It is with great pleasure that I, along with the Officers and Committee Chairs welcome you to the 2018-2019 academic year. The NYSTS was nidus for the formation of the AATS, and we look forward to our 101st year. We are currently planning our meeting schedule for the upcoming year. We will be having our annual fall meeting at the University Club in October 2018, our nationally attended Mock Oral Exams in January and our spring meeting in May.
I would like to thank all of the past presidents, officers and committee chairs, especially our past president Jessica Donington, for an outstanding job they have done to continue the tradition of esprit de corps and to teach the younger generation of aspiring physicians the importance of membership in our society. I ask that all members find people to share in our passion, and to participate in our sessions.
The New York Society for Thoracic Surgeon was one of the premier societies during the first 100 years of its existence. Its success was based on the high standards set in our constitution:
“The object of this Society shall be to encourage investigations of the physiology and pathology of the thorax and its contents, to stimulate the study of the etiology, symptomatology, pathology and treatment of diseases affecting the thorax and its contents, and to disseminate such knowledge.”
The emphasis of this year’s agenda will be to stimulate the study of thoracic disease and to disseminate such knowledge. We will be asking for submissions for scientific abstracts for presentation and will ask members to bring a new colleague to one of the meetings to share the results of their research, especially the small pearls which rarely make it into print, but we often remember in the middle of the night, when the odds are against us. Enjoy your summer.
Frank Manetta, President
Gilbert Tang, Vice President
Jenny Yu, Secretary Treasurer
Andrew Kaufman, Education Chair
Isaac George, Membership Chair
Eugene Grossi, Webmaster