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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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Advocacy and Issues Committee

Chair

Navin Vigneshwar, MD

About Us

The Advocacy and Issues Committee is one of the five standing committees of the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS). Our active members consist of residents and fellows in different stages of training and from all over the country. We meet annually at the Clinical Congress, and we have monthly conference calls.

Objectives

  • Address current issues in resident training, medical care, and health care policy
  • Collaborate with the ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy and the Political Action Committee, SurgeonsPAC, to promote resident engagement in political issues locally and nationally
  • Organize the RAS-ACS symposium during the annual Clinical Congress including selection of a current, controversial topic, invitation of speakers, and preparation of the introductory essay, published before every Congress in the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons
  • Assist in authoring articles for the Bulletin

Current Projects

  • Annual Symposium at Clinical Congress
  • Firearm Injury Prevention Podcast Series
  • Preliminary Resident Project

Contact us at RASNews@facs.org for more information or to join this committee.