Welcome to the home site of the Association for Surgical Education, an organization dedicated to all aspects of surgical education, from curricular development and implementation to educational scholarship. I invite you to explore this site to discover the range and extent of our activities. Our members cross many roles and disciplines, including nurses, coordinators, medical students, residents, PhD educators, clerkship and residency directors and chairs. Wherever you are at on your career pathway, the ASE offers a variety of opportunities for personal growth, mentorship, research, leadership and service. And it’s easy to become an active ASE member! Our numerous committees are open to all members, resulting in active and engaged groups of colleagues who are the heart of the organization and the source of its innovation and impact. Our next annual meeting will be held April 18-22, 2017 in San Diego and will be an exciting mix of research presentations, hands-on workshops, pre-meeting sessions for faculty development, panel discussions, invited lectures, networking and fellowship opportunities, and an overall celebration of excellence in surgical education. I hope to see you then.
Christopher P. Brandt, MD