American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Clinical Congress

Save the Date for Clinical Congress 2015

Chicago, IL
October 4–8

Call for Abstracts

Online abstract submission is now closed for Scientific Forum (including Scientific Papers and Poster Presentations) and Video-Based Education Sessions. 

The deadline for abstract submissions was 5:00 pm (CST) on Monday, March 2, 2015. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Clinical Congress Preview

Here’s a preview of highlights of cutting-edge Clinical Congress educational opportunities to address the knowledge, skills, and professional attributes necessary for delivery of surgical care of the highest quality.

Panel Sessions

More than 100 panel sessions, running Monday through Thursday, will cover a wide range of topics of interest to surgeons across the surgical specialties.

Specialty-specific sessions include:

  • 10 Hot Topics in Critical Care
  • Dealing with Complications of Pelvic Surgery
  • Geriatric Trauma: Low Energy, High Morbidity, and Mortality Injuries
  • More specialty-specific sessions

Additional nonclinical sessions offer learning and insights into other aspects of surgical life:

  • Button Batteries and Magnets—Ingestion of Foreign Bodies
  • The College's Clinical Scholars 2015
  • The Surgeon and Emotional Intelligence: It's Real and Relevant
  • More nonclinical sessions

Didactic Experiential Courses

These lecture-based courses are designed to increase knowledge and competency on a wide range of specific clinical topics. Courses consist of half-day to multiple-day sessions and provide 4–12 continuing medical education (CME) credits per course. This year, new courses will be offered and added to our selection of well-attended review courses. These courses will aid in your certification or recertification and refresh you on the essentials of your field of practice.

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Surgical Skills Courses

Surgical Skills Courses are designed to teach or improve one’s ability to perform a particular skill and include a hands-on component. Courses consist of half- and full-day sessions and offer CME credits, as well as the opportunity for Self-Assessment credits.

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Meet-the-Expert Luncheons

Timely topics and challenging surgical cases will be discussed in an informal manner over lunch, facilitated by an “expert” on the subject matter. Attendee participation is not only encouraged, but expected.  Bring your toughest cases to discuss! 

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Named Lectures

The Named Lectures feature lecture presentations by preeminent leaders in the field of surgery. Past lecturers have also included leaders in business, politics, the military, and the media.

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Scientific Forum

Abstracts submitted under this umbrella program will be reviewed and selected for presentation by the Scientific Forum Committee (formerly known as the Committee for the Forum on Fundamental Surgical Problems).

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Video-Based Education

Our Video-Based Education are subject-oriented or topic-specific sessions. Program highlights include Icons in Surgery, Controversies in General Surgery, International Videos, and much more.

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Town Hall Meetings

Town Hall Meetings provide a venue for discussion of topics that are relevant to the ACS membership and sponsoring committees of the Clinical Congress. The informal atmosphere (no presentations are made) is intended to foster the free exchange of ideas among panelists and attendees.