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



Sunday, October 27 | 6:00–8:00 pm (Procession begins at 5:30 pm)

The Convocation confers Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons (FACS) upon those surgeons who have successfully met ACS requirements to provide optimal care to the surgical patient. The ceremony also includes recognition of the Honorary Fellows, presentation of the Distinguished Service Award, installation of the ACS Officers, and the Presidential Address.

The first Convocation was held on November 13, 1913, at the Congress Hotel in Chicago, IL. The inaugural class of 1,059 surgeons hailed from the U.S. and Canada and included six female surgeons. 

All Initiates must register for Clinical Congress if planning to participate in Convocation. Registration is Free. All Initiates will be granted Fellowship in the College during the ceremony regardless of their attendance at the event and may begin using the FACS designation upon the conclusion of the ceremony.

Family members of Initiates are not required to register for the Clinical Congress program to attend Convocation.