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Annual Conference


2019 AWS Annual Conference

Sculpting the Future
October 26-29, 2019
San Francisco, CA


Join the Association of Women Surgeons for our 2019 Annual Conference in San Francisco, held during the American College of Surgeons’ 2019 Clinical Congress. Together, we will set our visions, share our stories, and leave inspired to create the future we want to see, inside and out of the operating room.




You Experience -

Unparalleled networking opportunities with leaders in surgery
Inspirational lectures and panels discussing the future of surgery
Connections to over 300 women surgeons, like you, who care about sculpting your future and the future of surgery

You Learn -

The impact of improving diversity in surgery
Tools for building your personal brand and setting career goals
Updates on literature on disparities in surgery
Original surgical research from the American Journal of Surgery

You Leave With -

A deeper commitment to sculpting yourself as a surgeon and sculpting our future as a profession
Over 300 new mentors, friends and colleagues as part of the AWS community.



Preliminary Schedule


7:00 - 8:00am

Committee Meetings & Academic Poster Contests for Residents and Medical Students

7:00am - 6:00pm

Registration Open

7:30 - 8:00am

Continental Breakfast in the Surgeons' Lounge

8:00 - 8:15am

Opening Remarks

8:15 - 9:00am

Sculpting Yourself: How the Development of a Brand Can Lead to Success

9:00 - 9:45am

Hands-on Workshop: Skills to Speak Up

9:45 - 10:15am

AJS Papers #1: 2019 AWSF Grant Recipient Presentation

10:15 - 10:45am

Networking Break in the Surgeons' Lounge

10:45 - 11:30am

Panel Discussion: How My Vision Helped Me

11:30am - 12:30pm

Hands-On Workshop: Creating a Career Vision and Sharing It

12:30 - 1:30pm

Lunch & Business Meeting
Presidential Speech

1:30 - 2:15pm

Landmark Papers in Surgery

2:15 - 3:15pm


3:15 - 3:55pm

AJS Paper Session

3:55 - 4:30pm

Networking in the Surgeons' Lounge

4:30 - 5:30pm

Breakout Sessions

5:30 - 6:00pm

Women in Surgery: What's on My Mind

6:00 - 7:30pm

Wine and Cheese and Networking in the Surgeons' Lounge

6:00 - 7:30pm

Awards Cocktail Reception
Hosted by the American College of Surgeons' Women in Surgery Committee

7:30 - 10:00pm

AWS Foundation Awards Dinner

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7:00 - 9:00am

AWS Networking Breakfast


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