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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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Stay tuned for additional information and visit the SUS Leadership Development Program website for updates at: http://www.susweb.org/leadership-development-program


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SUS Mid-Career Academic Surgery Professional Development Course


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.

The course is:

  • 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

Check back for updates on the agenda, registration and hotel accommodations!



2015 10th Annual Academic Surgical Congress

The 10th Annual Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) took place February 3-5, 2015 at the Encore Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year's meeting was extra special as it marked the 10th Anniversary of the ASC. 

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.

For additional information, visit: www.academicsurgicalcongress.org

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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11th Annual Academic Surgical Congress: February 2-4, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida

The ASC has become the most important meeting of the year for clinical and basic surgical sciences. The 11th Annual ASC will take place from February 2-4, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, Florida. 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