STS News - Spring 2017

In this issue, read about a survey on cardiothoracic surgeon involvement in TAVR, the new STS Strategic Plan, expanded Society resources for early career members, and more.

New Officers, Directors Elected

New STS officers and directors were elected during the Annual Membership (Business) Meeting on Monday, January 23, at the 53rd Annual Meeting in Houston.

President's Column: Making Advances Based on the STS Strategic Plan

STS since 1964 has had a vision that was reiterated in our strategic plan adopted last year: “improving the lives of patients with cardiothoracic diseases.” As our specialty evolved, so did The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, placing itself at the forefront of quality, innovation, professionalism, inclusiveness, and teamwork.

Executive Director's Column: On the Role of Law

In this column, Avi Stern, who joined the Society in January 2016 as its new Associate General Counsel, provides an overview of the role played by the STS legal team in both facilitating day-to-day operations and implementing STS strategic initiatives.

STS Expands Resources for Early Career Members

The Society is ramping up efforts to support career development for cardiothoracic surgeons. The new STS Workforce on Career Development was created to address the specific career needs of members in their first 7 years of practice.

Highlights of the STS 53rd Annual Meeting

Read a recap of the Presidential Address by Joseph E. Bavaria, MD, check out the award winners, and see photos from the STS 53rd Annual Meeting, held in Houston January 21–25, 2017.