WTSA 42nd Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts

WTSA 42nd Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts

ANNOUNCEMENTS The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Registration and Housing for AATS Week 2016 Is Now Available Register for AATS Week 2016 ...

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Registration and Housing for AATS Week 2016 Is Now Available Register for AATS Week 2016 and receive a $100 discount! Aortic Symposium May 12-13, 2016 New York, NY Course Directors Joseph S. Coselli Steven L. Lansman 96th Annual Meeting May 14-18, 2016 Baltimore, MD President & Annual Meeting Chair Joseph S. Coselli Annual Meeting Co-Chairs Charles D. Fraser David R. Jones

The Western Thoracic Surgical Association WTSA 42nd Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts The WTSA’s 42nd Annual Meeting will be held at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Waikoloa, Hawaii, from June 22 to 25, 2016. Abstract submissions are now being accepted for presentation consideration at the 2016 WTSA Annual Meeting through Sunday, January 10, 2016, at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time. Visit the WTSA Web site at www.westernthoracic.org to view author instructions and to submit abstracts.

NEW: WTSA Traveling Fellowship for Residents, Trainees, and Practicing Surgeons The goal of this new WTSA Traveling Fellowship is to promote interaction and learning between residents/trainees/ practicing surgeons and WTSA members. The traveling fellow will visit a University-affiliated or academic practice of his/her choosing, within the boundaries of the WTSA, for a period of one to two weeks, under the sponsorship of a Western member at the hosting institution. The traveling 1670

Annual Meeting Registration Packages Allied Health Package includes registration for the Saturday Courses, Sunday Symposium, and the 96th Annual Meeting (Monday-Wednesday). Registration completed before March 25, 2016, is only $400 and on or after March 26, 2016, is $500. Resident/Fellow and Medical Student Package includes registration for the Saturday Courses, Sunday Symposium, and the 96th Annual Meeting (Monday-Wednesday). Registrations completed before March 25, 2016, are able attend at no charge. After March 26, 2016, registration will be $300. Saturday Courses and Sunday Symposium Registration Register for a Saturday course and/or a Sunday symposium and you will have access to all other courses/symposia taking place that same day. Please note registration for the Saturday courses and/or Sunday symposium is separate from the Annual Meeting registration rate. For more information regarding registration, housing and preliminary programs, please visit www.aats.org/ aatsweek

fellow does not need to be a WTSA member; the award is open to any resident/trainee/practicing surgeon. Reimbursement of up to $5,000 will be provided to the traveling fellow to defray reasonable costs for travel, lodging, and meals. To be eligible for consideration, the following materials should be submitted to the Association Office via the online application at www.westernthoracic.org no later than December 15, 2015: Online Application to include the following uploads:  Applicant responses to survey questions  Curriculum Vitae or Resume  Letter of support from the Chief of Surgery at applicant’s primary hospital  Letter of support from a current Active or Senior WTSA member The award will be announced publicly at the 42nd WTSA Annual Meeting, June 22-25, 2016, in Waikoloa, Hawaii; it is requested that the awardee be present at this meeting to receive the award. The awardee will contact the sponsoring member and make arrangements to complete the fellowship during the period of June 26, 2016, to June 20, 2017. It is requested that the awardee attend the 43rd WTSA Annual Meeting, June 21-24, 2017, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and make an oral presentation at that meeting about the traveling fellowship experience.

The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery c December 2015