The AATS Cardiothoracic Resident Case Report Competition provides an opportunity for cardiothoracic surgery residents from around the world to represent their institution by presenting new original case studies at the 101st Annual Meeting April 30-May 2, 2021. Residents/fellows must provide via the following submission site a brief abstract (no more than 300 words) regarding an original case study i.e. an interesting/unusual case, identifying the issues you faced and the means you used to resolve it and be prepared to present in a mini oral presentation format at the Annual Meeting upon being selected. Case Reports may not include research that has been previously presented and/or published.
Selected participants will receive complimentary registration to the 101st Annual Meeting. A mini-oral competition will be held at the meeting and the top presenter will receive an additional $500 award.
Manuscript Submission to the JTCVS Techniques:
Submission of an original case report provides an opportunity to submit the report to the JTCVS Techniques. Case reports accompanied by a video are strongly preferred. The Case Report should be a maximum 750 words. Please refer to the Journal Information for Authors at https://www.jtcvstechniques.org/gfa for submission guidelines and requirements. All manuscripts are reviewed by the JTCVS Editors and Editorial Board. Should you be interested in being considered for publication, manuscripts must be submitted directly to the JTCVS electronically (www.editorialmanager.com/jtcvs/) prior to the AATS 101st Annual Meeting and NO LATER than Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7:00 AM Pacific Time. To expedite review and publication, you can submit one month prior to the meeting. Please select AATS 2021 Case Report Competition as the Article Type upon submission.
North American residents must be enrolled an ACGME-accredited or RCPSC-accredited cardiothoracic surgery residency program.
International residents must be in their last year of a cardiothoracic training program at an AATS Member’s institution.
The Case Report Competition will be limited to one cardiac and one thoracic candidate per institution. Candidates are limited to one submission per application. If submitting a case video please review the Submission Guidelines. Standard case reports and case videos will be accepted until 11:59pm (ET) on Sunday, January 31, 2021. Authors submitting abstracts for the Case Report Competition must use the following electronic submission site ONLY.
For more information or to register a resident, Program Directors and International Members should contact the AATS Administrative office via email at email@example.com.
*Details regarding criteria for the Case Report format, presentation viewing hours, and grading formats will be provided following application submission.