ESTS-AME Prize column

Since 2015, AME and the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) has set up the ESTS-AME Prize to recognize the best performance by a trainee member in the postgraduate course Master’s Cup competition at the annual European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery. The junior (trainee) member that has given the best overall performance in the PGC will win an all-expenses-paid attachment to a leading thoracic surgery unit in China. The prize comes courtesy of AME Publishing Company. Here Journal of Thoracic Disease launches the ESTS-AME Prize column to share the oberservationship experiences and perspectives between East and West.

Impact in China

The AME Special Competition 2015: 4 rounds, 27 contestants, countless lessons learned about China

Prize winners:

Lieven Depypere, Dienst thoraxheelkunde, Universitair Ziekenhuis Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium

Report of the 2016–2017 ESTS-AME visiting fellow to the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University, China

Beatrice Chia-Hui Shih, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea

Observership in Shanghai, China—meeting emerging leading pioneers of robotic thoracic surgery and ERAS