The New York Society for Thoracic Surgery’s recent Annual Fall Meeting was a wonderful success. With over a hundred members and guests present, we had a wonderful time meeting old friends, making new acquaintances, and participating in a vibrant educational session. With views overlooking the East River, the meeting was set at the Water Club and began with our keynote address from Dr. Valavanur Subramanian entitled “There is no present time, therefore no future, without the presence of the past: reflections from the evolution of our specialty in New York City over the last Century.” This truly was a fabulous trip down memory lane as Dr. Subramanian discussed the origins of cardiac surgery in New York City, with many stories from yesteryear. We then had the opportunity to juxtapose the past with the present as we were treated with 5 stimulating resident presentations stemming from topics such as “Double homograft and bovine pericardial conduit repair of graft infection post David V valve-sparing aortic root replacement and zone 2 arch replacement,” as well as an “Innovative method of repairing extensive tracheoesophageal fistula.” Overall it was a fun and enriching time enjoyed by all those in attendance. We do look forward to seeing you at next year’s spring meeting so if you missed out on this year’s fall meeting, please do sign up early as tickets did sell out early!

Wednesday November 2nd at The Water Club for The New York Society for Thoracic Surgery Annual Fall Meeting.

Agenda:
6:00 PM Cocktail Hour
7:00 PM Welcoming Remarks and Business Meeting
7:05 PM Speaker Introduction: Dr. Valavanur A. Subramanian:
• Keynote Address: “There is no present time, therefore no future, without the presence of the past: reflections from the evolution of our specialty in New York City over the last Century”.
Dr. Subramanian will discuss the development and advancement of cardiac surgery in New York City, including innovations in mechanical circulatory support, membrane oxygenators, and minimally invasive/robotic cardiothoracic surgery.
8:00PM Resident Abstracts/video presentations:
1. Sameer Singh – Columbia University Medical Center
“Double homograft and bovine pericardial conduit repair of graft infection post David V valve-sparing aortic root replacement and zone 2 arch replacement”
2. Anne Michelle Montal – Montefiore Medical Center
“Innovative Method of Repairing Extensive Tracheoesophageal Fistula”
3. Kevin An – Weill Cornell Medical Center
“Bypass and ligation of right subclavian artery aneurysm in a patient with Marfan’s syndrome via re-operative partial upper median sternotomy”
4. Sophia Alexis – Mount Sinai Health System
“Anaortic All-Arterial Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting for All-Comers”
5. Camille Yongue – NYU Langone Medical Center
“Robotic Esophagectomy Using Preconditioned Gastric sleeve conduit”
8:50 PM Closing Remarks