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. 

The Fourteenth Annual Meeting and Scientific Session of the Surgical Outcomes Club will be held on Sunday, October 21 in Boston, Massachusetts. 2018 Annual Meeting Agenda 
Ashish Jha, MD, MPH from Harvard University will give the John R. Clarke keynote address, and the day will focus on two themes: 

Health Policy: Translating Research into Policy and Policy into Action. 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. The SOC is thrilled to welcome national leaders in Health Services Research & Policy to share their unique perspectives and experiences in taking data from patient care to policy and policy to patient care.

  • Matthew Resnick, MD, MPH, MMHC; Vanderbilt University
  • Dorry Segev, MD, PhD; Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Melinda Buntin, PhD; Vanderbilt University
  • Justin Dimick, MD; Michigan Medicine
Implementation Science: Implementation science 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 will discuss how they have applied implementation science methodology to their extramurally funded health services research projects in Urology, Surgical Oncology and Trauma/Critical Care.
  • Daniel V. Makarov, MD NYU
  • Heather B. Neuman, MD, MS; University of Wisconsin
  • Elliott R. Haut, MD, PhD; Johns Hopkins Hospital
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