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.
2017 Donald B. Doty Educational Award
Through a generous grant from Medtronic, the WTSA is able to offer the Donald B. Doty Educational Award, the purpose of which is:
Active and Senior WTSA members in good standing are eligible to apply, and must complete the Award Application and submit the form to the WTSA Administrative Offices no later than March 31, 2017. Following the review of applications by the WTSA Council, the successful applicant will be notified in April 2017 and awarded an education grant of $10,000. It is expected that the activities associated with the award will be completed by June 26, 2018, and that the awardee will provide both a written summary report as well as a brief oral report at the time of the 2018 WTSA Annual Meeting, June 27 - 30, 2018, at the Bacara in Santa Barbara, California.
- To foster innovative educational initiatives in cardiothoracic surgery by WTSA members, and
- To provide an opportunity for the dissemination of this information to other training centers and academic institutions.
The Western Thoracic Surgical Association
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery