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ACS Will Celebrate 100th Anniversary with Commemorative Publication

ACS partners with leading commemorative publisher Faircount Media Group to issue its centennial publication


CHICAGO (December 9, 2011): American College of Surgeons and Faircount Media Group have announced plans to cooperate in a project aimed at illuminating the College’s 2013 centennial anniversary year with a high quality, magazine-style publication containing compelling and informative articles about the College’s rich history, scientific and educational programs, and impact on surgical progress over the past 100 years.  Under the terms of the agreement, the American College of Surgeons has licensed Faircount to produce this special perfect bound (soft cover) edition which will mail directly to Fellows and Associate Fellows of the College as well as patrons, affiliates, and other relevant partners.  In addition, the publication will be distributed to attendees at the 2012 ACS Clinical Congress, which is one of the largest international meetings of surgeons in the world.

The American College of Surgeons was established in Chicago in 1913 at the initiative of surgeon Franklin H Martin, MD, FACS (1857-1935).  The College is dedicated to improving the care of the surgical patient and to safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment.  The College was an outgrowth of the highly successful Clinical Congresses of Surgeons of North America, which took place annually from 1910 in various large surgical centers throughout North America as a means for continuing education of practicing surgeons. 

The publication will be released September 2012 to coincide with the Clinical Congress which is being held in the College’s home town of Chicago.

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About the American College of Surgeons

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 to improve the care of the surgical patient. 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 more than 77,000 members and it is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit

Faircount Media Group is a custom publishing company with considerable expertise in the development of specialized publications for professional organizations in science, medicine, government and military.  The company has or is producing publications for NASA, State of Alaska, Army Dental Association, American College of Sports Medicine, FBI, National Education Association, US Public Health Service, US Marine Corps, Special Operations Command, plus many others.  Faircount has been in business for over 20 years, with offices in Tampa (USA), London (UK) and Sydney (Australia). Please visit to learn more.


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