The SCTS Academic and Research committee was established to address the research priorities in Cardiothoracic Surgery. It includes members that represent cardiothoracic surgeons and allied healthcare professionals, aligning with the core goals of the society.
The roles of the committee include but are not limited to the support and enhancement of the NIHR academic trainees, applications for NICOR data, national trials, the interdisciplinary research collaborative, the Priority Setting Partnership, or the Royal College of Surgeons Specialty Lead and Associate Lead programme.
One of the key aims of the committee is to support the training and development of the future research leaders.
The tasks of the committee include a report submission to each Executive committee and Cardiothoracic SAC, Advise the SCTS / SAC regarding workforce and recruitment, interface with the Education Committee and Meeting teams agendas, coordinate and communicate on academic and research agendas, collaborate with the research department at the Royal College of Surgeons.