October 12, 2022
SAN DIEGO: Surgeons with direct involvement caring for the injured in Ukraine, including a Ukrainian surgeon from Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, will be on-site in the San Diego Convention Center next week to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and the current surgical issues in the war. They will deliver their remarks during a panel presentation at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2022.
A news briefing will follow the session at 1:00 p.m., where panelists will discuss their experiences and take questions. The event will also be livestreamed on the ACS Media Center.
The war in Ukraine is unique compared with other wars in recent decades. There has been a high rate of civilian casualties, including women and children, and hospitals have been directly targeted by enemy fire. Panelists will discuss the types of injuries they have seen in Ukraine, the treatment of war wounds and weapons used, supplies essential for an effective response, and how medical information provided by the ACS have been used by the surgeons in Ukraine.
WHAT: A live news briefing featuring a panel of surgeons with direct involvement in caring for those injured in the current war in the Ukraine will follow their presentation “The Ukrainian Crisis: Surgical Lessons Learned” at the ACS Clinical Congress 2022 in San Diego, California, (October 16–20).
WHEN: Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT
WHERE: In-person, Room 21, San Diego Convention Center.
Journalists must bring appropriate identification and register for media credentials first in the ACS Media Room, Office E, Mezzanine Level of the convention center.
**Virtually, the event will be livestreamed on the ACS Media Center: https://www.facs.org/media-center/ **
DETAILS: This follow-up session for the media will include a summary and discussion of the panel presentation, along with a Q&A for reporters.
Reporters are encouraged to register for the conference online if they wish to view the panel session before attending this live news briefing.
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for all surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has approximately 90,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. "FACS" designates that a surgeon is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.