The Western Thoracic Surgical Association Abstract submission site is now closed. Acceptances will be sent out mid-late February.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the 2017 Annual Meeting. Register before the Early Bird Deadline of Tuesday, May 16, 2017 to avoid a 100 USD fee increase. Also, reserve your housing before the cutoff date of May 20, 2017.
WTSA Traveling Fellowship for Residents, Trainees,
and Practicing Surgeons – Deadline Extended
The goal of this 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 fellow does not need to be a WTSA member; the award is open to any resident / trainee / practicing surgeon. A stipend of up to 5,000 USD will be provided to the traveling fellow, to defray reasonable costs for travel, lodging, and meals, with expenses reimbursed upon receipt of the fellow’s final written report and summary of expenses.
Completed applications must be submitted no later than the extended deadline of Wednesday, December 28, 2016. It is requested that the awardee be present at the 43rd WTSA Annual Meeting, June 21-24, 2017, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to receive the award. The fellowship must be completed during the period of June 25, 2017, to June 26, 2018. It is further requested that the awardee attend the 44th WTSA Annual Meeting, June 27 – 30, 2018, in Santa Barbara, California, to make an oral presentation about the traveling fellowship experience.
Read complete award details & access the online application.
The Western Thoracic Surgical Association
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery