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Founded in 1982, the Academy of Surgical Research promotes the advancement of professional and academic standards, education and research in the arts and sciences of experimental surgery. The Academy interfaces with medical and scientific organizations, and governmental agencies in establishing and reviewing ethics, theories, practices and research pertaining to surgery and promotion of the results for clinical application.





Leslie Stoll

ASR President, 2022

Welcome to the Academy of Surgical Research!

We’re happy you’re here! Please take some time to become familiar with the website and all that we have to offer. We offer varying surgical certification levels to help you become a leader in your field, a mentorship program to help you grow your professional career, multiple publication opportunities in either the Academy’s official journal ‘Surgeries’ or a members-only newsletter, Surgical Savvy. Two scholarships are also available to assist you in either attending the annual meeting, paying the annual membership fee, or taking a certification exam. A members-only section allows visibility to other members to connect with, presentations from prior annual meetings, and access to our Surgical Savvy newsletter.

We are meeting in person this year for our annual meeting 2022!!!  We had extremely successful virtual meetings in 2020 & 2021 and this was such a learning endeavor and we were able to “hold it all together” and keep our academy in the game. Meeting in person is something we have all missed and are looking forward to. We invite you all to join us in La Jolla, California, the 14-16 September 2022 for good conversation, the opportunity to meet new friends, greet old friends and learn new things. This year we are focusing on “Going Back to the Basics” and encourage new, up and coming surgeons and techs to come learn new ideas, techniques and procedures from ASR mentors, presenters and the multitude of experience of our members. We welcome all our active members to attend as well as we all need a refresher now and again! Our wet labs are being held at the University of California San Diego’s (UCSD) Future of Telemedicine Department. More information to come! Here is a link, it is amazing!

We welcome all within the veterinary and human medical field who are performing surgical research or experimental surgery to attend. The annual meeting is also a great way to connect with vendors who can provide you with the right resources to improve your surgical outcomes. Multiple awards are also granted during the annual meeting promoting professional development. Both oral and poster presentations are accepted for each meeting. No subject is too insignificant to present on!

See you all in La Jolla!!

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