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Professional Affairs

February 22, 2024
This week on CTSNet’s flagship podcast, editor in chief Joel Dunning introduces his first editorial topic of the week in which he discusses current CT surgery issues, courts a bit of controversy, and invites comments and opposing views.
February 21, 2024
Dr. Alan Cribier, well known for completing the first TAVI procedure in 2002, has passed away at the age of 79. The French surgeon successfully implanted the first percutaneous aortic valve in a patient who was declared inoperable, resulting in an innovative new procedure that started an important conversation in the CT surgery community.
February 20, 2024
Watch CTSNet Editor in Chief Dr. Joel Dunning discuss the lack of diversity across all measures among trainees and best practices to level the playing field with Prof. Leah Backhus.
February 16, 2024
In this episode of CTSNet’s flagship podcast, editor-in-chief Joel Dunning runs through the latest, most popular content on ctsnet.org—the largest online community of CT surgeons and source of CT surgery information—and breaking cardiothoracic surgery news and research from around the world.
February 15, 2024
At the 2024 STS Annual Meeting, CTSNet Editor in Chief Joel Dunning and CTSNet senior editors set out to interview the most knowledgeable CT surgeons from around the world. Stay tuned for more interviews from the meeting.
February 14, 2024
This annual report from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database summarizes key research; trends in patient characteristics; surgeon case volume; surgical techniques including minimally invasive and robotic approaches, repair and replacement, prosthesis, and conduit choice; and concomitant atrial fibrillation surgery in isolate
February 8, 2024
New survey data presented at the STS annual meeting showed that female cardiothoracic surgeons have fewer children and are more likely to face infertility than their male colleagues, along with facing more complications when they are pregnant.
February 2, 2024
As a part of the 2023 joint international conference of the African Academy for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery and the African Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons, Professor William Novick presented on his methods for developing pediatric cardiac services in low- and middle-income countries.
February 1, 2024
In this episode of CTSNet’s flagship podcast, editor in chief Joel Dunning sat down with CTSNet Global editor Emily Farkas to discuss their favorite sessions at the STS annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

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