Sixth Annual Surgical Trainees Advancing Research Symposium (STARS)

Faculty and students are invited to attend the Sixth Annual Surgical Trainees Advancing Research Symposium (STARS) to be held on April 12 and 13 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The STARS event, sponsored by the Department of Surgery, promotes interest in surgical health services research among young surgeons through a spirited but supportive competition.

This year's keynote speaker will be Adil Haider, MD, MPH, the Kessler Director at the Center for Surgery and Public Health, a joint initiative of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is also the Deputy Editor of JAMA Surgery and holds numerous leadership positions, including President-Elect of the Association for Academic Surgery.

The two-day symposium will include “Dinner With the Stars” featuring invited keynote speaker, Dr. Adil Haider and short presentations from surgical trainees in the form of “quickshots” on Thursday, April 12 from 5:30 – 8:00 PM in Auditorium F. The symposium will continue the next morning, April 13 at 6:30 AM in Auditorium G with “Rising Stars Presentations” featuring research of the top young surgical investigators.

Reservations are required for the Dinner. Please RSVP to Kayla Moore at by April 4.