Excelsior Surgical Society meeting will include panel discussion, paper competition

The third meeting of the Excelsior Surgical Society will take place 7:00 am−
4:30 pm Sunday at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, Grand Hall C, Lobby Level. The theme of this year’s meeting is Achieving Surgical Readiness: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?

The program will feature a panel of military surgical consultants, prominent surgeons, and the Third Fleet Surgeon of the U.S. Navy, as well as the military’s Region 13 Trauma Paper Competition and a variety of abstract presentations showcasing the best surgical research performed in the U.S. military. John B. Holcomb, MD, FACS, will deliver the Major John P. Pryor Lecture, the meeting’s keynote address.

The Excelsior Surgical Society was reestablished in 2015 as a mechanism to foster ties between civilian and military surgeons at the annual American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress. It was revitalized as part of the U.S. Department of Defense Military Health System and the ACS strategic relationship established in 2014 and officially known as the Military Health System Strategic Partnership American College of Surgeons (MHSSPACS). The mission of the MHSSPACS is to provide more comprehensive and advanced surgical education for all military surgeons. The Excelsior Surgical Society will leverage the lessons learned and currently being learned as we move forward in the 21st century.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with surgical leaders and fellowship program directors in the civilian sector. Clinical Congress attendees who are interested in enhancing military medicine now and in the future are encouraged to attend.