Registration now open
for 2015 Leadership &
Registration is now open for the American College of Surgeons (ACS)
2015 Leadership & Advocacy Summit, April 18–21, at the JW Marriott
in Washington, DC. The annual Summit is a dual meeting that offers
ACS members, volunteer leaders, and advocates comprehensive and
specialized educational sessions focused on effective surgeon leadership
as well as interactive advocacy training and coordinated visits to
congressional offices. The fourth annual Summit will begin with a
reception Saturday, April 18.
The Leadership Summit, which convenes April 19, will examine the
skills required of surgeon leaders and feature specialized educational
sessions with expert speakers who will describe the tools needed
for effective leadership at all career levels. Chapter success stories
and breakout sessions to identify strategies for development and
enhancement of ACS chapters also are planned.
The Advocacy Summit will commence that evening. Retired U.S.
Army General Stanley McChrystal will serve as the keynote speaker at
the dinner meeting and will provide insights into successful leadership.
On Monday, April 20, speakers will discuss the political environment
in Washington, DC, and across the country, as well as the status of
health care issues. Monday also will feature a luncheon sponsored by
the ACS Professional Association political action committee (ACSPA-
SurgeonsPAC), including a talk by Washington Post political reporter
Chris Cillizza. Monday evening, the ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC will host a
fundraising event and raffle.
On Tuesday morning, attendees will apply what they have learned
at the Summit in face-to-face meetings with their senators and
representatives and/or congressional staff. This portion of the program
provides an opportunity to rally surgery’s collective grassroots advocacy
voice on such issues as physician payment, professional liability, and
physician workforce issues.
For more information or to register for the 2015 Leadership &
Advocacy Summit, go to the ACS website at www.facs.org/advocacy/
participate/summit. The hotel reservation deadline is March 12. ♦
V100 No 2 BULLETIN American College of Surgeons
The location of Halifax was incorrect in the December 2014 Bulletin article, “Presidential
Address: Achieving our personal best—Back to the Future of the American College of
Surgeons.” Halifax is in Nova Scotia. The editors regret the error. ♦