Travel Awards 
for the AATS Cardiovascular Valve Symposium

Belo Horizonte, Brazil


Surgeons are eligible for a $1,000 travel award to the 2019 AATS Cardiovascular Valve Symposium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. 

To apply for a travel award, surgeons must fill out the application request form and provide information on the role they currently play in serving underserved individuals, as well as how the symposium will assist them in expanding their patient base. Successful applicants will be reimbursed up to $1,000 after the conclusion of the symposium to assist with airfare and hotel accommodations. If you can not accept a US check, a wiring fee will be deducted from your award to transfer the funds to your account. 

Symposium Program Overview

Cardiologists and surgeons at all levels can advance their clinical knowledge in heart valve disease — aortic and ascending aorta, mitral, pulmonary and tricuspid.  The symposium will bring together international leaders to discuss state-of the-art information on devices, long-term results and surgical techniques with a focus on preventing, diagnosing and treating heart valve disease.

Review Process

The AATS Foundation’s Travel Award Committee will review and grade 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 applicants’ home country.

The application deadline has passed.