Who We Are
The Southeastern Surgical Congress (SESC) is one of the oldest and largest regional organizations of general surgeons and subspecialists in the United States. We are an inclusive organization for both private and academic surgeons and trainees. We are unique in having committees on Surgical Practice, Rural Surgery, Young Surgeons, Women in Surgery, and Fellows, Residents and Medical Students. SESC also has an active “Young Surgeons” group that promotes networking and developing relationships that sustain professional growth and development.

Annual Meeting
Every February, SESC holds their Annual Meeting where almost 500 attendee benefit from a first class education in general surgery, the business of medicine, an update on the activities of the American College of Surgeons and plenty of opportunities for networking and meeting new colleagues. The SESC Annual Meeting has also become a premier meeting for residents and students, who reflect the energy of the meeting and fellowship. Our group has always welcomed surgeons in training to make podium presentations or participate in poster rounds with senior surgeons from the Congress. As always, all oral and poster presentations including case reports are welcomed for submission to our journal, The American Surgeon. Registration for the Annual Meeting generally opens in November. Details are always posted on our website.

SESC has representatives on both the Board of Governors and the Advisory Council for General Surgery of the American College of Surgeons, in addition to the American Board of Surgery. These representations add to our influence on behalf of all our members.

THE AMERICAN SURGEON is the official publication of the Southeastern Surgical Congress; all members automatically receive an online subscription. SESC publishes the Journal every month.

Members-Only Directory
Through our Members-Only portion of our website, you have access to SESC members from around the country, in addition to past meeting archives not available to non-members.


Membership in SESC is open to any surgeon who meets the educational criteria listed below. Categories of membership are as follows:

A surgeon who is a diplomate of an approved surgical Board.*

A surgeon who has completed an approved residency** but has not passed the respective Board exams. Dues shall be the same as for Fellow.

A resident who is in training in an approved residency.**

* Approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties
** Approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education


Please have an electronic copy of your CV and the name of your sponsor ready when applying for membership.

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