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

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

How do I register?

Registration for Clinical Congress is now open. Visit the Registration Information page to learn more. Once registration is open, an e-mail will be sent to all American College of Surgeons (ACS) members who have a valid e-mail address on file. If you are not a member and would like to be notified by email when registration opens, please sign up here to be added to our interest list.

Will there be a fee to attend?

Yes, there is fee to attend Clinical Congress. Review the finalized fee structure.

Educational Program

What is the educational program during the virtual Clinical Congress 2021?

The Clinical Congress will again offer practicing surgeons, surgery residents, medical students, and other members of the operating room team with the opportunity to participate in a spectrum of educational offerings and interact with the faculty and their peers. The virtual Clinical Congress 2021 program will include a live virtual component October 23–27, and an on-demand component after the virtual live event.

Events and Special Programs

How are you handling events and special programs during the virtual Clinical Congress? Will Convocation still take place?

In addition to the educational program for Clinical Congress 2021, we have several virtual special events and sessions planned for our attendees, including Convocation. We will share more information about these events soon.

Initiates

I'm part of the 2021 Fellowship Class, how will new Fellows be recognized this year?

The ACS will host a Virtual Convocation to recognize and confer Fellowship on current Initiates. Initiates who are unable to attend the Virtual Convocation will still be granted Fellowship status in absentia. Details on this Virtual Convocation will be available this summer.

Housing

Do I need to cancel my reservation?

No, all existing hotel reservations made through the official housing provider of Clinical Congress, onPeak (acs@onpeak.com ), have been canceled automatically and you will receive a confirmation via email. If you secured housing outside of the official room block, you are responsible for the cancellation of those reservations and for any cancellation fees that may have been incurred.

What if I still plan on being in Washington, DC, over the scheduled dates of the Clinical Congress?

Anyone still planning on visiting Washington, DC, over the dates of October 23–28, will need to contact their preferred hotel and make reservations directly with the property. As mentioned, all ACS reservations have been cancelled over the dates of Clinical Congress. Please note that the ACS Clinical Congress discounted rates will no longer be available, so all reservations will be at the hotel's prevailing rates.

I reserved a meeting room during Clinical Congress at a preferred ACS hotel. Is there anything that I need to do?

The ACS has notified all preferred hotels of the cancellation of the ACS Clinical Congress. In doing this, along with cancelling all hotel reservations, all meeting space has been released. If you would still like to meet in-person over these dates, please immediately contact the hotel to confirm reserving meeting space. If you need assistance with this, please contact jtheberge@facs.org.

Important Contacts

Rachel Agustin
Housing Coordinator, American College of Surgeons
ragustin@facs.org
773-304-6257

Exhibitors

Will there be a virtual element of Clinical Congress 2021?

Yes, there will be a virtual meeting taking place over the original dates of Clinical Congress, October 23–27. There will be a virtual exhibit hall offering various levels of participation and exposure. More details will follow over the next several weeks.

Will there be advertising opportunities for the virtual element of Clinical Congress 2021?

Yes, there are many opportunities for those who wish to advertise in conjunction with the virtual meeting. Please contact Melanie Holt at TriStar Publishing (mholt@tristarpub.com or 913-491-4200 x487) for more information on how you can increase your visibility at virtual Clinical Congress.

Do I need to cancel my hotel reservation(s)?

No, all existing hotel reservations made through the official housing provider of Clinical Congress, onPeak (acs@onpeak.com), have been canceled automatically and you will receive an emailed confirmation. If you secured housing outside of the official room block, you are responsible for the cancellation of those reservations and for any cancellation fees that may have been incurred.

General Questions

Randon Marks
Senior Exhibits Coordinator, American College of Surgeons
rmarks@facs.org
312-202-5298

Media

Can journalists register to attend the virtual Clinical Congress?

Journalists who meet the ACS criteria for press credentials can register to virtually attend Clinical Congress 2021. (View the criteria for the virtual Quality and Safety Conference, which will also apply to the Clinical Congress.) Press registration for Clinical Congress opens shortly after registration begins for conference attendees. Reporters on the College's media listserve will receive an email notice when registration opens, and notification will also be posted on the ACS media page. For further questions, contact pressinquiry@facs.org.