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

Advance Registration for Press Credentials is now closed.

During the Clinical Congress, members of the media may apply for press credentials on site in the ACS Press Room.

Members of the media who meet the criteria set by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) may apply for press credentials to cover the Clinical Congress.

First Read the ACS Press Credentials Policy

American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2017—one of the largest international meetings of surgeons in the world—will convene October 22–26, 2017, in San Diego. The Grand Hyatt serves as the headquarters hotel for the meeting, and the San Diego Convention Center houses the scientific sessions, courses, technical exhibits, and ACS Press Room (Hall D).
The Clinical Congress program includes:

  • Guest lectures by prominent leaders in surgery
  • Panel sessions in theme- and discipline-based tracks
  • Dozens of video-based education selections
  • A selection of didactic postgraduate courses and hands-on skills courses
  • Leading-edge, research-in-progress papers in all surgical specialties for presentation during the Scientific Forum sessions
  • Daily Town Hall meetings and Meet-the-Experts Luncheons

Additionally, more than 200 companies will display products or services that improve the quality of surgical patient care or enhance management practices within the surgical profession.

Please note that there are two categories of press: Press and Commercial Press. Please bring identification that confirms your status as a health care journalist with you to the convention center to register.

If you have any questions before the Clinical Congress begins, please contact:

The Press Room phone number is:  619-525-6219 (effective Oct. 22-26).