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Black Lives Matter

A statement from the SAAS Leadership on the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor.

SAAS 2020 Meeting in Hawaii Canceled

Given the uncertainty about ongoing stay-at-home orders in conjunction with different parts of the country/world at different stages of the pandemic, and the financial impact of the pandemic on our institutions, we have decided to cancel the in-person meeting, originally scheduled to be held September 18-21, 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

COVID-19 and the Rise of Racism

A statement from the SAAS Executive Council on the recent increase in Asian-American harassment.

Q&A: Dr. Kenric Murayama

SAAS 2020 Annual Meeting Chair Dr. Kenric Murayama discusses his life and offers some advice for young Asian surgeons.

Resident’s Corner: Work in the Time of Coronavirus

Dr. Lindsey Zhang describes what it’s like for Asian surgeons in the wake of COVID-19.

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Black Lives Matter: A SAAS Statement of Support

June 5, 2020 We have all watched in horror the unjust deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd, the most recent victims of systemic racism in our nation. Over the past few months, we have also witnessed bigotry aimed at those of Asian descent over the...

SAAS Executive Council: Message on the Rise of Racism

First, as the current pandemic continues to affect our communities and families, we want to express our profound gratitude to our surgical colleagues and to all healthcare professionals who are the frontlines of caring for patients with the SARS-CoV2 virus/COVID-19.

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

Sterile technique has leaked into the public domain, marked not only by how expensive Purell has become or how frequently we are reminded to wash our hands, but also by the ways we have come to treat one another.

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.