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

Guest Registration

Guests may register for the Clinical Congress by paying the applicable registration fee. All Guest Registrants must be accompanied by a Scientific Program Registrant of another category.

Guest registration is meant for nonmedical attendees only. Guests are not eligible for CME Credits or Certificate of Attendance, nor can they attend Postgraduate Courses or Meet-the-Expert Sessions. Guests registering for Clinical Congress must be accompanied by a Scientific Program Registrant of another category. Please be sure to register your guest while registering as a Scientific Program Registrant.


On or Before 8/26

After 8/26




Children 15 Years and Under



The registration fee entitles you to attend scientific sessions, view the technical and scientific exhibits, purchase tour tickets, and use the shuttle bus service. If the guest will not be attending any sessions or tours, they do not need to register for the Clinical Congress.

The Guest Registration fee is nonrefundable. Registrations received by 11:59 pm (CDT), Monday, August 26, will pay a $99 nonrefundable Guest Registration fee. Registrations received after the advance deadline date will pay the $125 nonrefundable fee.

Register Online

Scientific Registrants who are registered under their respective category may purchase tour and event tickets for themselves and are not required to pay the guest registration fee. The guest registration fee applies to guests only.

If the Scientific Registrant you are attending with has already registered for the meeting, the Scientific Registrant must add you to their registration by accessing their Registration Modification link located in their email confirmation. If this is not possible, please complete the Guest Registration Form and send to ACS for processing.

Guest Cancellation and Refund Policy

The Guest Registration fee is nonrefundable. A full refund for tour fees will be given if written notification of cancellation is received no later than August 26. Cancellations received after the deadline will not be eligible for refunds. This policy is strictly enforced.

Tour Program

Each tour has a required minimum and maximum number of participants. Advance registration is strongly recommended as tours may be cancelled if the minimum requirement is not reached. Tickets will be available for on-site purchase only if space allows. The tour operator reserves the right to change tour itineraries and make proper substitutions when necessary.

Important Note. All tours will depart from and return to the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel unless otherwise noted below. Please meet in the lobby of the hotel. We recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time and wear comfortable walking shoes for all tours. Unless otherwise indicated, meals mentioned in the tour description are included in the price of the tour. Tours will be held rain or shine, unless otherwise notified. All children 18 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Please refer to each tour description below for any specific child restrictions.

On-Site Guest Registration and Tour Ticket Sales

You may register and purchase event tickets (based on availability only) at the Moscone Center the following dates and times:

Sunday, October 27: 7:00 am–6:00 pm
Monday, October 28: 6:30 am–5:00 pm
Tuesday, October 29: 7:00 am–4:00 pm
Wednesday, October 30: 7:00 am–4:00 pm
Thursday, October 31: 7:00–10:00 am

Last-minute tour ticket purchases and changes can also be made at the Guest Program Registration Desk, located at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel.

2019 Guest Program Tour Schedule




Price Per Person

Sunday, October 27


9:30 am–4:30 pm

Picnic in Sonoma



10:00 am–1:30 pm

Cable Car San Francisco Highlights Sightseeing Tour



3:00–8:30 pm

Alcatraz Island and Dinner


Monday, October 28


6:00–7:00 am

Yoga Class



6:00–7:00 am

5K City Running Tour



9:00 am–3:00 pm

Silicon Valley Tour



10:00 am–12:00 noon

SFMOMA Treasures



10:30 am–2:30 pm

Bike the Bridge with Lunch



5:00–8:30 pm

Buffet on the Bay


Tuesday, October 29


6:00–7:00 am

Yoga Class



6:00–7:00 am

5K City Running Tour



10:00 am–1:30 pm

Oracle Park and Lunch



10:00 am–4:00 pm

Napa Bubbles and Brix



11:00 am–2:00 pm

Chinatown Guided Walk and Lunch



5:00–9:00 pm

Cable Car San Francisco Highlights Progressive Dinner Tour


Wednesday, October 30


6:00–7:00 am

Yoga Class



6:00–7:00 am

5K City Running Tour



8:30 am–1:30 pm

Alcatraz Island Tour



10:00 am–2:00 pm

Behind the Science with Lunch



2:00–5:00 pm

Urban Wine Tour