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10/26/2019 to 10/29/2019
When: Sat, 10/26 - Tues, 10/29
Where: InterContinental San Francisco
888 Howard Street
San Francisco, California  94103
United States
Contact: Karen Murphy

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AASA 32nd Annual Conference

Gateway To The Future

General Info

Join AASA at our 2019 Annual Conference "Gateway to the Future" in San Francisco, California from Saturday, October 26th to Tuesday, October 29th. This year's conference will feature cutting-edge educational content, unique social events, and opportunities to network with administrative counterparts and our sponsors.

Annual Conference Highlights:

  • AASA #SurgeryGives Volunteer Event: Saturday, October 26, 2019
    Join your colleagues and give back at the third annual AASA #SurgeryGives event. Volunteers will have the opportunity to join together and give back to the San Francisco Community on Saturday from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the St. Anthony Foundation. Click here to learn more. Please note this event is full at this time and is no longer accepting volunteers. If you would like to be added to the wait list please contact the AASA office here.
  • Welcome Reception at The Chíeftaín Irish Pub & RestaurantSaturday, October 26, 2019
  • Pre-Conference Workshop: The Emotional Intelligence Advantage: A Leader’s Sixth Sense: Saturday, October 26, 2019
    Click here for more information.
  • Golf Outing: Saturday, October 26, 2019
    If you are interested in participating in an AASA Golf Outing please contact AASA Treasurer, Dan Ott via email.  The exact time and location will be announced.  Please note this will conflict with the #SurgeryGives Event and Pre-Conference Workshop.
  • Annual AASA/Society of Surgical Chairs Joint Session: Sunday, October 27, 2019
    Electronic Medical Records: Can’t Live With ‘Em, Can’t Live Without ‘Em: The Current and Future State of the EMR World
    The Current State of Affairs
    Robert S. D. Higgins, MD, MSHA, FACS, SSC 2019 Vice-President
    William Stewart Halsted Professor and Chair, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

    What the Future Holds
    Rebecca Napier, AASA 2019 President
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
    Michael R. Philips, MD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Celia King Dinner at the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, The Green Room: Sunday, October 27, 2019


View the Complete Agenda

Registration and Sponsorship

Attendee Registration*
$550 Members | $650 Non-Members
*Add $125 after the Early-Bird Deadline August 16, 2019

Corporate Sponsor Registration*
*Platinum Corporate Sponsorship includes two (2) attendees. Gold Corporate Sponsorship Includes one (1) attendee. Sponsors must be in good standing with the association to qualify for registration.
Additional attendees are $675 Non-Members (Add $125 after the Early-Bird Deadline August 16, 2019)
Click here for corporate sponsor registration.

Annual Conference Sponsorship Registration
Annual Conference Sponsorships include one (1) attendee. Click Here for complete details.
Please note only Platinum and Gold Sponsors are eligible to purchase Annual Conference Supplemental Sponsorships.


The AASA headquarters hotel is the InterContinental San Francisco. The housing block is now closed. To make a reservation at either the InterContinental San Francisco or a nearby hotel you may do so through the ACS Room Block offered with OnPeak online here. You may book directly with the InterContinental San Francisco online here.

InterContinental San Francisco
888 Howard Street
San Francisco, California

Pre-conference Workshop

The Emotional Intelligence Advantage: A Leader’s Sixth Sense

This year’s Pre-Conference Workshop: The Emotional Intelligence Advantage: A Leader’s Sixth Sense is on Saturday!  Xcellero, Novo’s Talent Effectiveness Solution  will be facilitating a four-hour course on emotional intelligence. The course will be held Saturday, October 26th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm and the cost for the course is $275. The course includes an individual emotional intelligence assessment with a personalized results report and lunch prior to the start of the session. Space is limited. NEW click here for a course summary.

Click here for the complete Pre-Conference Workshop Details and Instructor Bio 

Poster Submissions 

We are looking for members from across the organization to share their exciting work being done in the areas of process improvement, quality and patient safety, the academic mission, research and more!  Posters are a great way to highlight your work, your team and your institution.  Please consider submitting a poster or encouraging a student or administrative fellow to do so! Click here for complete details including poster criteria and the submission process. The deadline to notify the AASA of your poster submission is October 7, 2019.

Important Info & Policies

Refunds and Cancellations: Refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee. Sorry, no refunds after October 1, 2019. 

Consent to Use of Photographic Images: Registration and attendance at, or participation in, AASA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities by AASA and other third parties, including but not limited the venue, the host city, and the host CVB.

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