Top 10 Surgical Conferences of 2018
Top 10 Surgical Conferences of 2018
May 16, 2018 by Dr. Ushasri Boda

eMedEvents is proud to present its list of the top 10 surgical conferences of 2018. These conferences provide in-depth knowledge and practical guidance to physicians in the field of surgery.

The CME medical conferences listed here are organized by prominent associations that have been described as some of the earliest pioneers in their field. Some of these organizations have international chapters and a number of eminent physicians are members as well as board members.

It is not easy to become a member of these prestigious organizations, physicians must have a proven record of distinction within their field that includes numerous contributions of exemplary papers to their specific field. These organizations also publish journals to educate physicians about new trends, discoveries, drug information, and other relevant topics.

Some of these organizations also provide scholarships, fellowships, and special awards to encourage young physicians in their specialization.

The top 10 surgical conferences of 2018 are:


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS):

eMedEventsThis is an Orthopaedic organization, established in 1933 by Northwestern University. These CME medical conferences provide comprehensive knowledge about the latest surgical techniques, clinical advancements, preoperative planning, avoiding postoperative complications, formulating fast and effective treatment plans, and many more topics. They also have meritorious keynote speakers for their conferences.

No. of live conferences this year: 13    Webcast: 1

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS):

eMedEventsThis is a scientific and educational organization whose focal point is advancing the specialty of neurological surgeons. AANS was founded by Harvey Cushing in 1931 and was initially known as ‘Harvey Cushing Society’. It has over 8,000 members around the globe. The topics covered by these CME medical events are various therapies prescribed by a neurosurgeon for various conditions, new research discoveries, healthcare data and reimbursement, and other valuable insights.

No. of live conferences this year: 1

American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS):

eMedEvents This is an international cardiothoracic surgeons’ association. It was founded in 1917 by the earliest pioneers of thoracic surgery. The association has chapters in 41 countries and has over 1,300 members. They primarily focus on topics such as common causes and factors associated with medical errors in surgery, pre and postoperative debriefing, handoffs, and clinical trial funding strategies.

No. of live conferences this year: 5

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS):

eMedEventsThis is an international educational society that provides knowledge and skills to ophthalmic surgeons. It was founded in 1974, and their CME international conferences cover topics such as advanced cataract training, clinical trials, surgical innovations, and interactive discussions.

No. of live conferences this year: 1

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Plastic Surgery Research Council (PSRC):

eMedEvents It was established in the 1950s as an association focused on stimulating fundamental research in plastic surgery. Their CME medical conferences highlight topics such as new advanced techniques, risk factors for loss of follow-ups, the latest surgery developments, and clinical trials.

No. of live conferences this year: 1

The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract:

eMedEvents It was incorporated in 1960 and was initially called the Association of Colon Surgery. These medical conferences address topics such as patient care, discussing the latest trends in the alimentary tract, training opportunities, and providing valuable information pertaining to diseases and diagnoses.

No. of live conferences this year: 1

American Urological Association (AUA):

eMedEventsThis association was founded in 1902 to provide the highest standards of urological clinical care through education, research, and in the formulation of health care policy. These CME medical events provide information on superior patient care, AUA guidelines, recertification knowledge assessment, and topics related to clinical trials.

No. of live conferences this year: 7

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS):

eMedEventsThis association was founded in 1969 and deals with injuries, diseases, and other conditions related to the foot and ankle. These conferences have renowned keynote speakers that discuss topics related to the latest clinical research, surgical advancements, nerve disorders, sports injuries, and other foot and ankle related complications.

No. of live conferences this year: 3

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American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNS):

eMedEventsThis is the largest association that deals with ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. These conferences cover the latest drug-related information, clinical trials, and other relevant information. These conferences have innovative lectures, expert panel discussion, and video case study slides.

No. of live conferences this year: 1

American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS):

eMedEventsThis international association covers over 59 countries and has nearly 3,000 members. It is the primary source of clinical and scientific information and education for its members. The topics covered at their conferences are related to diseases, advancement in surgical procedures, clinical trials, and more.

No. of live conferences this year: 1

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