In just a few weeks, thousands of surgeons will gather in San Diego at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress—the pre-eminent gathering of surgeons from around the world. Our excitement is heightened because we have not met together for 3 years. We have missed out on a critical element that enhances our professional well-being.
By attending Clinical Congress, you will emerge a better surgeon. You will be fulfilled professionally and personally after spending time surrounded by our colleagues in surgery. We will all feel a renewed commitment to the highest quality care for the patients we serve.
As rewarding as the experience is for senior surgeons, perhaps the greatest value at Clinical Congress is provided to the early career surgeon. You will be able to meet a mentor, gain new ideas for research and collaboration, or make a connection that will fulfill you and enhance your career for years to come. This year is particularly important because our experience will be enhanced by initiates from 2020, 2021, and 2022.
There will be outstanding educational opportunities for every career stage, as well as focused sessions for residents, medical students, and young surgeons. An exciting series of Named Lectures will be delivered by world-renowned experts in their fields, and more than 120 Panel Sessions will be offered. Video-based education sessions will showcase surgical procedures. Meet-the-expert sessions and town hall meetings will provide a more informal learning experience.
All attendees will have access to livestreamed and on-demand content, and both in-person and virtual attendees have the opportunity to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, earn self-assessment credits, and meet other regulatory requirements. (Read more about CME credits at Clinical Congress).
We have packed a lot of content into just a few short days. It is easy to plan your Clinical Congress experience with this interactive Clinical Congress Planner. You can browse by day, specialty, session type, and more. Please register to attend on our website and I look forward to seeing you in San Diego.
Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS
Executive Director & CEO
Note: The Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons has approved a change in title for its Executive Director to Executive Director and CEO. This will facilitate the fulfillment of government reports and the execution of documents which reference a CEO.