TSF Latin America CT Surgery Conference Travel Scholarships

 TSF Latin America CT Surgery Conference Travel Scholarships

Cardiothoracic surgeons who treat underserved patients and who demonstrate a financial need are eligible for a $1,000 travel award to attend the 2017 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference to be held on September 21-22, 2017 in Cartagena, Colombia. Underserved people are defined as those who have a health disparity as defined by the CDC and lack awareness of, or access to, medically appropriate healthcare.

Funding: Each $1,000 travel award will cover a three-night hotel stay at the Hilton Cartagena, meeting registration, and a $250 travel award issued to the physician to defray travel costs.

About the STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference: This new conference, led by Program Directors Juan P. Umana, MD (El Rosario University/Fundacion Cardioinfantil in Bogota, Colombia), Vinod H. Thourani, MD (Emory University in Atlanta, GA, USA), Jose Luis Pomar, MD, PhD (University of Barcelona, Spain), and Joseph E. Bavaria, MD (University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, USA), is a two-day educational activity that will provide a unique and innovative format for the attendees, highlighting the management of cardiovascular surgical diseases. Sessions will incorporate not only invited lectures from a world-class international faculty on traditional and new technology procedures, but also original scientific abstracts presented in oral and poster sessions. They will concentrate on the multidisciplinary approach to coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, thoracic aorta disease, atrial fibrillation, and the surgical management of heart failure. An integral component will be invited technical videos in regard to procedural expertise in these disease processes, followed by a robust panel discussion. This new and extremely innovative conference will provide attendees access to the highest level of education with the goal of improved patient management. Learn more about the conference by visiting the STS website at www.sts.org.

Apply: To apply for a travel award, cardiothoracic surgeons and physicians must complete the online application, and submit a CV or resume by the application deadline. The application seeks information about the applicant’s current employment setting, their treatment of underserved patients, and the applicant’s financial need for the award.

Award Application Deadline: August 30, 2017 11:59 p.m. Central Time

Award Notification: September 5, 2017


  • Cardiothoracic surgeons and physicians from around the world who treat underserved heart valve patients, and;
  • Cardiothoracic surgeons and physicians who demonstrate a financial need for the travel award.

Review Process

The TSF Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference Selection Committee will review and score all applicants based on the specific award criteria, with an emphasis on the impact the award may have on treating the underserved population in the applicant’s home institution.

TSF Travel Award Recipients