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Now accepting submissions for the Thoracics.org VATS International Award

The Thoracics.org  VATS International Award

Thoracics.org is pleased to announce our first international award for innovation and achievement in thoracic surgery.  This award is designed to recognize and encourage research and publication in the area of VATS, including uniportal VATS.

This award is being offered by thoracics.org for a previously unpublished paper, study or case report on any aspect of thoracic surgery involving VATS (video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery).  Topics can include case reports on complex cases, use of VATS in specific populations or disease conditions,  unpublished research results / retrospective analyses or similar themes.

This award will be presented at the VATS International conference in London, UK on October 20 – 21, 2017.

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Award Sponsors

This year we are honored to be sponsored by VATS International and Dr. Marco Scarci.

VATS International 2017 – We’ve written about this conference in the past, so thoracics.org is very excited to be able to present the Thoracics.org award at the 2017 conference.  This year’s roster of speakers and topics includes some of our favorites, as well as introducing some timely new topics such as certification in minimally invasive thoracic surgery.

VATS 2017

The Thoracics.org award to be presented at VATS International 2017

Dr. Marco Scarci  – Dr. Scarci is a thoracic surgeon at the University Hospital of London and the founder of VATS International.

Rules:

Deadline: All submissions must be received by June 1, 2017 at 8 am eastern standard time.

Authorship: Papers must be the work of a sole author, and each author may only submit one entry. Entries are limited to practicing specialty thoracic surgeons, and surgeons completing their thoracic surgery fellowships. This contest is not open to general practice surgeons, or non-thoracic surgery specialties.

Originality:  All entries must consist of previously unpublished work.  Evidence of prior publication of material submitted for consideration is grounds for immediate disqualification.

Entry format: Entries consist of three (3) parts; the paper, the title page and the CV. Incomplete or partial entries may be ineligible for the award.

A.  Paper specifications:

Papers must be written in English.

Maximum length is ten pages double-spaced with a 12 point font.

All submissions should be in Microsoft Word or a similar PC compatible type document. No pdfs will be accepted.  Multi-media materials such as photographs, or short video clips may be attached to the paper for inclusion in the on-line publishing format.  Video clips should be less than 10 minutes in length.  No individually identifying information should be included in submitted photographs or videos.

B.  A separate title page should be included with the essay.

This title page should contain:

-Author’s name

-Contact information including physical address, email and telephone number

-Institutional or Academic affiliation(s)

-Name and contact information of immediate supervisor

C. (Optional) – Author photograph – as a separate attachment, labeled as first initial_lastname.

D.  A current curriculum vitae (CV) should also be submitted as part the entry package, as a separate attachment.

Send all submissions to: k.eckland@gmail.com

Publication:

All entries are submitted for publication at thoracics.org as a guest post. These posts will be published with the author of each paper to remain anonymous until the award winner has been announced. The winner of the Thoracics.org Award will be posted on thoracics.org on August 1st, 2017.

Following the announcement of the name of the recipient of the Thoracics.org Award, on-line articles will be amended to include author information, including name, affiliation, location and author photograph (if included with the original submission).

Judging:

Judging of the entries received will be done by a panel of thoracic surgeons. The names of the members of the panel will be revealed at the awards ceremony. While visitors to thoracics.org may comment on published entries, these comments will not be part of the judging criteria.

The Award:

Thoracics.org award

Thoracics.org award

The award will be presented in person at the 2017 VATS International conference in London, England.

In addition to receiving recognition within the international thoracic surgery community, the award recipient will receive*:

  • Complimentary registration to the 4th annual VATS International conference in London, UK. This course is one of the best courses on uniportal and minimally invasive thoracic surgery and includes content on uniportal vats, robotic surgery, awake and nonintubated surgery, and other minimally invasive techniques.  The lectures are given by the masters of these techniques, including the master of uniportal surgery, Dr. Diego Gonzalez. This year’s preliminary line up of speakers and topics looks like another stimulating session of minimally invasive techniques interspersed with timely discussions on current issues in VATS (Registration courtesy of VATS International).
  • A copy of the new textbook, Core topics in thoracic surgery.
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Core topics in thoracic surgery

Core Topics in Thoracic Surgery provides accessible and concise coverage of the topics most often encountered in thoracic surgery practice. This handbook will guide the reader through revision of the topics covered in the FRCS(CTh) examination, and also covers more specialist topics in detail. In-depth technical sections offer guidance for difficult procedures, with useful commentaries from leading surgeons. A broad range of thoracic surgery issues are examined, with the latest evidence and information relevant to the speciality presented in a clear fashion. Combining an easy-to-use revision guide for trainees and a comprehensive reference text for cardiothoracic surgeons and recently appointed consultants, this is a one-stop guide to thoracic surgery. Authored by leading experts in the field, this resource will be invaluable to cardiothoracic surgeons, respiratory physicians and specialist nurses seeking to refresh or expand their knowledge of this field.   (Textbook courtesy of Dr. Marco Scarci).

 

Additional sponsors include:

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*Corporate and individuals wishing to co-sponsor this award may contact k.eckland@gmail.com

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About K Eckland

World of Thoracic Surgery is a blog about the work, research, and practices of thoracic surgeons around the world. It includes case studies, [sometimes] dry research, interviews with thoracic surgeons along with patient perspectives, and feedback.

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