SUS Resident/Fellow Scholar Awards at the ASC
The SUS offers two awards annually for the best presentations by residents/fellows in the plenary sessions of the Academic Surgical Congress(ASC). Eligible abstracts will be those selected for presentation at any of the plenary sessions and presented by a surgical resident/fellow in any specialty, in good standing in their department, where the Senior Author is a SUS Member in good standing. Presentations are graded by members of the SUS Executive Council and the winner receives support to travel to their choice of either the European Society for Surgical Research (ESSR) or the Society of Academic & Research Surgery (SARS) Annual Meetings. The runner up will receive support to travel to the other meeting. For questions regarding SUS membership status, contact the SUS Member Services Department at email@example.com.
To submit an abstract for the 2020 Academic Surgical Congress, click here.
2019 Academic Surgical Congress Resident/Fellow Award Winners
|Resident Award Winner (Presenting Author):||Resident Award Winner (Presenting Author):|
Quoc-Hung “Key” Nguyen, MD
General Surgery Resident – PGY-3
University of California, San Francisco
Presentation titled: Fetal Enzyme Therapy in Sly Syndrome Crosses Blood-Brain Barrier and Induces Immunologic Tolerance
|SUS Member Senior Author:|
Melina Kibbe, MD
Colin G. Thomas Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Surgery
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
|SUS Member Senior Author:|
Tippi Mackenzie, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Pediatric Surgery
Co-director, UCSF Center for Maternal-Fetal Precision Medicine
The ASC 10 x 10 Career Development Traveling Fellowship
Fourteen years ago the first Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) was held in San Diego, California. Since that first meeting. The Association for Academic Surgery and the Society of University Surgeons have jointly educated thousands of surgeons at every stage of their careers. We have established a proud tradition of providing education to help academic surgeons advance in their careers. In recognition of all we have accomplished together, the ASC is pleased to again offer a career development award – the 10 x 10 Career Development Traveling Fellowship. This award has been made possible due to the strong financial support of the members of AAS and SUS, and our Congress attendees.
Purpose:The purpose of this traveling fellowship is to provide a member of the AAS and SUS the opportunity to visit a scholar or clinician at another institution for one week. The goal of the fellowship is to further the recipient’s academic development, and to promote interaction and learning among surgeons in different academic practices in the United States. The traveling fellow is expected to observe procedures in the operating room, participate in relevant research activities, and attend host institution conferences at the institution of his/her choosing for one week.
Winner receives:The Award financial support up to $2,000 to cover the recipient’s airfare, lodging, and other related expenses. The winner will also be recognized during the Thursday Award Ceremony at the annual Academic Surgical Congress.
Application Requirements: Applicants must be Active members in both the AAS and the SUS. The application consists of:
- an essay (up to 300 words) outlining the applicant’s activities within the societies, the institution they would like to visit, and their career development goals related to that visit.
- an NIH-style biosketch
Application materials should be submitted to Nicole Von Husen in the AAS Administrative Office by email – firstname.lastname@example.org. The application process will close on Monday October 28th at 5:00pm Eastern Time. The recipient will be announced at the 2020 Academic Surgical Congress in Orlando, Florida during the Awards Ceremony on Thursday, February 6th.