One of the main objectives of the AAC has been the organization of the Argentinean annual meeting of surgery, the main surgical meeting in the country. At the meeting, 2 official presentations on the state of the art of important surgical problems are discussed. Roundtables, lectures, colloquiums, postgraduate courses, television forums, and other activities are organized with the cooperation of sister scientific societies depending on the topics being discussed. More than 3000 surgeons from Argentina and neighboring countries attend the meeting, and surgeons from abroad with worldwide recognition are invited to participate every year. Major topics of recent meetings have been continuous education, residencies, recertification, bioethics, and the organization of surgical departments, as well as other issues that contribute to the improvement of the professional standing of surgeons, individually and as a group.