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Professional Affairs

December 5, 2019
Filmed at the 2019 EACTS Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, Daniel Engelman moderates a discussion with four other Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery Society board members about their recently published guidelines.
November 20, 2019
A growing number of patients consult online resources for medical information, not only to learn about their own health issues and therapeutic options, but also to evaluate the background and reputation of their physicians.
November 20, 2019
Many surgeons remain skeptical navigating the intersection of professionalism and social media presence. Utilizing CTSNet.org profiles in Canada and the United States, these authors hypothesized that thoracic surgeons who are active on Twitter have a higher research citation index (h-index) than their nonactive counterparts. 
November 18, 2019
Dr Om P. Yadava and Professor Rui Almeida discuss the reasons for a lack of trainee interest in the specialty of cardiovascular surgery, and the steps that the Brazilian Society of Cardiovascular Surgery has taken to address this issue.
October 25, 2019
A Thoracic Surgery Foundation International Medical Volunteer describes her experience in Pokhara, Nepal, as a new surgeon volunteer treating underserved patients.
October 24, 2019
In this Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery interview, Marco Nardini speaks with Franca Melfi of the University of Pisa in Italy about her experience with robotic thoracic surgery technology.
October 24, 2019
Identification of Anonymous MRI Research Participants with Face-Recognition Software:  The authors demonstrated the ability to use facial recognition software to identify individuals undergoing head MR, highlighting the risk of loss of anonymity when seemingly de-identified data are available to others.
October 23, 2019
A new multidisciplinary guideline for surgical attire has been issued that replaces controversial 2014 recommendations from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).
October 10, 2019
Reporting of postmarket outcomes for the Sapien 3 and Mitraclip devices frequently misclassified patient deaths as device malfunction or other outcomes. Misclassification for Sapien 3 involved 17.5% of patient deaths, and involved 24.7% of patient deaths for Mitraclip.

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