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.
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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
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.
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.
Registration and additional program information will be available soon at www.academicsurgicalcongress.org.
ASC Hotel Accommodations:
Book your hotel reservations now and mention you are with the Academic Surgical Congress, group code "6ACS0215", to receive the group rate.
The room reservations number is:
Group rate is $175.00 per night for a room with (1) king bed.
Apply to be a member of the SUS by August 25, 2014!
SUS member benefits include :
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 2014 - 2015 Resident Scholar Award
Sponsored by an educational grant from Ethicon
Lily 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
Krista 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.
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
2014 Academic Surgical Congress: CME Certificate and ASC Certificate of Attendance information
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Academic Surgical Congress
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.
The 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