Scientific meeting Program

An outstanding program has been organized with an impressive schedule of presentations.  Registered participants will be able to attend any of the sessions that are of interest.

There are 37 paper presentations and 13 mini-podium presentations in the general sessions focusing on topics that will be of interest to most surgeons. There are also additional papers presented in Specialty Section meetings. We have worked together to offer a Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery specialty section meeting prior to the ASMBS Chapter meeting on Sunday. We are continuing to offer the popular Trauma specialty session and a Surgical Oncology specialty section, as well. The General Surgery section meeting will focus on Minimally Invasive Surgery. There also are five other specialty section meetings which will have a combination of papers and presentations on focused topics in each surgical specialty.

A number of special events will highlight this year’s meeting. The “What’s New in Surgery” sessions, always a popular aspect of this meeting, will be held on Friday afternoon. The popular Welcome Cocktail Reception will be held Friday evening — with our own special brand of homegrown entertainment AND for added entertainment, a Team Karaoke Competition! We will offer a Wine and Cheese Reception on Saturday evening following the Jeopardy Competition. The mini-podium (formerly called poster) session will be oral, rapid fire presentations. Continental breakfast is offered each morning before sessions begin. There is a lunch with exhibitors both Friday and Saturday.

A breakfast with the faculty designed for Young Surgeons (under age 45) will be held on Saturday morning to discuss issues concerning the future practice of surgery. The Young Surgeons Committee will be putting on the annual JEOPARDY Resident Competition on Saturday afternoon — come and root for your institution. An optional lunch session for Women in Surgery will be held Saturday, as well. The Commission on Cancer Hospital Representatives will hold a breakfast meeting on Sunday morning. The Committee on Trauma will meet as well.

Early Bird registration ends on December 9, 2019 - Register Today! 

Guest Lecturers


Executive Vice President
and Chief Medical Officer:
Intuitive Surgical
Stanford, California


Professor and Chair Emeritus: Department of Surgery
at the University of Washington
Bellevue, Washington




Executive Director
American College of Surgeons
Chicago, Illinois