Henry L. Laws II Lecture

This lecture is named after Henry L. Laws, II to honor his contributions to the Congress and the field of surgery. Dr. Laws joined the Congress in 1967and served as President in 1997-1998. He received the Distinguished ServiceAward in 2012. During his surgical career, Dr. Laws was in private practice, served on the faculty of University of Alabama-Birmingham, was Director of Surgical Residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center and was a surgeon at the Norwood Clinic. Dr. Laws had a passion for not only clinical care but

also for medical education. Dr. Laws passed away on February 25, 2014, at the age of 81.

2023 Carla M. Pugh MD, PhD | The Quantified Surgeon: A Glimpse into the Future of Surgical Metrics and Outcomes

2022 Tyler Hughes MD | Now Is the Time for a Specialty of Rural Surgery

2021  WB Inabnet III, MD | Innovation and Technology: Essential Elements to Nurture Leadership and Drive Strategic Change

2020  John F. Sweeney MD | The Importance of Collaboration in Advancing Quality

2019  Mary Hawn MD | Practice-Based Learning and Assessment for the 21st Century Surgeon

2018  Carol-anne Moulton MD | Behind the Curtain: Surgical Judgement Beyond Cognition

2017  Gary L. Dunnington MD | Measuring Performance in Surgical Training

2016  R. James Valentine MD | Resident Jeopardy