Who We Are
The Southeastern Surgical Congress (SESC) is one of the oldest and largest regional organizations of general surgeons, subspecialists and Advanced Practice Providers in the United States. We are an inclusive organization for both private and academic surgeons, trainees and Advanced Practice Providers. SESC offers leadership opportunities on various committees including Program, Communications, Education and Training, Membership, Surgical Practice, Rural Surgery, Young Surgeons and Women in Surgery.

Annual Meeting
Every February, SESC holds their Annual Meeting where over 500 attendees benefit from first class education in general surgery, the business of medicine, an update on the activities of the American College of Surgeons as well as plenty of opportunities for networking and meeting new colleagues. The SESC Annual Meeting has also become a premier meeting for trainees offering opportunities for podium presentations and quickshot orals. 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 opens in late fall.

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 or Advanced Practice Provider 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 resident who is in training in an approved residency.**

Fellowship shall be offered to Nurse Practitioners, Physician’s Assistants, and Advanced Practice Nurses.

* 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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