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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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Save the date! 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!


Deadline to apply is Friday, August 1st!

The Society of University Surgeons is pleased to announce the availability of a Junior Faculty Research Scholar Award sponsored by the SUS Foundation. This fellowship is intended for surgical faculty members in any of the surgical disciplines who are within their first three years of appointment in a full time permanent appointment within the department of surgery (applicants should not be at an instructor or other type of annual or temporary appointment) following post-graduate training, to support research in the basic, clinical/outcomes or translational surgical sciences.

This is a one-year award of $30,000 with the funding period of the award from July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016. Individuals with research support such as national extramural grants are eligible, provided the projects do not have scientific overlap. Applicants who do not have funding from other surgical societies will be given priority. Officers and Members of the SUS Scholarship Committee are excluded from mentoring applicants.

The application must be submitted using an online submission system. The submission site for this award will be open from June 2, 2014 through August 1, 2014.

 Click here for additional information on the application process.


2015 10th Annual Academic Surgical Congress-Call for Abstracts


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 open until the deadline on August 8, 2014.

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 you will be asked to categorize your abstract 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.

As in previous years, abstracts will be considered for presentation in full or quickshot oral format. Full oral talks will consist of an 8-minute presentation followed by 4 minutes of discussion. The quickshot talks consist of a 3 minute oral presentation, 5 slides maximum, and 2 minutes of discussion. We will also continue to showcase the top abstracts submitted to the meeting in plenary sessions dedicated to basic science, clinical/outcomes, and education.

To submit your abstract by August 8, please visit:http://academicsurgicalcongress.org


Apply to be a member of the SUS by August 25, 2014!

SUS member benefits include :

  • The opportunity to attend and participate in the Annual Academic Surgical Congress
  • Faculty and resident research grant opportunities
  • Participation in professional development courses targeted at all faculty levels
  • The opportunity to serve the organization on the Executive Council, committees, or as a representative to the American Board of Surgery, Association of American Medical Colleges, or American College of Surgeons.

Membership applications to the SUS are accepted continually throughout the calendar year. However, only applications completed by midnight on August 25, 2014 will be reviewed by the Membership Committee and presented for approval at the 2015 SUS annual meeting (the Academic Surgical Congress).  Visit the SUS membership information page for more information. 


Spotlight on the 2013 SUS Resident Scholar Award

Sponsored by an educational grant from Karl Storz Endoscopy America

Dr. Demehri

Farokh R. Demehri, MD, has been awarded the 2013 SUS Resident Scholar Award for his project titled "Focal Adhesion Kinase as a Mechanism of Distraction-Induced Intestinal Growth." There were 50 applicants for the award this year, which is the highest number of submissions for this award to date. Dr. Demehri is a Research Fellow with the Section of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Michigan.  He earned his bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University and received his medical degree at the University of Florida.  Having completed three years of clinical training as a general surgery resident at the University of Michigan, he is beginning two years of research under the mentorship of Dr. Daniel H. Teitelbaum.  His research focuses on distraction-induced intestinal growth (DIIG), a novel strategy for the treatment of short bowel syndrome.  His project aims to better define the mechanism by which DIIG is achieved, by evaluating the role of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and the effect of cyclic distraction on intestinal growth.



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!

2014 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


save the date 2015


Save the Date 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