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October 16-20 | San Diego, CA
Newly installed ACS President E. Christopher Ellison, MD, FACS, MAMSE, chose “Surgeons United” as his presidential theme. He explained its meaning during the Convocation Ceremony at Clinical Congress in San Diego.
Clinical Congress 2022 offered 12 lectures—including a new Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Lecture and the Excelsior Surgical Society/Edward D. Churchill Lecture on abdominal trauma. Lecturers also discussed wearable tech, health equity, and more.
Bridget Fahy, MD, FACS, and John A. Harvin, MD, MS, FACS, facilitated a Town Hall discussion on what constitutes a rational and reasonable approach to safe opioid prescribing, including patient education and setting clear expectations with the patient and caregivers.
ACS Regent Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, MAMSE, and ACS President E. Christopher Ellison, MD, FACS, MAMSE, moderated the discussion on treatment for parastomal hernia, the use of hyperbaric oxygen, and more.
Clinical Congress 2022 featured announcements of a bold ACS-wide initiative, a new surgical education resource, and new College leaders.
More than two dozen surgeons, trainees, and others were honored with special awards presented during Clinical Congress 2022. Recognition included the Distinguished Service Award, Inspiring Women in Surgery Award, Owen H. Wangensteen Scientific Forum Award, and awards for philanthropy, volunteerism and humanitarianism, advocacy, mentorship, professionalism, teaching, posters, and research.
For more than 20 years, high school students in Clinical Congress host cities have been introduced to surgeons and members of the surgical team who offer insights into having a career in medicine and surgery. This year, 75 students were invited from five San Diego High Schools to participate in A Day with the American College of Surgeons.
Through May 1, 2023, all registered Clinical Congress 2022 attendees have continued access to the on-demand library of educational content and the opportunity to claim Continuing Medical Education credits.
Clinical Congress participants—from medical students to seasoned surgeons—share their perspectives on the opportunity to engage with their peers, learn from experts in the field, share their science, and more while attending this year’s meeting.