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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

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Governance

Call for Officer-Elects and Regents

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) 2023 Nominating Committee of the Fellows (NCF) and the Nominating Committee of the Board of Governors (NCBG) will be accepting nominations for leadership positions in the College as follows:

Officers-Elect

The 2023 NCF will select nominees for three Officer-Elect positions of the ACS:

  • President-Elect
  • First Vice-President-Elect
  • Second Vice-President-Elect

The deadline for submitting nominations is February 17, 2023.

Criteria for Consideration

The NCF will use the following guidelines when considering potential candidates:

  • Loyal members of the College who have demonstrated outstanding integrity and an unquestioned devotion to the highest principles of surgical practice
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, such as service and active participation on ACS committees or in other areas of the College
  • The ACS encourages consideration of women and under-represented minorities for all leadership positions

All nominations must include:

  • A letter of nomination
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A maximum of three personal letters of support (optional)

In addition, nominations for President-Elect must include:

  • A personal statement from the candidate detailing their ACS service, interest in the position, and vision for the College’s future
Further Details

Entities such as surgical specialty societies, ACS Advisory Councils, ACS Committees, and ACS Chapters who wish to provide a letter of nomination must provide a description of their selection process and the total list of applicants reviewed. 

Any attempt to contact or influence members of the NCF by a candidate or on behalf of a candidate will be viewed in a negative manner and may possibly result in disqualification. Applications submitted without the requested information will not be considered.

Learn more about the roles, duties, and time commitment involved for these Officer positions.

The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, February 17, 2023. Nominations must be submitted to officerandbrnominations@facs.org. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Kalata, staff liaison for the Nominating Committee of the Board of Governors, at 312-202-5360 or ekalata@facs.org.

Board of Regents

The 2023 Nominating Committee of the Board of Governors (NCBG) will select a nominee for one vacancy on the Board of Regents to be filled at Clinical Congress 2023. Please note this Regent vacancy is a Bylaws-designated Canadian seat and therefore only Canadian Fellows will be considered. Nominations not meeting these criteria will be accepted for review by the NCBG in the event of an unexpected vacancy.

For information only, the current members of the Board of Regents who will be considered for re-election to their second or third terms are (all MD, FACS) Francoise P. Chagnon, Annesley (AJ) W. Copeland, Gary L. Timmerman, David J. Welsh, and Douglas E. Wood.

Criteria for Consideration

The following guidelines are used by the NCBG when reviewing the names of candidates for potential nomination to the Board of Regents.

  • Loyal members of the College who have demonstrated outstanding integrity and an unquestioned devotion to the highest principles of surgical practice
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, for example, service and active participation on ACS committees or in other areas of the College
  • The ACS encourages consideration of women and under-represented minorities for all leadership positions
  • Only individuals who are currently, and are expected to remain in active surgical practice for their entire term (3 3-year terms) may be nominated for election or reelection to the Board of Regents

The NCBG recognizes the importance of the Board of Regents representing all who practice surgery in both academic and community practice, regardless of practice location or configuration. Nominations are open to surgeons of all specialties. Please note the 2023 Regent vacancy is a Bylaws-designated Canadian seat and therefore only Canadian Fellows will be considered. Nominations not meeting these criteria will be accepted for review by the NCBG in the event of an unexpected vacancy.

All nominations must include:

  • A letter of nomination
  • A personal statement from the candidate detailing their ACS service and interest in the position
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A maximum of three personal letters of support (optional)
Further Details

Entities such as surgical specialty societies, ACS Advisory Councils, ACS Committees, and ACS Chapters who wish to provide a letter of nomination must provide at least two nominees, and a description of their selection process, along with the total list of applicants reviewed. 

Any attempt to contact or influence members of the NCBG by a candidate or on behalf of a candidate will be viewed in a negative manner and may possibly result in disqualification. Applications submitted without the requested information will not be considered.

Learn more about the roles, duties, and time commitment involved for Regent positions.

The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, February 17, 2023. Nominations may be submitted to officerandbrnominations@facs.org. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Kalata, staff liaison for the Nominating Committee of the Board of Governors, at 312-202-5360 or ekalata@facs.org.