October 11, 2023
The Distinguished Service Award—the College’s highest annual honor—acknowledges exceptional and continuous service as an ACS Fellow, and the Wangensteen Scientific Forum Award celebrates an individual who exemplifies the clinical, research, and educational achievements of a successful academic surgeon. Another major award is the Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award, which recognizes someone whose contributions help advance women in the field of surgery.
In addition, the ACS Distinguished Lifetime Military Contribution Award will be bestowed upon USAR Major General (Retired) Jonathan Woodson, MD, MSS, FACS, MG, MC, which you’ll be able to read more about in the November/December issue of the Bulletin. These fpur major awards will be presented during Convocation on Sunday, October 22, at 6:00 pm ET, and will be livestreamed at facs.org/convocation.
The ACS/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards, honoring ACS Fellows and members whose altruism, vision, leadership, and dedication have benefited the surgical community and made a global impact, will be presented during the annual Board of Governors reception on Tuesday, October 24.
For more information about Clinical Congress and to register, visit facs.org/clincon2023.