The Southwestern Surgical Congress is an organization that promotes the advancement of General Surgery by representing the interests of academic, community and rural surgeons, surgical residents and medical students through education, advocacy, research and innovation. The goal of the Congress is to promote excellence in patient care and professional development.

Passing of the Gavel
Passing of the Gavel:
Kenric Murayama, MD (2013-14 President) and
Ronald Stewart, MD (2014-15 President)

Passing of the Gavel
SWSC President, Dr. Ronald Stewart,
being led to the podium by SWSC Past Presidents
Drs. Maria Allo and Edward Nelson

The Southwestern Surgical Congress Annual Meeting features a flexible schedule to allow you to maximize your educational opportunities, while leaving plenty of time to network with colleagues. The meeting will feature over 30 oral scientific abstract presentations, quick shot presentations, videos, invited guest lectures, an exhibitor showcase, a special presentation from the American College of Surgeons, and more!

Meeting Registration

2015 SWSC Annual Meeting Registration will open in December.

Meeting Photo Gallery

View Photo Gallery from the 2014 SWSC Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ!

Call for Abstracts

2015 SWSC Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts Now Open!
Submission Deadline: Friday, November 7, 2014 - 11:59pm CST

Download PDF of Final Program Book

Although the Final Program book will be distributed at registration in hard copy, it is encouraged to download the program before the meeting to familiarize yourself with the material beforehand. To download the PDF version of the Final Program, please click on the link below (the document may take a minute to download).
Download the 2014 final program

Final Program E-Books

First, IF YOU DO NOT HAVE an app on your device, download a free e-Book reader app from your device's app store. You must have an e-Book reader app in order to access and open the e-Program Book.

Letter from President

Read a Letter from the President


Read the Winter 2013 Newsletter