35th Annual Meeting of the J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society

June 18-20, 2009 (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday)

General Information

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dingbat  Meeting location and accommodations

The Westin La Cantera Resort & Spa

A block of rooms has been reserved at The Westin La Cantera Resort, located at 16641 La Cantera Parkway, San Antonio, Texas 78256.

To make a reservation, please call (210) 558-6500 or 1-800-Westin-1 (1-800-937-8461). For more efficient customer service, it is recommended you call between 8 am - 5 pm and speak to a Westin La Cantera employee.

Please make your reservation before June 1, 2009 to obtain the guaranteed guest room rate of $199/night (single/double occupancy).

About the hotel   The hilltop site of a former limestone quarry in the scenic Texas countryside is the unique locale for The Westin La Cantera Resort, San Antonio — the ambience of a remote country inn, plus resort luxuries and a dash of Lone Star character. The peaceful rural backdrop is ideal for a round of golf, poolside lounging, some tennis, or a spa visit. For a change of pace, explore San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country for historic sights, exciting theme parks, great shopping, and more. Rooms and suites in warm, earthy colors with rustic details in wood and classic wrought iron recall Texas’s great ranches.

dingbat  2008-2009 Excecutive Committee

Dr. Martha Wills, President
Dr. Craig Daniel, President Elect
Dr. Mario Rossbach, Vice President
Dr. James Field, Sr., Member at Large
Dr. Thomas Pollard, Jr., Member at Large
Dr. Jeffrey Martinez, Past President
Dr. Bruce Conway, Immediate Past President
Dr. John Myers, Secretary/Treasurer
Dr. J. Bradley Aust, Ex-officio
Dr. Arthur McFee, Ex-officio
Dr. Ronald Stewart, Ex-officio

dingbat  Concept and Objective

This course is developed to bring graduates up-to-date with ongoing cutting-edge research and activities in the field of surgery. Housestaff research presentations affect this aim.

An honored guest discusses two major surgical considerations for the current year. Additional focus topics in this annual meeting include: General Surgery Cases with Panel Discussion, General Surgery Updates, Cardiothoracic Updates, and Breast Cancer.

Time is allotted for questions, answers, and discussion of presentations between alumni and faculty.

dingbat  Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine (UTHSCSA) and the JB Aust Surgical Society. UTHSCSA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Meeting Sponsors dingbat  Meeting sponsors

This meeting is jointly sponsored by the J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society, the US Air Force 59th Medical Wing, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and the University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio.



Click here to view a list of past annual meeting honored guests.


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