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.


Make plans to attend the SWSC 2018 meeting in Napa, California at the elegant Meritage Resort & Spa. Registration will open in January 2018.

Call for Abstracts

The 2018 Call for Abstracts is now Open!
Click Here to submit an abstract for the 2018 Annual Meeting
DEADLINE: Monday, October 30th 11:59pm EDT

Multicenter Trials Group

Two studies are currently open and enrolling patients:

  1. Outpatient laparoscopic appendectomy in uncomplicated appendicitis. (PI: Richard Frazee)
  2. The impact of irreversible antithrombotic agents in appendectomy patients. (PI: Mike Truitt)

Interested SWSC members can log in to the Members Only section for more information contact SWSC headquarters

Passing of the Gavel
Passing of the Gavel
Clay Burlew (left) 2016-2017 President and
Daniel Margulies 2017-2018 President


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