March 8, 2023
The Leadership Summit will be a high-impact event with a programming lineup that includes compelling speakers offering real-world expertise and skill-building guidance. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with ACS leaders and engage with colleagues, while learning new and innovative ways to face challenges and enhance their leadership skills—in and out of the operating room.
Registration for the 2023 Summit is now open at facs.org/summit.
Featured topics will include defining your personal mission statement, serving in a leadership role during challenging times, using strategies to get what you deserve, recognizing surgeon burnout and operationalizing solutions, and understanding effective performance-based teaching.
A special session—Negotiation Practice and Principles: Tips, Tactics, and Traps Seminar—will be held ahead of the Leadership Summit. This plenary session will provide an overview of advanced negotiation concepts, strategies, and tactics when dealing with organizations in the context of medical employment. The first part will explore recognizing negotiation styles, choosing an approach, making offers and counteroffers, creating and claiming value, narrowing options, breaking an impasse, and dealing with closure behaviors. The second part of the seminar will focus on specific value-creation methodologies, risk analysis, cognitive error, implications from neuroscience, and dealing with difficult conduct.
Pre-registration for the special session is required, and capacity is limited.
The Leadership Summit—open to all US and international ACS members and nonmembers—begins Saturday evening, April 15, with a welcome reception, followed by a full day of programming on Sunday, April 16. A virtual option is available for this engaging and timely meeting.
The Advocacy Summit will connect attendees with policymakers and advocacy experts to discuss the latest developments in key healthcare policy and legislation, champion the critical interests of surgeons and patients, advocate for healthcare priorities and federal policies, explore ways to build relationships for long-term advocacy, and network with colleagues from across the country.
Attendees can expect in-depth advocacy training, including effective tips and tactics to help communicate policy priorities on Capitol Hill and at home. In 2023, several ACS-supported legislative priorities could be considered by Congress, and surgeon-advocates play a critical role in educating lawmakers about important healthcare issues and effecting positive change. Your participation at the Advocacy Summit is essential to the College’s success.
Open only to ACS members in the US, the Advocacy Summit begins Sunday evening, April 16, with a welcome reception and keynote dinner, followed by a full day of panels, training, and programming on Monday, April 17; in-person meetings with members of Congress and congressional staff will be on Tuesday, April 18.
No virtual option is available for the Advocacy Summit.
More information is available at facs.org/summit. Share updates or follow the Summit on Twitter using #ACSLAS23.