ESA Exchange Program with the 
American Surgical Association

The novel Exchange Program between the American Surgical Association (ASA) and the European Surgical Association (ESA) should have started in 2020 consisting of two ESA members ("exchange members") attending the ASA Annual Meeting, and two ASA members attending the ESA Meeting. Each respective host organization covers the costs of registration, association-sponsored social events, and hotel lodging. 

The purpose of the Exchange Program include:

  1. To create an opportunity for members of each organization to network with members of the other; and 

  2. To enhance our relationship between both organizations with a possibility for the successful candidates to present papers at the sister society.

  3. Each of the exchange members will be introduced during the opening ceremony and will be permitted a three-minute comment. The photographs and biographies of each exchange member will be published in the program book.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic both 2020 and 2021 meetings were virtual format, and thus the exchange could not occur. Both councils hope to be able to initiate this new program next year.


What Is Covered:

  • Registration for the ASA Annual Meeting

  • Association-Sponsored Social Events at the ASA Annual Meeting

  • Hotel Lodging during the ASA Annual Meeting


What Is Not Covered:

  • Airfare and Ground Transportation

No application this year