The membership of the Illinois Surgical Society consists of a blend of academic and nonacademic surgeons from throughout the state of Illinois. The members meet twice a year for educational programs through which CME can be obtained.
The Spring meeting is part of the Illinois Surgical Conference. The conference is a joint meeting of Illinois Surgical Society, Chicago Surgical Society, Illinois Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Metropolitan Chicago Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and the Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative. The meeting is held in April each year with events throughout the day for education and socialization.
The fall meetings are held at different venues around the state. Every third or fourth year the fall meeting is held out of state. The members participate in two educational sessions with papers presented by the members and, when available, local academic faculty. Social functions, time for golf and extracurricular activities are enjoyed by the members and their spouses.