1991 Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons The 1990 meeting is an Interim Meeting to be held a" the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, September 21-23, 1990. No abstracts are solicited for that program. The Twenty-seventh Annual Meeting will be held at the San Francisco Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, February 18-20, 1991. APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP (Deadline: September 1, IS90) Requests for application forms for membership in The Society of Thoracic Surgeons should be addressed to James L. Cox, MD, Chairman, Membership Committee, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601. The completed application forms and supporting letters must be in the hands of the Membership Committee by September 1, 1990, for the applicant to be considered for election at the meeting in February 1991. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS (Deadline: September 12, 1990) Abstracts for papers to be presented at the 1991 Annual Meeting are now being accepted. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is September 12, 1990. An original and one copy should be submitted, using the official Society abstract form (on verso of this page), to Alexander S. Geha, MD, and Robert A. Guyton, MD, Co-Chairmen, Program Committee (Abstracts), The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601. Additionai forms are available upon request from The Society. Abstracts must summarize an original contribution not presented or accepted for presentation elsewhere. Abstracts must be in the hands of the Program Committee by September 12, 1990. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered. It is requested that the covering letter indicate the author who is to receive notice of acceptance or rejection and the author who will present the paper. The Thoracic Surgery Directors Association (TSDA) has established a Resident Presentation Award for 1991. Potential TSDA Resident Award abstracts must represent original work by the resident, who is to be first author and presenter. TSDA Resident Award abstracts may be directed to the regular Scientific Session or the Research Forum. Essayists are reminded that according to the bylaws of The Society, all papers accepted for presentation: (1) must be submitted in triplicate to the Secretary at the time of presentation or to the Editor of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery prior to presentation; and (2) become the property of The Society if they are accepted for presentation. It is well recognized that abstracts frequently belie their content by virtue of poor organization, and as a result valuable contributions to the Scientific Sessions may be unrecognized. It is important that methods and results be clearly defined in the abstract; therefore, general statements such as "results will be presented" are not acceptable. When a procedure or method is stated to have "advantages," those advantages should be defined. Abstracts that simply summarize results without defining objectives and methods are equally undesirable.
Speakers for accepted papers are limited to ten minutes.
Instructions for Abstracts Th~ official abstract for~ printed on
verso of this page and available from The SOCiety, or photocopies th..reof, must be used. Authors must categorize the principal subject of their abstract by checking the appropriate box. If the author wishes to submit the abstract for consideration for the ThGracic Surgery Directors Association Award competition, the additional appropriate box must be checked. Also. tJ>e name of the Program Dkedor must appear on a TSDA Resident Award abstract. 1. Full names of authors must appear on the abstract. 2. Institution or address is to be given, but omit titles, degrees, and appointments. 3. Abstracts must be limited to 250 words and must he typed double-spaced. 4. When percentages are used, the absolute numbers of derivation must be stated. 5. The body of the abstract should include: a. A brief statement of the purpose of the study being presented, with reference to the current state of research in the field. b. The methods of study or experimental approach clearly, but briefly, defined. c. A summary of the results and/or conclusions of the study, including sufficient details to support those conclusions. d. A statement concerning the significance of the work and ItS possible implicatious ["i further research. 6. The form must be signed by the senior author attesting that the material will not be presented elsewhere if accepted for the scientific program nor published elsewhere if accepted for publication in The Annals of Thorazic SlIrgery. In discussion of papers.. The Society encourages a healthy spirit of constructive critical review and rebuttal by cumments pertinent to the content of the paper being presented. Presentation of discussion in the form of "secondary papers" will not be welcomed. CALL FOR SURGICAL FILMS OR VIDEO TAPES (Deadline: September 1, 1990) The popular surgical movie program will again be presented at the San Francisco meeting. The Program Committee hereby solicits the submission of surgical films, which may portray a surgical procedure or simply a technical maneuver that the surgeon thinks will be of interest to The Society. The film may not exceed ten minutes in length. Sound movies are acceptable but not necessary; however, live narration by the principal surgeon is a requirement for participation in the movie night program. The movies should be on 16-mm film or 3f4-inch V-Matic video tape. The deadline for submission is September 1, 1990. Films and video tapes also should be sent to Alexander S. Geha, MD, and Robert A. Guyton, MD, Co-Chairmen, Program Committee, at The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601.
Richard P. Anderson, MD Secretary
THE SOCIETY OF tHORACIC SURGEONS
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