The finest Academic and University Surgeons Come Together Each Year at ASC.
Welcome to the official website of the Academic Surgical Congress!
The 11th Annual ASC will take place February 2-4, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency along the Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, Florida. This is a new venue for us and we are extremely excited about the prospects of academia at this year's meeting. Each year, our meeting experiences tremendous growth and the quality of the science tops itself. Last year, we again recorded a record number of abstract submissions and record attendance. Our continued growth and reputation as a premier venue thanks to you!
The ASC is an exciting venue to hear and discuss the latest scientific advances in all disciplines pertinent to academic surgery and the quality of the meeting depends on the submission of your best work. We will again showcase sessions in education, clinical outcomes, health services research, as well as the basic and translational science. We are eager to share what we believe will be our best program ever with selected honorary speakers as well as timely and relevant Hot Topic sessions and society committee sessions.
Abstracts accepted for presentation at the ASC are eligible for manuscript submission to the Journal of Surgical Research (AAS) and Surgery (SUS). This year, manuscripts can be submitted to the respective publications chairs of the two societies up until October 1, 2016. In addition, we are establishing a new relationship with the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). ASC-related manuscripts can be considered for publication at the time of the ASC if submitted in the early fall of 2015. More details are forthcoming.
We thank you for sharing your work with us and look forward to doing so again this year.
With very best wishes,
Kasper S. Wang, MD, FACS, FAAP
Chair, SUS Committee on Publications
Adil Haider, MD, FACS
Chair AAS Program Committee
Registration now closed [Online registration is now closed; we will be offering on-site registration in Jacksonville. For registration assistance, please call (310) 986-6444 ext 128 or email email@example.com]
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Plan to be a part of the Academic Surgical Congress February 2-4, 2016 in Jacksonville!
Exhibiting at the Academic Surgical Conference will provide you with unopposed breaks and lunch time opportunities for networking.
For more information please contact Gabrielle Balara at 310-986-6444, ext 113 or Via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gain national visibility with leaders and members of two surgical association dedicated to the advancement of surgical science - The Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) and The Society of University Surgeons (SUS).
Demonstrate support of the 2016 ASC to more than 1,100 surgeon attendees!
For more information, please contact Colleen Elkins at 310-986-6444, ext. 114, or email@example.com.
The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, your relaxing getaway in the heart of Jacksonville.
The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront is the headquarters hotel for the 2016 ASC Conference. It is located on the river with a four-mile river walk right out the front door and The Landing only a short walk away. The north bank of the river is teeming with activities around every corner, and in the rare instance they are not within walking distance; our complimentary shuttle will put you at their doorstep. Traveling to the south bank for a quick bite and shopping is just as easy, with a convenient water taxi nearby.
225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 32202
The Hyatt has provided the following discounted group rates for registrants attending ASC16. The discounted group rates apply until the reservation deadline of January 1, 2016 or until all rooms in the group block have been reserved, whichever occurs first. After January 1, 2016, guest rooms and discounted group rates may not be available. We encourage you to confirm your reservations early.
The 2016 ASC group rates are noted below. To make your hotel reservations please contact the Hyatt directly at 1-888-421-1442 and mentioned you are attending the ASC2016 Conference (or Academic Surgical Congress) or use the link provided below.
The rates listed above do not include the current taxes of 14.13% (Florida State Tax 7%) + (Occupancy Tax 6.13%) + (City Surcharge 1%).
If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact Michelle Freeland, Senior Meeting Planner:
Phone: 310-986-6444 x158
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