CATS Practicing Thoracic Surgeon Travelling Fellowship

Purpose
The goal of this traveling fellowship is to promote interaction and learning between CATS members and the international community of general thoracic surgeons. The traveling fellow will visit a University-affiliated or academic practice of his/her choosing worldwide for a period of one week, under the sponsorship of the hosting institution. The award is open to any practicing surgeon who is an Active CATS member in good standing.

Conditions of Award
The 2018 award will be announced publicly at the CATS Annual Meeting (CSF).

Identification of Host Department and Sponsoring Surgeon
Applicants for the traveling fellowship will identify the institution and thoracic surgeon who would agree to be potential host.

Fellowship Stipend
A stipend of up to $5,000 will be provided to the traveling fellow, to defray reasonable costs for travel, lodging, and meals. Expenses will be reimbursed by the Secretary/Treasurer of CATS, upon receipt of the fellow’s written report and summary of expenses.

Fellowship Application and Selection Process
Applicants must submit a letter outlining their plan for the fellowship as well as a copy of their curriculum vitae. Recipients will be selected by the CATS Executive Committee based on the submitted nominations. Nominations will be accepted for the annual award from March 1 to April 30, 2018. One award will be granted annually and will be presented at the annual CATS meeting.

Reporting Requirement
It is expected that the recipient of the reward will submit a one-page written summary to the CATS Executive and give a short presentation of their activities during their travelling fellowship to the CATS membership at the CATS annual meeting.

Timetable for CATS Traveling Fellowship Award
Receipt of applications:March 1 to  April 30
Announcement of winner at CATS Annual Meeting: September

Please send the nomination information to:
Sean Grondin, CATS President
Sean.grondin@ahs.ca