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Postgraduate Courses

Clinical Congress Postgraduate Courses

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) will offer several Postgraduate Courses at Clinical Congress 2019 in San Francisco, CA, in two categories—Didactic Courses and Surgical Skills Courses. 

Following are selections from each course type:

Didactic Courses

  • Emergency General Surgery Update
  • Global Health Competencies for Surgeons: Cognitive and System Skills
  • Surgical Education:  Principles and Practice
  • Ethical Issues in Geriatric Surgical Care
  • Annual Trauma Update
  • Designing and Running a Prospective Surgical Clinical Trial
  • Quality Systems Based Practice: Measure Twice, Cut Once! Optimizing Surgical Systems of Care
  • 2019 Mastering General Surgery Coding
  • Annual Update in Surgical Critical Care
  • 2019 Trauma and Critical Care Coding
  • General Surgery Review Course
  • Beyond Cutting for Cure:  Tools for Enhanced Pain and Symptom Management, Communication, and Delivery of High-Quality Patient-Centered Care
  • Successful Management of Your Private Practice
  • Put PEP in your STEP: Empowerment Practices in Leadership Development
  • Endoscopy Updates
  • Keys to Success for Employed Surgeons
  • Health Literacy:  Optimizing Care for Underserved Populations
  • Transanal Techniques for Management of Rectal Polyps and Cancer
  • Managing Your Team in the Operating Room

Surgical Skills Courses

  • Advanced Skills Training for Rural Surgeons: Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration and Image-Guided Interventions of the Chest and Abdomen
  • Advanced Robotic Surgery for Specialized Gastrointestinal Operations*
  • Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET™)
  • Surgical Endoscopy: Essential Skills in Foregut Surgery *
  • Minimally Invasive Approach to Rectal Cancer: Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME)
  • Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Neck Ultrasound
  • Transoral Thyroidectomy*
  • Ultrasound-Guided Resuscitation for Trauma and Critically Ill Patients
  • Advanced Therapeutic Colonoscopy and Endoluminal Surgery
  • Contemporary Strategies for Minimally Invasive Hernia Repair*
  • Fundamentals of Oncoplastic Breast Surgery*
  • Basic Endovascular Skills for Trauma (BEST™) Workshop
  • State-of-the–Art Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery*
  • Oncoplastic Breast Surgery in My Practice: Beyond the Fundamentals*

*Participants may register for the lecture portion only.