News from SUS
Registration for the Academic Surgical Congress is now open!
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Register now for the 9th Annual Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) taking place in San Diego, California at the the Manchester Grand Hyatt. The 2014 meeting will provide the opportunity to learn about the newest research emanating from our surgical community and to spend time considering current issues facing all academic surgeons.
The SUS will present the 2nd Annual Mid-Career Course taking place February 2-3, 2014, which provides real world examples of the challenges and successes related to a career in academic surgery. The AAS/SUS Surgical Investigator's Course, taking place February 2-3, 2014, is an intensive workshop that will help senior residents, fellows and junior faculty learn how to write a successful grant and get funded.
SUS 75th Anniversary Gala and Silent Auction
Celebrate 75 years of the SUS with Master of Ceremonies Dr. Keith D. Lillemoe while you bid on exciting Silent Auction items. All proceeds from the Silent Auction will go to the SUS Foundation for awarding grants!
To register for the ASC, Mid-Career Course, Surgical Investigator's Course, and the SUS 75th Anniversary Gala and Silent Auction, visit: www.academicsurgicalcongress.org
Spotlight on the 2013 SUS Resident Scholar Award
Sponsored by an educational grant from Karl Storz Endoscopy America
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.
SUS Mid-Career Academic Surgery Professional Development Course
The SUS is pleased to offer its second annual course for Mid-Career Academic Surgeons seeking new leadership opportunities to be held on February 2nd-3rd, 2014 in San Diego, CA immediately prior to the Academic Surgical Congress. This is a unique professional development offering for individuals like yourself who are interested in optimally preparing for success as they move into new roles in departmental and health center leadership. This course will have a high level of interactivity and discourse, and therefore will be capped at 50 participants. The course was over-subscribed last year and received fantastic reviews so interested participants are encouraged to register today-SUS members receive a special SUS member registration fee! There will also be a special optional networking dinner on February 2 for a night of extended conversation. Click here for additional information on the course, dinner, special room rates at the course hotel, and registration.
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
CME Certificate and ASC Certificate of Attendance information (pdf)
Thank You to our SUS Foundation Donors
Dues Renewal Information
2011 Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Pat Donahoe (pdf)
Watch clips from the AAS Redefining Surgery DVD (assurg.org)