9th Annual Department of Surgery Research Day, May 20, 2010

May 2010

The 9th Annual Emory University Department of Surgery Research Symposium will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2010. The visiting professor will be Y. Joseph Woo, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery; Associate Surgical Director, Thoracic Transplantation; and Director, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Cardiac Surgery Program, of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His topic will be "A New Paradigm in Cardiovascular Surgery: Rebuilding the Heart from Native Components − Scientific Research and Clinical Advances," and he will speak from 7:00 am - 8:00 am in the Emory University Hospital Auditorium.

The symposium portion of the research day will commence from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at the School of Medicine, Lecture Hall 130, and will consist of trainee-led abstract presentations relevant to clinical and basic science research. First and second place awards in both categories will be presented at the conclusion of the symposium.

Emory Surgery's annual research symposiums showcase the work of our students, postdocs, residents and fellows and features a centerpiece lecture by a prominent visiting professor. A call for abstracts is circulated throughout the department each year, encouraging trainees to submit their work in either the basic or clinical science categories. Abstracts are competitively reviewed and a subset of trainees are invited to present. Since the symposium is not a national or regional meeting, previously presented talks are admissible, though the work must have been done in the past two years, and any new presentations can be resubmitted for consideration at other, future national/regional meetings. The visiting professor assists in ranking the presentations, resulting in cash awards for first and second place in both categories.