Program Curriculum and Training


The list below shows regular journal clubs, seminars, rounds, and conferences that are a part of the surgery training program.




Board Review Conference

Wednesdays (Weekly)

Surgery Conference 7B028

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Wednesdays (Weekly)

Surgery Conference 7B028

Grand Rounds

2nd Wednesday of each month

Grady Trauma Auditorium

Subject Oriented Case Conference

Wednesdays (Weekly)

Surgery Conference 7B028

Professor Teaching Rounds


Med/Surgical Wards


Surgery Meetings and Conference Dates with Deadlines for Abstracts

AHPBA (Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association)

  • 2016   April 19-23, Sao Paulo Brazil; 12th World Congress of the IHPBA (this international meeting will be held in place of the annual AHPBA meeting)
  • 2017   March 8-12, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida

AAS (Academic Surgical Congress), AAS (Association for Academic Surgery) and SUS (Society of University Surgeons)

  • 2016    February 2-4, Hyatt Regency, Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, FL

Abstract deadlines open from about 1 July to 24 August

ASA (American Surgical Association)

  • 2016   April 14-16  Swissotel Hotel, Chicago
  • 2017   April 20-22  Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia

Abstract deadline usually November

APSA (American Pediatric Surgical Association)

  • 2016     May 14 - May 18, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, San Diego, CA

Abstract deadline about 1 October

ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology)

  • 2016   June 3 - June 7, Location TBA, Chicago, IL

Abstract submission deadline: Feb. 2, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. (EST).

AVAS (Association of VA Surgeons)

  • 2016   April 9 -12, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Abstract Deadline unknown

ASCRS (American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons)

  • 2016    April 30 - May 4, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

Abstract Deadlines Usually Right before Thanksgiving

SAGES (Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons)

  • 2016   Info not yet available

Abstract deadline Around September or October

ACS (American College of Surgeons)

  • 2015: October 4-8, Chicago
  • 2016: October 16-20, Washington, DC
  • 2017: October 22-26, San Diego
  • 2018: October 21-25, Boston

Abstract Deadline About 1 March Each Year

SSAT (Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract) Digestive Disease Week

  • 2016   May 20 - 24, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

Abstract Deadline Usually 1 December

STS (Society of Thoracic Surgeons)

  • 2016  January 23-27, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ

Abstract Deadline: Friday, June 13, 2014, 11:59 pm, CT

SSO (Society of Surgical Oncology)

  • 2016     March 2-5, Boston, MA
  • 2017     March 15-18, Seattle, Washington

Abstract Deadline Usually Around 1 September

SSC (Southeastern Surgical Congress)

  • 2016   February 20-23, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Abstract Deadline July 9, 2015

Southern Surgical Association

  • 2015   December 6-9,  The Breakers at Palm Beach, Florida

Abstract Deadline usually July

SEW (Surgical Education Week)

APDS (Association for Program Directors in Surgery)

ARCS (Association for Residency Coordinators in Surgery)

ASE (Association for Surgical Education)

  • 2016   April 12-16, Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA
  • April 12-14, ASE / April 14-16 APDS
  • 2017   April 18-22, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, CA
  • April 18-20, APDS / April 20-22 ASE
  • 2018   TBD
  • 2019   April 23-27, Fairmont, Chicago
  • April 23-25, APDS / April 25-27, ASE

Abstract Deadline Usually October--November

SVS (Society for Vascular Surgery)

  • 2016   Info not yet available

Abstract Submissions Usually Begin 1 November with Deadline Around 1 January

American Society for Breast Surgeons

  • 2016   April 13-17, Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas

Abstract Deadline:  November 1 each year

Research Funding Opportunities via Surgical Societies

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

American Association for Cancer Research

American Association for the Surgery of Trauma

American Association of Endocrine Surgeons

American Association of Plastic Surgeons

American Burn Association

American Cancer Society

American College of Surgeons

American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Research Foundation

American Society of General Surgeons

American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Surgical Association

Association for Academic Surgery

Association for Surgical Education Foundation

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

International Burn Foundation

Lifeline Foundation (Vascular Surgeons)

Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation

Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

Society of Critical Care Medicine

Society of Surgical Oncology

Society of University Surgeons

Society of Vascular Surgery