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ACS-AEI Postgraduate Course focuses
on simulation in surgical education
Register by September 1 for the ninth Annual American College of Surgeons Accredited
Education Institutes (ACS-AEI) Postgraduate Course, Perfect Practice Makes Perfect,
September 16− 17, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Boston, MA.
The first day of the course will take place at the Westin Copley Place Hotel and will feature
presentations from BIDMC and Harvard Medical School faculty on a variety of timely, simulation-based education topics, including debriefing techniques, designing simulation scenarios, instituting
a surgery boot camp, using simulation for team training in the operating room (OR), and becoming
familiar with the ACS/Association for Surgical Education Medical Student Simulation-Based
Surgical Skills Curriculum. The second day of the course, at the Carl J. Shapiro Skills Center
at BIDMC, will feature interactive workshops on creating immersive teaching environments;
developing low-cost, high-fidelity simulation models; and simulating a mock OR crisis.
In addition, participants will have ample opportunities to network with other AEI representatives and
ACS-AEI program staff. The ACS-AEIs are designed to educate and train practicing surgeons, surgical
residents, medical students, and members of the surgical team using simulation-based education.
Visit the ACS website at
facs.org/education/accreditation/aei/pgcourse to view the
agenda, register for the course, and reserve a hotel room at a special rate.
For more information about the meeting or the AEI Program, contact Cathy Wojcik,
Administrator, Program for Accreditation of Education Institutes, at firstname.lastname@example.org. ♦