Expand your knowledge of surgical history at Clinical Congress

Clinical Congress will feature a number of opportunities for attendees to learn about surgical history.

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgical History Group (SHG) of the ACS History and Archives Committee, is sponsoring a History of Surgery Poster Session 9:00 am−4:30 pm Monday through Wednesday in the Exhibit Hall Moscone Center South, Halls ABC. Posters will be presented by Fellows, residents, and medical students and will highlight unique stories from the rich history of surgery. Poster presentations and judging will take place 12:00 noon−3:00 pm Monday in the Exhibit Hall. The winning poster and runner-up will be announced at the ACS Surgical History Group Breakfast.

The Surgical History Group Breakfast will take place 7:00−8:30 am Tuesday, Moscone Center West, 24. This year’s guest lecturer is Peter J. Kernahan, MD, PhD, FACS, assistant professor and lecturer, department of integrative biology and physiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, who will discuss William J. Mayo, MD, FACS, third President of the ACS and a founder of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Also speaking will be the first recipient of the SHG Archives Fellowship, David E. Clark, MD, MS, MPH, FACS, professor, Maine Medical Center Research Institute, Tufts University, Boston, MA, who will discuss his research into the founding of the ACS and its relationship to World War I. This breakfast will provide an opportunity for attendees to share stories and discuss where surgery has been and how best to preserve it in the future.

The Charles G. Drake History of Surgery Lecture has been a fixture at Clinical Congress since it was established by the Advisory Council for Neurological Surgery in 1992. This year’s lecturer is Joseph C. Maroon, MD, FACS, clinical professor of neurological surgery, University of Pittsburgh, PA, who will present a lecture titled, From Surgical Burnout to Wellness: The Secret to a Balanced Life. The Drake Lecture will take place 2:30–3:30 pm Monday, Moscone Center South, 303–304.

A Panel Session sponsored by the Surgical History Group, Women Pioneers in Surgery, will take place 9:45–11:15 am Monday, Moscone Center West, 2006–2008. The session will demonstrate the commitment of early women surgeons to learning the discipline of surgery and applying their craft to benefit their patients. Each faced gender discrimination at every stage of her career, yet through dedication and drive, ultimately contributed to significant advances in surgical care and improved the field of surgery itself.

Surgical Jeopardy, 8:00–11:15 am Wednesday, Moscone Center West, 205–208, 213–216, will feature a number of questions on the history of surgery. Adopted from the popular television game show, this program offers teams of residents the chance to showcase their surgical knowledge by competing to answer surgical questions.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about Icons in Surgery during two Video-Based Education Sessions. Icons in Surgery I will take place 11:30 am–12:30 pm Tuesday, Moscone Center West, 3020–3022, and will honor ACS Past-President Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), FRCS(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), and surgeon scientist Thomas J. Fogarty, MD, FACS. Icons in Surgery II will take place 11:30 am–
12:30 pm Wednesday, Moscone Center West, 3020–3022. Patricia K. Donahoe, MD, FACS, and ACS Past-President LaSalle D. Leffall Jr., MD, FACS, will be honored.

For more information about these programs or about the College’s history in general, stop by the Member Engagement area, 9:00 am–
4:30 pm Monday through Wednesday in ACS Central, Moscone Center South, Halls ABC.