Academic Surgical Congress - “What is Our Role in Global Surgery?” and “How Will Health Care Reform Affect Our Patients an

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The 6th Annual Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) is set to meet February 1-3, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach. A joint collaboration of the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) and the Society of University Surgeons (SUS), the conference will address modern issues that affect surgery across the globe, and attempt to answer questions about “the surgeon’s role in it.” Leaders will participate in an in-depth analysis of the Health Care Reform Bill and the Affordable Care Act and how the legislation will affect academic surgery as well as patient care.

“This year’s ASC will blend the most advanced clinical and basic science research with issues that are affecting every academic surgeon,” said ASC Program Co-Chair Dr. Melina Kibbe. “We anticipate thoughtful debates, enlightening lectures, and a showcase of the educational research efforts made by some of the nation’s leading authorities.”

Dr. Haile T. Debas, the Executive Director of the UCSF Global Health Sciences in San Francisco, will be delivering the AAS Founders Lecture on Global Health and Dr. Selwyn M. Vickers will bring his expertise as Associate Director at the Translational Research Program to the SUS Joel J. Rosyln Lecture, presenting an update on advances in pancreatic cancer.

Additional highlights of the meeting include Hot Topic Symposia on cancer care, vascular surgery, development of biotechnology and medical devices, and robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. There will be two Presidential Addresses on the advancement of surgical science and the portfolio of the academic surgeon, State-of-the-Art lectures on understanding cancer drug discovery, a session on becoming a better surgical educator, health services research, and a special President’s Session on recognizing unconscious bias in academic surgery.

Over 1000 academic surgeons, physician scientists, fellows, residents, and medical students are expected to attend the three-day scientific conference. Academic surgeons are the major disseminators of new modalities and are chiefly responsible for translating basic research into clinical treatment. In addition, surgical and medical device companies will showcase their newest inventions.

For more information about the Academic Surgical Congress, and to view the final program, please visit or contact Christina Kasendorf to arrange interviews with the Congress leadership or faculty.


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