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Events and Special Activities


In addition to the educational program for Clinical Congress 2018, the ACS planned a number of special events, sessions, and activities for attendees. 

2018 Highlights

During Convocation Fellowship was conferred on our 2018 Initiate class. At the Opening Ceremony the Colors and Canadian and American national anthems were presented, along with a short video highlighting the new President’s theme for the year. New this year, the ACS held sessions on Stop the Bleed and ACS Fellowship.

Special Interest Sessions

At Chapter Speed Networking participants met with members of the Board of Governors Chapter Activities Workgroups to learn more about ACS Chapters and building lasting connections. Our Special Interest Sessions also covered a wide range of topics of interest to medical student and others considering a career in surgery.

25- and 50-Year Fellowship Class Recognition

The College extends its appreciation to the 1968 and 1993 Initiate classes on their Fellowship anniversaries. The ACS recognized these Fellowship classes at Clinical Congress 2018 and in the Convocation Ceremony program.

Wellness Events

The ACS offered a variety of wellness activities during the week, including running and walking tours that offered the opportunity to explore Boston, and early morning yoga, and a spin class to start the day.

Operation Sock DropOperation Sock Drop

All attendees were encouraged to participate in Operation Sock Drop to benefit Boston’s homeless.

ACS Taste of the City

Join us for Taste of the CityThe ACS Taste of the City provided an opportunity to experience Boston’s beautiful waterfront and sunset while networking with colleagues. Attendees enjoyed live music, fun activities and camaraderie with ACS leaders, staff, friends, and family members.

Exhibitor Events

Various exhibitor events took place throughout Clinical Congress including sessions at the Innovation Theater and Corporate Satellite Symposia.

Career Fair

The annual ACS Career Fair offered a unique recruiting event bringing together hospitals, private practices, and health care organizations from around the country looking to meet top-level candidates from a variety of surgical specialties. All levels of interested ACS members, from residents through late-career surgeons, were invited to visit the ACS Career Fair.