The AATS Scientific Affairs and Government Relations Committee serves as the Associationís primary contact with government agencies through the following goals;
For members with questions regarding the current funding process at the NIH or research priorities within government agencies, please email the Committee at Admin@AATS.org.
- Identifies and Interacts with Federal Agencies and Institutions regarding research activities, research funding, and career development support for Cardiothoracic Surgeons
- Serves as a resource to cardiothoracic surgeons on research funding strategies, opportunities, and mechanisms available to the specialty.
- Provides a vehicle for research and development of new technologies through collaboration with industry and/or federal agencies.
- Discusses and develops a pathway for involvement of cardiothoracic surgeons in collaborative initiatives such as clinical trials networks.
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