Abstract submissions are now open for the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons. This year’s meeting will be hosted by the University of Hawaii and will be held Sept. 18-21, 2020, at the Waikiki Marriott Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The deadline to submit an abstract is May 27. Please submit your abstract through the Ex Ordo abstract submission system (you will be required to set up an account first) at saas2020.exordo.com. If you created an account in Ex Ordo for a previous meeting, you can login to your existing account using the same username and password.

Please note that SAAS does allow the presentation of work that has been presented at other meetings, but said work must not be published or under consideration for publication at the time of submission. Each presenting author will be limited to two abstracts. Submission to the Journal of Surgical Research, the official publication of SAAS, is recommended but not required.


SAAS Executive Council: Message on the Rise of Racism

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Q&A: Dr. Kenric Murayama

The Lotus Scroll is honored to interview Kenric Murayama, MD, this year’s host of the SAAS Annual Meeting.

Resident’s Corner: Work in the Time of Coronavirus

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President’s Message: December 2019

SAAS President Dr. Tracy Wang discusses how far the Society has come and what’s in store for 2020 in her December 2019 President’s Message.

SAAS 2019 Meeting Recap

SAAS held its 2019 Annual Meeting at the Boston Medical Center, Sept. 26-27, with more than 148 scientific presentations and breakout sessions.

SAAS 2019 Meeting Highlights

The fourth annual meeting of the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, Sept. 26-27, 2019, and promises to be an incredibly fun, impactful and meaningful gathering of academic surgeons, trainees and students from both the U.S. and abroad.

Q&A: Dr. Jennifer Tseng

Jennifer Tseng, MD, MPH, is the James Utley Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and surgeon-in-chief at Boston Medical Center. She is the current president of the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons and one of the...