Annual Meeting Information

SCS 92nd Annual Meeting

September 18 – 21, 2013
The Palmer House Hilton
Chicago, Illinois

The program committee is currently finalizing this year’s program, which promises to be one of our finest. Please check back often for updates on the scientific program, accreditation and other meeting-related information. To register early for the meeting, please click here

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Registration Brochure (PDF)

Program (PDF)

Please check back often for accreditation and other meeting-related information.

Register before August 23, 2013, to receive early registration, discounted pricing!

New format to this year’s meeting which includes a full day on Friday!

DON’T MISS IT!

AUA Course of Choice
Active Surveillance in Prostate Cancer
Laurence H. Klotz, MD
Chief, Division of Urology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Presidential Guest Lecture:
If You Are Not at the Table, You Are On the Menu: Adventures in Advocacy
Saturday, September 21, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
John H. Armstrong, MD
Surgeon General and Secretary of Health of the State of Florida

John H. Armstrong, MD, FACS, was appointed by Governor Rick Scott as Surgeon General and Secretary of Health for the State of Florida on April 27, 2012. He leads a $2.8 billion agency with over 16,000 public health professionals and 67 county health departments, all working together to promote public health, provide health professional regulation and ensure medical disaster readiness. Previously, he was chief medical officer of the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, surgical director of the USF Health American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institute and associate professor of surgery, department of surgery, University of South Florida (USF) Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, FL. Before this, he was trauma medical director at Shands at the University of Florida Medical Center in Gainesville, FL, and a 2011 exemplary teacher at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Dr. Armstrong is a graduate of Princeton University, the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the US Army Command and General Staff College. He performed his surgical residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI, his trauma/surgical critical care fellowship at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and his master educators in medical education fellowship at the University of Florida. He is a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Residency Review Committee for Surgery; co-editor of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness course and editor-in-chief of the American Medical Association (AMA) Advanced Disaster Life Support,v.3.0 course. He is a member of the AUA Urotrauma Guidelines Panel.

Dr. Armstrong has been a national leader in health policy and advocacy for over 20 years. He is chair of the ACS delegation to the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates, ACS Governor for Florida and member of the ACS Health Policy and Advocacy Group. He is the 2011 ACS/American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Health Policy Scholar and a former trustee and executive committee member of the AMA.

Dr. Armstrong completed his career in the US Army Medical Corps at the rank of Colonel in 2005. His final assignment was director, US Army Trauma Training Center (ATTC), in association with the Ryder Trauma Center, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL. He led the development and implementation of a two-week bona fide interdisciplinary team training program in trauma casualty care for military medical units deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. This incorporated elements of the Med Teams program, the precursor to TeamSTEPPS. Under his leadership, the ATTC was named the Department of Defense (DoD) Center of Excellence for combat casualty care team training (2004), and received the DoD Patient Safety Award for Team Training (2005). He also served as chair of the Army (State) Committee on Trauma (COT) for the American College of Surgeons and provided oversight to the largest geographic region and for the highest number of annual ATLS courses in the program. He was the program director for the only surgical critical care fellowship in the Department of Defense. He received the Army Surgeon General's Physician Recognition Award (top Medical Corps Lieutenant Colonel) in 2003, Surgeon General’s A-designator for General Surgery and four teaching awards. He remains on faculty at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, where he was a distinguished visiting professor in August, 2010 and the Silverstein Distinguished Lecturer in 2011. Dr. Armstrong served as the senior visiting trauma surgeon at Landstuhl, Germany, in December 2011.

Dr. Armstrong is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is recertified by the American Board of Surgery with added qualifications in surgical critical care and is a fellow of the ACS and the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a member of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Florida Medical Association, the American Medical Association, the American College of Physician Executives and the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States.

GENERAL MEETING INFORMATION

Registration/Information Desk Hours are as follows:
Location: Red Lacquer Foyer

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 19, 2013 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, September 20, 2013 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 21, 2013 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Spouse/Guest Hospitality Suite Hours
Location: Price Room

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, September 19, 2013 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Friday, September 20, 2013 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, September 21, 2013 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Speaker Ready Room Hours
Location: The Congress Room

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 19, 2013 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, September 20, 2013 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 21, 2013 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration Fee Includes:

  • Scientific Sessions
  • Poster Sessions
  • Entrance to Technical Exhibits
  • Refreshment Breaks
  • One Ticket to Welcome Reception
  • One Ticket to Theme Night: Fulton’s on the River
  • One Ticket to Annual Reception and Banquet
  • Program Materials

Spouse/Guest Registration Fee Includes:

  • Hospitality Suite
  • Scientific Sessions*
  • Poster Sessions*
  • Entrance to Technical Exhibits
  • One Ticket to Welcome Reception
  • One Ticket to Theme Night: Fulton’s on the River
  • One Ticket to Annual Reception and Banquet

*If your Spouse/Guest would like to receive CME credit for attending the meeting, you must register that person separately at the appropriate category.

