General Information on Society Sponsors

The Southwestern Surgical Congress

The Southwestern Surgical Congress
401 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611-4267
Tel: +1 312-527-6667
Fax: +1 312-245-1084
E-mail: [email protected]

The Southwestern Surgical Congress is a non-profit organization comprised of approximately 2000 general surgeons and associated specialty surgeons organized to stimulate and promote the progress of surgery. Fellows of The Southwestern Surgical Congress are reputable, board certified surgeons residing in states comprising The Congress, and other areas as approved by The Congress. The Southwestern Surgical Congress' membership consists of Fellows in the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

The Congress works to promote and advance surgery through educational offerings, support and publication of research, and being an active advocate for the advancement of general surgery.

The North Pacific Surgical Association

The purpose of the Association is to bring together persons residing in the States of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington and the Provinces of British Columbia and Alberta who desire to enhance the science and art of surgery and the quality of surgical practice through scientific meetings and professional discussions.

The Association of Women Surgeons

The Association of Women Surgeons
414 Plaza Drive, # Suite 209
Westmont, IL 60559
Tel: +1 630-655-0392
Fax: +1 630-655-0391
E-mail: [email protected]

AWS's mission is to inspire, encourage, and enable women surgeons to realize their professional and personal goals.

Specific objectives include: Developing innovative teaching aids and programs and effective educational interventions; Designing effective faculty development programs for surgical educators; Promoting and supporting research in the surgical education field; and maintaining an educational clearinghouse which offers a variety of materials to be used by faculty and students in surgical education.

Midwest Surgical Association

The Midwest Surgical Association
1101 24th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Phone: 515.274.4339
E-mail: [email protected]

The Midwest Surgical Association is a surgical organization made up of surgeons who have established reputations as practitioners, authors, teachers, and/or original investigators. The objective of this society is to exemplify and promote the highest standards of surgical practice, especially among young surgeons in the Midwest. The annual meeting is held in August each year in different locations throughout the Midwest and consists of a stimulating scientific program of the highest quality and a social program planned with children and families in mind.

Society of Surgical Ergonomics

The Society of Surgical Ergonomics facilitates scientific dialogue, education, and innovation related to surgical ergonomics in the form of annual meetings, lectures, circulation of scientific literature, and research.

The Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS)

Chief of Surgery
Edward Barksdale, Jr., M.D.
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106


Informatics Officer
Selwyn Rogers, M.D.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
E-mail: [email protected]

The Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) was founded in 1989 against the backdrop of a paucity of African-American surgeons in academic medicine and the absence of an organized network of African-American surgeons to stimulate, mentor and inspire young surgeons and medical students to pursue academic careers. The Society's annual meeting is designed to stimulate academic excellence among its members by providing a forum of scholarship in collaboration with the leading Departments of Surgery in the United States.

Latino Surgical Society (LSS)

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The Latino Surgical Society (LSS) was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2017 to nurture and support the advancement of Latinx surgeons throughout the United States, and to motivate, mentor, and inspire the under-represented in medicine, medical students and residents who wish to pursue careers in surgery.