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The object of the Society shall be the advancement of the art and science of surgery by: the encouragement of its members to pursue original investigations both in the clinic and in the laboratory; the development of methods of graduate teaching of surgery with particular reference to the resident system; free and informal interchange of ideas pertaining to the above subjects.More about SUS

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DCP Global

DCP3 Launch at ASC!

The Association of Academic Surgeons (AAS) and the Society of University Surgeons (SUS) are pleased to announce the launch of the third volume of the Disease Control Priorities (DCP 3), the premier text on global health, at the Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) in February 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. This 90 minute session, on February 5th, will increase the awareness of the burden of surgical conditions, essential surgical interventions, surgical platforms and policies, and the economics of surgery on a global scale.

The DCP3 addresses the burden of surgical conditions, essential surgical interventions, surgical platforms and policies, and the economics of surgery. Building on its predecessors, DCP1 (1993) and DCP2 (2006) published for the World Bank by Oxford University Press, the third edition will provide the most up to date evidence on intervention efficacy and program effectiveness for the leading causes of global disease burden.

The upcoming session at the ASC will be given by recognized experts in global health and surgery and will summarize and synthesize evidence of the effectiveness of global health interventions and provide comparative economic evaluation of policies to implement those interventions including the following: platforms of delivery and trauma care, quality and safety, economics in essential surgery provision, and the role of research in global surgery.

You will not want to miss this important and informative launch of the DCP3 – please join us at the Academic Surgical Congress



SUS Mid-career course February 1-2, 2015

The SUS Mid-Career Academic Surgery Professional Development Course will provide personal
guidance to develop your leadership skills and a road map for progression for aspiring leaders
in academic surgery.

Join us in Las Vegas, NV, for the February 2015 course, just prior to the Academic Surgical Congress:

  • Ideal for mid-career surgeons
  • Limited to 50 participants to ensure interactivity and to maximize course participation by course attendees
  • Features updated content and more interactive sessions
  • Learn how to identify opportunities and negotiate successful offers
  • Discuss the skills and credentials needed to successfully advance your career

    Visit the Mid-Career course site for updated information!

For a detailed course agenda, click here!


2015 10th Annual Academic Surgical Congress

The 10th Annual Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) will take place February 3-5, 2015 at the Encore Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year's meeting will be extra special as it marks the 10th Anniversary of the ASC. The joint website for electronic abstract submissions is now closed.

The ASC is an exciting venue to hear and discuss the latest scientific advances in all disciplines pertinent to academic surgery and the quality of the meeting depends on the submission of your best work. The breadth of work being presented includes topics in education, clinical outcomes, health services research, as well as the basic and translational science. In order to better highlight one of the unique aspects of the AAS and SUS, namely our dedication to scientific inquiry across clinical specialties, we have changed the abstract categories this year. This year abstract presenters will be asked to categorize their abstracts in 3 ways: abstract type, scientific area of inquiry, and clinical area (if applicable). The sessions will primarily be arranged according to scientific area rather than clinical specialty to promote cross-specialty interaction.

To register and for additional information, visit: www.academicsurgicalcongress.org

ASC Hotel Accommodations: 

Congress Hotel: 
Encore Hotel
3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Book your hotel reservations now and mention you are with the Academic Surgical Congress, group code "6ACS0215", to receive the group rate.

Click here to book your room online!

The room reservations number is:

(702) 770-7000
(888) 320-7123

2015 ASC CME Credit Claim Instructions are available here. 


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Spotlight on the 2014 - 2015 Resident Scholar Award 

Sponsored by an educational grant from Ethicon


Ethicon AwardLily S.Cheng, MD has been awarded the 2014 - 2015 SUS Ethicon Scholarship Grant Award for her project “Enteric Neuronal Stem Cell Transplant in Hirschsprung’s Disease”. Dr. Cheng is a categorical General Surgery resident at the University of California San Francisco. Having completed two years of clinical training, she is beginning two years of research under the mentorship of Dr. Allan M. Goldstein, Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cheng earned her bachelor's degree in Bioengineering and Pharmacological Chemistry at the University of California San Diego and her medical degree at the University of California Davis. Her research focuses on enteric neuronal stem cell transplantation in a mouse model of Hirschsprung's disease, and her project aims to determine the effects of serotonin on post-natal enteric neuronal stem cells, and to characterize functional improvement after transplantation.



Spotlight on the 2014 - 2015 SUS Resident Scholar Award

Sponsored by an educational grant from Karl Storz Endoscopy America


Resident Scholar AwardKrista J. Hachey, MD has been awarded the 2014 SUS Resident Scholar Award for her project “The bNORMAL clinical trial: bronchial Near Infrared Oncologic Resection, Mapping, and (Sentinel) Lymphadenectomy for lung cancer staging and treatment.” Dr. Hachey is a research fellow in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital under the mentorship of Dr. Yolonda Colson. Dr. Hachey received her bachelor of science in Biochemistry and medical degree from Brown University and has completed two years of clinical training in the general surgery residency program at Boston Medical Center. During her first research year, Dr. Hachey’s clinical trial projects involved the investigation of near infrared-guided sentinel lymph node mapping in esophageal and lung cancer. The bNORMAL trial will examine a novel application for navigational bronchoscopy to improve intraoperative near infrared lesion localization and sentinel node identification for lung cancer.



Journal Surgery

As an SUS member, you can obtain a subscription to our official Journal Surgery, at the low cost of $53 for US members and $85 for International members. For more information on obtaining your subscription, please visit www.surgjournal.com



Download the ASC 2014 Final Program now!

2015 Academic Surgical Congress: CME Certificate and ASC Certificate of Attendance information 

Thank You to our SUS Foundation Donors

Dues Renewal Information

Watch clips from the AAS Redefining Surgery DVD (assurg.org)


Academic Surgical Congress


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Register now for the 10th Annual Academic Surgical Congress: February 3-5, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada

The ASC has become the most important meeting of the year for clinical and basic surgical sciences. The 10th Annual ASC will take place from February 3-5, 2015 at the Encore, Las Vegas, Nevada. The AAS and SUS expect even greater participation and encourage all members to participate in the growth of academic surgery.


SUS Foundation

Please Donate to the SUS FoundationThe Society of University Surgeons Foundation continues its extraordinary work of saving academic surgery, through educational grants, promoting the level of awareness about the work of academic surgery, and involving surgeons and the public in this effort.

For more information on their work and how you can be an important part of it, please visit our foundation page by clicking here