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139th Annual Meeting
April 11-13, 2019
Fairmont Dallas
Dallas, Texas

Global Surgery Task Force

There is an unacceptably high burden of death and disability from conditions that are treatable by surgery, worldwide and especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The major actions to improve this situation need to be taken by the surgical communities, institutions, and governments of the LMICs. However, the United States (US) surgical community, including the US academic surgical community, have important roles to play in addressing this problem. The American Surgical Association convened a Working Group to address how US academic surgery can most effectively decrease the burden from surgically treatable conditions in LMICs. Its consensus statement, "Global Surgery: Effective Involvement of US Academic Surgery,” is now available in the Annals of Surgery. Read more.


2020 Membership Cycle
The 2020 membership application cycle is now open and new applications may be initiated by current ASA Fellows. A candidate's electronic membership application must be completed and submitted online by March 1, 2019, and all sponsors' recommendation letters uploaded by March 31, 2019, in order for that membership candidate's name to be read at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. Please note that the timeline from completion of application to election at the 2020 Annual Meeting is at minimum 13 months long. Read the complete timeline, instructions, and criteria and process here.


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