STS Webinar Series: Ask STS—A Town Hall with Surgeon Leaders
In this episode of the STS Webinar Series, Society President Sean C. Grondin, MD, MPH, FRCSC, moderates an interactive Q&A session about issues facing the Society and the cardiothoracic surgery specialty. Dr. Grondin and a number of STS surgeon leaders respond to member questions on a variety of topics, including: efforts to meet the educational needs of members during and after the pandemic; new awards and traveling fellowships developed by The Thoracic Surgery Foundation; plans for the in-person 2022 STS Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Florida; new initiatives to help career development and promote wellness (including the forthcoming Resilient Surgeon podcast); and ongoing advocacy efforts related to Medicare reimbursement cuts and updated lung cancer screening criteria. Panelists include: Vinay Badhwar, MD, Joseph E. Bavaria, MD, Shanda H. Blackmon, MD, MPH, Melanie A. Edwards, MD, Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA, John D. Mitchell, MD, Alan M. Speir, MD, and Thomas K. Varghese Jr., MD, MS.