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Request for Co-Sponsorship of Educational Programs

As recommended by the Education Committee, the AATS Council considers co-sponsoring educational programs with specific interest to cardiothoracic surgeons. If your Institution/Association wishes to consider co-sponsorship by the AATS, the following co-sponsorship criteria will apply:

Criteria for Co-Sponsorship

  • The educational program must be institution-based and approved for ACCME accreditation. Courses conducted by individuals do not qualify for AATS co-sponsorship.
  • Application for co-sponsorship should be reviewed by the Education Committee and approved by Council at least one year in advance of the proposed program date.
  • Applications for co-sponsorship must include:
    • Name of Sponsoring Institution and CME Provider
    • Educational Topic(s) with their stated value and relevance to attendees
    • Proposed Director(s)
    • Dates/Location
    • Proposed Budget
    • Proposed Program
    • Desired level of AATS involvement
    • Previous Programs including attendance and budget metrics (if applicable)
    • Previous attendee list (if applicable)
  • Multidisciplinary participation from faculty across aligned specialties is encouraged.

Applications for co-sponsorship should be submitted to:

Vinod Thourani, M.D.
Chair of the Education Committee
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
500 Cummings Center, Suite 4550
Beverly, MA 01915
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