Association of VA Surgeons to Host Annual Symposium in Madison

The Association of VA Surgeons will hold their 46th Annual Surgical Symposium here in Madison, WI, with University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery faculty James Maloney, MD, providing support as the Local Chair.

The conference will run from April 23-25 at the Edgewater Hotel, featuring over 80 individual pieces of research presented in scientific sessions, three panel sessions, and daily receptions on campus at Memorial Union. In addition to Dr. Maloney’s position as local chair, over a dozen research presentations include Wisconsin Surgery faculty and residents, including Corinne Voils, PhD, Peter Nicksic, MD, Hillary Johnson, MD, and more.

Dr. Maloney joined George Sarosi, MD, of the University of Florida, and Luke Brewster, MD of Emory University, who serve as AVAS President and Program Chair, respectively, in bringing the conference to Madison.

“I’m proud of the conference that Dr. Sarosi, Dr. Brewster, myself, and so many others have put together for this year,” Dr. Maloney said. “I can’t wait for all of our VA providers and researchers to shine on a national stage, right here at home.”

The Association of Veterans Administrations Surgeons formally began in 1967 in Chicago following two decades of smaller subgroup enthusiasm for VA patient care, administration, and research within the larger surgery field. This year’s meeting marks the 46th annual meeting, following the 202 meeting in Pittsburgh.