The 14 Advisory Councils for the Surgical Specialties enhance the College’s relationship with the specialties and enhance communication between the ACS leadership and the various specialty organizations.
The Advisory Council members representing specialty societies are nominated by representative societies. Nominees must be Fellows of the College and, for the most part, are requested to be a part of the governing body of the society, with at least three years of projected tenure in that position.
The Advisory Council member from the specialty board is nominated by the appropriate board. The nominee must be a Fellow of the College and should have at least three years of projected tenure on the board.
Specialty societies are represented on the Board of Governors and these Governor Representatives may participate on the Advisory Councils. In the event there are two or more Governors from the specialty society, the Governor Representative(s) participating on the Advisory Council is selected by the Executive Committee of the B/G.
The RAS and YFA representatives to the Advisory Councils are nominated by the RAS and YFA leadership.