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Registration

Who Should Attend and What’s Included?

Registration is open to all physicians and individuals in the health care field and includes a name badge, program book, and entrance to the exhibits and all sessions, excluding Postgraduate Courses and Meet-the-Expert Sessions.*

*The following sessions are included with your Clinical Congress registration and are not ticketed. Registering for these sessions does not guarantee seating within the course. Seating is provided on a first-come, first-served basis until the meeting room is full.

Online Registration

ACS Members

Register Now

If you are an ACS Member and need to confirm your login and password, please send a request to registration@facs.org.

Nonmembers

Register Now

Nonmember residents and medical students are eligible to register online. Please complete the online registration and follow the verification letter instructions provided.

All scientific registration categories are eligible to register online. Should you require a registration form PDF, please contact Registration Services at registration@facs.org.

Already registered? Access your existing registration.

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Registration Fees and Credentials*

(All registrations must be received by 11:59 pm CST on the date indicated in order to receive the corresponding registration rate.)

Category

Early Bird

On or Before 8/28

Late Category

8/29–10/21

On-Site

ACS Fellow (2017 dues paid)

$290

$345

$455

ACS Retired Fellow*

$95

$95

$95

Initiate

No Fee

No Fee

No Fee

Associate Fellow

$290

$345

$455

Resident Member

No Fee

No Fee

$50

Medical Student Member

No Fee

No Fee

$30

Affiliate Member

$95

$160

$255

Guest Physician**

$790

$825

$855

Resident Nonmember (with verification letter)

$80

$80

$120

Medical Student Nonmember (with verification letter)

$45

$45

$55

Hospital Administrator
(nonphysician)
**

$655

$710

$795

Hospital Purchasing Agent**

$485

$545

$600

Medical Association Personnel**

$485

$545

$600

Nurse Nonmember**

$485

$545

$600

Surgical Assistant Nonmember**

$485

$545

$600

Surgical Technician Nonmember**

$485

$545

$600

Allied Health Other**

$485

$545

$600

PhD Nonmember**

$615

$675

$760

Commercial Press

$735

$800

$885

Attendees must be a member of the American College of Surgeons at the time of registration to receive the member rate. Refunds will not be provided to those who become members after registering.

* A Retired ACS Fellow is an individual who has notified the College, meets the ACS definition of Retired, has been granted Retired status, and is officially listed in the ACS database as Retired. The ACS definition of a Retired member is a surgeon who is not in the active practice of providing surgical or nonsurgical patient care, participating in funded research, or performing compensated teaching or administrative duties. Questions about Retired member status should be directed to dues@facs.org.

**  All nonmembers who pay the applicable Clinical Congress registration fees will have their membership application fees waived if they apply for American College of Surgeons membership on-site at Clinical Congress.

Additionally, the American College of Surgeons offers discounted registration fees for both member and nonmember residents and medical students. To take advantage of the discount, nonmember residents and medical students must submit a letter verifying your educational status at the time of registration. Residents should obtain a letter from their program director; students should contact their department chairs.

Deadlines

Early Registration

The early registration deadline is 11:59 pm (CST), Monday, August 28. Registrations received and postmarked after the deadline will be billed according to the pricing structure published on the registration form.

Cancellation/Substitution

Refunds will be issued if written requests are postmarked no later than Monday, October 2. A $50 handling fee will be retained for all refunds. Cancellations and registrations postmarked after the deadline will not be eligible for refunds. The $25 administration fee is nonrefundable, if applicable.

Conference attendee substitution from one individual to another is not permitted.

The American College of Surgeons reserves the right to cancel any regularly scheduled session prior to the start of the meeting and assumes no responsibility for nonrefundable airline tickets or other travel costs ACS will make every effort to immediately notify registrants of a cancellation.

Name Badges

Badge credentials will not be mailed. Please pick up your credentials on site at Advance Registration.

Registration Location and Hours

San Diego Convention Center, Hall D

Sunday, October 22: 7:00 am–6:00 pm
Monday, October 23: 6:30 am–5:00 pm
Tuesday, October 24: 7:00 am–4:00 pm
Wednesday, October 25: 7:00 am–4:00 pm
Thursday, October 26: 7:00–10:00 am

Additional Registration Details

Postgraduate Courses and Fees

Only registered meeting attendees may purchase postgraduate courses. Seating capacities are limited, and requests will be filled on a first-come, first-processed basis. Postgraduate course tickets may be purchased on-site in San Diego, subject to availability. All courses require a ticket for admission. Tickets may only be exchanged before the beginning of a course and may only be exchanged for another course. Course syllabi will be distributed on site.

Initiates

All initiates of the ACS must register for the Clinical Congress if they wish to participate in the Convocation. Family members of Initiates are not required to register for the Clinical Congress program to attend the Convocation Ceremony.

Surgical Research and Fellowship Programs

Surgeons participating in surgical research or fellowship programs acceptable to the American College of Surgeons are eligible for registration at the Resident Member or Nonmember rate as appropriate. Please submit a letter verifying your educational status at the time of registration to expedite processing.

Commercial Representatives

Commercial Representatives who wish to attend the Clinical Congress may obtain the commercial registration form by email a request to registration@facs.org. The categories and fees are listed below.

Category

On or Before 8/28

8/29–10/21

On-Site

Advertising Representative

$735

$800

$885

Consultants

$735

$800

$885

Distributors

$735

$800

$885

Manufacturer’s Representative

$735

$800

$885

Potential Exhibitor

$735

$800

$885

Other Commercial Categories

$735

$800

$885

Registration Questions

Should you have any questions regarding Clinical Congress registration, please contact Registration Services. Phone registrations are not accepted.

E-mail: registration@facs.org
Phone: 312-202-5244
Fax: 312-202-5003

Membership Questions

Should you have any questions regarding your ACS membership prior to registering for Clinical Congress 2017, please contact Member Services:

Fellow Dues and Status

877-277-0036 or dues@facs.org

Fellows and Applicants for Fellowship

800-293-9623 or facsapplications@facs.org

Associate Fellow, Resident, Medical Student, and Affiliate Members

800-293-4029 or enroll@facs.org

Clinical Congress 2017 Initiates

800-621-4111 or acsinitiate@facs.org

For information on becoming a member of the College and to complete a membership application, please visit Member Benefits.