Social Events


AWS Philanthropic Initiative

This year, AWS is supporting Raphael House by collecting donations of new or gently used professional clothing at this year's Annual Conference. Bins will be placed throughout the meeting space, and all donations will help support homeless women and families in San Francisco.

Learn more.


Enjoy your time in San Francisco with the Association of Women Surgeons at our social events


Saturday, October 26

Networking Reception

6:30 – 8:30pm | Surgeons' Lounge

Conclude your day of educational programming by networking with your peers in a relaxed atmosphere in our Surgeons' Lounge.
Appetizers and a hosted bar will be provided.

Included in your conference registration fee.

Resident/Student Mixer

8:00 – 11:00pm | Wine Down, 685 Folsom Street, San Francisco, California 94107

Sunday, October 27

AWSF Flywheel Sports Charity Ride

8:30 – 9:30am | Flywheel Sports, 71 Spear St, San Francisco, California 94105

Join your fellow AWS conference attendees to pedal with a purpose at the AWSF Flywheel Sports Charity Ride!

Ticket includes a one-hour cycling session starting at 8:30am PST, instructor, playlist, shoe rental, snacks and beverages. Space is limited to 72 bikes.

$50 for physicians, $25 for residents and students



100% of ticket sales go directly to the AWS Foundation and are tax deductible for the full amount

Monday, October 28

Women in Surgery Cocktail Reception

6:00 – 7:30pm | Cyril Magnin Foyer

The American College of Surgeons’ Women in Surgery Committee (WiSC) continues to generously host a reception for women surgeons attending the Clinical Congress and their guests. Special invite to international women surgeons 5:30 - 6:00pm.


AWS Foundation Awards Dinner

7:30 – 10:00pm

Join us for the 2019 AWS Foundation Awards Dinner as we recognize outstanding individuals who have truly made a difference for women in surgery.

Dinner will take place at The Parc 55 Hotel in the Cyril Magnin Ballroom on Level Four.
Dress code: Formal

This event is at capacity and there will be no on-site registrations available.




Tuesday, October 29

AWS Networking Breakfast

Terra Gallery
511 Harrison St
San Francisco, CA 94105

b/t 1st St & Essex St

7:00 – 9:00am

Re-connect with your AWS colleagues as the ACS Clinical Congress gets underway.

Complimentary; RSVP requested

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Women Surgeons, Art and Wine!

5:00 – 7:00pm

Support the Association of Women Surgeons and Women in Surgery Committee with a night of art and wine with your colleagues as we explore the Caldwell Snyder Gallery.

Caldwell Snyder Gallery
Union Square
341 Sutter Street
San Francisco 94108