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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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Clinical Congress 2022

Connect with Your Colleagues at Clinical Congress 2022 – Register Today

September 27, 2022

In addition to the world-class surgical education program offered at Clinical Congress 2022, October 16–20 in San Diego, CA, this year, the ACS has planned special events and activities to enhance your conference experience and help you reconnect with colleagues.

Hands-On Activities

Ergonomics Clinic | October 17-19

Exhibit Hall

Surgeons face unique ergonomic challenges that if not addressed can lead to pain, disability, or practice-ending injury. This 30-minute clinic will feature three simulation stations with open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery equipment that offer hands-on learning experiences in surgical ergonomics that can help guide positive decisions to ensure physical well-being. Sign up in advance to reserve your spot.

 

Surgical Metrics Project | October 17–19

Exhibit Hall

Returning from Clinical Congress 2019 after a successful inaugural event, the Surgical Metrics Project allows you to explore wearable technology that digitizes your surgical actions and decisions. You can then compare your approaches to those included in a database of master surgeons. This event is open to all surgeons and career stages.

 

Ceremonies

Convocation | Sunday, October 16, 6:00–8:00 pm

San Diego Convention Center

Plan to attend this special Convocation ceremony, where Fellowship will be conferred on our 2022 Initiate class, and Initiates from 2020 and 2021 will be celebrated. The ceremony also includes recognition of the Honorary Fellows, presentation of the Distinguished Service Award, installation of the ACS Officers, and the Presidential Address.

 

Opening Ceremony | Monday, October 17, 8:00–9:00 am

San Diego Convention Center

Join your fellow attendees at the Opening Ceremony, where the new President presides and introduces the Honorary Fellows, along with more award recipients. An annual overview of the College will be reported by the Executive Director.

 

Social and Wellness Events

Taste of the City | Wednesday, October 19, 5:30–7:30 pm

Marriott Marina Terrace

Close out your Clinical Congress 2022 experience at Taste of the City. This year’s family event will feature highlights from the beautiful San Diego Coastal, Military, Gaslamp, and Little Italy communities. Enjoy good food, drinks, and music on the last night of Clinical Congress. No registration is required. 

Other social and wellness activities include the following (registration in advance encouraged):

                              

Childcare and Enrichment

Camp ACS & Little Medical School | October 16-19, 7:30 am–10:00 pm

San Diego Marriott Marquis

With Camp ACS, Children ages 6 months to 17 years will be engaged with arts and crafts, games, and other activities while you attend sessions and meetings. You can also give them the