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:
The AATS Annual Meeting is specifically designed to meet the educational needs of:
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 35.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.