OrbusNeich – Institutional research payments; Philips – Institutional research payments; RenalPro Medical, Inc. – Institutional research payments; Stel – Consultant; Vivasure Medical – Institutional research payments; ZOLL Medical – Institutional research payments 

  • Nirav Patel, MD 
    Financial Relationships: Heart Inc. – Founder; Vascular Graft Solutions LTD – Consultant/Advisory Board; Medtronic – Consultant/Advisory Board  

  • Michael Halkos, MD 
    Financial Relationships: Medtronic, Inc – Consultant/Advisory Board 

Abstract Presenters 

The following abstract presenters have nothing to disclose: 

Elizabeth Norton, MD  

Arnaldo Dimagli, MD 

Les James, MD, MPH 

Giovanni Jr Soletti, MD 

Andrew Young, Resident  

Zeke Pullan, MBChB 

Lamia Harik, MD  

Zain Khalpey, MD, PhD, FACS 

Doosang Kim, MD 

Aleksander Dokollari, MD  

Zhandong Zhou, MD, Phd 

The following abstract presenters have disclosed these financial relationships with ineligible companies in the past 24 months: 

  • Andrea Garatti , MD, PhD 
    Financial Relationships: Abbot Tendyne – Consultant  

Poster Presenters 

The following poster presenters have nothing to disclose: 

Qianyun Luo, BS 

Aleksander Dokollari, MD 

Dwight Harris, MD 

Renxi Li, BS 

Eishan Ashwat, BS 

Joseph Arcidi, MD, FACS, FACC 

Andrew Rabenstein, MD 

Nader Aboelnazar, MD, MSc 

Natalia Roa-Vidal, BS 

Jared Cappelli, MD 

Jay Patel, Medical Student 

Tulio Caldonazo, Cardiothoracic Fellow 

David Yaffee, MD 

Michael Halbreiner, MD 

Zain Khalpey, MD, PhD, FACS 

Ian Nickel, MD 

The following poster presenters have disclosed these financial relationships with ineligible companies in the past 24 months: 

  • Armin Kiankhooy, MD 
    Financial Relationships: ArtiCure - Consultant; Speakers Bureau 

STS Staff 

The following STS Staff have nothing to disclose: 

Scott Bradbury, MS, Vice President of Education 

Amy Cacich, CMP, Senior Manager, Meetings and Conventions 

Colleen Donohoe, CMP, DES, Vice President of Meetings and Conventions  

Isabel Dunn, Education Coordinator 

Meredith A. Herzog, Associate Director of Education  

Melisa Puthenmadom, Senior E-Learning Coordinator  

Michele D. Rush, Senior Manager for Education 

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Physician Assistants (PAs) may claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this activity. 

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 14.50 Participation


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