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. 

2018 Annual Meeting and Scientific Session Highlights
With record breaking attendance, the Fourteenth Annual Meeting and Scientific Session of the Surgical Outcomes Club was held on Sunday, October 21 in Boston, Massachusetts at the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel. The day focused on two themes: Translating Research into Policy and Implementation Science. Healthcare policy is informed by health services research and public opinion, influenced by the media and lobbyists and determined by regulatory bodies including policy makers on Capitol Hill. The journey from data to policy to implementation of new regulation is often obscure. Our four panelist, who are national leaders in Health Services Research & Policy shared their unique perspectives and experiences in taking data from patient care to policy and policy to patient care. Next, we discussed implementation science, which involves the study and application of methods to promote the uptake of evidence-based interventions into health care policy and practice. This field has emerged over the past decade as an innovative approach allowing surgical outcome researchers to better understand barriers and facilitators to the adoption of effective surgical practices. Our three panelists discussed how they have applied implementation science methodology to their extramurally funded health services research projects in Urology, Surgical Oncology and Trauma/Critical Care. Finally, we heard a thought provoking keynote address from Dr. Ashish Jha on understanding the cases and consequences of US health care spending compared to other developed countries.

Panelist have agreed to share their slides. Please find the agenda, along with a PDF of their slides below.

John R. Clarke Keynote Address

Implementation Science Panelist: 

  • Elliott R. Haut, MD, PhD; Johns Hopkins Hospital  (View Slides)
  • Danil V. Makarov, MD New York University Langone Medical Center (View Slides)
  • Heather B. Neuman, MD, MS; University of Wisconsin-Madison (View Slides)

Health Policy Panelist: 

  • Justin Dimick, MD; Michigan Medicine 
  • Melinda Buntin, PhD; Vanderbilt University (View Slides)
  • Matthew Resnick, MD, MPH, MMHC; Vanderbilt University (View Slides)
  • Dorry Segev, MD, PhD; Johns Hopkins Hospital (View Slides)
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