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AAS Councilor Self-Nominations Due by Friday, May 16, 2014

Members who want to get more involved with the AAS are encouraged to self-nominate for a Councilor position. Between now and May 16th, the Nominating Committee is accepting nominations from the membership classes of 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013.

Councilors are full voting members of the AAS Executive Council, participating in important decision-making and strategic planning for the AAS. As a councilor, you are encouraged to bring new ideas forward, to serve on Ad Hoc committees and to contribute to program development – it's your best first step towards assuming a larger leadership role in the AAS!

The major requirement for holding the position of Councilor is attendance at the Executive Council meetings, which occur three times a year; the annual meeting in February, the summer retreat, and at the ACS in October. Additionally, the councilors review applications for the research awards, as well as the medical student and resident travel awards for the Fall Courses.

A Councilor's term of office is 2 years, and those interested should send a completed statement of interest form and a photograph to the AAS office at admin@aasurg.org. At the Executive Council Retreat in June 2014, the Nominating Committee will create a slate of three names for each class, and the classes of '05, '07, '09, and '11 will then vote to elect their councilor. The slate of three names for the class of 2013 will be selected by the Membership Committee, and voted on by the new class.

Please note: AAS members are only allowed to serve in one position at a time. If you are currently a committee member or representative and you are elected as Councilor, you will need to relinquish your other role. Please consider this carefully when choosing to self-nominate.
If you have any questions, please email AAS Secretary Dr. Becky Sippel directly at sippel@surgery.wisc.edu and cc the AAS Office at admin@aasurg.org.

SAVE THE DATE: AAS Fall Courses 2014

Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, 2014
Location: San Francisco, CA

Click here for more information

SAVE THE DATE: 2015 Academic Surgical Congress

February 3-5, 2015
Encore Las Vegas, Nevada

ASC2014 Final Program Released!

Announcing the newly published AAS book:


Chen, Herbert;
Kao, Lillian S. (Eds.)


"Redefining Surgery" is now available both on DVD and as online streaming video.
Sponsored by the AAS, the American College of Surgeons, the Society of University Surgeons, and the Association of Program Directors in Surgery, this video is a contemporary documentary of surgery as a rewarding career – with cutting–edge technological advances, clinical and basic/translational research opportunities, a commitment to education and mentoring, and a priority on diversity and work-life balance. For more information, click here »


The Academic Surgeon is live!

We are pleased to announce the start up of the AAS blog, "The Academic Surgeon." This is your forum to read about and contribute to the discussion of Academic Surgery. Look for updates on  Tuesdays and Thursdays, and your comments on the material presented are welcome and encouraged. If you would like to contribute to the blog, please click here. We are looking for a wide variety of topics including leadership, productivity, changes in academic surgery, innovations in surgery and health care, and more.

The blog can be accessed here

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