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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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ACS Leadership and Advocacy Summit

2023 ACS Leadership and Advocacy Summit Resident Travel Award

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We are pleased to offer again this year a limited number of scholarships to Resident members of the American College of Surgeons who are interested in attending the upcoming Leadership and Advocacy Summit, taking place in at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington DC, April 15–18, 2023. This annual Summit is a dual meeting that offers volunteer leaders and advocates specialized educational sessions focused on effective surgeon leadership, interactive advocacy training and coordinated visits to Congressional offices. (See information here on the 2022 Leadership & Advocacy Summit programming – 2023 information to come early January.) 

This scholarship award will cover up to $500 in housing and transportation costs.  This may also include your registration fees, but it may NOT cover food/beverage charges as all meals are provided at the conference. Note: you must be a U.S. Resident member in good standing with ACS to be eligible for one of these scholarships.

As in previous years, scholarships will not be distributed on a “first come, first serve” basis. Rather, scholarships will be awarded to a broad representation of all facets of ACS Resident members. Special consideration will be given to first time attendees of the Leadership & Advocacy Summit, as well as candidates in the senior years of their residency programs. 

There will also be an expectation that scholarship recipients must stay for all programming on Sunday, April 16 and Monday, April 17, with preference given to those planning to stay through the Congressional Lobby Day on Tuesday, April 18.

In years past, we have had over 75 Resident scholarship award winners join us in Washington, DC to make their voices heard for surgery!  So, if you are interested in applying, don’t delay!  Please submit your application before Friday, February 3 using the following form:

Scholarship winners will be announced on/before Wednesday, February 8, in order to give you ample time to register and make travel arrangements.  For more information on the conference, including registration info (registration opens late January) and hotel information, please stay tuned to our website: https://www.facs.org/advocacy/participate/summit.  If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact D’Arcey at djohnson@facs.org.  We look forward to seeing you in Washington!

Michael Sutherland, MD, MBA, FACS
Director, Division of Member Services

Christian Shalgian
Director, Division of Advocacy and Health Policy