CLINICAL CONGRESS 2017 2017 Highlights
Annual Business Meeting of Members
Wednesday, October 25 | 4:15–5: 15 pm
• Reports from the Chair of the Board of Regents, the Chair of the Board of Governors,
Surgical History Group Breakfast
the Executive Director, and the American College of Surgeons Professional
Association political action committee (ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC) Board Chair
• Presentation of the Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching and the
Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson II Promising Investigator Award
• Reports of the Nominating Committee of the Board of Governors and the
Nominating Committee of the Fellows, and introduction of the President-Elect
Tuesday, October 24 | 7:00–8:00 am
Join your colleagues who share an interest in surgical history at the
ACS Surgical History Group Breakfast. This year’s guest lecturer will be
David L. Nahrwold, MD, FACS, who will speak on the history of the Bulletin of
the American College of Surgeons. This breakfast will provide an opportunity
for you to share stories and discuss where surgery has been and how best
to preserve it into the future.
Surgical History Group Poster Session
Monday–Wednesday, October 23–25 | 9:00 am–4: 30 pm
The Surgical History Group Poster Session will highlight the rich history of
surgery. Posters will be presented by Fellows, residents, and medical students.
These posters will be on display Monday, October 23, through Wednesday,
October 25. The winning poster and runner-up will be announced at the
ACS Surgical History Group Breakfast.
ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators
Monday, October 23 | 1:15–2: 15 pm
The ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators Special Session will provide an overview of the new ACS Academy.
Establishment of the Academy by the Division of Education was approved by the Board of Regents in 2014. The mission of the
Academy is “to continually advance the science of education across surgery through innovation and the promotion of the highest
standard in surgical education.” This session will address the Academy's history and current status, cover criteria for admission,
highlight expected outcomes, and present future plans. This session will be moderated by L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, DSc(Hon), FACS,
FCCM, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FWACS(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCS(SA)(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon), and co-moderated by
Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC.
50th Anniversary Celebration of Schwartz's Principles of Surgery: First Edition:
A Retrospective and Futuristic View
Tuesday, October 24 | 11: 30 am–12: 30 pm
Facts are now fallacies, dogma disproven, algorithms altered. Can the dramatic changes over the last 50 years help us foresee
the possibilities and the progress in the next half century? Through this retrospective reflection on the first edition of Schwartz’s
Principles of Surgery, the panel will review the most important advances in surgery in the last 50 years, and panelists will be asked
to speculate on the exciting advances that loom on the horizon. Fifty years from now, what will our successors at Clinical Congress
think and say about our current state of the art? Seymour Schwartz, MD, FACS, who is celebrating his 60th year on the faculty of
the University of Rochester, NY, will co-moderate with David Linehan, MD, FACS, his successor as chairman of surgery.