The Southwestern Surgical Congress

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 SWSC 2020 Annual Meeting has been postponed until September 1-4, 2020. The safety of our attendees, their family members, and the patients we treat are of the utmost importance to the SWSC.

For your convenience, we will transfer any current meeting registrations to the September meeting date – registration confirmations will be re-sent. If you need to cancel, please contact

Hotel reservations may be changed by contacting the hotel directly at 888-697-9116.

Instructions will be sent to faculty, presenters, and industry partners with details pertinent to their role in the meeting.

For more than 70 years, the Southwestern Surgical Congress has proudly gathered to serve the surgical community and advance patient care. This year will be no exception, and we look forward to seeing you in September!

If you have any questions, please contact us or 913.402.7102

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SWSC 2019-2020 Executive Committee:

President                                            S. Rob Todd

President Elect                                  Shanu Kothari

Vice President                                   Roxie Albrecht

Treasurer                                           Walt Biffl

Recorder                                            Sharmila Dissanaike

Immediate Past President              Courtney Scaife

Past President                                  Daniel Margulies

Social Media Policy
The SWSC guidelines are adopted to ensure a uniform treatment of social media activities, by individuals, institutions and/or organizations. Posting photos of slides, speakers and podiums are permitted by the SWSC. Unless speakers state their wishes to not allow after disclosures, depending on their intellectual property interests.

SWSC social media abides by professional, straightforward and appropriate communication. SWSC will not tolerate discrimination (including age, sex, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, or marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local laws, regulations or ordinances).