Welcome to Baltimore! The Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery and Dr. Andrew Cameron are pleased to host this year’s Society of Asian Academic Surgeons meeting on September 14-15, 2023.
Please join us in Baltimore, Maryland, for the SAAS 8th annual meeting, which continues to provide excellent scientific content and opportunities for fellowship and networking. SAAS strives to foster the professional and personal growth of our members and celebrate the diversity of our community.
Baltimore is a vibrant community with a rich and diverse history. There is plenty to see, do and eat. Visit baltimore.org for ideas!
Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital Campus:
- Surgical Grand Rounds Speaker: Carla Pugh, MD, PhD
- Hands-On Skills Lab
- History of Surgery Speaker: John Cameron, MD
Welcome Reception at the B&O Railroad Museum:
- Two days filled with innovative surgical abstract presentations and networking opportunities
- Break-out sessions and topical group discussions that provide forums to connect and learn from fellow SAAS members and academic leaders in surgery
Kuo Family Keynote Speaker: Jason Kalirai, PhD
Dr. Jason Kalirai is the Mission Area Executive for Civil Space in the Space Exploration Sector of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). He joined APL in November 2018 and is leading the implementation of innovative and cost-effective solutions to critical civil space challenges by developing space science missions, instruments, and research programs. Major Civil Space programs under development and operation at APL include New Horizons, Parker Solar Probe, DART, Europa Clipper, Lunar Vertex, IMAP, EZIE, Dragonfly, and more. Dr. Kalirai has published over 100 research papers on topics related to astrophysics, and has won numerous awards for his achievements.
Kui Wai Fong Keynote Speaker: Kazuhiko Yamada, MD, PhD
Dr. Yamada recently joined the Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery to direct research and translation efforts in xenotransplantation, transplant tolerance, and transplant immunobiology. His research focuses on elucidating mechanisms of transplant tolerance in pre-clinical large animal models and developing innovative strategies for the induction of tolerance across both allogeneic and xenogeneic barriers.