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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.

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Conduct While Participating in ACS Events, Utilizing ACS Resources, or Representing the ACS

The following policy was approved by the Board of Regents at its June 2022 meeting.

This policy provides members and others with appropriate guidelines and expectations relative to conduct at American College of Surgeons (ACS) events, utilization of ACS resources, and when representing the ACS. It applies to all members of the ACS and others that work with ACS programs and committees and serve as representatives of the ACS. 

It is the goal of the ACS to provide a welcoming environment to all who participate in its in-person and virtual events, utilize its resources, or represent the ACS.

When participating in ACS events, utilizing its resources, or representing the ACS, members and others are expected and required to engage in appropriate conduct and maintain a professional demeanor at all times. If these expectations are not met, the ACS may remove any participants from an event, remove any posting or other contribution to an ACS resource or take such other actions as it deems appropriate.

The Executive Director or the Chair of the Board of Regents shall be responsible for determining repercussions; provided, that other director and supervisor level staff of the ACS may take immediate temporary action under this policy to prevent injury to persons or to property. Any such action shall be promptly reported to the Executive Director or Chair of the Board of Regents of the ACS.