Fall 2018

Dear Members:

We would like to thank everyone for a successful fall meeting of the NYSTS on Thursday October 25, 2018. The evening began with video poster presentations during the cocktail hour followed by oral presentations and discussion for the two best abstracts.  There were many excellent abstracts sent in,  and the committee found it difficult to select the ones for presentation.  Special thanks go out to the this year’s winners:

Christopher Cao – A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Versus Surgery For Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Video:   Dr. William DiGioia – Off-pump LAD Endarterectomy and Removal of Occluded Stent.

John Morley, our invited speaker, provided  a timely update of the changes in healthcare in NY, specifically the role of value based care, that was very informative.  Changes are coming, and the NYSTS is happy to keep its members up to date.

All of these things would not have been possible without the hard work of our officers and committee members.  Thank you Gilbert, Jenny, Issac, Julissa, Andrew and Gene.

Pease keep an eye out for the announcement of our national mock oral exam session in the winter and for information on our spring meeting.  We are wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays.

Frank Manetta, President NYSTS