Promoting Diversity

December 2017/January 2018 – Vol. 36, No. 11

Under the leadership of President Gavin Setzen, MD, the Executive Committee approved a commitment to promote diversity at the Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, by encouraging submissions that endorse inclusion of minorities and women in sessions and topics relevant to diversity, and that contribute to cultural competence for all members.

“The Foundation is committed to creating a larger footprint in the diversity of our education offerings as well as those who present at the Annual Meeting,” said Mark K. Wax, MD, Annual Meeting program coordinator. “We recognize that the program must address the educational wants and needs of a diverse population as well as build on the cultural competence of our specialty overall.”

The Annual Meeting Call for Science is now open!

The submission site is accepting proposals for the following categories through 11:59 pm EST, Wednesday, January 17, 2018:

  • Expert Series (previously known as Instruction Courses)
  • Panel Presentations (previously known as Miniseminars)
  • International Symposium
  • Masters of Surgery Video Presentations
  • Scientific Oral/Poster Abstracts