The ACS has arranged
special meeting discounts
on United Airlines. These special discounts
are available by booking with United directly
(independently or through a travel agent).
Be sure to reference the ACS Z Code and
Agreement Number below to obtain the
7:00 am–9:00 pm CST; Monday – Friday
8:00 am–6:00 pm CST; Saturday – Sunday
Z Code: ZTEZ
Authorization Number: 973454
Purchase your ticket online at www.united.com
and receive a discount off the lowest applicable
fares. When booking online, please enter
ZTEZ973454 to receive your discount.
Avis is designated as the
official car rental company
for Clinical Congress 2015.
Special meeting rates and
discounts are available on a wide selection of GM
and other fine cars. To receive these special rates,
be sure to mention your Avis Worldwide Discount
(AWD) number when you call.
AWD Number: B169699
International Fellows, guest
physicians, and meeting attendees:
The process of obtaining a visa to
attend meetings in the U.S. now takes
much longer. You are strongly urged
to apply for a visa as early as possible,
preferably at least 60 days before the
start of the meeting. For detailed information
regarding obtaining a visa, please visit http://
html. For information regarding the Visa Waiver
Program (VWP), please visit http://travel.state.
You may request a letter from the College
welcoming you to the meeting when you register
online. You may also obtain a letter from the
College welcoming you to the meeting by
Affiliate Group Functions
Groups planning a social function or business
meeting to be held in conjunction with Clinical
Congress are required to obtain approval. If
events are to be held at one of the participating
venues/hotels, affiliate groups are required to
secure event space through ACS. For more
information and to request function space,
visit http://web2.facs.org/meetings/events/ or
contact Carrie Ryan, Meetings Coordinator, ACS
Convention and Meetings, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Space assignments are made on a first-come,
first-processed basis. After the space request
deadline of April 10, 2015, space is more limited
and is assigned on an availability basis.
Shuttle Bus Service
Complimentary shuttle bus
service will be provided for
all registrants at regular
intervals between McCormick Place West and
most designated ACS Clinical Congress hotels.
For a list of hotels on the shuttle route, please
refer to the Housing Information section.
Schedules and routes will be available at
McCormick Place West and participating hotels.
Help and Information Center
Portable Help and Information
Centers will be located throughout
McCormick Place West and will be
available during registration hours.
Assistance with general information,
travel, housing, and local information will
Lost and Found
Lost and found areas will be
located in the ACS Convention
Office at the Hilton Chicago and
in the Convention and Exhibit
Office at McCormick Place West.
People looking for or who have found lost items
should contact one of these offices.
A prayer room will be available at McCormick
Place West during the meeting and open
during registration hours. Room location will be
indicated in the Program Book distributed at
Nursing Mothers’ Room
A nursing mothers’ room will be available
during the meeting. It will be located in the
first aid room by the shuttle transportation
center at McCormick Place West.
The ACS policy regarding
children is as follows:
Under 12—Not permitted
on Social Program tours
Under 16—Not permitted on exhibit floor or
in scientific sessions
16 and over—Must have a badge to enter
exhibit area or meeting rooms
This policy includes infants in strollers and arms.
The American College of
Surgeons is once again
partnering with ACCENT on
Children’s Arrangements, Inc.
to provide an on-site children’s
program in Chicago, IL. ACCENT has prepared a
program with activities such as arts and crafts and
active games designed to entertain your children
while you are attending meetings and sessions.
The camp, which is offered to all children ages
six months through 17 years, will be located at
the Hilton Chicago. For more information on
Camp ACS, visit our website at www.facs.org/
The Best Way to Eat, Meet,
and Network at Clinical
We know it can be difficult
to find a well-balanced,
healthy meal or a place to sit and talk during a
convention. Bistro ACS provides a comfortable
setting for attendees and exhibitors to eat,
meet, and network with colleagues and fellow
attendees. Conveniently located in the exhibit
hall at McCormick Place West, Hall F2, the
Bistro’s all-inclusive, upscale buffet-style lunch
is the ideal dining destination during Clinical
Congress 2015. Bistro ACS will be open Monday,
October 5, through Wednesday, October 7.
Attendees may purchase individual bistro tickets
at the time of registration. Tickets are priced at
$25 per ticket. Those wishing to purchase group
tickets in advance may visit www.bistroACS.
com. Ticket sales will also be available on-site
at the Bistro ACS booth located in the Central
Concourse at McCormick Place West.