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

Named Lectures

Monday, October 23

David R. Williams, MD, FRCSNL01 | 9:00–9:30 am

Martin Memorial Lecture: Personal Best: Reflections of a Physician Astronaut on Leadership and Teamwork

Presiding Officer: Courtney M. Townsend, MD, FACS, Galveston, TX
Introducer: Anthony Atala, MD, FACS, Winston-Salem, NC
Lecturer: David R. Williams, MD, FRCS, Oakville, ON


Shaf Keshavjee, MD, MSc, FACS, FRCSCNL02 | 9:45–10:45 am

John H. Gibbon, Jr., Lecture: Lung Transplantation

Presiding Officer and Introducer: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA
Lecturer: Shaf Keshavjee, MD, MSc, FACS, FRCSC, Toronto, ON


John R. Potts, MD, FACSNL03 | 2:30–3:30 pm

Charles G. Drake History of Surgery Lecture: The Shifting Sands of Surgical Education

Presiding Officer and Introducer: William C. Welch, MD, FACS, Philadelphia, PA
Lecturer: John R. Potts, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL


John C. Alverdy, MD, FACSNL04 | 4:15–5:00 pm

I.S. Ravdin Lecture in the Basic and Surgical Sciences: Microbiome Medicine: This Changes Everything

Presiding Officer and Introducer: Douglas J. E. Schuerer, MD, FACS, St. Louis, MO
Lecturer: John C. Alverdy, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL


Tuesday, October 24

Steven D. Wexner, MD, FACS, PhD(Hon), FRCS, FRCS(Ed)NL05 | 8:00–9:00 am

Herand Abcarian Lecture: The Rationale for and Reality of the New ACS CoC National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer

Presiding Officer and Introducer: Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL
Lecturer: Steven D. Wexner, MD, FACS, PhD(Hon), FRCS, FRCS(Ed), Weston, FL


Capt. Eric A. Elster, MD, FACSNL06 | 9:45–10:45 am

Excelsior Surgical Society/Edward D. Churchill Lecture: Battlefield to Bedside: Bringing Precision Medicine to Surgical Care

Presiding Officer and Introducer: M. Timothy Nelson, MD, FACS, Albuquerque, NM
Lecturer: Capt. Eric A. Elster, MD, FACS, Bethesda, MD


L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, DSc(Hon), FACS, FCCM, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FWACS(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCS(SA)(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon)NL07 | 12:45–1:30 pm

Scudder Oration on Trauma: Trauma: Still the Cornerstone of Acute Care Surgery

Presiding Officer and Introducer: Ronald M. Stewart, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX
Lecturer: L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, DSc(Hon), FACS, FCCM, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FWACS(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCS(SA)(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon), Norfolk, VA


Kathryn D. Anderson, MD, FACSNL08 | 2:30–3:30 pm

Olga M. Jonasson Lecture: A Quiet Pioneer Who Started a Revolution

Presiding Officer and Introducer: Rosemary A. Kozar, MD, PhD, FACS, Baltimore, MD
Lecturer: Kathryn D. Anderson, MD, FACS, Corona, CA


Wednesday, October 25

Clare Marx, CBE, DL, PRCSNL09 | 8:00–9:00 am

Distinguished Lecture of the International Society of Surgery: Right for the Patient, Right for the Citizen: Professionally Led Changes in Health Care

Presiding Officer and Introducer: Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, FACS,  Chicago, IL
Lecturer: Clare Marx, CBE, DL, PRCS, London, UK


NL10 | 9:45–10:45 am

John J. Conley Ethics and Philosophy Lecture: What's Different about Surgical Ethics and Why Does It Matter?

Presiding Officer and Introducer: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, Los Angeles, CA
Lecturer: Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, FACS, Chicago, IL


Daniel G. CoitNL11 | 12:45–1:45 pm

Commission on Cancer Oncology Lecture: The Evolving Enigma of Regional Lymph Nodes in Surgical Oncology

Presiding Officer and Introducer: David P. Winchester, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL
Lecturer: Daniel G. Coit, MD, FACS, New York, NY