The 16th Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Summit will take place in-person at the Swissôtel in downtown Chicago on March 2–4, 2023. The Summit brings together surgeons and simulation center directors, educators, administrators, engineers, and researchers to share best practices, present innovative research, and discuss the latest advances in simulation-based surgical education and training.
A special keynote presentation, panel sessions, scientific papers, posters, and interactive workshops are being planned for the meeting. Concurrent sessions, including a special track for simulation center personnel, will be offered so attendees can maximize their meeting experience. The ACS will partner again with the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) to offer a collaborative session aimed at exploring team dynamics to improve patient care.
Continuing Medical Education credits and Patient Safety credits will be available to all in-person attendees.
We cannot wait to welcome attendees back to live and in-person learning! Participants will have ample opportunities to meet experts face-to-face and enjoy spontaneous networking with colleagues. Registration will open in late-Fall 2022.
The annual Surgeons and Engineers: A Dialogue on Surgical Simulation will directly precede the Summit on Wednesday, March 1, also at the Swissôtel. A separate registration fee will apply.
The ACS Program for Accreditation of Education Institutes (AEI) is offering opportunities for presentation of original papers, collaborative works, innovation, AEI Fellow and MORE Track presentations at the Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Summit.
Registration is open to all physicians and individuals in the health care field and includes a name badge, program book, meals, coffee breaks, and entrance to the exhibits and all sessions.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with general questions about the Summit or for assistance.
Space is limited, and reservations received after February 10, 2023, or after the room block fills are subject to rate and space availability.
Reservations can be made by calling 800-441-1414 and mentioning the ACS Accreditation Program, or through the following link. Please note that all reservations will require a credit card for guarantee of arrival.
Swissôtel Chicago, designed by renowned Chicago architect Harry Weese, is an award-winning, four-diamond, hotel. Just steps away from the Chicago River and the Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago, with beautiful views from Navy Pier to Millennium Park, Swissotel Chicago offers an ideal city setting.
The Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Summit sessions take place in the Event Centre (lower level) of the hotel, which makes it very convenient for attendees. All reservations made within the room block will include complimentary standard Internet access in guest rooms and lobby areas.
Chicago is a world-class destination, centrally located within the U.S., and easily accessible from all over the world. Most major airlines offer direct flights. If you're flying to Chicago for the Summit, you'll most likely arrive at one of Chicago's two international airports.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is approximately 45 minutes from downtown Chicago and the Swissôtel.
Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Chicago and the Swissôtel.
Please note: Travel times will increase during rush hour periods.
Taxi Service from the Airport
Taxis are plentiful throughout the city of Chicago. Taxi service at Midway and O’Hare airports is located on the lower level outside of the baggage claim area. Please make sure to use the designated taxi stands. Taxis do not offer flat rates into the city.
Rideshares are a popular, economical mode of transportation in the city. Be sure to download the provider’s app before your trip.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus and elevated ("L")/subway train lines offer convenient, easy transportation throughout the city and to major attractions. The CTA website offers a valuable overview of transit services, a guide to the system and instructions for first-time riders.
More information about ground transportation to the Swissôtel can be found on their website.