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 Twelfth Annual Meeting and Scientific Session of the Surgical Outcomes Club was held on Sunday, October 16 in Washington, DC. The day focused on two themes: (1) appropriateness - research that examines or intervenes on overuse or underuse, and (2) patient reported outcomes - innovations in measurement by patients and other related patient-level stakeholders used to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of surgical outcomes. John A. Spertus, MD, MPH from the University of Missouri-Kansas City gave the John R. Clarke keynote address "Prevision Medicine Today - Building the Infrastructure for Patient-Centered Care?".  Presentations from the meeting are available below.

Session 1: Appropriateness: Understanding the Implications of the Decision to Operate
Michael Zinner Health Services Research Fellowship Highlights

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