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Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) 49th Annual Meeting Online  
Posted by Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credit Hours...60.
CME Credits Awarded by.....Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).
Cost ................A range of fees, from $200 for Senior Member Attendees to $400 for Non-Member Non-Attendees.
Instruction Type....Slide-Audio and Slide-Video Lectures, Streaming Video and discussions.
Target Audience....THORACIC SURGEONS and other providers of thoracic surgical care.
Educational material last updated....February 2013.
Financial Support...None.
CME Credit Expires...February 1, 2014.
This course includes most of the instruction from the STS 49th Annual Meeting. You will find surgical symposia, general sessions, parallel surgical forums, surgical motion pictures, and the ethics debate. 
After attending this course, you should be able to review the results of clinical and laboratory investigations designed to reveal new knowledge of cardiothoracic disease; evaluate the impact of new knowledge and the application of new technology on the treatment of cardiothoracic disease; discuss how patient safety strategies can be introduced into your practice or institution; discuss surgical techniques in order to improve the standard of care; describe how public policy can impact the treatment your patients; and provide mentored small group discussions where meeting participants can confer with leaders in the field of cardiothoracic surgery.

Texas Heart Institute Office of Continuing Medical Education
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credit Hours: Courses offer 0.5 to 3.5 hours each (about 61 activities offering a total of about 61 credits).
CME Credits Awarded by... Texas Heart Institute.
Instruction Type... Slide-Video or Slide-Audio Lecture.
Educational material last updated... 2013.
Financial Support... Texas Heart Institute and multiple pharmaceutical and medical equipment companies. 
A very nicely organized site. You register for credit and receive a user number AFTER viewing your first course. Types of activities include: 
9 Archived Symposia (range from 1.0 to 3.5 hours each); 
38 Cardiology Grand Rounds (typically 1.0 hour);  
3 presentations on Ethics
3 sessions on Heart Sounds
7 on Echocardiography; and 
1 on Sleep Apnea.