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AAS Fall Courses

AAS Fall Courses 2017

San Diego, CA

Register Now Early Bird Rates End September 18th

View the Registration Brochure, Course Agendas and Faculty Listing Here.



The address of the course is listed below.  

University of California - San Diego, Center for the Future of Surgery (CFS),
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093

The Center for the Future of Surgery is located on the School of Medicine campus in the Medical Education and Telemedicine Building (MET). The MET Building has orange umbrellas outside.

***Please note: The location of the Courses is 20-30 minutes away from downtown San Diego.  Parking at the lab is very limited. It is highly encouraged to Uber or take a cab to the course if you are staying downtown. Following the reception, shuttle service to downtown San Diego will be provided. 

Drop off and driving directions can be found here


Please stop at the AAS Fall Courses registration desk, which will be located in the Courtyard, to pick up your badge and course materials. Registration opens at 7:00 AM and both courses will begin promptly at 8:00 AM.   

28th Annual Fundamentals of Surgical Research Course


  • Junior Faculty Pursuing a New Research Career
  • Fellows
  • Residents
  • Undergraduates and Medical Students


  • Find the right mentor for your research
  • Efficiently manage time to succeed in a research project
  • Apply for research funding, and where to obtain these funds
  • Develop a hypothesis and design experiments to test it
  • Submitting work for national meetings
  • Deliver an effective research presentation
  • Prepare and revise a manuscript based on research findings
  • Optimize success in basic/translational research and clinical/health services research (via breakout sessions)
  • Conduct global surgical research
  • Conduct educational/simulation research

13th Annual Early Career Development Course


  • Junior Faculty in their first 5 years of practice
  • Fellows
  • Senior Residents


  • Effectively plan and start your academic career
  • Negotiate your job, resources, and programmatic support
  • Build a clinical practice
  • Build and manage a research team
  • Make the most of society, university, and hospital committee involvement; and achieve national and local visibility
  • Obtain and sustain research funding
  • Advance along promotion and tenure tracks
  • Develop and sustain mentoring relationships
  • Cope with and recover from setbacks
  • Balance your academic, clinical, and personal responsibilities
  • Appreciate diverse pathways to success in academic surgery

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Travel Grants: AAS Fall Courses Travel Grants aim to increase women and minority participation in academic surgery. These 5 awards will include registration, hotel accommodations, and travel (not to exceed $1000) for the Fundamentals of Surgical Research Course and Career Development Course. They will be presented to residents, fellows, or faculty members who are female and/or are from an underrepresented minority. For more information regarding one of the AAS Travel Grants, please visit

Registration Fees

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Early Bird Rate

Late Fee (after 9/18/17)

AAS Active or Senior Member



Non-Member Surgeon






Medical Student



Registration fees include: course syllabus, continental breakfast, AM and PM breaks, lunch, and a networking reception.  Rank (ie. Medical Student) and membership will be verified. Registrations processed at the incorrect rate will be charged without notice.


The 2017 AAS Fall Courses does not secure a hotel group block for the courses.  If you are attending the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress immediately following the courses, hotel rooms can be booked through the ACS Clinical Congress web site:

Otherwise, you can find a hotel room by visiting the San Diego Convention and Visitors web site:  Click on the “Stay” tab at the top of the page to find hotel options.  This site will also provide general information on San Diego to include ground transportation, local events, places to eat and much more.

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