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

Surgical Skills Courses

Skills courses

These courses offer CME Credit and require an additional fee.

SC01 | Advanced Skills Training for Rural Surgeons: Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration and Image-Guided Interventions of the Chest and Abdomen

8 credits, Verification Level III
Saturday, October 26, 8:00 am–5:30 pm
Fellow $1,100 | Non-Fellow $1,275 | RAS $550 | Non-RAS $660

Chair: Susan E. Long, MD, FACS, Buckhannon, WV
Co-Chair: Adam Deutchman, MD, FACS, Salmon, ID

See SC01 course description

SC02 | Advanced Robotic Surgery for Complex Abdominal Cancers

SC02A | Lecture Only: 3.5 credits, Verification Level II
Saturday, October 26, 8:00–11:45 am
Fellow $400 | Non-Fellow $460 | RAS $200 | Non-RAS $240

SC02B | Lecture and Lab: 7.5 credits, Verification Level III
Saturday, October 26, 8:00 am–5:30 pm
Fellow $1,600 | Non-Fellow $1,840

Chair: Yanghee Woo, MD, FACS, Durate, CA
Co-Chair: Laleh G. Melstrom, MD, FACS, Durate, CA

See SC02A course description | See SC02B course description

SC03 | Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET™)

7 credits, Verification Level III
Saturday, October 26, 8:30 am–4:45 pm
Fellow $1,650 | Non-Fellow $1,890

Chair: Eric J. Kuncir, MD, FACS, Orange, CA
Co-Chair: Timothy D. Browder, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA

See SC03 course description

SC04 | Surgical Endoscopy: Essential Skills in Foregut Surgery

SC04A | Lecture Only: 4 credits, Verification Level II
Sunday, October 27, 8:00 am–12:15 pm
Fellow $400 | Non-Fellow $460 | RAS $200 | Non-RAS $240

SC04B | Lecture and Lab: 8 credits, Verification Level III
Sunday, October 27, 8:00 am–5:30 pm
Fellow $1,100 | Non-Fellow $1,275 | RAS $550 | Non-RAS $660

Chair: Eric M. Pauli, MD, FACS, FASGE, Hershey, PA
Co-Chair: Sara A. Hennessy, MD, FACS, Dallas, TX

See SC04A course description | See SC04B course description

SC05 | Minimally Invasive Approach to Rectal Cancer: Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME)

SC05A | Lecture Only: 4 credits, Verification Level II
Sunday, October 27, 8:00 am–12:30 pm
Fellow $400 | Non-Fellow $460 | RAS $200 | Non-RAS $240

SC05B | Lecture and Lab: 8 credits, Verification Level III —Lab Cancelled
Sunday, October 27, 8:00 am–5:30 pm
Fellow $1,600 | Non-Fellow $1,840

Chair: Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD(Hon), FACS, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Ed), FRCSI(Hon), Westin, FL
Co-Chair: Patricia Sylla, MD, FACS, FACRS, New York, NY

See SC05A course description | See SC05B course description

SC06 | Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Neck Ultrasound

7.75 credits, Verification Level III
Sunday, October 27, 8:15 am–5:30 pm
Fellow $1,525 | Non-Fellow $1,750 | RAS $765 | Non-RAS $915

Chair: Lisa A. Orloff, MD, FACS, FACE, Stanford, CA
Co-Chair: Lawrence T. Kim, MD, FACS, Chapel Hill, NC

See SC06 course description

SC07 | Transoral Thyroidectomy

SC07A | Lecture Only: 2.5 credits, Verification Level II
Monday, October 28, 9:45 am–12:15 pm
Fellow $400 | Non-Fellow $460 | RAS $200 | Non-RAS $240

SC07B | Lecture and Lab: 6 credits, Verification Level III
Monday, October 28, 1:45–5:30 pm
Fellow $1,450 | Non-Fellow $1,665

Chair: William B. Inabnet III, MD, MHA, FACS, New York, NY
Co-Chair: Ralph P. Tufano, MD, MBA, FACS, Baltimore, MD

