2020 Annual Meeting

AAES 41st Annual Meeting

Local Arrangement Chair, John Porterfield, MD and his University of Alabama at Birmingham colleagues are thrilled to welcome you to the 41st Annual AAES meeting to be held in Birmingham, Alabama at the Westin Birmingham Hotel and Convention Center, April 4-6, 2020. 

The call for abstract submissions is now closed. Notifications will be sent in mid-December.

Registration and hotel accommodations for the Annual Meeting will open in December.

Reserve your exhibit booth today for the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. Click here to download the AAES 2020 Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus. Click here to complete the sponsor & exhibitor registration.


You can look forward to a few big changes at the 2020 Meeting:

Shifting Dates & Timing

The 2020 Meeting will begin on Saturday, April 4 and end on Monday, April 6. The entire Meeting is shifting one day earlier than the traditional Sunday through Tuesday timeline. ESU, the Advanced Course, and the sporting events will all shift one day earlier as well. See the graphic below outlining events taking place on each day. 

In addition, the Meeting will be extended until 3:00 pm on the last day, Monday, April 6. We have traditionally ended around Noon but with so much amazing content, the 2020 Meeting will be extended until 3:00 pm. Additional hotel rooms have been added for those who need to stay an additional night on Monday, April 6.

Please take these two factors into consideration when booking travel.

modified schedule

The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons invites you to attend the 41st Annual Meeting of the AAES at the Westin-Sheraton Hotel and Jefferson-Birmingham Convention Complex located in Birmingham, Alabama. The Meeting will take place from Saturday, April 4 through Monday, April 6, 2020. Please note that this year’s schedule is shifted one day earlier (Saturday) and will be running through 3:00 p.m. on the last day (Monday) to allow for more exciting content.

As always, the Meeting will feature our traditional scientific sessions for oral and poster presentations as well as the Presidential Invited Lecture and the Orlo and Carol Clark Distinguished Lecture in Endocrine Surgery. This year, we will also be hosting symposia on wellness, diversity and inclusion, business in surgery, interesting case presentations, and a new quick shot poster session to allow more presenters to the podium.

Additionally, the AAES will again host the Advanced Endocrine Surgery Course as an opportunity to review current standards in management of complex endocrine diseases, while engaging on a personal level with nationally recognized authorities in the field. The Course will be structured as case presentations to a multi-disciplinary panel of experts in the area of thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal disease. This will be offered to attendees on the Friday preceding the Meeting (April 3). Our Fellows will also receive the latest updates in Endocrine Surgery by an outstanding Faculty at the 11th Annual Endocrine Surgery University!

The Birmingham area and its beautiful climate will allow for our always popular golf and tennis tournaments. Birmingham and the surrounding area present some fun opportunities for daytime and evening events to enjoy with your AAES friends and your family – look to the AAES website for highlights of social events in the upcoming months.

We look forward to seeing you in Birmingham!

If you should have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

John Porterfield, MD - Local Arrangements Chair
Carrie Lubitz, MD, MPH - Program Chair
Peter Mazzaglia, MD - Program Vice-Chair