Residents Invited to Compete for 2016 Hawley Seiler Award

February 26, 2016 | By More
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Emily Downs, MD accepted her 2015 Hawley Seiler Residents Award at the November 2015 STSA Annual Meeting in Orlando.

Residents are invited to submit abstracts for the STSA 63rd Annual Meeting and participate in the 2016 Hawley Seiler Residents Award Competition.

Named for STSA Past President and Founder, Hawley H. Seiler, MD, this award is presented annually to the resident who most excels in their manuscript and oral presentation at the STSA Annual Meeting.

The 2016 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. The winner will be announced at the 2016 Annual Awards Dinner & Dance. Residents participating in the competition are eligible for reduced-price tickets to attend this event.

Washington University resident, Matthew Bott, MD, presented two abstracts at the 2014 STSA Annual Meeting. Matt described the STSA Annual Meeting as “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.” Matt went on to say, “The small group feel of the STSA meeting makes for a more relaxed atmosphere. This in turn, fosters energetic, yet light-hearted discussion.”

The deadline to submit abstracts is April 4, 2016, 11:59 pm, ET. For technical questions regarding submissions, e-mail Technical Support at or call (434) 964-4100. Technical Support is available Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., ET. For non-technical questions regarding submissions, e-mail STSA at or call (312) 202-5892.

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Category: Annual Meeting, Awards