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

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: Drew Cassidenti, Mark Walter, Chuck Ascher-Walsh, and Peter Rosenblatt, women’s closest to the pin winner: Pat Rozeboom, men’s closest to the pin winner: Wes Harris, women’s longest drive winner: Catherine Matthews, and men’s longest drive winner: Ernie Lockrow.

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.

Tuesday, June 29th | 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM

What You'll Do

Ride through classic desert badlands trails on this private cycling tour.
All levels of mountain bikers are welcome.
Enjoy a fully customized tour catered to your skill and fitness level, and take in the beautiful Palm Springs scenery.


Enjoy a private guided mountain bike tour of the greater Palm Springs area. Mountain bike through remarkable desert badlands countrysides and explore this picturesque region, on a customized to suit your skill and fitness level.

You will be taken to a pristine desert landscape where you can choose from a multitude of trails just a short trip away from Palm Springs.

The expert guides will cater the route to suit your ability level, from beginner to expert. The trails go through washes or along ridgelines, and vary from sandy to rocky

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.