American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Member Services

Membership in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is an integral part of your profession. Whether you're still in training, or at the peak of your career, our top priority is providing value for you, our members—at every step.

Quality Programs

Improving the quality of surgical care leads to greater access for patients, fewer complications and better outcomes, thus lowering the cost of care. Our quality improvement programs have improved quality in trauma and cancer care, bariatric surgery, and in overall surgical care.


Educating and training surgeons remains integral across the entire spectrum of College activities. Rely on the ACS to be your premier source for surgical education and take advantage of a wide variety of resources appropriate for your learning needs.


ACS advocacy activities at the federal and state level represent the interests of you, the practicing surgeon, and your patients.  We encourage all surgeons to get involved in advocacy matters. Take action. Protect your patients and your profession. 

Quality and Safety Conference

The ACS Quality and Safety Conference, July 21–24 in New York, NY, will bring together quality professionals from across the spectrum for insights from national experts, sharing of best practices and tools, networking, and more to raise the bar on the quality of surgical care and patient safety.

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Bleeding Control Training

Stop the Bleeding Training

Training surgeons in bleeding control techniques so that they can in turn train the general public is an effective way to disseminate bleeding control knowledge and teach skills, according to study findings published as an “article in press” on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website in advance of print publication.

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Clinical Congress 2017

Clinical Congress 2017

Save the date for Clinical Congress 2017, October 22–26, in San Diego, CA! Clinical Congress 2017 has an exciting lineup of panel sessions and postgraduate courses for today’s practicing surgeon. Make sure to book your room at one of our official Clinical Congress hotels.

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QPP: What You Need to Know Now

Quality Payment Program

New videos are now available in the ACS Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Center. These short videos were created to bring clarity to the new Medicare payment system and help you step through what you need to do to prepare and successfully participate in the QPP.

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Watch Our Global Codes Webinar

ACS Global Codes and Data Collection Webinar

Starting July 1, CMS will require that certain surgeons in Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, and Rhode Island report the number of post-operative visits that they provide related to 10- and 90-day global services. Watch our recent webinar as L. M. Barney, MD, FACS, walks you through an overview of global codes reporting, requirements, resources, and frequently asked questions.

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Training the Next Generation

AEI Simulation Training

Register for Training the Next Generation of Surgeons: Making It Stick, Making It Real, Making It Together, June 12 in Seattle, WA. This forum will explore important considerations for implementing modern simulation training and how we can effectively move the needle in surgical simulation and training.

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ACS Communities

ACS Communities

Ask or answer questions with your colleagues in the ACS Member Communities.

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