Opening Ceremony heralds start of Clinical Congress 2017

Clinical Congress 2017 officially began Monday morning with the Opening Ceremony, featuring the presentation of the colors and the Canadian and American national anthems. The ceremony included a brief video featuring American College of Surgeons (ACS) President Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon), which focused on the theme, The Joy and Privilege of a Surgical Career. Dr. Bass then introduced the ACS Officers and Regents, Honorary Fellows, Past-Presidents, and the Distinguished Philanthropist Award recipient; invited guests from national and international health care organizations; ACS scholarship recipients;International Guest Scholars; and past recipients of the Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson II PromisingInvestigator Award.