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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. 

2018 Clinical Congress Begins

The 104th Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons is now in session.

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Distinguished Service Award

Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, a thoracic surgeon from New York City, received the 2018 ACS Distinguished Service Award (DSA) last night during the Convocation ceremony that preceded the opening of Clinical Congress 2018 The DSA is the highest honor bestowed by the ACS.

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Clinical Congress News is the online home of Clinical Congress News, the official newspaper of Clinical Congress 2018. The website is updated frequently with the latest news from Boston, MA.

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Claim Your Credits

Claim Clinical Congress 2018 Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Self-Assessment (SA) Credits. The deadline to claim CME Credit and earn SA Credit for the ACS Clinical Congress 2018 is December 1, 2018. View the Clinical Congress program.

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ACS Central

Make the most of your Clinical Congress experience by visiting the ACS Central, where you can learn about ACS programs and publications, attend ACS Theatre sessions, and meet with ACS Leaders and staff. 

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Download the App

Make sure you are staying up to date with everything happening at Clinical Congress 2018 with our app. With the app you can view sessions, build your program schedule, tweet about the meeting, and much more.

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ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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