• Inclusion and Diversity Committee

  • AAST mission of inclusion and diversity is accomplished through the following:

    • Creating, welcoming, and actively promoting diversity within its membership and leadership
    • Ensuring transparency and equity in all decisions related to scholarships, membership, and leadership positions
    • Actively promoting diversity in programming and participation in the Annual Scientific Meeting
    • Initiation of educational efforts aimed at eliminating health inequities and increasing cultural awareness within the profession of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
    • Advocating for issues that affect disadvantaged patient populations
    • Striving to dismantle systemic inequities that influence the work of the organization
    • Providing career development opportunities for surgeon scholars and leaders from diverse backgrounds
    • Further developing diverse representation on the editorial boards of both AAST journals, TSACO and JTACS. 

    NEW: VISTING PROFESSORSHIP PROGRAM

    Visiting Professorship - Call for Applications 

    Application Deadline: Friday, April 2, 2021

    Description:

    To provide an active AAST and SBAS member who is a faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor and is within 15 years of their faculty appointment the opportunity to serve as a Visiting Professor for the Department of Surgery at a host institution.  The host site application will open soon.

    Purpose:

    To promote the careers of early to mid-career AAST-SBAS members and recognize academic excellence.

    Eligibility:

    The awardee must be an active member in good standing with AAST (Associate or Fellow) and SBAS and be an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Surgery within 15 years of their faculty appointment.

    Requirements for application:

    1. Letter of interest with summary of past participation and involvement in AAST and SBAS
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. Letter of recommendation from their Department Chair
    4. Provide a one-page summary of area of expertise and examples of power point “grand rounds type” presentations previously delivered

    Visiting Professor Responsibilities:

    1. Coordinate with the host institution to determine the optimal time for the visit.
    1. Work with the host institution to plan the visit including travel and accommodation reservations.
    2. Submit an expense form with appropriate back-up receipts to the AAST-SBAS Visiting Professorship Committee within 30 days after the visit.
    1. Submit a report to the AAST-SBAS Visiting Professorship Committee summarizing the visit within 30 days of the visit that includes information about the experience, thoughts on the process, and the overall program.
    2. Attend the AAST and SBAS Annual Conferences during the year of the visit.

    Host Site Responsibilities:

    1. Sponsor the Visiting Professorship program and coordinate a schedule for the two-day visit.
    2. Coordinate with the Visiting Professor to plan travel and accommodation reservations as well as other details of arrangements for the visit.
    3. Provide comments (i.e. suggestions for improvements and/or recommendations) to AAST and SBAS within 30 days of hosting the AAST-SBAS Visiting Professor.
    4. Consider providing the Visiting Professor with an honorarium.

    AAST/SBAS Responsibilities:

    1. Selection of the Visiting Professor within 6 weeks of the application deadline
    2. Annual Call for host site institution with subsequent selection of the host site
    3. Provide reimbursement for travel and accommodations up to $2000 ($1000 provided by AAST and $1000 provided by SBAS)

    Application Process:

    The applicant must submit all of the above required materials in one PDF to aast@aast.org

    Visiting Professorship - Call for Host Institutions

    Application Deadline: Monday, April 12, 2021

    Description:

    To provide an active AAST and SBAS members who is a faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor and within 15 years of their faculty appointment the opportunity to serve as a Visiting Professor for the Department of Surgery at a host institution.  The AAST and SBAS will sponsor the Visiting Professor by providing a stipend of up to $2000 to cover travel and accommodation expenses.  The host institution should consider providing the Visiting Professor with an honorarium.

    Purpose:

    To promote the careers of early to mid-career AAST-SBAS members and recognize academic excellence.

    Host Site Department of Surgery Responsibilities:

    1. Sponsor the Visiting Professorship program and coordinate a schedule for the two-day visit.
    2. Select a presentation topic provided by the Visiting Professor
    3. Coordinate with the Visiting Professor to plan travel and accommodation reservations as well as other details of arrangements for the visit.
    4. Provide any comments to AAST and SBAS within 30 days of hosting the AAST-SBAS Visiting Professor.
    5. Consider providing the Visiting Professor with an honorarium.

    How to Apply:

    The host institution must submit a letter of interest from the Chair of the Department of Surgery and a draft itinerary for the Visiting Professor visit to AAST at aast@aast.org by April 12, 2021.

    The 2021 AAST-SBAS Visiting Professor and host institution will be announced virtually by May 3, 2021

    Updated President's Statement on Racism

    AAST Statement on Racism

    As surgeons, our duty by oath is to care for all who are sick and injured. Racism and discrimination are forms of structural violence and are public health issues that are especially harmful to our Black, Brown, AAPI, and LGTBQ communities. AAST stands against any and all forms of racism, violence, intolerance, and discrimination. We will continue to support our patients, fellows, and associates by using our voices to amplify and support the health and safety of all races, ethnicities, classifications, and self-identification. We encourage you to listen to your patients, fellow members, and coworkers' experiences during this time and to continue to offer them your support. As an organization, we call on our members to continue our mission to improve the quality of care for EVERY patient by advancing our field through compassion, discovery, and dedication.

    David A. Spain, MD, FACS

Privacy Policy:

 

By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and acknowledge the use of cookies to store information, which may be essential to making our site work properly or enhancing user experience.