American Association for Thoracic Surgery's 94th Annual Meeting
April 26 – 30, 2014 Toronto, Canada
Join us at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada, April 26 – 30, 2014 for the American Association for Thoracic Surgery's 94th Annual Meeting. This internationally recognized, high-quality five-day program, co-chaired by David J. Sugarbaker, MD and Raphael Bueno, MD is designed with a primary focus on delivering cutting-edge education to improve cardiothoracic surgical practice. Gather with the world's foremost scientists and medical professionals in the specialty at this premier continuing medical education event.
Statement of Need
Cardiovascular disease and cancer are the leading causes of mortality and morbidity around the globe. Major advances in these conditions continue to be made at a rapid pace. Improvements in diagnostic techniques as well as interventional approaches to treatment, both surgical and percutaneous, challenge the clinical practitioner to remain current. Increasingly sophisticated technology to accomplish these aims is being developed and introduced into clinical practice. Exciting advances in basic and clinical science offer opportunities for participation in scientific studies and clinical trials. All of these elements create a significant educational need for the practicing cardiothoracic surgeon. The AATS Annual Meeting fills this need through a combination of lectures, original scientific presentations, and discussion forums.
At the conclusion of the AATS Annual Meeting, through comprehensive lectures and discussions, participants will be able to:
Assess the latest techniques and current research specifically related to Adult Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic Critical Care, Congenital Heart Disease, and General Thoracic Surgery.
Analyze the pros and cons of each presentation and subsequent discussion to gain an overall perspective of their current practices.
Select appropriate surgical procedures and other interventions for their own patients based upon results presented.
Integrate state-of-the art knowledge into their current practices.
Identify the basic science developments and emerging technologies and techniques across the spectrum of cardiothoracic surgery.
Who Should Attend
The AATS Annual Meeting is specifically designed to meet the educational needs of:
Physicians in related specialties including Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Critical Care, Cardiology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Gastroenterology, Thoracic Oncology and Vascular Surgery
Fellows and Residents in Cardiothoracic and General Surgical training programs
Allied Health Professionals involved in the care of cardiothoracic surgical patients including Nurses, Physician Assistants, Surgical Assistants and Perfusionists
Medical students with an interest in cardiothoracic surgery