Scientific Sessions (Annual Meeting)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement 
While we understand the importance of networking and the energy and excitement that come with attending an in-person meeting, the Surgical Outcomes Club Board of Directors made the difficult decision to revise the format of our upcoming annual scientific session to adopt to this new norm. Instead, we will host an abbreviated virtual meeting on Sunday, October 4th that you will not want to miss!

Please join us as we will an abbreviated virtual meeting using Zoom on Sunday, October 4th starting at 11 am – 2 pm (ET). The session will include our keynote speaker Larry Hedges, PhD followed by a special scientific panel on COVID-19 and its impact on surgical health services research. Panelists will include Dr. Oluwadamilola “Lola” Fayanju (Duke University), Dr. Chad Ellimoottil (University of Michigan), and Dr. Aneel Bhangu (University of Birmingham) with co-presenter Dr. Joana Simões (University of Birmingham). 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. With this virtual pivot, the Board of Directors have made a decision to open this year’s session to all members and non-members, and not charge a registration fee to attend the Annual Scientific Session. However, the number of registrants will be limited due to the capacity of our virtual platform. In the event we go beyond the number of registrants allowed, members in good standing will be given priority. You can register and renew your membership by visiting 

To register to the annual meeting, please visit our registration page.

NOTE: Our previously scheduled scientific panels on surgical education and health economics will be held as separate webinars in January and May of 2021. The specific dates for these webinars will be released in the fall.