STSA Resident Member, Matthew Bott, MD, participated in the Association’s 61st Annual Meeting as an oral abstract presenter and Resident Moderator. Matt is currently a second year cardiothoracic surgery resident at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, specializing in thoracic surgery.
Matt described his experience at the STSA 61st Annual Meeting as “an excellent opportunity to meet many prominent figures in cardiothoracic surgery in an educational, yet laid back atmosphere. Not only were the presentations terrific, but overall the meeting was a lot of fun. The opportunity for networking and building relationships with others in the field was extraordinary.”
Matt co-authored two abstracts presented at the STSA 61st Annual Meeting, and he was the presenting author of the paper “A Prospective Clinical Trial of Telecytopathology for Rapid Interpretation of Specimens Obtained During Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)”.
On submitting work for presentation at the STSA Annual Meeting, Matt says “STSA is an excellent forum for residents to disseminate their work. It is generally well-attended and discussions are very enlightening, yet amicable. The meeting is very academic and publication in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery makes submitting abstracts very worthwhile. The small group feel of the STSA meeting makes for a more relaxed atmosphere. This in turn, fosters energetic, yet light-hearted discussion.”
Abstracts are currently being accepted for the 62nd Annual Meeting, which will be held November 4-7, 2015 at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club in Orlando. STSA looks forward to again providing residents with the opportunity to moderate general sessions in 2015. Visit www.stsa.org/abstracts to view abstract submission guidelines and access the abstract submission website.
Residents submitting an abstract may also elect to participate in the 2015 Hawley Seiler Residents Award Competition. The 2015 Hawley Seiler Residents Award winner will receive $500, a personalized plaque, and their name will be engraved on a permanent plaque to be displayed at future STSA Annual Meetings. Learn more about the award and view a list of past recipients at www.stsa.org/seiler.
Contact STSA Executive Director, Megan Drumm, with questions about the 2015 abstract submission process at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.202.5864.