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 Thirteenth Annual Meeting and Scientific Session of the Surgical Outcomes Club will be held on Sunday, October 22 in San Diego, CA. Click here for a copy of the 2017 Annual Meeting Agenda. 

The day will focus on two themes: 
Global Surgery Research. A growing body of surgical research is being conducted in low and middle income countries, including health services research and the epidemiology of surgical conditions. This panel will cover recent developments in global surgical research methods and issues unique to research in these settings. Our three panelists will discuss the methodology of surgical needs assessment, sustainability of surgical safety research, and the ethics of conducting surgical research in low income countries.

Health Information Technology: an opportunity for innovation and improvement in surgical care delivery.  Health information technology (health IT) is a broad concept that encompasses an array of technologies to store, share, and analyze health information. Increasingly, health care providers are using health IT to improve patient care. The SOC is honored to have 3 national leaders in Health IT Health Services Research share their academic journeys to funded research projects, and visions to put information technology to work in transforming health care.

John Birkmeyer, MD, from Sound Physicians will give the John R. Clarke keynote address "Reflections on leadership Paths and Impact".  

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