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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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The SUS Leadership Agility Program, designed in collaboration with Kellogg School of Management, equips leaders to advance 
their careers in academic medicine amidst an ever-changing landscape. The September 18-21, 2016 program leverages Kellogg’s strength in meeting the unique design requirements of the healthcare sector through faculty and practitioners who have instructed thousands of healthcare professionals on their leadership journey. This program is rooted in theory-driven knowledge and concrete strategies that allow participants to put new ideas into action.

The course will take place at the James L. Allen Center, which is located on Northwestern University’s Evanston, Illinois campus. The Allen Center is designed to facilitate peer learning and informal interactions among faculty and participants. During your stay, you will enjoy a private bedroom and bathroom and your commute to the program each morning is only a brief elevator ride or quick walk downstairs from your room. The Evanston Campus is about a 30-minute drive from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

Who Should Attend: Aspiring Surgical Leaders, Division Chiefs, Center Leaders, Hospital and Medical School Leaders (note: this course is limited to 50 participants)

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SUS News Bulletin 2016



        • President's Message from SUS President Rebecca Minter, MD
        • Highlights from the 2016 Academic Surgical Congress
        • 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Ronald Busuttil, MD, MS, PhD Feature
        • Spotlight on the 2016-2017 Resident and Junior Faculty Award Winners
        • SUS Foundation News from Foundation President Dai Chung, MD





2017 SUS MCC



The ASC has become the most important meeting of the year for clinical and basic surgical sciences. The 12th Annual ASC will take place from February 7-9, 2017 at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The AAS and SUS expect even greater participation and encourage all members to participate in the growth of academic surgery.

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.

Encore (2017 ASC Headquarters Hotel)

The Encore is the headquarters hotel for the 2017 ASC Conference. Located steps from Wynn Las Vegas yet under the same roof, Encore’s fanciful and intimate atmosphere features 2,034 suites, sunlit corridors with flowering atrium, sprawling pools visible from throughout the property, gardens, mosaics and vibrant butterflies that reveal themselves among layers of detail and timeless décor. Unlike anything anywhere, the environment is both uniquely Wynn and distinctly Encore.


2017 ASC Discounted Group Rates and Reservation Cut Off Date
The Encore has provided the following discounted group rates for registrants attending 2017 ASC. The discounted group rates apply until the reservation deadline of January 5, 2017 or until all rooms in the group block have been reserved, whichever occurs first. After January 5, 2017, guest rooms and discounted group rates may not be available. We encourage you to confirm your reservations early. 

To book a hotel reservation and for additional information on registration, abstract submissions,institutional sponsorship, CME credit, and the pre-Congress courses, visit: www.academicsurgicalcongress.org.



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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



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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