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Professional Affairs

May 22, 2020
Korte et al. studied the results of a surgical exposure and assessment program for cardiac surgery residents and fellows. The program constitutes simulator training, self-organized trainings, and instructed workshops, and was evaluated within students, residents, and fellows.
May 20, 2020
On May 19, CTSNet hosted a live event on surviving COVID and resilience beyond. Mara Antonoff and Brian Mitzman discussed these issues with Sasha Shillcutt, Reza Mehran, and Michael Maddaus.
May 6, 2020
Use of anatomic abbreviations instead of numbers seems pro-intuitive ...
May 4, 2020
Mara Antonoff moderates a discussion on why wellness matters during crisis, strategies to achieve wellness, and obstacles to overcome.
May 3, 2020
This is a research letter the looks at the investment that CMS has made in developing quality measures.  It points out the limited value of many of them and discusses recommendations for implementation and evaluation of these measures.
April 30, 2020
CTSNet and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists collaborated to host a live webinar on Monday, April 27, on cardiac surgery during COVID-19: ECMO, transplants, elective cases, and the future.
April 30, 2020
In this roundtable discussion, Brian Mitzman moderates a discussion on the challenges residents and fellows face in fulfilling specific requirements for their specialty education when they have been redeployed to work in other capacities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 21, 2020
Jessica Luc, Shanda Blackmon, Mahesh Ramchandani, and Nahush Mokadam discuss the topic of telemedicine for the cardiothoracic surgeon during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
April 17, 2020
Mara Antonoff moderates a discussion with Lisa Brown, Tom Varghese, and Erin Corsini about managing an early academic career without conferences.
April 13, 2020
Topical review on the epidemic in Britain, with a number of observations that relate to the cardiothoracic surgeons and all healthcare professionals: -The assertion that the National Health Service in Britain was overrun PRIOR to the pandemic. -The assertion that acute angina is now being undertreated.

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