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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

Registration Information

Who Should Attend and What’s Included?

Registration is open to all physicians and individuals in the healthcare field and includes a name badge, program pocket guide, and entrance to the exhibits and all sessions*, other than postgraduate courses and Meet-the-Expert sessions, which are ticketed and require a $25 fee. 

*The following sessions are included with your registration for the in-person Clinical Congress and are not ticketed.

  • Named Lectures
  • Panel Sessions
  • Scientific Posters
  • Scientific Forum
  • Town Hall Meetings
  • Video-Based Education Sessions

Registering for these sessions does not guarantee seating within the course. Seating is provided on a first-come, first-served basis until the meeting room is full. Registering for the in-person meeting includes access to all the virtual content.

In-person attendees are able to experience the onsite program and may also register for postgraduate courses if availability permits. They also will have access to live-streamed Named Lectures and select panel presentations, as well as all on-demand recordings, which will be available for most sessions within an hour after being presented.

Virtual attendees will have access to selected live-streamed and on-demand content. View a full list of available sessions.

All attendees have the opportunity to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, earn self-assessment credits, and meet other regulatory requirements through May 1, 2023.

Registration Fees

In-Person

Virtual

Registration Category

Pre-Conference

After 10/15

Pre-Conference

After 10/15

Fellow (2021 dues paid)
$575
$595
$475
$495

International Fellow; High/Upper Middle Income Country^

$400
$420
$250
$270

International Fellow; Low Middle Income Country^

$135
$155
$100
$120

International Fellow; Low Income Country^

$100
$120
$65
$85
Retired Fellow*
$185
$190
$145
$170
Initiate
$0
$145
$0
$145
Associate Fellow
$575
$595
$475
$495
Resident Member
$0
$95
$0
$95
Medical Student Member
$0
$40
$0
$40
Affiliate Member
$195
$205
$160
$185
Guest Physician, Surgeons**
$1,095
$1,130
$675
$710
Guest Physician, Non-Surgeons**
$1,095
$1,130
$675
$710

Resident Nonmember (with verification letter)

$135
$140
$125
$135

Medical Student Nonmember (with verification letter)

$95
$100
$75
$95
Hospital Administrator**
$875
$905
$525
$545
Hospital Purchasing Agent**
$680
$700
$525
$545
Medical Association Personnel**
$680
$700
$525
$545
Nurse Nonmember**
$680
$700
$525
$545
Surgical Assistant Nonmember**
$680
$700
$525
$545
Surgical Technician Nonmember**
$680
$700
$525
$545
Allied Health Other**
$680
$700
$525
$545
PhD Nonmember**
$825
$855
$525
$545
Commercial Representatives
$990
$1,025
$595
$615
Guest
$99
$125
NA
NA
Child (15 and under)
$0
$0
NA
NA

Attendees must be a member of the American College of Surgeons at the time of registration to receive the member rate. Refunds will not be provided to those who become members after registering.

Commercial representatives may obtain the commercial registration form by emailing a request to registration@facs.org.

*A Retired ACS Fellow is an individual who has notified the College, meets the ACS definition of Retired, has been granted Retired status, and is officially listed in the ACS database as Retired. The ACS definition of a Retired member is a surgeon who is not in the active practice of providing surgical or nonsurgical patient care, participating in funded research, or performing compensated teaching or administrative duties. Questions about Retired member status should be directed to dues@facs.org.

**All nonmembers who pay the applicable Clinical Congress registration fees will have their membership application fees waived if they apply for American College of Surgeons membership onsite at the Clinical Congress.

Additionally, the American College of Surgeons offers discounted registration fees for both member and nonmember residents and medical students. To take advantage of the discount, nonmember residents and medical students must submit a letter verifying their educational status at the time of registration. Residents should obtain a letter from their program director; students should contact their department chairs.

^Please see this list for country income status as advised by the World Bank.

Guest Registration

Guests may register for the Clinical Congress by paying the applicable registration fee. All Guest registrants must be accompanied by a Clinical Congress Registrant of another category. Guest registration is meant for non-medical attendees only. Guests are not eligible for CME credits or Certificate of Attendance, nor can they attend postgraduate courses or Meet-the-Expert sessions.

The Guest registration fee entitles you to attend scientific sessions, view the technical and scientific exhibits, and use the shuttle bus service.

Category

Pre-Conference

After 10/15

Guest/Spouse

$99

$125

Children 15 years and under

Free

Free

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.

Policies

Cancellations

Registration refunds will be issued if written requests are postmarked no later than 11:59 pm CT, Monday, September 26, 2022. A $50 handling fee will be retained for all refunds. Cancellations and registrations sent after the deadline will not be eligible for refunds. Cancellations and registrations postmarked after the deadline will not be eligible for refunds. Please send a written request to Registration Services via email at registration@facs.org or by fax to 312-202-5003. Please note: Conference attendee substitution from one individual to another is not permitted.

The American College of Surgeons reserves the right to cancel any regularly scheduled session prior to the start of the meeting and will make every effort to immediately notify registrants of a cancellation.

Substitutions

Conference attendee substitution from one attendee to another is not permitted.

Postgraduate Courses and Fees

Only registered meeting attendees may purchase postgraduate courses. Capacities are limited, and requests will be filled on a first-come, first-processed basis. Postgraduate course tickets may be purchased during the meeting, subject to availability. Course syllabi will be provided prior to the conference.

Initiates

All initiates of the ACS must register for the Clinical Congress if they wish to participate in the Convocation. Family members of Initiates are not required to register for the Clinical Congress program to attend the Convocation Ceremony. Visit our Initiates page to learn more.

Surgical Research and Fellowship Programs

Surgeons participating in surgical research or fellowship programs acceptable to the ACS are eligible for registration at the Resident Member or Nonmember rate as appropriate. Please submit a letter verifying your educational status at the time of registration to expedite processing.

Registration and Membership Questions

Should you have any questions regarding Clinical Congress registration, please contact Registration Services. Phone registrations are not accepted.

Registration Services
registration@facs.org
Phone: 312-202-5244
Fax: 312-202-5003

Should you have any questions regarding your ACS membership prior to registering for the Clinical Congress, please contact Member Services at:

Fellow Dues and Status
877-277-0036 or dues@facs.org

Fellows and Applicants for Fellowship
800-293-9623 or facsapplications@facs.org

Associate Fellow, Resident, Medical Student, and Affiliate Members
800-293-4029 or enroll@facs.org

2022 Clinical Congress Initiates
800-621-4111 or acsinitiate@facs.org

If you are interested in information on becoming a member of the College and to complete a membership application, visit our Membership Benefits page.

COVID Information

The American College of Surgeons requires that all professional registrants, faculty, exhibitors, guests, and staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to meeting attendance, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law. ACS has partnered with CLEAR Health Pass for COVID-19 status verification. To pick up a Clinical Congress 2022 badge, registrants must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination by displaying the CLEAR app “Go” screen (or daily negative test). An event code for the CLEAR app will be provided for all ACS attendees prior to arrival.

It is strongly recommended that attendees wear a mask at all times when not eating, drinking, or speaking.

These recommendations are subject to change based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention transmission rate for San Diego in the period prior to Clinical Congress.