TSDA General Session

Dates, times, and locations subject to change.


TSDA General Session
Saturday, January 26, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Grand Ballroom 5
San Diego, CA


Welcome/President’s Remarks

TSDA Award
Benson R. Wilcox Resident Award

Congenital Program Directors: Dr. Cynthia Herrington
STS Thoracic Surgical Curriculum LMS Update: Dr. Craig Baker
ACGME: Dr. Ara Vaporciyan

Special Presentation
Resident Selection: Dr. Brian Dunkin, Dr. Aimee Gardner; Dr. Andrea J. Carpenter; Q& A

Breakout Session
Attendees will participate in one 45-minute breakout session. 

  1. Resident Remediation, Moderators: Dr. Sande Starnes, Dr. Shari Meyerson
  2. Making Learn CT Surgery/STS Thoracic Surgical Curriculum More Interactive and Effective, Moderators: Dr. Ara Vaporciyan, Dr. Craig Baker
  3. Update on Assessment Tools, Moderators: Dr. Steve Yang, Dr. Tom Varghese, Dr. Rita Milewski

TSDA Boot Camp
Financial Overview: Dr. Sande Starnes
Program Director Survey Results: Dr. Ara Vaporciyan
Group Discussion: All Attendees

Written Reports
Treasurer’s Report: Dr. Andrea Carpenter
TSDA In-Training Exam: Dr. David Cooke
Faculty Development: Dr. Stephen Yang
Early Specialization: Dr. Shari Meyerson
Thoracic Education Cooperative Group (TECoG): Dr. Mara Antonoff