Report from the 2014 STS/AATS Tech Con & STS 50th Annual Meeting
By Harold M. Hastings, PhD, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
I felt that I had gone "South to the Future" Sunday, January 28th at the STS/AATS Tech Con and STS meeting in Orlando, Florida. First was the Sunday morning session, "Adult Cardiac Track III: Next Generation Devices for Durable Mechanical Circulatory Support" featuring presentations on the future of mechanical cardiac support by leading academic physicians and device manufacturers; second was our Sunday evening reception featured a "talk with the experts" on the present and future of hTEE in advanced cardiac surgery and mechanical circulatory support: Drs. Margarita Camacho (Newark Beth Israel Hospital, Newark, NJ), Simon Maltais (Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, TN), Harrison Pitcher (Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia), and Scott Silvestry (Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO).