For nearly 40 years, Prof. Jean Deslauriers has contributed to the development of thoracic surgery and has passed on his knowledge with rigour, training hundreds of surgeons in Quebec and around the world.

Professor of surgery at the University of Laval, he is known around the world for his research, notably on the surgical treatment of lung cancer. In China, he played a key role in the establishment of the Bethune Chest Centre, an integrated diagnosis and treatment facility for respiratory illnesses. He has published several key reference texts in his field, and has mentored many of Quebec’s thoracic surgeons. In 2015 he published, with his colleagues Griff Pearson and Bill Nelems, the landmark text “The Evolution of Thoracic Surgery in Canada”, a literary masterpiece to which he devoted the last decade of his life. His extensive career can certainly be described as exceptional and a model for us all. He died in 2019.

We (Réunion de Chirurgie Thoracique) would like to pay tribute this year to our friend who had made us the friendship to come to our meeting several times to share his knowledge.

In the framework of the Prof. Jean Deslauriers Award 2021, we are launching this year a call for posters in thoracic surgery. This competition is reserved for surgeons under 35 years of age.

An exhibition of these scientific posters will be organized at the BEST Days 2021 in Mons during two days. The jury will be made up of five renowed thoracic surgeons who have known him well. The best scientific poster presented will be awarded by his widow during this symposium.

PRICE : ESTS membership 2022 + registration fees for the ESTS congress 2022 (value : €600)
DEADLINE : send your application before Tuesday 5th October 2021

jean.lemaitre@hap.be

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