Women in Thoracic Surgery: An Ancient Tradition and New Milestone

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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, in collaboration with Women in Thoracic Surgery, will be including in the 2000 Annual Meeting this month, a special symposium highlighting the role of women in our field. As of last year, the ABTS has certified 98 women in its 51-year history. In commemoration of this milestone, we felt that it would be an ideal time to reflect on the achievements and contributions of women to our specialty. In so doing we hope to offer inspiration to those following us and encouragement to our colleagues to support and mentor women committed to careers in thoracic surgery.