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Surgeons and Engineers: A Dialogue on Surgical Simulation

Thank you for attending the 2019 ACS Surgeons and Engineers: A Dialogue on Simulation Meeting. Learn more about the 2019 meeting.

About the Annual Surgeons and Engineers Meeting

The objective of the annual Surgeons and Engineers: A Dialogue on Surgical Simulation meeting is to provide a novel forum for the exchange of challenges and potentially applicable technologies between surgeons, surgical educators, engineers, and scientists. Surgeons and surgical educators will present needs and challenges encountered in their delivery of surgical education. Academic and industry engineers and scientists will have the opportunity to present existing technologies—or those in development—that have the potential to be applied to and successfully address the presented challenges. Through this exchange, we endeavor to promote future collaboration between the surgical and engineering communities.

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Save the Date

The annual Surgeons and Engineers: A Dialogue on Surgical Simulation will return in 2020 as a full-day meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, and will serve as a venue for surgeons, engineers, scientists, and Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Summit attendees to continue the dialogue between the medical simulation and engineering communities. The Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Summit will directly follow Thursday, March 12 through Saturday, March 14, in Chicago, IL.

Registration will open in late fall 2019. 

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Call for Abstracts

The 2020 Annual ACS Surgeons and Engineers Call for Abstracts open in late August 2019. Abstract categories and required sections include Research, Research In-Progress, Challenges in Surgical Education, Promoting Technology and Collaboration.

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Reserve Your Hotel Accommodations

Reserve your room at the Swissôtel Chicago today to receive the ACS group rate. The Swissôtel is the host hotel where all meetings, sessions, and exhibits will be held.

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Exhibitors and Industry

Industry is invited to exhibit during the Surgeons and Engineers meeting. Information will be provided on sponsorship in the near future.

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If you would like additional information about exhibiting, contact Dana McClure, Exhibits Coordinator, at or at 312-202-5532. Contact Gyusung Lee, PhD, with any questions regarding sponsorship at or 312-202-5782.


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Please contact Gyusung Lee, PhD, with any questions regarding this meeting at or 312-202-5782.