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


In addition to the educational program for Clinical Congress 2019, the ACS has a number of special events, sessions, and activities planned for our attendees. 

2019 Highlights

Plan to attend Convocation where Fellowship is conferred on our 2019 Initiate class. Join your fellow attendees at the Opening Ceremony where the Colors and Canadian and American national anthems are presented, along with a short video highlighting the new President’s theme for the year. New this year, the ACS is holding sessions on Stop the Bleed and ACS Fellowship.

Special Interest Sessions

Want to learn more about ACS Chapters and building lasting connections? Come to the Chapter Speed Networking Session to meet with members of the Board of Governors Chapter Activities Workgroups. Are you a medical student interested in a program specially designed for those considering a career in surgery? Our Special Interest Sessions cover a wide range of topics.

Wellness Events

The ACS will be offering a variety of wellness activities during the week, including running and walking tours that will offer the opportunity to explore San Francisco and early morning yoga to start your day.

ACS Taste of the City

The ACS Taste of the City is an opportunity to experience a taste of San Francisco’s unique and diverse dining and cultural scene while networking with your colleagues. Bring your appetite and plan to enjoy live music, fun activities and camaraderie with ACS leaders, staff, and family members.

Operation Sock Drop

We are excited to partner with St. Anthony's for this year's Operation Sock Drop to benefit San Francisco’s homeless. For those experiencing homelessness, clean, warm socks are a luxury. This year, the ACS is asking you to help us support St. Anthony’s by bringing one pair of cotton or wool socks to donate during the meeting.

Career Fair

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

Exhibitor Events

Take advantage of the various Exhibitor Events taking place throughout the week at Clinical Congress and visit the Innovation Theater located in South Building, Halls ABC, Lower Level, with the Technical Exhibits during lunch time to learn about the latest innovations in surgery and patient care.