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. 

Late-Breaking Abstracts

We invite you to submit your scientific research from prospective clinical trials to be considered for a dedicated scientific forum session at the Clinical Congress 2018. Submit by August 1.

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The ACS Quality and Safety Conference brings together nurses, surgeons, administrators, and trainees from ACS Quality Programs to discuss the latest in quality initiatives, data collection and utilization, and best practices in the field of surgery. 

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Learn. Interact. Transform.

Register today for the 2018 Cancer Programs Annual Conference September 5–7 in Chicago, IL. The conference provides attendees with cutting-edge ways to deliver high-quality, patient-centered, multidisciplinary care to patients with cancer.

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Register Today

Looking for an intensive review of the essential content areas in general surgery? Then register today for the ACS Comprehensive General Surgery Review Course, July 26–29, in Chicago. The course features expert faculty who use a combination of didactic and case-based formats to create an efficient review.

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Resources in Surgical Education

Our most recent RISE article "Work-Life Integration: Being Whole at Work and at Home" by Heather J. Logghe, MD; Sara Scarlet, MD; Christian D. Jones, MD, MS; and Rajesh Aggarwal, MD, PhD, focuses on healthy work-life integration.

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Surgeon Scientist Series

Are you interested in doing research? Karl Bilimoria, MD, FACS, discusses, among other things, how surgery and research are equally exciting in their own way, and why surgeons—as natural problem solvers—should incorporate research into their professional lives.

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ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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

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