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43rd Annual Meeting — June 16-18, 2017, The Pearl/Hotel Emma

San Antonio, Texas


dot  Registration information:

I would like to mail in my registration information and fees: Please click here to download and print the mail-in registration form.

I want to register and pay my fees online: Please click here to begin online registration.


dot  Dr. Karen Brasel Distinguished Guest Speaker — Karen J. Brasel, MD, MPH, FACS

General Surgery Residency Program Director
Professor of Surgery
Division of Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon
More about Dr. Brasel


Welcoming back the graduates of 2012, 2007, 2002, 1997, 1992, 1987, 1982, 1977, 1972

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

This meeting is jointly sponsored by the J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society and The UT Health San Antonio School of Medicine.


dot  Additional information:

• 2017 Annual Meeting Brochure
• 2017 Hotel and Events Flyer – More information on accommodations and the special events offered this year
• Fun Things to Do at the Pearl – A guide to nearby dining and attractions.


dot  Meeting location and accommodations:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Emma, 136 E. Grayson St., San Antonio, Texas 78215. The single/double occupancy guest room rate, subject to availability, is $289/night plus taxes and fees. The "cut-off date" for reserving rooms in the room block is May 16, 2017. Reservation requests received after the cut-off date will be based on availability at the hotel’s prevailing rates. Reservations can be made by calling (844) 296-3662 or through the web address www.hotelemma.com. Please identify yourself as part of the J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society group. If registering online, please use the special group identification code of JB0617 to obtain the rate.


dot  Meeting events:

Spouses' Dinner – Friday, June 16, 2017; 6:30 p.m.
Southerleigh at the Pearl (136 E. Grayson St., Suite 120, San Antonio, TX 78215)
All spouses are invited and encouraged to attend! Please use the annual meeting registration form to register for this activity. Please arrive by 6:30 p.m.

Lunch (on your own) – Saturday, June 17, 2017; 12 noon (approximate)
Please plan to have lunch at one of the many delicious restaurants at the Pearl with members, faculty, housestaff, guests and families.

J. Kent Trinkle Alumni Cocktail Event — Saturday, June 17, 2017; 10 p.m.
The J. Kent Trinkle Alumni Cocktail Event will be held at the Sternewirth Bar at the Hotel Emma. The event this year will be an informal gathering (no registration is required).

Golf Tournament — Sunday, June 18, 2017; Tee Times Begin at 8 a.m. (Meet at 7:30 a.m.)
The golf tournament will be held at the Brackenridge Park Golf Course at 2315 Avenue B -- tee times begin at 8 a.m. The format will be a four-man scramble and the cost is $75 per person. Members are encouraged to sponsor a resident for this event. Guests are welcome. Please use the annual meeting registration form to register for this activity. Please plan to meet in the Pro Shop at 7:30 a.m.

Sporting Clays — Sunday, June 18, 2017; 9 a.m.
The sporting clay event will be held at the National Shooting Complex at 5931 Roft Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78253 (210-254-1537), beginning at 9 a.m.. The National Shooting Complex will provide Certified Instructors, loaner guns (you may also bring your own), ammunition, eye and ear protection, and beverages. Fifty sporting clays will be offered to each participant at a cost of $110. Members are encouraged to sponsor a resident for this event. Guests are welcome. Please use the annual meeting registration form to register for this activity. Please plan to meet in the hotel lobby by 8:20 a.m.

Lunch (on your own) - Sunday, June 18, 2017; 12 noon
Please plan to meet with other participants at one of the many delicious restaurants at the Pearl. Members, faculty, housestaff, guests and families are welcome. No registration is required.