2024 Robotic Cardiac Surgery Online Curriculum

Course Description

This STS course is a series of on-demand sessions that offers cutting-edge information on robotic cardiac surgery, including mitral valve repair, coronary bypass, and other procedures. The online curriculum is led by world-renowned surgeon instructors with successful track records in robotic surgery.

The course is designed for surgeons and teams interested in starting a robotic cardiac surgery program, as well as experienced surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, perfusionists, supporting program administrators, and other team members seeking to enhance their skills. The course includes six sessions composed of prerecorded, narrated video lectures and demonstrations, each enhanced by an interactive panel discussion. A course director moderates each panel, which features faculty from each session and an audience Q&A.

Target Audience

This course is designed for the entire cardiac surgical team, including cardiothoracic surgeons, bedside assistants, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, operating room staff, cardiac anesthesiologists, perfusionists, and others involved with robotic cardiac procedures.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Summarize surgical plans for robotic cardiac procedures from beginning to end.
  • Formulate preop evaluation, patient selection, and postoperative care pathways.
  • Describe the multidisciplinary components of building a robotic cardiac surgery program from hospital administration to health care team personnel.
  • Identify the ideal prerequisites for surgeon selection and hospital/program selection for starting and sustaining a robotic cardiac surgery program.
  • Describe the steps and finances needed for creating a robotic cardiac surgery program within a hospital setting.
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Commercial Relationships of Faculty
The Society would like to thank the following speakers for their work on the educational content of the Cardiac Robotics Online Curriculum.

T. Sloane Guy
Randall Wolf
A. Marc Gillinov
Arman Arghami
Rakesh Suri
Robert Cerfolio
Eric Lehr
Evelio Rodriguez
Richard Shemin
Eugene Grossi
Jordan Goldhammer
Paul Modi
Randolph W. Chitwood
Douglas Murphy
Arnar Geirsson
Danny Ramzy
Trey Brunsting
Richard Daly
Vinay Badhwar
Clifton Lewis
Robert L. Smith
Francesco Musumeci
J. Michael Smith
Leland Siwek
Marc Katz
Stephanie Mick
Branden Reynolds
Emiliano Navarra
Husam Bakhy
Fran Sutter
Michael Halkos
Karen Gersch
Nirav Patel
L. Wiley Nifong
Bob Kiaii
Marc Ruel
Daniel Bethencourt
John Puskas
Johannes Bonatti
Jean-Luc Jansens
Richard Stephens
Gianluca Torregrossa
Wouter Oosterlinck
Stepan Cerny
Emmanuel Moss
Katherine Talbott

STS Staff
Scott Bradbury, Vice President, Education
Meredith Herzog, Associate Director, Education
Anne McBarron, Manager, Education
Karen Kostrinsky, Senior Manager, E-Learning
Melisa Puthenmadom, Senior Coordinator, E-Learning

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