First Hybrid Clinical Congress Strikes Positive Notes with Participants


The in-person portion of the 2022 ACS Clinical Congress may be over, but much of the content remains available to registrants through May 1, 2023.

The first hybrid Clinical Congress drew approximately 11,800 individuals from 116 countries, including more than 9,600 who traveled to San Diego, California.

Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS
Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS

“I’ve heard highly positive feedback from colleagues,” said ACS Executive Director and CEO Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS. “The educational sessions and networking events were professionally and personally satisfying, and attendees also had a great deal of engagement with our staff in ACS Central and with exhibitors.”

Engagement in social media was also robust, with more than 59 million impressions during the meeting alone. Among the thousands of postings:

  • Hamidreza Hosseinpour, MD, from the University of Arizona in Tucson, said: “Excellent talk by our mentor @TopKniFe_B on the management of polytrauma patients with TBI at #ACSCC22 The synergistic effect of hemorrhagic shock & TBI is a great avenue to research, research, and research!”

  • Arielle Perez, MD, MPH, from UNC Health in Chapel Hill, said: “Honored to present at #ACSCC2022 Ten Hot Topics In General Surgery – discussing optimal treatments of parastomal hernias. Great session moderated by Dr. Ken Sharp and @AmCollSurgeons president Dr. E. Christopher Ellison.”

  • Tarek Aridi, MD, from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, said: “Thank you #ACSCC22 for the opportunity to present our study on the role of A20 in AAA pathogenesis. Thank you Dr. @Christiane2501for your continuous mentorship and support!”

  • Amanda Craven, a medical student from SUNY Upstate Medical University in New York said: “I learned so much and made some new future female surgeon friends along the way!”

  • Bellal Joseph, MD, FACS, from the University of Arizona in Tucson, wrote: “I’m American of Lebenese [sic] descent and proud of @AmCollSurgeons for being inclusive and international.”

  • Aimal Khan, MBBS, FACS, from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, tweeted: “Inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons wearing my dad’s 38 yr old tie from his induction at Royal College of Surgeons.”

  • Russell S. Berman, MD, FACS, from NYU Langone Health in New York, New York, said: “Superb presentation by our amazing @nyugrossman senior medical student Maya Graves on Medical student transplant organ procurement program.”

  • Thomas K. Varghese Jr., MD, MS, MBA, FACS, from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, wrote: “On my way back home. Soul rejuvenated. Inspired and eternally grateful for this amazing tribe of colleagues, trainees, change agents and teams from around the globe.”

More detailed recaps of Clinical Congress sessions will be available in the final installment of the 2022 Clinical Congress News, which will be emailed on November 10, and in the November/December issue of the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, which will be available in early December.

Watch Clinical Congress Sessions On Demand

Virtual registration is still an option for Clinical Congress 2022. An on-demand library of recorded sessions from San Diego is available until May 1, 2023.