Scientific Sessions (Annual Meeting)


Surgical Outcomes Club (SOC) is an academic group and attendance at the scientific session is open to members and non-members. As of January 1, 2020, the registration fee for this event has been separated from annual membership dues. 

To register to the annual meeting, please visit our registration page. To become a member in the SOC, please visit the membership page to pay your annual membership dues. 

SAVE THE DATE 2020 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 will features sessions on Surgical Education and Health Economics.  Please find the meeting details below:

 Where:
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
Northwestern University Chicago Campus
303 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
 When:  Sunday, October 4, 8 am - 3 pm (CT)
Cocktail Reception to Follow; 3 pm - 5:30 pm
 John R. Clarke Keynote Address: 
   Department Chair; Board of Trustees Professor of Statistics
   Northwestern University
 Meeting Materials: Will be available via Dropbox (no login required)


2019 Annual Meeting and Scientific Session Meeting Details

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 (View Slides)
  • Matthew Corriere, MD, MS; University of Michigan (View Slides)
  • Heather Evans, MD, MS; Medical University of South Carolina (View Slides)
2019 John R. Clarke Keynote Address: 
   Professor and Chair of Medicine
   University of California, San Francisco 


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