Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the NYSTS Council, we hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy during these unusual and tough times.
Thank you very much for participating in our first ever Virtual Fall Meeting. Over 150 attendees signed onto our 2 Monday sessions and we had a great number of resident presentations.

Congratulations to Dr. David Williams from NYU Langone Medical Center on his case presentation “Urgent Repair of Multiple Contained Thoracic Aortic Ruptures in COVID-19 Related Aortitis” and Dr. Jeffrey Jiang from NYU Langone Medical Center on his abstract “Incidence and Management of Pneumothorax in Patients with COVID-19”. We also appreciate the generous sponsorship from our industry partners including Medtronic, Terumo Aortic, Edwards Lifesciences, Intuitive Surgical, Abbottt, AtriCure and Cryolife. Thank you to our faculty moderators and panelists for the lively and simulating discussions.

Our Resident Mock Orals on Saturday 3/6/2021 will take place virtually. We would like to invite our active or senior members to be on our Mock Oral faculty. This involves spending 3 hours that morning giving mock oral exam scenarios to residents. Our annual Mock Oral session has been one of the favorites among the residents in the Tri-State area as they have found the experience very educational and helpful.

We thank you in advance for your contribution and participation with NYSTS and hope you can help us with the Mock Oral session.
Don’t’ forget our Annual Spring Meeting will be on Thursday 5/20/2021. For the safety of everyone here, we will host this meeting again virtually. We hope we will be able to resume meeting in person in the fall of 2021.

In the meantime, happy Thanksgiving and Holidays and keep safe!
Sincerely,
The NYSTS