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Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Partners with ACS for Annual Congress

ASC Annual Scientific Congress

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) along with the American College of Surgeons (ACS) will host the 87th Annual Scientific Congress May 7–11, 2018, at the International Convention Centre, in Sydney, Australia.

The theme of the Annual Scientific Congress, “Reflecting on What Really Matters,” explores the challenges of providing quality patient care within complex health care systems—a universal situation familiar to U.S. surgeons.

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About the Conference

The ACS has partnered in the planning of this program, and many U.S. surgeons will be featured as speakers throughout the week. Additionally, an ACS panel will take place the morning of Thursday, May 10.

  • American College of Surgeons Lecture, The Surgical Patient in ICU—Insights into Survivorship, by Mayur B. Patel, MD, MPH, FACS, a neurosurgeon and surgical intensivist, from Nashville, TN.
  • Region 16 meeting for ACS Fellows from Australia and New Zealand, the U.S., and other Pacific countries.

Among the ACS leaders attending the Congress are Barbara L. Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon), ACS President; Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS, FASCRS, Director, ACS Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care; Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, ACS President-Elect; M. Margaret (Peggy) Knudson, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Military Health System Strategic Partnership American College of Surgeons; and Tyler G. Hughes, MD, FACS, Co-Editor, ACS Surgery News, and Editor, ACS Communities.

Barbara L. Bass Clifford Y. Ko Ronald V. Maier M. Margaret Knudson Tyler G. Hughes