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. The registration fee for this event is separate from your annual membership dues. To become a member in the SOC, please visit the membership page to pay your annual membership dues. 

2019 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 features sessions on surgical disparities and mobile technology.  Please find the meeting details below:

Mission Bay Conference Center at *UCSF
1675 Owens Street, Suite 251
San Francisco, CA 94158
 When:  Sunday, October 27th; 8 am - 3 pm
Cocktail Reception to Follow; 3 pm - 5:30 pm
 John R. Clarke Keynote Address: 
   Professor and Chair of Medicine
   University of California, San Francisco 
 Meeting Materials: Available via Dropbox (no login required)

*If you are a surgical resident at UCSF, and interested in attending, please contact Ashley Duby ( prior to registering. 

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)

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