• ASC 2016 February 2-4

  • Hyatt Regency Jacksonville

  • The Best Research The Best Collaboration

  • The Most Learning The Biggest Event

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Our Attendees

The finest Academic and University Surgeons Come Together Each Year at ASC.

Save the Date! The 11th Annual Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) will take place February 2-4, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, in Jacksonville Florida. Each year the meeting continues to grow and the science gets better. Our continued growth and success depends on you!

Eleven years ago the first Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) was jointly held by the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) and the Society of University Surgeons (SUS) to educate surgeons at every stage in their careers. We have established a proud tradition of providing education to help academic surgeons advance in their careers and look forward to your participation and attendance at the 2016 11th Annual ASC Conference.

ASC Registration

Registration now open! Click Here!


Attendee Brochure

2016 ASC Advance Program Download Here!


ASC 2016 Abstracts

2016 Submissions Closed. Access your Abstract Dashboard here.


2015 CME Information

CME Credit Claim Information download here!

Dear Colleagues:

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

Download Advance Program

Important News & Items

  •  Conference Registration for ASC 2016:
  • SUS Mid-Career Academic Surgery Professional Development Course
    • Sunday, January 31, 2016 - Welcome Reception and Networking Dinner
    • Monday, February 1, 2016 - One Day Course
    • View the Course Schedule
  • AAS/SUS Surgical Investigators' Course: The Grant Writing Workshop
    • Sunday, January 31, 2016 - Day 1: Half Day Course followed by Welcome Reception and Networking Dinner
    • Monday, February 1, 2016 - Day 2: Half Day Course
    • View Course Schedule
  • Secure your Hyatt Regency Jacksonville room reservations early!
  • 2015 CME Credit Claim Information
      • Download the instructions for Claiming CME Credit or a Certificate of Attendance here

Attendee Deadlines

  • December 7 - Discounted Registration Ends. Click Here.
  • January 17 - Standard Registration Ends. Click Here. After this date, please register onsite.

Thank You 2015 Institutional Members!

Future ASC Dates

  • ASC 2017 | February 7-9 | Encore Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • ASC 2018 | Jan 30-Feb 1 | Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, FL

Attendees Registration

On behalf of the Executive Councils of the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) and the Society of University Surgeons (SUS), we are delighted to invite you to register and attend the 11th Annual Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) on Feb. 2-4, 2016 in Jacksonville, FL. Over the past 10 years, the Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) has become the premier gathering place for surgeon-scientists, offering unparalleled opportunities for scientific exchange and networking with peers.

Registration now open! Click Here 

For questions regarding your registration, please contact the Registrar at registrations@academicsurgicalcongress.org


Visa Information

Apply now for your Visa
visaThe visa application process to enter the United States has become subjected to greater degrees of scrutiny than in the past. For this reason, the application process can take up to six months or more. You will need to apply for your visa as early as possible, but no later than three months before you wish to enter the United States.

Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. Visitor visas are nonimmigrant visas for persons who want to enter the United States temporarily for business (visa category B-1), tourism, pleasure or visiting (visa category B-2), or a combination of both purposes (B-1/B-2).

There are several steps to apply for a visa. The order of these steps and how you complete them may vary at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you apply. Please consult the instructions available on the U.S. Embassy or Consulate website where you will apply.

For additional information related to obtaining a Visa or Frequently Asked Questions about this process please visit one of the links provided below.

On-line Resources:

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  Visa Waiver Program Frequently Asked Questions
  U.S. State Department Visa Information




Industry & Institutions

Plan to be a part of the Academic Surgical Congress February 2-4, 2016 in Jacksonville!

Future ASC Dates

  • ASC 2017 | February 7-9 | Encore Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • ASC 2018 | Jan 30-Feb 1 | Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, FL

Thank You 2015 Institutional Members!

Exhibitor Information

Exhibiting at the Academic Surgical Conference will provide you with unopposed breaks and lunch time opportunities for networking.

Click here to access the ASC 2016 Prospectus.

For more information please contact Gabrielle Balara at 310-986-6444, ext 113 or Via email at gabrielle@academicsurgicalcongress.org

Institutional Information

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!

  • Institutional Member Benefits
    • Receive one or more complimentary registrations to the ASC Meeting
    • Receive one or more complimentary registrations to the Grant Writing Workshop at the Platinum, Gold and Silver Level
    • Be recognized at the Opening Session by the presidents of the AAS and the SUS
    • Receive a striking plaque commemorating your institution's support

Click here for the Institutional Membership Form

For more information, please contact Colleen Elkins at 310-986-6444, ext. 114, or colleen@academicsurgicalcongress.org.


The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, your relaxing getaway in the heart of Jacksonville.

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

ASC 2016 Hotel Reservations Now Open!

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront (ASC16 Headquarters Hotel)

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.

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 32202
Phone: 1-888-421-1442

ASC16 Discounted Group Rates and Reservation Cut Off Date

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.

Guest Room Group Rates:

  • Single/Double: $185.00
  • Triple: $210.00
  • Quad: $235.00


  • Premier Suite: $50.00 additional per room
  • Regency Club: $30.00 additional per room
  • Queen Waterfront: $35.00 additional per room
  • King Waterfront Upgrade: $45.00 additional per room

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
Email: michelle@academicsurgicalcongress.org

Housing Deadlines

  • January 1, 2016 - Make your hotel reservations early! After January 1, 2016, guest rooms and discounted group rates may not be available.

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