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ACS Surgical Simulation Summit

Pre-Meeting AEI Research Summit

Thursday, March 15
7:30 am–2:30 pm

Pre-Meeting Research Summit Agenda

Advance registration is required for this activity; space is limited. A separate fee of $185 is required, which covers materials, continental breakfast, refreshments, and a box lunch. The fee must be paid at the time of registration.

The goal of the summit is to promote collaboration among our institutes and to develop a research agenda for the future focusing on three areas:

  • Impact of simulation training on patient safety and outcomes
  • Value proposition of simulation (ROI)
  • Simulation use for physician credentialing

David M. Gaba, MD, associate dean for immersive and simulation-based learning and professor of anesthesiology, perioperative, and pain medicine at Stanford School of Medicine, will kick off the Research Summit with his keynote address.

Annual Surgical Simulation Summit

Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17

Surgical Simulation Summit Agenda

AEI Program Committee Chair Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS, recorded a podcast about the Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Summit.

Listen to the podcast

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with an interest in simulation-based surgical education, particularly prospective AEI members, are encouraged to attend. Directors, administrators, and staff from American College of Surgeons-Accredited Education Institutes (ACS-AEIs), as well as ACS-AEI site surveyors, reviewers, and committee members also typically attend this meeting. A special discount will be offered to medical students and residents who register.

In addition to providing a forum for networking, the objectives of the meeting are to present innovative research and educational activities from ACS-AEIs; to share best practices; to collaborate in curriculum development, faculty development, technology support, research and development, and administration; and to review the latest resources and technologies to support simulation-based surgical education.


The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation

The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Self-Assessment Credit will also be offered for this activity.