Department of Surgery

Department of Surgery Events


Workshops, Symposiums, and Conferences


The Department of Surgery hosts a variety of events throughout the year featuring speakers from the Texas Medical center and around the country on topics and innovations in the area of surgery. 


Upcoming Events


Symposium on the Modern Management of Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity

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May 11, 2024

The 2024 Symposium on the Modern Management of Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity will provide the learners with the current state of metabolic syndrome as a disease of epidemic proportions, our current understanding of its causes, and how available treatments help reverse this disease.

Advances in Critical Care

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Oct. 11-12, 2024

This annual Advances in Critical Care conference features speakers from the Texas Medical Center and around the country from all aspects of critical care.

Current Trends in Aortic and Cardiovascular Therapy

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Nov. 1- 2, 2024

We have secured the commitments of world-class experts in their fields, who will come together in Houston, Texas, during our two-day conference on Nov. 1 and 2, 2024.

Essential Surgery Skills Course

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Sept. 18-23, 2023

The course provides a six-day skills conference leading to certification in Tropical Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology. Physicians train to provide emergent surgical care in low surgeon-density, humanitarian and disaster contexts. They also network and collaborate with physicians dedicated to improving access to surgical and anesthetic services worldwide.  

12th Annual Research Day

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June 4-5, 2024

This annual symposium highlights the academic achievements of the trainees in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery.