Don’t miss these Special Sessions

These three Special Sessions at Clinical Congress 2019 will provide in-depth looks at timely and important topics. There is no charge for these sessions, which will be held during the lunch hour. Attendees will have an opportunity to purchase a lunch before entering the session.


Monday, October 28


SL01 | 1:15–2:15 pm

ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™

Developed under the auspices of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education, the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™, recognizes surgeon educators who have devoted their careers to surgical education. The Academy’s mission is to play a leadership role in advancing the science and practice of education across all surgical specialties, promoting the highest achievements in the lifetimes of surgeons. The Inaugural Class was inducted into the Academy in October 2018, and the second cohort of Academy Members, Associate Members, and Affiliate Members were inducted October 4, 2019. The next application cycle will open in March 2020.

At this Special Session, an update on the Academy will be shared with Clinical Congress attendees and their feedback on the program will be sought. Panelists are Members and Associate Members of the Academy who will address programs of the Academy, and share their perspectives on the importance of the Academy and how they have benefited from membership in the program.


Sponsored by the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™, ACS Division of Education



Tuesday, October 29

SL02 | 11:30 am–12:30 pm

ACS Membership Survey Results on Firearm Injury Prevention

This Special Session will present the results of the ACS member survey on Firearm Injury Prevention and Advocacy. During the session, the panel will also communicate the potential impact of the survey results on the Firearm Injury Prevention Strategic Action Plan and obtain feedback from ACS members on the results and implications.

Opportunities for a consensus-driven approach to reduce firearm injury and death also will be explored during the session. Presenters will discuss initiatives that are informed by both the survey results and the Board of Regent’s comprehensive action plan to expand efforts based upon “freedom with responsibility” within our organization and to decrease firearm injury and death in the U.S. The session’s panel will include ACS Committee on Trauma (COT) leadership, members of the COT Injury Prevention and Control Committee, and members of the ACS Firearm Strategy Team Workgroup.


Sponsored by the Committee on Trauma



Wednesday, October 30


SL03 | 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Cancer Surgery and Quality of Care Standards

Is your surgical resection on cancer patients adhering to the new Commission on Cancer quality metrics? Surgical standards (in breast, colon, lung, melanoma, and rectal cancer) from the Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery manuals will be implemented as standards in the more than 1,500 Commission on Cancer accredited programs beginning in 2020. A panel of experts in this Special Session will discuss the standards and the supporting data and address opportunities and challenges associated with implementation of the technical and synoptic reporting requirements. Clinical Congress attendees will be encouraged to submit feedback during this session through an audience response system.


Sponsored by the ACS Cancer Programs