Consistently over its thirty eight year history, the Surgical Infection Society has demonstrated commitment to providing leadership in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infection in surgical patients. In fulfilling its mission, the SIS has now awarded more than $3.5 million in funding to support 116 trainee and junior faculty Surgical Infection Society Research Fellowship awards. Additionally, the SIS has published more than 60 guidelines, reviews, and position papers related to surgical infections.
The Society provides an exceptional forum for collaboration, networking, and mentoring for its membership. The Annual Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society is an outstanding venue for the presentation of infection related research and education. Under the leadership of Past-President Kamal Itani, the Society and its annual meetings have continued to grow and flourish, with a tremendously successful meeting in West Lake, California this past April.
The SIS continues to promote its global and international collaboration and outreach, sponsoring an outstanding Global Health Updates on Surgical Infections Symposium at the Annual Meeting in West Lake and establishing an Ad-hoc Committee for Global Health. Responding to membership interest, the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society will be a co-located meeting with the Shock Society. The SIS meeting will take place from June 5-8 at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort, San Diego, CA. To provide enhanced opportunities for networking and collaboration, the two society meetings will have a day of overlapping programming and social outlets during the weekend.
As the 38th President of the Surgical Infection Society, I am honored and privileged to work with and for so many outstanding leaders in the field of surgical infections. I will strive to facilitate the Society’s ability to execute its core mission and support the membership’s full engagement to achieve our commitments. Please join in leading the fight against infections in surgical patients.