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SAAS 6th Annual Meeting

Learn more about the SAAS Sixth Annual Meeting, expected to be held in person Sept. 25-26, 2021, in Chicago, Illinois.

A Day in Ramadan as a Surgical Trainee

Dr. Hassan Mashbar, a trauma fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, describes his experience with Ramadan this year.

Q&A: Dr. George Yang

The Lotus Scroll interviews Dr. George Yang, former president of the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons.

The Sequelae of Hate

Dr. Lindsey Zhang, a general surgery resident at the University of Chicago, discusses the recent rise in hate crimes, discrimination and violence toward the Asian American community.

Fifth Annual Meeting Highlights

Read the recap from the 2020 SAAS annual meeting, which was held in an entirely virtual format for the first time in September.

COVID-19 and the Rise of Racism

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

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 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.

SAAS Executive Council Message on the Rise of Racism

Message from the Executive Council March 24, 2020 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...

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.