TSDA General Session

Dates, times, and locations subject to change.


TSDA General Session
May 4, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Ontario Room
Toronto, ON


Welcome/President’s Remarks
Leadership Announcements / Service Recognition
8:30 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.
Dr. Sandra Starnes, Dr. Ara Vaporciyan

TSDA Committee Reports
8:35 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.
In-Training Exam: Dr. David Cooke
Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship: Dr. Cynthia Herrington
Simulation/Boot Camp: Dr. Jon Nesbitt
Early Specialization: Dr. Shari Meyerson
Faculty Development: Dr. Stephen Yang
Thoracic Education Cooperative Group (TECoG): Dr. David Odell

Special Presentation
10:05 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
ACGME Updates: New Program Requirements and Accreditation Data System
Donna Lamb, DHSc, MBA, BSN, ACGME Executive Director, Thoracic Surgery

Breakout Sessions
10:40 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
Attendees will participate in one 45-minute breakout session. 

1. Effective Methods of Teaching In and Out of the Operating Room
Moderators: Dr. Shari Meyerson, Dr. Jules Lin, Dr. Nahush Mokadam, Dr. Ara Vaporciyan

2. Measuring and Encouraging Educational Productivity – Setting Standards and Rewards
Moderators: Dr. Jonathan D’Cunha, Dr. Ourania Preventza, Dr. Stephen Yang

3. Developing and Implementing a Wellness Program (Mandated by ACGME)
Moderators: Dr. Cherie Erkmen, Dr. Arjun Pennathur, Dr. Sande Starnes

TSDA Business Meeting
TSDA Officer Elections*
11:25 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
(TSDA Members Only)
Election of Officers: President, President-Elect, Councilor

TSDA General Session
Saturday, January 25, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
New Orleans, LA