Jeanie Sealy Hospital on the UTMB Campus

175th Annual Meeting of The Society of Clinical Surgery

University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Surgery
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - Saturday, November 10, 2018
Galveston, Texas

The UTMB Department of Surgery is looking forward to hosting the 175th Annual Meeting of the Society of Clinical Surgery in Galveston, Texas on November 8-10, 2018.

UTMB opened in 1891 as the nation’s first public medical school and hospital under unified leadership on Galveston Island, a barrier island located 50 miles southeast of Houston in the Gulf of Mexico. The Institution and Department have a long and distinguished history and a bright future. Our Jennie Sealy Hospital features 310 patient rooms, 60 dedicated ICU beds, a 28-bed day surgery unit and 20 state-of-the art operating suites.

Besides being the home of UTMB, Galveston is also home to one of the largest collections of well-preserved Victorian architecture in the country and is Texas’ premier cruise port. The Historic Downtown Strand Seaport District includes beautiful Victorian storefronts featuring unique shops, restaurants, and art galleries just a short walk away from Galveston’s Pier 21 and glistening harbor.

Hotel accommodations will be provided at the Tremont House Hotel in the Strand Historic District. Please use this link to make your reservations.

When making your travel arrangements to attend the 2018 Society of Clinical Surgery meeting, please consider that Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) is located approximately 45 miles from the University of Texas Medical Branch and Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is located approximately 70 miles away.  For ground transportation travel from the airport we suggest the following car service companies:

We have arranged for the following activities:

On Thursday afternoon, golf at the Galveston Country Club, the oldest country club in Texas.

On Saturday, you can choose from sailing, fishing, or birding. A brief description of the options are provided below.

  • Sailing The Sea Star Base on Offatts Bayou will host sailing opportunities for novice or expert sailors. Groups of two to six can be accommodated on the sail boats available for approximately two hour adventures.
  • Fishing - Routine catches in the waters surrounding Galveston include croaker, perch, speckled trout, sheepshead, sand trout, gafftop, redfish, bull reds, and flounder fishing.
  • Birding - Galveston Island is one of the top locations in the country for birding. It has a rich variety of habitats – beaches, wetlands, grasslands, woods, ponds, and bays. The Island is also an important wintering ground for numerous species that spend most of the year farther north.

We hope to see you in November!


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