Scientific Sessions (Annual Meeting)

Surgical Outcomes Club (SOC) is an academic group and attendance at the scientific session is limited to those who are members. The registration fee for this event is included in annual membership dues. For non-members from academic institutions, you must join SOC to attend the annual scientific session. Please visit the membership page to register and pay your annual membership dues. 

2019 Annual Meeting and Scientific Session Meeting Details

The Board of Directors have been working on building an exciting program for this year's Annual Scientific Session, which features sessions on surgical disparities and mobile technology.  Please find the meeting details below:

Mission Bay Conference Center at *UCSF
1675 Owens Street, Suite 251
San Francisco, CA 94158
 When:  Sunday, October 27th; 8 am - 3 pm 
 John R. Clarke Keynote Address: 
 Robert M. Wachter, MD
   Professor and Chair of Medicine
   University of California, San Francisco 

*If you are a surgical resident at UCSF, and interested in attending, please contact Ashley Duby ( prior to registering. 

Surgical Disparities: Surgical disparities research is imperative for mitigating well-documented inequities in the receipt and outcomes of surgical care in the United States. Both the American College of Surgeons and the National Institutes of Health have prioritized research into understanding and addressing disparities that exist along the patient care continuum. Our panelists will discuss their unique approaches to investigating disparities in their extramurally funded health services research programs in Gynecologic Oncology, Readmissions and Older adults, and Transplant Surgery

  • Kemi Doll, MD; University of Washington
  • Amy Kind, MD; University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
  • Rachel Patzer, PhD, MPH; Emory University School of Medicine
Mobile Technology: Mobile technology is revolutionizing healthcare by providing innovative patient-provider communication pathways and pushing new frontiers in healthcare delivery. Research in how to best integrate these promising tools to effectively improve outcomes is needed. Our three panelists are leading the way in utilizing mHealth to advance scientific discovery and enhance health services research. We are excited to hear their unique perspectives on collecting patient reported data, monitoring of patient activity and developing post-surgical recovery programs using digital health.
  • Oliver Aalami, MD; Stanford University
  • Matthew Corriere, MD, MS; University of Michigan
  • Heather Evans, MD, MS; Medical University of South Carolina