SCS Resident Candidate Member Presenting a Paper Receives:

  • Scientific Sessions
  • Poster Sessions
  • Entrance to Technical Exhibits
  • Refreshment Breaks
  • One Ticket to Welcome Reception
  • One Ticket to Theme Night: Fulton’s on the River
  • One Ticket to Annual Reception and Banquet

Spouse of SCS Resident Candidate Member Presenting a Paper Receives:

  • Hospitality Suite
  • Scientific Sessions
  • Poster Sessions
  • Entrance to Technical Exhibits
  • One Ticket to Welcome Reception
  • One Ticket to Theme Night: Fulton’s on the River
  • One Ticket to Annual Reception and Banquet

EVENING FUNCTIONS

One ticket to each evening function is included in attendee and spouse registration fees.

Welcome Reception
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Exhibit Hall
Attire: Business Casual
Cost: One ticket included in registration fee; additional tickets are $50 for adults and $20 for children (11 – 17, under 10 complimentary).

Theme Night: Fulton’s on the River
Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Bus Pickup
Information: All attendees must meet buses at Palmer House Wabash Street entrance on lobby level by 6:30 p.m.
Attire: Casual
Cost: One ticket included in registration fee; additional tickets are $150.

Legendary tough guys such as Al Capone made Chicago the home to America's most notorious gangsters. These hardened hooligans left a permanent mark in the history books of this bustling city by coining the Windy City as their center of operations for organized crime. Come experience Chicago's gangster history at SCSAUA's theme night at Fulton's on the River!

Annual Reception and Banquet
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Reception
          7:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Dinner and Entertainment
Location: Empire Room
Attire: Black Tie Optional
Cost: One ticket included in registration fee; additional tickets are $185 each.

The annual reception and banquet is the perfect way to end the Chicago meeting. You can enjoy an elegant evening at the Palmer House, dining and entertainment as you reflect on this year’s meeting.

*Tables are assigned during the meeting, so be sure to sign up with your friends/colleagues on the boards posted by the SCS registration desk.

OPTIONAL EVENTS

History is Hott: Historic Tour of the Palmer House
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Meet in the lobby of the Palmer House by 1:00 p.m.
Price: $30.00 per person
Includes: 45 minute lecture, 45 minute walking tour of hotel, gift bag, Bertha Palmer’s world famous brownie
Description: Chicago’s Palmer House has a rich 140-year history – the place claims to have created the brownie, among other highlights. Tour the hotel’s art-deco lobby, grand ballrooms and see artifacts that aren’t usually open to the public, including original Bertha Potter’s rare china. You will also visit a room dedicated to the hotel’s history, which contains vintage menus, books and photography as well as rare letters from Bertha Palmer.

Chicago Architectural River Cruise
Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Time: Meet at SCS Registration by 9:15 a.m.
Location: Chicago River
Cost: $30.00 per person
Includes: Transportation and admission ticket to guided cruise tour
Description: Critics say that no other city has influenced and embodied the state-of-the-art high-rise design and modern architecture as prominently as Chicago; virtually every major architect has a signature building here. This is where architecture lives, and history is still being etched upon the sky. Join us for a 90 minute, jaw-dropping excursion through a city that defied all architecture expectations.

Art Institute Tour
Date: Friday, September 20, 2013
Time: Meet at SCS Registration by 1:00 p.m.
Location: Art Institute of Chicago*
*Participants will be walking approximately 0.2 miles from the Palmer House to the Art Institute
Cost: $40.00 per person
Includes: Admission ticket to Art Institute and guided tour
Description: The Art Institute of Chicago is an encyclopedic art museum located in Chicago’s Grant Park. It has a collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art in its permanent collection. This will be a one hour private guided tour from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., highlighting the main exhibits at the Art Institute of Chicago. After the tour concludes, guests will have free time to explore the museum at their own leisure. Participants should expect a moderate amount of walking on this tour, so please wear comfortable shoes.

Nordstrom Fall Beauty Show on Magnificent Mile!
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Time: Meet at SCS Registration by 7:15 a.m.*
*Bus will drop participants off at Nordstrom at 7:45 a.m. and pick them up from Nordstrom to return to the Palmer House at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Nordstrom
520 N Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL
Price: SCSAUA covering cost for 40 registered guests
Includes: Transportation, tote bag with Nordstrom 'goodies', $20 Nordstrom Gift Card, coffee and light breakfast
Description: his Annual, full stage production incorporates beauty and fashion trends from around the nation! This exciting event delights attendees by presenting tricks of the trade by some of the nation’s top beauty and style experts. Every guest receives a complimentary tote bag that will be filled with “goodies”. There will also be several giveaways throughout the show. Coffee and light breakfast treats will be served.

