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Leadership & Advocacy Summit

2019 Leadership & Advocacy Summit

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) will host the eighth annual Leadership and Advocacy Summit, March 30–April 2, 2019 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. The Summit is a dual meeting offering comprehensive and specialized sessions that provides ACS members, leaders and advocates with topics focused on effective surgeon leadership, as well as interactive advocacy training with coordinated visits to congressional offices.

Reasons to Attend in 2019

The Leadership Summit will offer compelling speakers addressing key topics in surgical leadership. A portion of the event will be dedicated to sharing ACS Chapter success stories and working to identify strategies to enhance and strengthen chapters. Your leadership makes a difference.

The Advocacy Summit will highlight several legislative priorities the College is pursuing on your behalf, and will bring together ACS members to develop their advocacy skills, learn about health policy priorities, and participate in meetings with members of Congress and their staffs.

When attending the Summit, plan to be in Washington, DC, to

  • Advocate to improve surgical patient care
  • Engage influential decision makers
  • Connect with ACS leaders and learn how to become more involved
  • Lead discussions on innovative ways to face leadership and surgical challenges
  • Enhance your leadership and mentoring skills by attending professional development sessions

Contact

For information on the Leadership Summit, please contact Brian Frankel at bfrankel@facs.org or 312-202-5361.

For information on the Advocacy Summit, please contact Michael Carmody at mcarmody@facs.org or 202-672-1511.

Value of the Summit

Adnan Alseidi MD, FACS, talks about his experience attending the Leadership & Advocacy Summit.

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