SOLAS - September 2018 Newsletter

September 4, 2018


In Just 2 Days... The SOLAS Asia Pacific Regional Meeting will take place on September 7, 2018, in Sydney, Australia. Hurry and book your hotel here, and register today for the Asia Pacific Regional Meeting here! The full program is attached!

Registration is Now Open for the SOLAS Japan 2nd Regional Meeting, November 10, 2018, in Nagoya, Japan. Abstracts are being accepted now through September 10. Learn more about abstracts and register today here!

Congratulations to Brian Kwon, MD, and Ron Lehman, MD, who have been named as Co-Chairs for 2019's 12th Annual SOLAS Meeting. We will be looking for volunteers to assist--be on the lookout for our emails!

11th Annual SOLAS Meeting Videos: SOLAS members, learn from your colleagues by viewing these educational videos, found here. (Member login is required.)

12th Annual SOLAS Meeting Abstracts: Please be aware that the abstract submissions will take place earlier than normal, during the coming winter months, and we will be alerting you to that opportunity via email. We look forward to your submissions!

Past Meeting Programs and Abstracts: Did you know that SOLAS members can learn from past SOLAS Meetings by reading the abstracts? You can find them all here! (Member login is required.)



Want to Win FREE Registration for the 12th Annual SOLAS Meeting?* The SOLAS Membership Application period is now open and we highly encourage your colleagues and friends to join us! SOLAS members, feel free to fill out the attached nomination form and forward it to them. The form is also available for download from the Member Resources menu on the website.  One new member will be selected, and the person who referred them will win free registration for the 12th Annual SOLAS Meeting! *Rules below apply.

Are You a Prospective SOLAS Member? Apply for SOLAS membership by September 30! Completed applications from prospective members are reviewed by Regional Directors and Membership Chairs in October, and responses are emailed in November. Application details can be found here. If you are a past member who would like to reactivate your membership, or if you have any questions, please contact: [email protected].

Members, Did You Know...? The new SOLAS website allows you to look up fellow SOLAS members! Simply login, look under the Member tab, and scroll down to Member Search. It's easy--stay connected with your colleagues!


Donations in any amount to SOLAS are always appreciated, as your support helps our specialty grow ever stronger through essential research. Please consider joining SOLAS' Support the Future fund at the President's Circle level! Donation details can be found here.


  • Eligibility: Nominating member must be a dues paying member in 2019.
  • Notification: Winner will be notified January 15, and agrees to allow SOLAS to utilize their name, likeness or quotes for promotional purposes.
  • The award is non-transferable and only can be used for the 2019 Annual SOLAS Meeting.
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