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.


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

Registration is now open. There are two ways to register for the 2015 Annual Meeting:

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.
Download the 2015 final program

Final Program e-Books

Letter from President

Read a Letter from the President


Read the Winter 2013 Newsletter

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

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