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The 132nd Annual Meeting has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

However, in keeping with the academic spirit of the Association, we encourage members to submit scholarly works in the form of abstracts as if the meeting were to proceed as usual. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee in customary fashion.

JACS (with many thanks to Past President Tim Eberlein) has agreed to publish accepted abstracts in the form of full-length manuscripts, each with one invited commentary in block in the journal, as is typically done each year for the Southern Surgical Association.

Additionally, we will continue to proceed with the usual process of reviewing and accepting new candidate applications for SSA membership.

For those who have registered and paid for the December meeting, registration fees will be reimbursed through your original form of payment.

For more details and the SSA's letter regarding the cancellation, please click here.

Past Meetings

The 131st annual meeting was held December 8-11, 2019 at The Omni Homestead in Hot Springs, VA. Dr. McMasters gave the presidential address and passed the gavel to Dr. Chapman, the newly elected president.

Presidential Address

Watch Dr. McMasters' presidential address at the 131st Annual Meeting of the Southern Surgical Association.

Dr. McMasters Presidential Address

Dr. McMasters

2019 Annual Meeting Book Club

2019 Book Club

2019 Annual Meeting Women Surgeon's Gathering

Women Surgeon's Gathering

2019 Annual Meeting Golf Tournament

2019 Golf Tournament