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Fifth Annual Meeting Now Virtual

This year’s SAAS annual meeting is going virtual! Register today to join us Sept. 24-25 from 3-5 p.m. EST.

SAAS Foundation Visiting Professorships

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 SAAS Foundation Visiting Professors who gave talks this past year.

SAAS on Twitter

This year, SAAS was active more than ever on Twitter! Learn more about our recent Twitter initiatives.

A Statement of Support for Black Lives Matter

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

COVID-19 and the Rise of Racism

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

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.

SAAS on Twitter!

This year, SAAS was active more than ever on Twitter! In addition to updates and announcements, more content was created for our followers to improve engagement, highlight issues and events important to our society and members, and promote the activities at SAAS.

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SAAS Foundation 2018-2019 Visiting Professorships

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 SAAS Foundation Visiting Professors! SAAS Foundation Visiting Professorships support travel to host institutions for junior faculty to give grand rounds and increase the national visibility of rising stars in academic surgery.

SAAS on Twitter!

This year, SAAS was active more than ever on Twitter! In addition to updates and announcements, more content was created for our followers to improve engagement, highlight issues and events important to our society and members, and promote the activities at SAAS.

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.