After the Fashion Show, hit Magnificent Mile early for a fun day of shopping! Currently Chicago's largest shopping district, various mid-range and high-end shops line this section of the street and approximately 3,100,000 square feet is currently occupied by retail stores, restaurants, museums and hotels.

There is a maximum capacity of 40 people for this tour, so please register early.

HOTEL INFORMATION

The Palmer House
17 East Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603
Main: (312) 726-7500
Fax: (312) 917-1707
Website: www.hilton.com

Room Rate: $229.00 per night
Hotel Deadline: August 23, 2013
Reservations: 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) or https://resweb.passkey.com/go/SCS2013

Room Rate
SCS has negotiated a discounted rate of $229.00 plus tax (currently 16.4%) at the Palmer House in Chicago.

Hotel Deadline
The deadline to receive the $229.00 per night (plus tax) group rate is August 23, 2013. SCS encourages you to make your reservation early, as the hotel and discount block may sellout before this date. After this date, reservations will be accepted based on availability and higher rates may apply.

Reservations
Attendees are responsible for making their reservations by calling the hotel at 1-800-445 -8667 (1-800-HILTONS) or visiting the website at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/SCS2013. When calling, please reference the SCSAUA to receive the discounted rate.

Hotel Deposit & Cancellation Policy
A deposit equal to one night’s stay is required to hold a reservation when reserving. These deposits are fully refundable if the hotel is notified 48-hours prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.

TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION

Airport Information
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is approximately 19 miles from the Palmer House or 30 minutes by car. Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) is approximately 12 miles from the Palmer House or 25 minutes by car.

Taxi Cab Services
Several taxi companies operate at the O’Hare International Airport/Midway Airport):

American United Cab: (773) 248-7600
Checker Taxi: (312) 243-2537
Flash Cab: (773) 561-4444

Taxi rates for a one-way transfer to the hotel from O’Hare International Airport cost approximately $45.00. Taxi rates for a one-way transfer to the hotel from Midway Airport cost approximately $35.00.

Rental Car Information
Avis Rent-A-Car is the official rental car company for the SCSAUA. For reservations, please call (800) 331-1600, and use the code “ J901055” to receive the discounted rates.

Shuttle Service
Chicago O’Hare Airport: Continental Airport Express, call (773) 247-1200 or (888) 284-3826

Go Airport Express offers daily, door-to-door service to/from O’Hare Airport and most city and suburban neighborhoods. The hours of operation are from 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m., departing approximately every 5 – 10 minutes outside the baggage claim areas of the lower level of the domestic and international terminals. The fare to the city is approximately $25.00.

Midway Airport:Continental Airport Express offers door-to-door service to/from Midway Airport and most city and suburban neighborhoods from 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Departures are about every 15 minutes. It is recommended to call Continental Airport Express directly at the numbers below for specific departure information. The fare to the city is approximately $19.00. Continental Airport Express, call (312) 454-7800 or (800) 654-7871.

Public Transportation
Both Chicago airports offer easy access to the Chicago Transit Authority’s “L” System. From O’Hare International Airport, take the Blue Line to the Monroe/Dearborn stop. A one-way fare downtown on the Blue Line costs $5.00. From Midway Airport take the Orange Line to the Adams/Wabash stop and the Palmer House is location on the west side of Wabash Avenue. A one-way fare downtown on the Orange Line costs $5.00. Please visit the following link for detailed directions: http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/trip_planner.aspx

Parking
The Palmer House offers self parking for $42.00 per day and valet parking is $62.00 per day. Please note that rates are subject to change.

Early Registration Deadline
Meeting registration forms must be received by the SCS Executive Office by 8/23/2013 to receive the discounted early registration rate. All forms received after this deadline will be assessed the regular registration fee.

Registration Cancellation & Refund Policy
Registration refund requests must be submitted in writing to the SCS Executive Office by 8/18/2013. All refund requests will be subject to a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be made after 8/18/2013.

Please Note
Badges are required for admission to the meeting area. Tickets are required for entrance to all social functions.

Special Needs
For accommodations on the basis of disability or special dietary needs, please call (847) 605-0850.

Questions
Please feel free to contact the SCS Executive Office by:
Phone: (847) 605-0850
Fax: (847) 517-7229
Email: info@scsauanet.org

Accreditation/Educational Needs & Objectives

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