Our Mission

The scientific and artistic development of endocrine surgery together with the maintenance of high standards and measures in said field is the main mission of The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. Membership to the AAES is limited to certified, professional, and experienced endocrine surgeons who are carrying out research on the topic or are dedicating large portions of their practice to the said field. To learn more about us and what we do, you can read more info here.

2023 Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama

Every year, the AAES holds an annual meeting where it invites all its members to participate. These yearly meetings are of great importance to us as they incorporate our core mission of advancing the art and science of surgery for conditions of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, neuroendocrine pancreas, and gastrointestinal tract.

Preparations for our 2023 meeting are already well underway, and we highly encourage anyone who’s interested in this beautiful practice to join us from the 29th of April to the 1st of May in Birmingham, Alabama. We are very happy to be able to hold our annual meeting in person once again, giving attendees multiple networking opportunities and making the whole experience even more dynamic and fun. During this meeting, members will be presenting new research topics that they have studied and explored the previous year, so guests can look forward to enlightening talks about several important subjects in the topic of endocrine surgery.

There are many things about this meeting that we’re looking forward to, with perhaps one of the highlights being the AAES social events being held where we can all reunite with one another. Some of the most notable meetings that will take place in the Birmingham AAES annual meeting is the Presidential Reception which will happen on Saturday evening. We’re also very much looking forward to the highly anticipated Gala Reception and Silent Auction which will take place the following Monday later on in the evening.

If you’re interested in joining this special meeting, we’d like to inform you that registration is now open until 31 st January. Please note that applying early will give you access to discounted prizes. If you’re interested in learning more about our 2023 AAES meeting, we invite you to go ahead and click here. We look forward to welcoming you to this highly anticipated yearly meeting!

2022 Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

In 2022, the annual meeting of the American Association of Endocrine Surgery was held in the luxurious Hilton Hotel in Cleveland Downton, Cleveland, Ohio. This highly-anticipated yearly meeting was chaired by Vikram D. Krishnamurthy, a trained endocrine surgeon who specialises in the thyroid, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands surgery, and abdominal and retroperitoneal neuroendocrine tumours. The following awards were bestowed during the meeting:

    Gold Sponsor Interpace Diagnostics Silver Sponsors Fluoptics Horizon Therapeutics inomed Inc. Neurosign Neurovision Medical Products RGS Healthcare Sonic Healthcare USA TaeWoong USA Veracyte Bronze Sponsors American Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Support Applied Medical Checkpoint Surgical Eisai Inc. Ethicon US, LLC Future Diagnostics Medical Solutions B.V. Hologic Medi Lazer Medtronic National Adrenal Diseases Foundation Olympus American Inc. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.

AAES Members

Membership to The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons will only be granted to professional and experienced surgeons that are warranted by the American Board of Surgery or its equivalent in other countries. Adding onto this, said members must have had substantial practice or have done copious research in the field of endocrine surgery. These criteria are outlined in Article III Item 1 of the AAES Constitution:

“Membership in this Association shall be limited to surgeons of good professional standing, who have a major interest and devote significant portions of their practice or research to endocrine surgery, and who are certified by the American Board of Surgery or its equivalent in Canada, Central America, South America, or other countries. Contributions to the scientific literature pertinent to endocrine surgery will be an important factor in determining membership.”

The AAES membership level is split into eight different ranks, and these levels are dependent on your work’s main focus together with your level of expertise and experience in the field of endocrine surgery:

  • Active Membership
  • Corresponding
  • Allied Specialist
  • Resident/Fellow
  • Medical Student
  • Candidate
  • Affiliate Provider
  • Senior

Membership Applications for Medical Student, Resident/Fellow, Candidate, or Affiliate Provider

Your application to become a member of the AAES will only be considered if you have a sponsor that is currently a member of this association. Below, we’ve outlined all the criteria that must be met in order to consider a potential candidate to join the AAES membership:

  1. Before starting your application, it’s important to analyse the present AAES Bylaws to confirm you satisfy all the criteria necessary to be considered as a potential member of the AAES.
  2. Next, you’ll need to find a sponsor from the following AAES membership levels: Active, Allied, Corresponding, Senior AAES. Alternatively, you can also select a sponsor from your Surgery Residency Director or Department Chair.
  3. Finally, you’ll need to fill out the relevant application and present all the requested documentation. Please find the different applications below:

Important Information: Please note that there aren’t any deadlines for the application to the AAES as all applications are checked and processed regularly. We’d like to point out that we will only process documents that are written in the English Language.

Required documentation:

  • A Bibliography or Curriculum Vitae that must not go over 10 pages.
  • A Sponsor Letter that’s addressed to the AAES Membership Committee.
  • Optionally, you’re also invited to send us one of your literature papers.

Applying for Membership: Active, Corresponding, or Allied Specialist

  1. Before starting your application, it’s important to read and review the present AAES Bylaws to ensure you have all the criteria necessary to be considered a potential member of the AAES.
  2. Collect the documents required, as listed below.
  3. Find three AAES members from the following field who are willing to sponsor you: Active, Allied, Corresponding, or Senior AAES Members.
  4. Next, you’ll need to Click here to pay the AAES application fee of $100.
  5. Upon payment of the application, you’ll receive two emails. The first email will be a confirmation of your payment which you can keep as a receipt, while the second one will contain important instructions and a link that will direct you to the membership application.
  6. The final step is to finish the selected AAES membership form together with uploading all the necessary documents.

Important Information: The deadline for the Active, Corresponding, or Allied Specialist membership levels is 31st January 2023, so any documents required for the membership must be sent before this date. We will only process requests that are written in the English language. To ensure that your membership application is concluded before the stipulated deadlines, any necessary documents which aren’t included in the online submission must be sent via email to [email protected] before February 21, 2022. Alternatively, you can also send these via mail to the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, 201 E. Main St., Suite 1405, Lexington, KY 40507.

Required documentation:

A Bibliography or Curriculum Vitae that must not go over 10 pages.

Three Sponsor Letters that are addressed to the AAES Membership Committee from Active, Allied, Corresponding, or Senior AAES Members.

Please note that potential members are also required to send two of the following documents in order to be considered for the AAES membership:

  1. Past endocrine surgery literature papers that are peer-reviewed and published.
  2. Provided ≥1 outreach or CME talk on the topic of endocrine surgery diseases, referring providers and/or local community in the last 1 year.
  3. Attendance of at least one annual meeting in another endocrine surgery society within the last 12 months, such as ATA, AACE, Endocrine Society, World Congress on Thyroid Cancer, SSO, LATS, or IAES. A CME certificate must be uploaded with your application to prove this.
  4. Certificate proving the Completion of CME course that’s specific to the field of endocrine surgery disease totaling ≥4 category 1 AMA credits (examples include ACS Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound Course, AACE Diagnostic Endocrine Neck Ultrasound course, Masters Course in Endocrine Surgery, institutional thyroid/parathyroid symposiums, etc).
  5. AAES-accredited Endocrine Surgical Clinical Fellowship certificate of completion.

Important information: Any applications that are submitted by January 31st 2023 will be evaluated by the AAES Council and the Membership Committee. During the AAES 2023 Annual Meeting in Birmingham, the names of the potential AAES candidates will be elected, and then a vote will take place. Selected applicants will then be bestowed with certificates of their AAES membership at the 2023 AAES Annual Meeting.

Any applications that are submitted after the stipulated date of January 31st, 2023 will be kept and considered next year in AAES 2024 enrollment cycle.