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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
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ESS Webinars

Webinars will be held on the third Friday of the month from 1530 to 1700 Eastern US time. They will feature leadership updates, committee reports, question-and-answer sessions, and speakers who will tackle real-world topics of importance and relevance to Excelsior membership.

Where is the meeting link? The meeting link is the same for all webinars. You will need to log in to access the Adobe Connect and Zoom links for all the webinars.

How do I view a recording of the meeting? Recordings of the webinars will be added to this page as they are available. Some are password-protected – contact us at excelsior@facs.org to receive access.

Recent Webinars

17 December 2021
1530-1630 EST 

Simulation, NMCSD
Speaker: CAPT Gordon Wisbach
Recording

21 January 2022 
1530-1630 EST 

From Homer, Hippocrates and Horratio Nelson to Six Frigates & Seven Fleets: A Brief History of Surgery at Sea and the Ship’s Surgeon
Speaker: CAPT Matthew Tadlock
Recording 

18 February 2022
1530-1630 EST 

GME Program Director Roundtable/Mentorship
Moderators: LTC Sue Gillern, MAJ Maggie Gallagher
No recording available (Breakout rooms)

25 March 2022
1530-1630 EST  

Features the “State of the Excelsior Surgical Society” address by Society President Captain Gordon Wisbach, MD MBA FACS, as well as presentations by the Service Consultants.
Speaker: LTC Shaun Bown 
Recording to follow

Previous Webinars

8 October 2020 
0900 – 1200 

Excelsior Surgical Society Symposium: Day 1
Features the “State of the Excelsior Surgical Society” address by Society President Captain Gordon Wisbach, MD MBA FACS, as well as presentations by the Service Consultants.
Recording 

9 October 2020 

Excelsior Surgical Society Symposium: Day 2
Features the Pryor Lecture by Dr. Julie Freischlag and an address by DHA Director LTG Ronald Place. Also includes presentations from Captain Eric Elster, MD FACS, the Chair of Surgery at Uniformed Services University and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; Colonel (Ret.) Matt Martin, MD FACS, Trauma Surgeon at Scripps Mercy Hospital; and Captain Gordon Wisbach, MD MBA FACS, Excelsior Surgical Society President.
Recording (Meeting begins at timecode 12:35) 

20 November 2020
1530 – 1545
1545 – 1600
1600 – 1630


Introduction and Q&A with ESS leadership (Col Rasmussen, LTC Holt)
Introduction of ESS Committees and Main Initiatives
Featured Talk and Discussion: Surgical GME in the MHS (Lt Col Brandon Propper)
Recording 

9 December 2020 
1800-1900 

Navigating Surgical Research in the Military Health System 
Hosted by Research Committee (Chair Commander Matt Bradley and Co-Chair Major Jason Bingham) Featured Talk and Discussion (Col Rasmussen)
Recording

18 December 2020
1530 – 1545
1545 – 1600
1600 – 1630


Leadership Update and Q&A (Col Rasmussen, LTC Holt)
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee report from MAJ Chonna Kendrick & MAJ Michelle Buehner
Featured Talk and Discussion: DOD DEI Imperative (LTC Danielle Holt)
Recording

15 January 2021
1530 – 1545
1545 – 1600
1600 – 1630


Leadership Update and Q&A (Col Rasmussen, LTC Holt)
Outreach Committee update from LCDR Pam Choi
Featured Talk and Discussion: Navigating the Utility and Traps of Social Media as a Military Surgeon (LCDR Luke Johnston)
Recording

19 February 2021
1530 – 1545
1545 – 1600
1600 – 1630


Leadership Update and Q&A (Col Rasmussen, LTC Holt)
Research Committee update from CDR Matt Bradley
Featured Talk and Discussion: Maximizing Scholarly Activity in a Non-Academic Health System (LCDR Luke Johnston)
Recording

19 March 2021
1530 – 1545
1545 – 1600
1600 – 1700


Leadership Update and Q&A (Col Rasmussen, LTC Holt)
Mentorship Committee update from Major Maggie Gallagher
Presentations from Multiple Residency Program Directors
Recording

16 April 2021
1530 – 1545
1545 – 1600
1600 – 1630


Leadership Update and Q&A (Surgical Consultants from the Services)
Program Committee update & Planning for 2021 Symposium from Col Rasmussen and LTC Holt
Featured Talk and Discussion: Pre-deployment training, deployment roundtable

21 May 2021
1530 – 1545
1545 – 1600
1600 – 1630


Leadership Update and Q&A (Col Rasmussen, LTC Holt)
Membership Committee update from LTC Nielsen and Col Cannon
Featured Talk and Discussion: Military Civilian Partnerships: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Recording

18 June 2021
1530 – 1545
1545 – 1600
1600 – 1630


Leadership Update and Q&A (Col Rasmussen, LTC Holt)
Program Committee update
Featured Talk and Discussion: Maintaining surgical subspecialty proficiency; Colorectal Concerns for Military General Surgeon
Recording

16 July 2021
1530 – 1545
1545 – 1600
1600 – 1630


Leadership Update and Q&A (Col Rasmussen, LTC Holt)
Program Committee update
Featured Talk and Discussion: Coming in For a Landing: Reserves, Retirement and Life after Active Duty
Recording

20 August 2021
1530 – 1545
1545 – 1600
1600 – 1630


Leadership Update and Q&A (Col Rasmussen, LTC Holt)
Program Committee update
Featured Talk and Discussion: Pre-deployment and Trauma Competency during Deployment

17 September 2021
1530 – 1630


Excelsior Surgical Society Business Meeting
Recording

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