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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Membership Benefits
ACS
Clinical Congress

Attendee Services

Registration Services

Registration is located in the foyer outside Hall D of the San Diego Convention Center. The hours of operation are: 

  • Sunday, October 16, 7:00 am–6:00 pm
  • Monday, October 17, 6:30 am–5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 18, 7:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 19, 7:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 20, 7:00 am–10:00 am

Lactation Room

A lactation room will be available at the San Diego Convention Center during the meeting. Room location will be confirmed in onsite navigational materials.

Child Policy

  • Children older than 1 year and under the age of 16 are not permitted in the scientific sessions. Childcare services must be utilized.
  • Infants in arms, younger than 1 year old, are allowed in sessions when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Guardians are asked to be mindful of the sessions and to maintain a professional and disturbance-free environment at all times, including immediately stepping out of session rooms if an infant becomes fussy.
  • Children are never permitted in the Exhibit Hall.

Visa Information

International Fellows, guest physicians, and meeting attendees: The process of obtaining a visa to attend meetings in the US currently takes much longer than in prior years. You are strongly urged to apply for a visa as early as possible, preferably at least 60 days before the start of the meeting. View detailed information regarding obtaining a visa and the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) .

You may request a letter from the College welcoming you to the meeting when you register online for the meeting or by emailing registration@facs.org.

Affiliate Group Functions

Groups planning a social function or business meeting to be held in conjunction with the Clinical Congress are required to obtain approval. If events are to be held at one of the participating venues/hotels, affiliate groups are required to secure event space through ACS. Request function space with the online request form, or contact Julianna Theberge, Meeting Planner, ACS Convention and Meetings, at jtheberge@facs.org. Space assignments are made on a first-come, first-processed basis. After the space request deadline of May 6, space is more limited and assigned on an availability basis.

Prayer Room

A prayer room will be available at the San Diego Convention Center during the meeting and open during registration hours. Room location will be confirmed in onsite navigational materials.

COVID-19 Information

The American College of Surgeons requires that all registrants, faculty, exhibitors, guests, and staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to meeting attendance unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law. The ACS has partnered with CLEAR Health Pass for COVID-19 status verification.