Battle of the Blades

The Battle of the Blades (traditionally part of the General Surgery/MIS specialty session) will pit teams from area teaching programs to address opposite sides of controversial questions in general/minimally invasive surgery. This session, featuring eight opinionated chief residents and their wily faculty coaches, will take place Saturday afternoon, January 15th!

The teams will debate some burning questions. Each debate will take place in 15 minutes with 4-minute Point and Counter Point by each R-5, 2 minute rebuttal by each faculty coach, 3 minutes to poll the audience and select the winner.

Support your Teaching Program! Scheduled team information COMING SOON!

Prepare to be enlightened and entertained, as the best surgical minds in Southern California compete once again in 2022 for the coveted (and very blingy) Tanzini Trophy!!