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ACS Central

ACS Central

ACS Central

Make the most of your Clinical Congress experience by visiting ACS Central. Meet with staff, learn about ACS products and programs, and purchase ACS-branded items and publications.

Select ACS programs will also have a presence in the main lobby of the Moscone Center and in the ACS Registration area. Make sure to visit the following booths that will be open Sunday through Thursday: ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC, Mobile Connect, and Become a Member/Member Services where you can join ACS, pay your membership dues, or ask questions about your membership. MyCME and Webcast Sales booths will be located throughout the Moscone Center and will be open the same hours as registration.

ACS Central Shop | Advocacy and Regulatory Affairs | Education | Member Engagement and Manage Your Profile

My ACS Story | My Specialty and Quality Programs | MyCME

Publications and Online Resources | SESAP | Surgeon Specific Registry

ACS Central Shop

The ACS Central Shop sells clothing and gifts featuring the ACS seal or tagline. Products include lab coats; surgical caps; men, ladies, and youth apparel; travel items; drinkware; and select ACS publications. The ACS Central Shop sells all items and publications available in ACS Central with the exception of SRGS and SESAP 17. The shop accepts cash payments.

Advocacy and Regulatory Affairs

The ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy (DAHP) exists to help advance the College’s health policy agenda through federal, state, regulatory, advocacy, and political initiatives. To help develop and advocate for health care policy that is in the best interest of patients and physicians, the DAHP Washington office liaises with federal, state, and government entities—including Congress, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Health and Human Services (HHS)—on a variety of issues of importance to the surgical profession. Members are encouraged to meet DAHP staff to learn more about resources and engagement opportunities available to Fellows.

Education

The ACS Division of Education is at the forefront of national and international innovative education and training to promote excellence and expertise in surgery. Stop by to learn about our definitive, one-of-a-kind programs, products, and resources that support you at all career levels.

Innovative Educational Programs

For Practicing Surgeons

For Surgery Residents

For Medical Students

Member Engagement and Manage Your Profile

Visit the Member Engagement and Manage Your Profile area to learn how to access the many benefits available to ACS members. At the booth, you can meet with College staff who can help you update your online member profile as well as receive a professional photo, discuss engagement opportunities, review College initiatives, and more. It’s all here:

My ACS Story

Visit the My ACS Story video booth and record your own personal history and experiences with the College.

MyCME

MyCME booths offer on-site assistance and computer access for attendees to download Certificates of Completion and CME-eligible attendees to Claim CME Credit. Find out more about sessions that offer Self-Assessment, Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates, and Credit to Meet ACS Accreditation/Verification Program Requirements.

  • Access detailed Clinical Congress transcripts (after evaluating sessions attended and completing the Global Evaluation);
  • Allied health professionals and GME residents may obtain a Certificate of Completion
  • Learn how to claim CME Credit using the Clinical Congress App, or online at cme.facs.org
  • Ask questions of MyCME staff about the Clinical Congress CME Credit Claiming process or the MyCME platform benefit to ACS members
  • Visit a MyCME booth in the North Lobby, ACS Central, or Level 3 Ballrooms.

Publications and Online Resources

Learn more about the ACS publications and resources you receive as a benefit of your membership as well as those available for purchase:

My Specialty and Quality Programs

All of our quality improvement programs are guided by a set of standards and principles that ensure hospitals can sustain improvements for lasting benefits. As a result of this unique approach, hospitals participating in ACS Quality Programs have the ability to continuously improve quality of care, prevent complications, reduce costs, and save lives. Featured Quality programs include:

Surgeon Specific Registry (SSR)

Developed by the American College of Surgeons, the Surgeon Specific Registry (SSR) is an online quality improvement tool and software application database that allows surgeons to log and track their cases and outcomes in a convenient manner. The SSR is easy to access and user-friendly.

  • Data entry is quick and efficient and can be performed on any number of devices, including computers, tablets, and smartphones regardless of the device’s operating system.
  • Surgeons who are ACS members receive free access to the SSR.
  • Non-members can sign up for an annual subscription fee.
  • The SSR currently has more than 5,000 surgeon users.
  • For the 2018 Performance year, the SSR has been approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) participation through registry-based reporting.

Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP®)

Debuting at Clinical Congress, SESAP 17 features high-quality, relevant content for which SESAP is renowned. The latest edition offers many new features, including flashcards, peer comparisons, text highlighting, and saving favorite content in your custom library. Developed by the ACS Division of Education to promote excellence and expertise, SESAP 17 covers 13 categories using 650 case-based questions, evidence-based critiques, and references. This edition offers an option to select categories based on your practice. Tailor a SESAP 17 package to your learning needs and prepare for SESAP 17 Advanced, coming in 2020. 

Visit a SESAP booth in Moscone Center South Lobby or in the ACS Central Education Area.