For more information, visit facs.org/clincon2016.
It is my great pleasure to invite you to attend the American
College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress, October 16–20,
2016, in Washington, DC. The ACS Clinical Congress remains
the premier annual surgical meeting for surgeons, surgery
residents, medical students, and members of surgical teams.
The hallmarks of the Clinical Congress are a broad range of
outstanding hands-on and didactic learning opportunities and
timely discourse on the most relevant surgical practices and
research, along with unparalleled access to peers.
As the College embarks on its second hundred years and
prepares to face the many new challenges ahead, ACS President
J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, has selected the theme of
Challenges for the Second Century for the year. The Program
Committee and, under the leadership of Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD,
FACS, FRCSC, the ACS Division of Education have developed
an outstanding, cutting-edge Scientific Program to address
critical education and training needs and equip surgeons
with skills to achieve the best outcomes in the ever-changing
environment of health care.
The Clinical Congress 2016 program addresses essential
clinical and nonclinical content. In addition to placing sessions
into thematic tracks, we have placed sessions of interest to
surgeons from across various specialties in a separate track.
An exciting series of Named Lectures will again be delivered
by world-renowned experts in their respective fields. Didactic/
Experiential and Surgical Skills Courses will focus on
acquisition of knowledge and skills through leading-edge
education and training methods. More
than 125 Panel Sessions on relevant topics
will be offered. The Scientific Forum will
include surgical research presentations
delivered from the podium or as posters.
Video-Based Education Sessions will
showcase surgical procedures, and
Meet-the-Expert Luncheons and
Town Hall Meetings will allow for a
more intimate learning experience.
Continuing Medical Education Credit will be available
along with Self-Assessment Credit for most Panel Sessions,
Postgraduate Courses, and Video-Based Education Sessions.
Attendees will be provided Certificates of Verification following
participation in Surgical Skills and Didactic/Experiential
Courses. Also, certain sessions will address specific regulatory
mandates for licensure.
On behalf of the American College of Surgeons, I look
forward to welcoming you to Washington, DC, for
Clinical Congress 2016.
With best regards,
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS
Chair, ACS Board of Regents
Chair, Program Committee
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS
OCTOBER 16–20 | WASHINGTON, DC
WALTER E. WASHINGTON CONVENTION CENTER