The 2021 Annual Meeting will be held in Birmingham

In these trying times, we’re happy to be able to bring you some good news. The 2021 AAES Annual Meeting will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, April 24-26, 2021. After much negotiation, we’ve been able to secure an arrangement with the local venues that is very favorable to the AAES and will help offset a portion of the revenue lost from having to cancel our meeting this year. We are humbled by all of our members who donated their registration fees from the 2020 cancelled meeting to help make up some of the deficit. With all of these efforts, the AAES is in a good position to continue to meet our goals of educating our members and advancing the cause of Endocrine Surgery on all fronts. We hope that you’ll be able to join us in Birmingham in 2021 where we will be bringing you all of the amazing programming that was scheduled for this year and more. From there, it’s on to Cleveland in 2022. We hope that you and your loved ones stay healthy and safe. We can’t wait to see everyone again soon.

COVID-19 Resources for Endocrine Surgeons

COVID-19The first AAES Virtual Surgeons' Lounge took place on Tuesday, April 14 via zoom. AAES leaders discussed perspectives on topics including guidelines for endocrine surgery prioritizations during COVID-19, lessons learned from the front lines, ethics of decision-making in the pandemic, and exploring new roles for endocrine surgeons in both academic and private practice settings. A second session is planned for June 9 at 7pm EDT. Look for additional Virtual Lounge sessions in the future!

Click through to watch the full session and to view additional resources.

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An Important Message from the AAES

The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons condemns racism and discrimination in all its forms. We stand with our Black medical students, residents, fellows, and members. We stand with the Black community here and across the world. In the flood of ongoing tragedies like the death of Mr. George Floyd and the stark differences in healthcare for racial and ethnic minorities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic, expressions of empathy are appropriate, but not enough. We will strive to forge a more equitable and compassionate healthcare system for everyone through our outreach to the communities we serve, mentorship of the next generation of endocrine surgeons, research into the sources of and solutions to healthcare disparities, and the continual embrace of the vibrant diversity of our membership. 

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