Central Surgical Association (CSA)
Spring 2021 Twitter
L. Michael Brunt, MD
L. Michael Brunt, MD
As winter turns into spring, I have great hope and optimism for what lies ahead. Never could any of us have imagined that we would be under the effects of a global pandemic for over one year now. However, thanks to the incredible and heroic efforts of the biomedical research community, we have multiple vaccines available to fight COVID and that are being rolled out at an ever quickening pace. While it is not quite time yet to let our guard down, there is reason to anticipate a return to more normal activities, including resumption of in-person society scientific meetings, in the coming months. More

R. Matthew Walsh, MD
R. Matthew Walsh, MD
I suspect that the blossoming spring flowers, rising number of vaccinations and improving outlook for the pandemic have all set an optimistic outlook for all of the CSA members as we look towards the future. We are all hopeful for an in-person meeting in July that will reunite the CSA and MSA members for a great academic and social event in Chicago, IL. More

Brian G. Harbrecht, MD
Brian G. Harbrecht, MD
As all Central Surgical Association members know, our 2020 Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, WI was cancelled due to the COVID pandemic. With vaccine distributions gaining momentum, COVID case numbers are falling in many areas, as well as regional relaxing of pandemic-related restrictions. Plans are underway for the Central Surgical Association & Midwest Surgical Association Combined 2021 Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, at the Westin Chicago River North from July 25-27, 2021. More

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Donald Silver, MD
Donald Silver, MD
The Central Surgical Association is saddened to inform you that Past President, Donald Silver, MD has recently passed away. More

The Central Surgical Association's Young Surgeon Committee presented a complimentary webinar titled "Current Controversies in Surgery and the Wisdom of Our Elders" on Thursday, January 14, 2021. A Part II webinar is being planned and will take place on May 6, 2021. More
American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Governors Update
Jon C. Gould, MD
Jon C. Gould, MD
In February of 2021, the American College of Surgeons Board of Regents meetings took place. The following is a summary of some of the highlights from the recent meeting. More

CSA Members in the News
We wanted to take the opportunity in this newsletter to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of our members. Below are some notable achievements of our membership. It is not exhaustive, and all members are encouraged to inform the CSA of achievements over the year so they can be shared with our surgical community. More
78th Annual Meeting

Save the Date for the Central Surgical Association & Midwest Surgical Association Combined 2021 Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, at the Westin Chicago River North from July 25-27, 2021. More
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force has been hard at work to better understand and serve the needs of all members of the Association. One of the goals of the Task Force is to understand the demographics of our membership and is asking for your help in two ways;
  1. Update your CSA Membership profile; and
  2. Answer the anonymous demographic climate survey.

Both updates will provide more granularity on these issues. While many members have responded, those who havenít are encouraged to take the time now to update their member profiles and also respond to the anonymous survey. More

The Foundation supports the research awards and other activities related to the Central Surgical Association. More
The list of Foundation Contributors is updated annually. View the list of donors to the CSA Foundation by gift level. More
The Central Surgical Association Foundation, with support provided by Elsevier, Inc., offers two annual awards, each in the amount of $20,000, to support surgical scholarship, research and advance the science of surgery. Continue reading to see the 2021 recipients. More
If you have not already paid your dues, please pay your dues online via the Members Only Area of the CSA website. More
Congratulations again to our newly elected members at the 2020 Virtual Business Meeting. These members will receive their membership certificates at the 2021 Annual Meeting. More

The purpose of the Central Surgical Association shall be to further the practice of Surgery in its various departments, and the study and investigation of surgical problems.

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