- Professional Development
November 28, 2017
The early bird registration deadline for the 13th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, taking place January 30-February 1, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida is fast approaching!
• Register by December 10 to get the best rates!
• Don’t forget to also reserve your room asap at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Reserve by January 15 to receive the ASC group rate: https://academicsurgicalcongress.org/hotel/
Monday, January 29, 2018
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.
• Download the agenda and register now!
Announcing a NEW SUS Member benefit: The SUS Mid-Career Course Awards!
The SUS is pleased to offer 10 awards to SUS members in good standing to cover member rate registration for the upcoming SUS Mid-Career Professional Development Course. Applicants will need to provide a CV and a statement on what this award will mean for your professional development. Click here to apply by December 6.
SUS Global Academic Surgery Networking Nightcap
Network with Global Academic Surgery Committee Members and those interested in working on global academic surgery initiatives at Currents Lounge (Hyatt) at 9:30PM
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
SUS Lifetime Achievement Award
Join the SUS and the SUS Foundation in honoring this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award Winner:
Courtney M. Townsend, Jr., MD, Professor, Robertson-Poth Distinguished Chair in General Surgery,
University of Texas Medical Branch
SUS Presidential Address
“Enjoy the Journey”
Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD, Acting Chair, Department of Surgery, Chief, Division of General Surgery/Surgical Oncology, Professor, Surgery, The University of Arizona
SUS Presidential Session
“Maintaining the Fire: Physician Wellbeing through Resilience, Intentional Culture”
Session Chair & Moderator: Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD
Speakers: Catherine Cheng, MD, John Chuck, MD, Gary Dunnington, MD, & Andrew Hill, MBChB, MD
The organizational transformation within healthcare has led to many changes that have adversely impacted physicians. Healthcare systems are increasingly separating us from our core mission, contributing to a decreased sense of fulfillment. As academic surgeons, we face many challenges including decreased autonomy, increased demands on clinical productivity, increased clerical responsibilities, a difficult funding environment, and difficulty integrating our personal and professional lives. In addition, traditional surgical culture compounds the problem by creating an environment that does not encourage surgeons to take care of themselves. Surgeon wellbeing is essential to maintaining the surgical workforce and to the safety and quality of the patient care we deliver.
SUS Joel J. Roslyn Lecture
“Attacking Pancreatic Cancer: Leveraging the Academic Surgeon's Tools”
Herbert J. Zeh, MD, Chief, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology, Professor and Watson Family Chair in Surgery, Co-Director, UPMC Pancreatic Cancer Center, Co-Director, Gastrointestinal Oncology Program, University of Pittsburgh
“Precision Surgery for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer”
Graeme Poston, DSc, FRCS, Professor of Surgery, University of Liverpool, Consultant Surgeon, Liverpool Hepatobiliary Centre, Aintree University Hospital
SUS Business Meeting
Come hear updates on the latest Society initiatives and projects from Committee Chairs and Representatives and vote for new member and officers.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
SUS New Member Poster Session
SUS new member posters are a venerable SUS tradition, come meet new members and discuss their research projects.
AASF/SUSF Poker Tournament
The poker tournament will take place during the ASC Celebration Event at 7:00 PM ET. For more information, visit: https://academicsurgicalcongress.org/poker-tournament/
Thursday, February 1, 2018
AAS/SUS Awards Session
Welcome and recognize the SUS International Sister Society Guests and Resident and Junior Faculty Award Winners!
View the 2018 Advance Program here for detailed information about each event at the Academic Surgical Congress.