Meeting Dates 2020/2021

After closely monitoring developments related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak and assessing its current and potential impact, our scheduled meetings for the 2020/2021 year will be virtual for October, November & February. Our May 2021 meeting is scheduled at the Union League club with virtual capability as backup.

The health and well-being of our members, employees, partners, and others who help us host these events is our top priority.

Many attendees at our events are health care professionals who are on the frontlines of caring for the public. 

We will start the season with Dr. Margo Shoup's Presidential lecture and the 2019/2020 Business meeting on October 1, 2020 and will send out more information and virtual instructions.


Next Meeting  October 1, 2020

Virtual Meeting

Annual Business Meeting & 

Presidential Lecture by Dr. Margo Shoup

“When opportunity knocks: 

Redefining your career and stepping 

outside your comfort zone”

We will send details and invitations closer to the meeting date.


Annual Membership Dues

Please remember to pay your 2020_2021 dues


Welcome to the Chicago Surgical Society

Welcome to another year of great presentations at Chicago Surgical Society. The year starts on October 1, 2020 with the Dr Margo Shoup's Presidential lecture and new member induction. On November 5 we will have a new program to highlight case discussions involving COVID-19.

On February 4, 2021 we will present our Bevan Lecture.  We will also have the Illinois Surgical Conference on April 24. May 6, 2021 will be our 2021 Presidential lecture and business meeting. The October, November & February meetings will be held virtually.



Margo Shoup, MD, MBA, FACS

Senior Vice President & Network Chair, Cancer Institute Nuvance Health




About the Society

History, Mission & Bylaws

Monthly Meetings



Bevan lecture & New Member Initiation

On October 3rd at the Union League Club, Dr Margo Shoup, President, and Dr Ajay Maker, Vice President, welcomed new members to the Chicago Surgical Society. Past President, Dr. John Alverdy introduced Dr. Gregory Beilman as our Bevan lecturer.


Resident Abstract Awards

The winners of our annual Resident Abstract Awards were Dr. Lyonell Kone, Dr. Mikhail Attaar, & Dr. Lindsey M. Zhang. Sponsors of the awards were Cook County Alumni, and Drs. Printen & Yao. The meeting was held at Fulton Market Kitchen.


Great Debates

“Small Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (PNET): Resect vs Observe”

Ajay Maker, MD vs Gerard Abood, MD

“Surgical treatment of cholecystitis: 

evidence vs reality”

Jonathan Myers, MD vs Ezra Teitelbaum, MD


Great Debates

Meeting was held at Fulton Market Kitchen with spirited debate.

Great Debates

Past President, Dr. Gerard Aranha, questions the debaters.


October, November & February will be held virtually.  April & May, 2021 meetings may still be at the Union League Club of Chicago


October 1, 2020

New Member Initiation & 2020 Presidential Lecture by Dr Margo Shoup

Virtual meeting

November 5, 2020

Covid-19 case discussions

Virtual meeting

February 4, 2021

Bevan Lecture

Virtual meeting

April 24, 2021

Illinois State Surgical meeting

May 6, 2021

Annual Business Meeting and Presidential Address




P.O. Box 2432 Des Plaines, IL 60017

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