Ceruꢁ RA. Discurso Presidente saliente de la AAC. Rev Argent Cir 2022;114(1):79-81
En cuanto a su desarrollo como cirujano, como como Jefe de la División de Cirugía Digesꢀva.
comenté anteriormente, ingresó en el Hospital de Clí-
Es Doctor en Medicina y Profesor Titular de Ci-
nicas como Residente en el año 1989, fue Jefe de Resi- rugía de la UBA.
dentes y Fellow de Cirugía Digesꢀva.
En el transcurso de su carrera publicó más de
Fue creciendo quirúrgicamente bajo la tutela 50 trabajos en revistas nacionales y extranjeras, presen-
de tres reconocidos cirujanos, los Dres. Vicente Guꢀé- tó más de 200 en congresos nacionales e internaciona-
rrez , Pablo Curutchet y Hugo Esteva y, por supuesto, de les y publicó 14 capítulos en libros de la especialidad.
quien fuera su maestro y mentor, el Dr. Pedro Ferraina.
Fue acreedor de 6 becas nacionales e interna-
Con Pedro comparꢀó, además de su amor por cionales y obtuvo 18 premios a la labor cienꢂﬁca, in-
la cirugía, numerosos viajes a congresos que contribu- cluido el Premio Facultad de Medicina a la mejor tesis
yeron a generar un vínculo más allá de lo profesional.
Realizó un Fellow en Piꢃsburgh, fue Jefe
Esta breve introducción pretende presentar a
de la División de Urgencias del Hospital de Clí- quien me sucede en la palabra, Prof. Dr. Luis E. Saroꢃo,
nicas, donde se desempeña, en la actualidad, Presidente del 91 Congreso Argenꢀno de Cirugía.
Authoriꢀes, colleagues, new members of
I shall not provide a detailed descripꢀon of the
Asociación Argenꢀna de Cirugía, ladies and gentlemen: diﬀerent acꢀviꢀes carried out by the insꢀtuꢀon because
I am extremely grateful for the honor and of having they were speciﬁcally communicated yesterday during
presidedovertheAACfor2yearsduetotheimpossibility the Assembly. Nevertheless, I would like to take this
of performing the 2020 Argenꢀne Congress of Surgery opportunity to especially thank the members of the
and holding the Ordinary General Assembly to elect board of directors for their eﬀort and dedicaꢀon during
new authoriꢀes in 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. these 2 years, always working together, contribuꢀng
In an aꢃempt to focus on the issues faced with ideas and providing soluꢀons. I would also like to
by the healthcare workers, in parꢀcular surgeons, acknowledge the diﬀerent Commiꢃees, Commissions
we organized a group to develop recommendaꢀons and Chapters that contributed with great dedicaꢀon to
and suggesꢀons regarding the diﬀerent stages of the the emerging objecꢀves, and ﬁnally, to the secretaries
pandemic, many of which were jointly prepared with and staﬀ of AAC, who diligently adapted to a new
other medical insꢀtuꢀons. Those concerning diﬀerent modality.
specialꢀes were submiꢃed by the commiꢃees and
commissions of the AAC to respond to the situaꢀon of presꢀgious Associaꢀon founded in 1930, a reference in
the diﬀerent surgical teams. surgery in the country, the Americas and worldwide,
Now, as the last delegaꢀon as President of this
The healthcare community went through which celebrated its 90th anniversary last year, and
diﬃcult ꢀmes; surgeons felt the impact of this situaꢀon within the framework of the 91st Argenꢀne Congress
with a reducꢀon in their income, the cancellaꢀon of of Surgery, 64th Argenꢀne Congress of Thoracic
scheduled surgeries, the lack of supplies and the low Surgery, 47th Argenꢀne Conference of Angiology and
quality of the personal protecꢀve equipment (PPE). Cardiovascular Surgery, 45th Argenꢀne Congress of
Therefore, the claims of our associates were submiꢃed Colorectal Surgery, 29th Naꢀonal Conference of Scrub
to the Presidency of the Naꢀon, to the Ministry of Nurses,21stNaꢀonalConferenceofResidentsinGeneral
Health of the Naꢀon, AFIP, and to the Commission Surgery, 8th Conference of Plasꢀc and Reconstrucꢀve
of Social Acꢀon and Public Health of the Chamber of Surgery, 6th Conference of Trauma Surgery and 6th
Depuꢀes of the Naꢀon. Some of these requests were Meeꢀng of the Argenꢀne Chapter of the American
made through campaigns and we had the agreement of College of Surgeons, I have the honor to introduce
diﬀerent scienꢀﬁc enꢀꢀes that shared the same spirit.
The development of the usual tasks was
the President of this event, Prof. Dr. Luis E. Saroꢃo.
Son of Luis Aníbal Saroꢃo, a clinician with 60
interrupted by the prohibiꢀon of face-to-face meeꢀngs, years of experience, and Olga García Bross, who has
which had to be adapted to virtual interacꢀons. Thus, dedicated her life to the care and growth of this family.
the meeꢀngs of the board of directors and of the
diﬀerent AAC commiꢃees, courses, seminars and Aníbal is a traumatologist and Lidia, an ophthalmologist.
other acꢀviꢀes were held in the virtual mode. This During his residency at Hospital de Clínicas, he
Elder brother of Aníbal and Lidia, both doctors;
tool allowed us to be in permanent contact with established close friendships that have endured over
the Chapters and was an eﬀecꢀve way to share the ꢀme.
diﬀerent realiꢀes experienced in the diverse regions of
the country. I believe it is an eﬀecꢀve way to strengthen dermatologist, who - despite the recommendaꢀon
the exisꢀng bond. of her senior residents - decided to accompany him
At that ꢀme, he also met Carolina Llopis, a