Candidate Connection: May/June 2018

May/June 2018

Watch or Listen to Discussion on Mentorship
A recent STS roundtable discussion focused on mentorship and how it can help early career cardiothoracic surgeons succeed. Watch here as Drs. Vinay Badhwar, Shanda H. Blackmon, Melanie A. Edwards, and David D. Odell discuss how mentorship is critical to the future of the specialty and what STS is doing to promote mentorship. You also can listen on the STS Podcast Episodes page, or subscribe to Surgical Hot Topics via iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you access your podcasts.


Read Archive of Career Development TweetChat
Did you miss yesterday’s TweetChat on balancing clinical and research obligations as an early career surgeon? View an archive here. The discussion centered on whether one can actually be both a clinical surgeon and a research scientist, what makes a good research collaborator, and more. You also can explore additional resources for cardiothoracic surgeons in early practice development.


Call for Abstracts: Be a Part of the STS 55th Annual Meeting
Do you want to be among the world-renowned leaders in cardiothoracic surgery who are presenting new information at the STS 55th Annual Meeting, January 27–29, 2019, in San Diego, California? Submit an abstract for presentation consideration. Oral, poster, and surgical video submissions will be accepted until Friday, August 24, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. CT.

Residents are eligible for two special awards. The Benson R. Wilcox Resident Award, offered by the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association, recognizes an exceptional scientific abstract presented by a cardiothoracic surgery resident. Additionally, the STS President’s Award honors an outstanding scientific abstract submitted by either a resident or a young investigator who has completed cardiothoracic surgical training within the past 5 years. 

Take this opportunity to be a part of the foremost educational event in cardiothoracic surgery and submit your abstract today.


Submit a Proposal for STS/AATS Tech-Con 2019
The Society also is accepting proposals for short presentations on new cardiothoracic surgery technologies (anticipated to be available in the next 1-3 years) or innovative, off-label, or outside-the-box techniques that address complex problems. STS/AATS Tech-Con will be held on January 26, 2019, immediately prior to the STS Annual Meeting. Submit your proposal by Monday, June 11, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. CT.


Visit STS at AMA Medical Student Event
The Society will be participating in the Medical Specialty Showcase at the 2018 American Medical Association National Medical Student Annual Meeting, which will be held June 7-9 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Stop by and see STS on Saturday, June 9, between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Bring your fellow students who are not yet Pre-Candidate Members to learn more about the benefits of STS membership and the cardiothoracic surgery specialty.


Recruit a Medical Student or Resident and Receive a Free STS Gift
STS membership continues to grow, with 66 Pre-Candidate and Candidate Members joining the Society so far this year. Know anyone who might be interested in cardiothoracic surgery? Encourage them to apply for Candidate or Pre-Candidate Membership. As STS members, they'll receive many valuable benefits, such as a free online subscription to The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, reduced rates for educational events, and networking opportunities with the most influential cardiothoracic surgeons in the world. Special offer! Recruit a new member and the Society will send both you and your peer a special STS-branded gift. To claim your gift, email the applicant’s name to Kristin Schukar. Note: Application must be completed in order to receive your gift, and supplies are limited.

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