47th Annual Scientific Meeting
June 27-30, 2021

“Working Together: How Collaboration Enables Us to Better Help Our Patients”

Due to social distancing guidelines, live attendance is being limited to first 300 professional attendees

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Welcome Reception (Included with Conference Registration)

Sunday, June 27th | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Come join in the fun at the SGS Social Events at the 47th Annual Scientific Meeting! The fun begins with a casual beer and wine reception late Sunday afternoon to meet up with your friends and colleagues.



President's Reception (All Attendees, Registered Spouse/Guests and Exhibitors are invited)
Monday, June 28th | 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Miles Murphy, SGS President, invites you to the President's Reception at the Westin Mission Hills. Open bar and hors d'oeuvres. All attendees, registered spouse/guests and exhibitors are invited.

The reception is immediately following the SGS Awards Ceremony. The Awards Ceremony begins at 6:45 PM in the general session room. Make sure you mark this down on your schedule!

SGS Golf Tournament | Shotgun/Scramble Format - (Ticketed Event  - $199)
Tuesday, June 29th | 2:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Hit the links at the Westin Mission Hills that showcases a must play Pete Dye designed course set among our rolling hills with views of our desert mountains. The layout follows Pete Dye’s classic course design with hit-able fairways and challenging greens. It has been described by some as potentially diabolical, yet indescribably playable.

It is time to see who will unseat the reigning team champions: Alexander Goodwin, John Major, Sarah Kane, and Nate Liu, women’s closest to the pin winner: Catherine Matthews, men’s closest to the pin winner, Chuck Asher-Walsh, women’s longest drive winner, Sarah Kane, and men’s longest drive winner, John Major.

The format will be a four-person scramble, eighteen-hole tournament where everyone hits a shot (the best ball is chosen, everyone hits the next shot from there and this continues until the ball is holed out. We encourage all to play as there is no pressure on anyone except to have a good time with our colleagues and cocktails on a beautiful golf course. The $199 fee covers the round of golf, golf cart, four drink tickets and prizes for the first and second place teams, longest drive: men and women and closest to the pin: men and women.

You may order rental clubs on the SGS registration site for only $65. This fee includes six golf balls.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Tour & Hike (Ticketed Event - $150)
Tuesday, June 29th | 1:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Transportation leaves from road between Celebrity and Ambassador Ballrooms at 1:45 PM PT

With over 50 miles of trails, Mt. San Jacinto State Park boasts the most unique wilderness for visitors to the Coachella Valley. Nowhere else are alpine forests so accessible for area tourists. Included in the price is the tram ride to 8,500 feet above the Valley floor. From there, guests will have a choice of beginner to intermediate hikes ranging from two to ten miles through the alpine setting of Southern California’s second tallest mountain.

Guests would have a choice of the following trails:

Long Valley Discovery Trail
Follow the nature trail posts around a ¾ mile (1.2 km) loop. This easy level trail provides an excellent introduction to the Park’s plants and animals.

Desert View Trail
A 1.5 mile (2 km) loop trail leads to a number of scenic overlooks and forest views. Short climbs, moderately strenuous.

Round Valley
A 2.5 mile trail leads to picturesque Round Valley. Fairly level trails, short climbs, moderately strenuous.

Tuesday, June 29th | 1:45 PM - 6:30 PM
Transportation leaves from road between Celebrity and Ambassador Ballrooms at 1:45 PM PT


We will start the cycling portion of the tour on the Thomas Mountain fire road. The route is a 6 mile long climb with over 2,000 feet of elevation gain. The climb itself is steady and unrelenting and takes riders from chaparral hillsides into pine forests. Riders are treated to magnificent vistas on both the north and south side of the trail.

After a rest break at the high point of the tour riders will turn around and enjoy a fast and steady downhill back to the start point.

This tour is designed for experienced and aerobically fit mountain bikers. This is not a tour for beginners.

SGS' Got Talent (Ticketed Event - $75)
Wednesday, June 29th | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


*Back by Popular Demand* 
You are invited to attend the third "SGS' Got Talent" event at the SGS Fund Development Activity. Enjoy some very special entertainment, food, music and fun as we raise awareness and funds directed towards the SGS Mission to Advance Research and Education. 

Tickets purchased in advance are $75. A portion of each ticket sold to this event will go towards the SGS Mission to Advance Research and Education.