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Future AAS Fall Courses
Saturday, October 26, 2019 in San Francisco, CA
Saturday, October 3, 2020 in Chicago, IL
Saturday, October 23, 2021 in Washington, DC
Saturday, October 15, 2022 in San Diego, CA
Courses will take place immediately prior to the ACS Clinical Congress.
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AAS Fall Courses 2018
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018
Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02199
AAS Fundamentals of Surgical Research Course
The Fundamentals of Surgical Research Course is targeted towards undergraduate and medical students with an interest in research, residents and fellows, or junior faculty that are embarking on their research careers. Topics that may be covered include those that are broadly applicable to any type of research or surgical discipline, such as finding the right mentor, securing funding, finding clinical/research balance, designing and implementing quality research, and communicating findings in writing and in person. Breakout sessions in the afternoon allow for more in depth discussions in a small group setting on how to successfully conduct Basic/Translational Research, Clinical/Health Services Research, Education Research, and Global Surgery Research (may vary).
AAS Early Career Development Course
The Early Career Development Course will provide junior faculty, fellows, and senior residents with detailed information on launching an academic surgical career. Speakers will offer pearls of wisdom on establishing a clinical footprint, launching a research program, being effective educators, and developing a national profile. Specific topics of discussion may include negotiating for your first or next job, obtaining research funding, finding appropriate mentors and sponsors, understanding compensation plans, and balancing academic, clinical, and personal responsibilities. We will also cover academic advancement strategies such as planning for promotion and optimizing institutional and society commitments. New last year were small group breakout sessions where attendees worked on preparing an elevator pitch with the guidance of peers and senior surgeons. The previously planned sessions were “Making Your Mark in the First Few Years,” “Advancing Your Career,” “Sustaining and Building on Early Successes,” and “Managing Life as Junior Faculty.”
AAS Fall Courses Travel Awards aim to increase women and minority participation in academic surgery. These awards include registration, hotel accommodations, and travel (not to exceed $1000) for the Fundamentals of Surgical Research Course and Early 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 the AAS Travel Awards and a list of past recipients, please click here. Applications for the 2019 Courses will be available in June 2019.
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