Take Part in the 2018 TSF/STS Surgeon Match Challenge
For the third year in a row, STS has pledged to match surgeon contributions to The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF), which means your donation will have double the impact—up to $100,000! For example, if you donate $5,000, the Society will match the contribution and $10,000 would be available to fund cardiothoracic surgery research initiatives. In addition, STS supports TSF’s administrative expenses, assuring that every dollar you donate goes directly to support TSF-sponsored research programs, and all donations to TSF are tax deductible to the extent provided by the law. The 2018 Surgeon Match Challenge will end on December 31—so rise to the challenge and make your contribution today by visiting thoracicsurgeryfoundation.org/donate.
Submit Your Proposal for STS Funding
The Society recently revised its spending policy formula, with a goal of making more money available for reinvestment in the specialty (see the Summer issue of STS News). As a result, more than $1.1 million will be available in 2019 for cardiothoracic surgery projects, programs, and affiliated organizations (apart from regular STS operations). STS members are invited to submit proposals for 2019 spending policy funding consideration by emailing a letter to STS Finance Committee Chair Mark S. Allen, MD via Keith Bura. Proposals should be no more than 900 words and include the amount of the request, a detailed description of how and when the funds would be used, and an explanation of how the proposed funding would constitute a reinvestment in the specialty. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2018.