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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

Postgraduate Courses

All Postgraduate (PG) Courses (Didactic and Skills) are ticketed and require a separate fee in addition to registering for the meeting (required). Participation is limited and seats are filled on a first-come, first-processed basis. Note: No refunds of PG Course fees will be accepted after September 30, 2022.

PG Courses will feature a longitudinal, three-part educational model. In Part 1, registrants will receive coursework and a pre-course assessment to complete several weeks prior to Clinical Congress. Part 2 is the in-person course held during Clinical Congress. Some PG Courses will have a Part 3—a live, interactive participant and faculty discussion held several weeks after Clinical Congress via video meeting. This multipart approach is designed to promote learning and retention of course content and interaction between learners and faculty.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for PG Courses may be claimed after completing all requisite parts of a course. To claim CME Credits, participants must complete the course evaluation and attest to having completed each required component of the course.

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Course Listings

View listings for the Didactic and Skills Courses available at Clinical Congress 2022. On these pages, you will find course descriptions, date and time, chairs, and fees.

Didactic Courses Skills Courses
Postgraduate Course Fee Categories

Fellow

A surgeon who is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Non-Fellow

A practicing physician who is not currently a member of the ACS

RAS

Associate Fellows, Resident Members, Medical Student Members, and Affiliate Members of the College

Non-RAS

A physician in training or member of the surgical team who is currently in an accredited training program or working in a surgery-related setting but has no affiliation with the College

ACS System for Verification of Knowledge and Skills

The ACS Board of Regents has approved a five-level model for verification and documentation of knowledge and skills by the Division of Education, following participation in the educational programs of the College. This model provides a framework for designing and implementing educational courses based on principles of contemporary surgical education and permits a provision of appropriate documentation to the attendees. The courses offered at Clinical Congress have been assigned verification levels of I, II, or III, based on the requirements for each level.

Level
Verification of
Requirement(s)

Level I

Attendance
Affirmation of attendance/course ticket and course evaluation

Level II

Satisfactory completion of course objectives
Use of pre- and posttest* and course evaluation

Level III

Knowledge and skills
Formal assessment through pre- and posttest* and skills report card; and course evaluation

Level IV

Preceptor experience
Not available at Clinical Congress

Level V

Satisfactory patient outcomes
Not available at Clinical Congress

* A passing score of 75 percent or higher is required on the posttest.

All Postgraduate Courses with a designated verification level of II and III have a Self-Assessment component. All requirements of these Postgraduate Courses must be completed in order to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and count for Self-Assessment Credit toward Part 2 of the MOC Program. For ABS Diplomates, the MOC Part 2 requirement applies to those who have not yet completed the first ABS Continuous Certification Program Assessment Exam.

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.