Get the latest news from ACSCC
Subscribe below to get email updates from ACSCCNews.org
October 16-20 | San Diego, CA
The Board of Directors of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Foundation will present the 2019 Distinguished Philanthropist Award to Christopher K. Payne, MD, FACS, at its annual Donor Recognition Luncheon Monday. The award recognizes Dr. Payne for his philanthropic endeavors, service to the surgical profession, and long-lasting contributions to the medical community and the ACS.
Patricia J. Numann, MD, FACS, Past-President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and a general surgeon from Syracuse, NY, will receive the ACS Lifetime Achievement Award at Sunday night’s Convocation.
The American College of Surgeons and the Women in Surgery Committee are honored to present the 2019 Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women Award to Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono, MD, FACS, at Convocation Sunday night.
Retired U.S. Army Colonel Norman M. Rich, MD, FACS, DMCC, MC, will receive the first American College of Surgeons Distinguished Military Lifetime Achievement Award at Sunday night’s Convocation.
Recipients of the 2019 American College of Surgeons Board of Governors (B/G) Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards will be recognized Tuesday evening at the Board of Governors annual reception/dinner. Recipients were selected by the B/G Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards Workgroup.
The newest editon of the Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP®) is being unveiled this week at Clinical Congress 2019. The new edition is available at the SESAP exhibit in ACS Central.
The fifth annual Excelsior Surgical Society Symposium will take place Sunday at Clincal Congress. The theme of this year’s meeting is The Complete Surgeon. The program will be educational for surgeons at every stage of their career.
Make the most of your Clinical Congress experience and visit ACS Central Monday through Wednesday in the Exhibit Hall. ACS Central is your go-to place to learn about the latest College programs and services, engage with ACS staff, purchase publications and ACS-branded merchandise only available at Clinical Congress, get together with friends and colleagues, charge your devices, or simply sit and relax.
A new series of interactive and engaging 30-minute sessions will be offered Monday through Wednesday at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Central Theatre to showcase innovative patient engagement and education programs. Learn about new requirements, best practices, and all the resources that the ACS offers to support surgical patients to ensure their safe recovery post-discharge.
Clinical Congress 2019 features a number of opportunities for attendees to learn about surgical history.
Tuesday’s Town Hall, Avoiding Personal Financial Nightmares in a Surgical Career, will address important professional and personal considerations that relate to financial planning.
The American College of Surgeons Foundation will present a financial planning seminar Tuesday in the ACS Theatre. Learn the latest news on charitable giving options, such as independent retirement account rollovers, trusts, estate planning, and bequests.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Advocacy and Health Policy team advocates for surgeons at the federal and state level. To learn about the College’s efforts, stop by the ACS Theatre in ACS Central, 1:15−2:15 pm Monday.
Clinical Congress attendess have the opportunity to learn more about the American College of Surgeons Surgeon Specific Registry (ACS SSR™). Visit the SSR booth in ACS Central Monday through Wednesday.
New at Clinical Congress 2019 is The Surgical Metrics Project, which will allow participants to explore the use of wearable technologies to measure surgical decision making and technique.
American College of Surgeons Cancer Programs will offer a range of educational sessions at Clinical Congress.
The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS), founded in 1981, is a not-for-profit educational and professional organization, the mission of which is to inspire, encourage, and enable women surgeons to realize their professional and personal goals. It offers its members a community of mentoring, education, and networking; promotes leadership opportunities; and celebrates the achievements of women surgeons worldwide. On Saturday, AWS hosted educational sessions at its 2019 annual conference, with the theme Sculpting Our Future.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education is showcasing new and updated modules of Evidence-Based Decisions in Surgery (EBDS) this year at Clinical Congress. Now featuring more than 75 modules, EBDS continues to expand.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Mastery in General Surgery Program offers graduating residents a unique experience following their formal training—a professional development opportunity that is tailored to their individual career interests. The Mastery Program will host an informal Meet and Greet Tuesday in the Education area of ACS Central.
The mission of the American College of Surgeons Operation Giving Back (OGB) program is to leverage the passion, skills, and humanitarian ethos of the surgical community to effectively meet the needs of medically underserved populations. OGB is sponsoring or supporting several sessions and activities at this year’s Clinical Congress. Surgeons at all stages of their career and in all specialties are encouraged to participate.
The American College of Surgeons Professional Associaton Political Action Committee (ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC) will host various events for members and SurgeonsPAC contributors at Clinical Congress.
Clinical Congress 2019 offers more than 300 educational opportunities for surgeons at every career stage. Discover the latest in surgical technology and experience educational content on the most relevant surgical practices today.
Before you leave for San Francisco to attend Clinical Congress, make sure you’re prepared by reading our rundown of helpful meeting information. Learn about everything from Convocation and registration hours to ACS Taste of the City and Surgeons Who Selfie.
Three Special Sessions will provide in-depth looks at three timely and important topics: the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™, the ACS member survey on firearm injury prevention and advocacy, and quality-of-care standards in cancer surgery.
Town Hall Meetings offer a forum for informal discussions about specific topics and areas of concern identified by American College of Surgeons Advisory Councils and governing committees.
In addition to visiting the Technical Exhibits, plan to stop by the various destinations in the Clinical Congress Exhibit Hall, including ACS Central, the ACS Theatre, and the Innovation Theater.
Our transportation guide will help you get to and from the airport, the Moscone Center, and anywhere else you want to go in San Francisco.
The American College of Surgeons returns to San Francisco, CA, for Clinical Congress 2019, the premier annual meeting for surgeons, surgery residents, medical students, and members of surgical teams.
Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), and Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, offer a personal invitation on behalf of the Clinical Congress Program Committee and the ACS Division of Education.
Clinical Congress 2019 will feature 11 Named Lectures, beginning with the Martin Memorial Lecture by veteran journalist Nina Totenberg immediately following the Opening Ceremony on Monday morning, October 28.
From running tours to yoga to the annual Taste of the City experience, there are daily activities planned at Clinical Congress to help attendees engage with each other and our host city.
Registered guests will have several entertainment and educational opportunities at Clinical Congress 2019 in San Franciso, CA. Childcare options include Camp ACS and Little Medical School.
The Golden Gate City is full of beautiful sights and sounds. Find time to explore our unique and hilly host city while you’re in town for Clinical Congress 2019.