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Surgeons and Engineers: A Dialogue on Surgical Simulation

Surgeons and Engineers: A Dialogue on Surgical Simulation | March 12, 2020

ACS Upcoming Meetings—COVID-19 Impact

After closely monitoring developments related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak and assessing its current and potential impact, the American College of Surgeons has made the decision to reschedule or change the format of some upcoming events convened by the College.

Currently, the meetings impacted include the Committee on Trauma 98th Annual Meeting, the ATLS Global Symposium, the 2020 ACS Surgical Simulation Summit and its associated events including Surgeons and Engineers.

Alternative formats for the Committee on Trauma and ATLS Global Symposium are being considered, and the 2020 ACS Surgical Simulation Summit will be rescheduled for a later date. Updates regarding these meetings will be communicated shortly.

The health and well-being of our members, employees, partners, and others who help us host these events is our top priority. Many attendees at our events are health care professionals who are on the frontlines of caring for the public. This is a fast-changing situation and the College will make decisions on future events with these important principles in mind.

We apologize for the difficulty and inconvenience resulting from these changes. While this is not an easy decision, we believe it is in the best interest of all parties.

Future meetings will be considered as we closely watch this situation as it unfolds. We will share information soon regarding when the postponed events will be rescheduled.


David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS


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