TSF Latin America CT Surgery Conference Travel Scholarships

Cardiothoracic surgeons at under-resourced institutions who treat underserved patients, and who demonstrate a financial need are eligible for a $1,000 travel award to attend the 2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference to be held November 22-24, 2019 in Cancun, Mexico.

Funding: Each $1,000 travel award will cover a three-night hotel stay, meeting registration, and a $250 travel reimbursement to defray travel expenses for scholarship recipients to attend the conference.

About the STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference: This conference in its third year, led by Program Directors José Luis Pomar, MD, PhD (University of Barcelona, Spain), Joseph E. Bavaria, MD (University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, USA), Patrick Perier, MD (Bad Neustadt, Germany), Nestor F. Sandoval, MD (Fundación Cardioinfantilin Bogotá, Colombia), Vinod H. Thourani, MD (Med Star Heart and Vascular Institute in Washington, DC, USA) and Juan P. Umaña, MD (El Rosario University/Fundación Cardioinfantilin Bogotá, Colombia), is a 2.5-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. New this year, select presentations will focus on congenital heart disease. An integral component will be invited technical videos related to procedural expertise in these disease processes, followed by robust panel discussions. This 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 the scholarship, cardiothoracic surgeons, physicians, and residents 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.

Application Open: August 9, 2019
Application Deadline: October 1, 2019
Award Notification: October 7, 2019


  • Cardiothoracic surgeons, physicians, and residents from around the world at under-resourced institutions who treat underserved patients, and who demonstrate a financial need to receive a scholarship to attend the STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference, which will take place in Cancun, Mexico.

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