On January 25th to 28th, 2020, over 4,000 medical professionals from over 65 countries around the world gathered in New Orleans to attend the Society of Thoracic Surgery 56th Annual Meeting and Exhibition. Several members from Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Department attended as representatives of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), along with many of our colleagues and peers from McGovern Medical School and the Texas Medical Center (TMC). In collaboration with Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute at TMC, our team attended in effort to present and discuss recent results and advancements in thoracic surgery as they pertain to conditions, complications, treatments, technology, policy, organizational growth, and much more.
Selectively chosen to present for several plenary discussions at the meeting, our faculty members and clinicians were also appointed for committee and board seats, and moderated several panel discussions.
Highlights and photos from department faculty and staff who attended STS2020, below:
Anthony L. Estrera
Tom C. Nguyen
Hazim J. Safi on “Discussant for the Importance of Diversity in the Surgical Workforce”
“Characteristics of Reintubation after Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Potential Implications for STS Quality Guidelines,” Presented by Mark T. Warner, in collaboration with: Benjamin M. Cohn, Alexander Nissen, Van T. Truong, Bindu Akkanti, Mark T. Warner, Steven Eisenberg, Richard M. Alexander, Michael P. Macris, Donald Gibson, Anthony L. Estrera, and Tom C. Nguyen
“Less Invasive Mitral Surgery versus Conventional Sternotomy Stratified by Mitral Pathology: Analysis of the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database”, Presented by Alexander Nissen, in collaboration with Tom C. Nguyen, Charles C. Miller, III, Vinod H. Thourani, Y. Joseph J. Woo, James Gammie, and Gorav Ailawadi