We encourage you to attend this year’s AAS Business Meeting during the 2021 Academic Surgical Congress, taking place Thursday, February 4th, beginning at 6:00pm Eastern. You may connect to the Business meeting via the zoom link below:
AAS Business Meeting at the 2021 ASC
Thursday, February 4, 2021 beginning at
6:00pm Eastern/5:00pm Central/4:00pm Mountain/3:00pm Pacific
Meeting ID: 968 4980 0015 – Passcode: aas265
Click the links below to access information for the Business Meeting:
Two important member activities take place at the Business meeting – the ratification of proposed bylaws and the election of AAS Officers for 2021. All AAS Active members who have registered the Academic Surgical Congress will have the opportunity to vote in the AAS Officer Elections. All ASC-registered AAS Active members will receive by email an individual link to vote for your 2021 Officers on Thursday the 4th at approximately 1:30pm Eastern – that link will be active until approximately 5:30pm Eastern, closing 30 minutes prior to the start of the Business meeting.
2021 AAS Officer Elections – Slate of Candidates
Candidates for President-Elect
Bellal A. Joseph, MD – University of Arizona: As an ambassador for AAS who has had a rewarding journey it would be an honor to serve. As the son of immigrants I never imagined being in this position but this is a testament to the character of leaders in our organization before me. I aim to build on this foundation and further the organization’s mission in mentorship education and enhancing the path of future young academic surgeons. The time has come to set the foundation forward so ALL have the same opportunities for limitless growth. I am committed to invest the time resources and bravery to make this advancement.
Carrie C. Lubitz, MD MPH – Massachusetts General Hospital: The AAS is where colleagues from various backgrounds gather to discuss the best in surgical science and to inspire young academic surgeons. The President-Elect has the responsibility and honor of eventually leading this incredible organization. My years on Executive Council as the C&HSR Committee Chair and current role as Recorder have allowed me critical exposure to the functioning and mission of our society and equipped me with the necessary skills to serve in this capacity. I am committed to ensuring the continued growth, diversity and success of the AAS as the leading agent in advancing Academic Surgery. I would be honored to continue serving the AAS and appreciate your consideration!
Candidates for Recorder
Shipra Arya, MD, Stanford University: The AAS was a huge catalyst for my academic career and I have been deeply involved in AAS activities for the last decade in various roles. As co-chair of the leadership committee I was intimately involved in planning/executing the Early Career Development Course for 2 years and contributing to the AAS strategic plan. I have served on the program committee for two terms and I would be honored to serve as recorder to plan the annual meeting. The ASC is already the pre-eminent meeting for young academic surgeons with unparalleled educational content. My goal would be to further enhance the meeting with professional development and wellness activities that foster inclusion and connectivity.
Callisia N. Clarke, MD MS, The Medical College of Wisconsin: The AAS has been formative for my academic career, providing an inclusive space that fosters exchange of scientific ideas, peer mentoring, leadership and sponsorship. It has been my pleasure to serve the AAS in variety of roles, as a member of the Executive Council, the Nominating Committee, and currently as Chair of the DEI Committee. I would be honored to serve the society as Recorder. I have a deep commitment to advancing the AAS mission of inspiring and developing young academic surgeons by ensuring scientific rigor at the ASC and championing a diverse slate of research, panelist and presenters.
Vikas Dudeja, MD, University of Alabama-Birmingham: I have attended all ASC meetings since 2006. ASC has shaped my desire to be a surgeon scientist. While I have gotten an opportunity to serve AAS through multiple positions, I understand that being able to organize ASC and thus shape the program of the biggest academic surgical meeting is a big responsibility but also a great opportunity. Not only will I be able to serve my surgical community, this will also help me with my biggest goal: to increase presence of basic science in ASC. Thus, I want to be considered for the position of Recorder.
To review the duties of these AAS officer positions – please visit www.aasurg.org/officer-descriptions