See SC07A course description | See SC07B course description

SC08 | Ultrasound-Guided Resuscitation for Trauma and Critically Ill Patients

4 credits, Verification Level III
Monday, October 28, 1:00–5:15 pm
Fellow $950 | Non-Fellow $1,090 | RAS $475 | Non-RAS $570

Chair: Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA
Co-Chair: Jacob J. Glaser, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX

See SC08 course description

SC09 | Advanced Therapeutic Colonoscopy and Endoluminal Surgery

4 credits, Verification Level III
Monday, October 28, 1:00–5:30 pm
Fellow $1,100 | Non-Fellow $1,275 | RAS $550 | Non-RAS $660

Chair: Richard L. Whelan, MD, FACS, FASCRS, New York, NY
Co-Chair: Emre Gorgun, MD, FASCRS, FACS, Cleveland, OH

See SC09 course description

SC10 | Contemporary Strategies for Minimally Invasive Hernia Repair

SC10A | Lecture Only: 4 credits, Verification Level II
Tuesday, October 29, 8:00 am–12:15 pm
Fellow $400 | Non-Fellow $460 | RAS $200 | Non-RAS $240

SC10B | Lecture and Lab: 8 credits, Verification Level III
Tuesday, October 29, 8:00 am–5:30 pm
Fellow $1,100 | Non-Fellow $1,275 | RAS $550 | Non-RAS $660

Chair: Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS, Stanford, CA
Co-Chair: Gina L. Adrales, MD, MPH, FACS, Baltimore, MD
Co-Chair: John S. Roth, MD, FACS, Lexington, KY

See SC10A course description | See SC10B course description

SC11 | Fundamentals of Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

SC11A | Lecture Only: 3 credits, Verification Level II
Tuesday, October 29, 8:30–11:45 am
Fellow $400 | Non-Fellow $460 | RAS $200 | Non-RAS $240

SC11B | Lecture and Lab: 6 credits, Verification Level III
Tuesday, October 29, 8:30 am–4:00 pm
Fellow $1,450 | Non-Fellow$ 1,665

Chair: Juliann M. Reiland, MD, FACS, Sioux Falls, SD
Co-Chair: Patricia L. Clark, MD, FACS, Scottsdale, AZ

See SC11A course description | See SC11B course description

SC12 | Basic Endovascular Skills for Trauma (BEST™) Workshop— Cancelled

4 credits, Verification Level III
Tuesday, October 29, 1:00–5:15 pm
Fellow $450 | Non-Fellow $520

Chair: Megan Brenner, MD, FACS, Baltimore, MD
Co-Chair: Joseph J. DuBose, MD, FACS, FCCM, Baltimore, MD

SC13 | State-of-the-Art Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

SC13A | Lecture Only: 3.5 credits, Verification Level II
Wednesday, October 30, 8:00–11:45 am
Fellow $400 | Non-Fellow $460 | RAS $200 | Non-RAS $240

SC13B | Lecture and Lab: 7.5 credits, Verification Level III— Lab Cancelled
Wednesday, October 30, 8:00 am–5:30 pm
Fellow $1,600 | Non-Fellow $1,840

Chair: Howard M. Ross, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Philadelphia, PA
Co-Chair: David E. Rivadeneira, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS, Woodbury, NY

See SC13A course description | See SC13B course description

SC14 | Oncoplastic Breast Surgery in My Practice: Beyond the Fundamentals

SC14A | Lecture Only: 3.5 credits, Verification Level II
Wednesday, October 30, 8:30 am–12:15 pm
Fellow $400 | Non-Fellow $460 | RAS $200 | Non-RAS $240

SC14B | Lecture and Lab: 7 credits, Verification Level III
Wednesday, October 30, 8:30 am–5:00 pm
Fellow $1,700 | Non-Fellow $1,950

Chair: V. Suzanne Klimberg, MD, PhD, FACS, Galveston, TX
Co-Chair: Jennifer S. Gass, MD, FACS, Providence, RI

See SC14A course description | See SC14B course description