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The Surgical History Group offers surgical history enthusiasts the opportunity to present on their subject of interest relating to the diseases, techniques, technology, events or personalities of particular importance to the field of surgery and its subspecialties. Beginning at Clinical Congress 2015, medical students, residents and Fellows have presented engaging posters focused on historical significance to the field of surgery. These have included medical discoveries, technology, techniques and treatment methods, events, and the personalities that shaped the field of surgery as we know it.

Call for Abstracts

The 2019 History of Surgery poster session is now accepting abstracts! Please visit the submission site for more information. Abstract submissions will be accepted from March 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019.

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For images and more information on the topics presented at each Clinical Congress, click on the corresponding year below.

2018 2017 2016