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ESA Exchange Program with the American Surgical Association

Apply by September 15, 2023

The Exchange Program between the American Surgical Association (ASA) and the European Surgical Association (ESA) represents an exciting opportunity for ESA Fellows.

The purpose of the ASA-ESA Exchange Program is twofold:

  • To create an opportunity for members of each organization to network with members of the other;

  • To share information about the respective organizations, including history and key papers.

The Exchange Program consists of two members ("exchange members") per year from the ESA who will attend the ASA Annual Meeting, and vice versa. The ASA has now asked the ESA to identify two Fellows to attend the 2024 ASA Annual Meeting.

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

  • Lodging for any visits or side trips to national centers outside of the Annual Meeting


Any ESA Fellow in good-standing is welcome to apply, and must be available to attend the 144th ASA Annual Meeting taking place April 4th-6th, 2024, at the Grand Hyatt, in Washington, DC (

Applications: A letter of intent, which may include:

  • The ways in which this opportunity would enhance your surgical practice and/or research, or other anticipated benefits such as networking

  • The subjects of any abstracts you might potentially submit to the ASA Program Committee, for presentation consideration (optional)

  • The national centers that you might potentially visit outside of the Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

  • Your Curriculum Vitae


Please send your letter of intent and CV to the ESA no later than September 15, 2023.

Notification of Award:

Applications for the ASA-ESA Exchange Program will be reviewed by ESA Council, who will select two exchange members and two alternates. Applicants will then be notified whether they have been selected for the ASA-ESA Exchange Program.

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