Daily Schedule-at-a-glance — Wednesday, October 27


The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress provides cutting-edge educational opportunities for surgeons, medical students, surgical residents, and other members of the operating room team at all stages of their careers. The Scientific Program for Wednesday, October 27, includes the following sessions. All times are Central Time.

9:00 am

  • NL10: John J. Conley Ethics and Philosophy Lecture: Call It by Its True Name: Forms, Textures, and Implications of Anti-Black Racism in Medicine
  • PS512: Oncoplastic Breast Surgery: The Why and How
  • PS513: Barrett’s Esophagus – Innovations. In Diagnosis and Data on Treatment
  • PS514: The Rude Unhinging of the Machinery of Life: The Surgical History of Shock
  • PS515: Safe and Effective Pain Management: Opioid Prescribing
  • PS516: Perioperative Nutritional Assessment and Optimization
  • DC517: Fluorescence Imaging in My Practice: Evidence and Indications

10:00 am

  • PS521: Ethics Colloquium: Rage Against the Machine: When Institutional or Group Practices Conflict with Individual Surgeon’s Obligations
  • PS522: Gastrointestinal Obstructions
  • PS523: I Want My Stoma Closed: Optimal Evaluation, Timing and Performance of Surgery
  • PS524: Contemporary Management of Head and Neck Trauma
  • PS525: Operative Standards and Intraoperative Decision-Making: Thyroid Cancer
  • VE526: Subject-Oriented Symposium: Gallbladder and Common Bile Surgery for the General Surgeon

11:00 am

  • PS532: Damage Control in Vascular Trauma
  • PS533: Optimizing Outcomes in Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • PS534: Ten Hot Topics in General Surgery
  • PS535: Treatment of Rectal Cancer in the Community
  • VE536: Surgical Cases in Trauma
  • SC537: Ultrasound-Guided Resuscitation for Trauma and Critically Ill Patients (Didactic Only)

12:00 noon

  • PS541: Acute Bariatric Surgical Emergencies
  • PS543: Delivering Serious News to Patients and Families: Difficult Conversations
  • SL544: Late-Breaking Quality Initiatives in Surgery
  • PS545: Retirement is 20 Years Off: Why Should I Worry Now?
  • PS546: An Update on Obstructive Jaundice in the Pediatric Population: Current Challenges and Controversies

1:00 pm

  • NL11: Commission on Cancer Oncology Lecture: Genetics and Genomics in the Study of Breast Cancer Disparities
  • NL09: Distinguished Lecture of the International Society of Surgery: Disrupting Breast Healthcare in India
  • PS553: Taking Better Care of My Patients Through Quality Improvement
  • PS554: Current Evidence and Best Practice in the Management of Severe Pelvic Fractures
  • PS555: Advances in the Management of the Diabetic Foot
  • PS556: Stop the Bleed: From Sandy Hook to Now – Lessons Learned and Future Initiatives
  • SC557: GERD, Achalasia, Obesity and Abdominal Wall Hernias (Didactic Only)

2:00 pm

  • PS561: The Changing Paradigm in Melanoma Treatment: Incorporating Neoadjuvant Immunotherapy and Targeted Therapy
  • PS562: Mass Casualty Management: The Ins and Outs of Managing a Trauma Disaster
  • PS563: Ten Hot Topics in Surgical Oncology
  • PS564: Gender Affirming Surgery: Maximizing Outcomes and Preventing Complications
  • PS565: Management of the Spectrum of Recto-Urethral Fistula: Invasive and Noninvasive Approaches
  • PS566: Current Concepts in Vascular/Non-Healing Wounds

3:00 pm

  • ME571: Evidence-based Treatment of Incisional Hernia
  • PS572: Inflammatory Bowel Disease: The Surgeon’s Role in Multidisciplinary Management
  • ME573: Rib Fixation: Who, When and How?
  • PS574: Ten Hot Topics in Surgical Patient Safety
  • PS575: From Principle to Practice: Successful Implementation of Perioperative Care Bundles
  • PS576: Video Coaching to Improve Surgical Performance