Clinical Congress 2019

Spring 2019 Advocacy Blog Update

The Wisconsin Surgical Society participated in the 2019 Doctor Day at the Wisconsin State Capital on May 1st. Over 400 physicians and medical students participated in the event. Read More.

The Future. Through the Eyes of a Surgeon

The College has created a new video that was recently shown at Clinical Congress. The video focuses on the critical need for surgeons to have a strong voice and seat at the table in all patient care decisions, especially as the health care environment continues to change. The video successfully highlights why surgeons have a unique and important perspective and focuses on the need to strengthen the collective voice of all surgeons, especially in our efforts to reach health care leaders, policymakers, and the public. The video can be downloaded at:

ACS celebrates 100 years

100 Years of Setting the Quality Standard:

President's Message

January 2019

Dear Wisconsin Surgical Members:

It is hard to believe that we have entered a new year and are already two months removed from our annual meeting.  The Wisconsin Surgical Society hosted another great conference at the American Club last November with a record number of attendees. The strength of the educational program was one of the highlights of the meeting and we should all thank and recognize Drs. Ridolfi and Grover for their efforts in putting together such an outstanding program. A thank you to all members that were able to attend the 2018 meeting.  Members who were not able to attend missed a great program but we look forward to your attendance this year in Kohler. The meeting will be at the American Club on November 8 – 9, 2019.

The Wisconsin Surgical Society remains active in the area of advocacy and we continue to need the support of the membership.  We are once again a sponsor for Dr. Day on May 1, 2019, at the State Capitol. Please join us as we share our legislative concerns on a local level. As a member of WSS, we will pay for your attendance. Plan on joining us for dinner to recap the day’s events and to plan for next year. This was a great event last year and we already have a number of members participating this year. Here’s a quick link to the registration page for Dr. Day.

The number of dues paying members in our Society has been declining. In order to maintain a strong and vibrant society we have to maintain a strong membership, if you have not done so already, please visit the Wisconsin Surgical Society website at where the easy online payment option is available. We will also be conducting a membership campaign to attract new members to the Society. If you have practice partners, or local colleagues that are not yet members, please extend an invitation to them to join.  Please encourage your colleagues and friends in other areas of the state to join as well, this will not only increase the membership but add more diversity to the society.  You can find the application for membership on the website. Follow these links to download the dues renewal form and the application form.

  • If you are an Active Member – Thank You for your membership and use the Dues Renewal Form.
  • If you are an Associate or have recently become a Fellow with The American College of Surgeons, please fill out the application for membership form.
  • If you are a retired member, there is no charge. However, please return your contact information using the Dues Renewal Form.
  • If you are a resident or a medical student, there is no charge. Please return your contact information using the Dues Renewal Form.
  • And new this year, invite nurse practitioners, PA’s and PhD’s involved with surgical care to join as an affiliate member.

Thank you for your continued support of the Wisconsin Surgical Society. Please feel to email me at with any suggestion, concerns or new ideas for the Society.


Brian D. Lewis, MD FACS

President, Wisconsin Surgical Society