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ACS Clinical Congress in San Francisco October 26–30

College’s annual conference will include more than 100 panel sessions and a new lineup of didactic courses for today’s practicing surgeon


CHICAGO (February 20, 2014): The 2014 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)—one of the largest international meetings of surgeons in the world—will convene October 26–30 in San Francisco, Calif. The Moscone Center will house the scientific sessions and courses and all scientific and technical exhibits, and the Hilton San Francisco Union Square will serve as headquarters hotel for the meeting.

This year’s theme is “The Surgeon of the Future: Anchoring Innovation and Science with Moral Values.” The conference program features more than 100 panel sessions; postgraduate didactic courses, postgraduate skills-oriented courses, Meet the Expert Luncheons, named lectures, scientific paper sessions, scientific poster presentations, a surgical forum, video-based education, and town hall meetings. More than 200 companies will also be on site displaying products and services that improve the quality of surgical care or enhance surgical management practices.

The 2014 meeting will feature panel sessions including:

  • Challenges in the Surgical Treatment of Crohn's Disease
  • Are We Doing Too Many Mastectomies?
  • Sports Hernia: Fantasy or Reality?
  • Burn Update for the General Surgeon
  • Ten Hot Topics in General Surgery

Postgraduate didactic courses will include popular courses from past Clinical Congresses along with a number of new courses. A selection of those offerings include:

  • How to Use ACS NSQIP®, TQIP®, CQIP, and SSR in Your Institution
  • Social Networking for Surgeons
  • 2014 Introduction to CPT, ICD-10-CM, and Evaluation and Management Coding (Basic Coding Workshop)
  • Mastering General Surgery Coding (Advanced Coding Workshop)
  • General Surgery Review Course
  • Annual Update in Surgical Critical Care

Subject-oriented symposiums for video-based education will include:

  • Heroes in Surgery: Our Legacy into the Future
  • Complications in General Surgery
  • Challenging Cases in General Surgery
  • ACS Video Atlas Showcase (Pancreas Volume)

For more information on the 2014 ACS Clinical Congress, visit

Press registration materials will be available in June 2014.

If reporters planning to cover the Clinical Congress have any questions once press preregistration begins, they should contact Dan Hamilton, Senior Pubic Information Assistant, ACS Division of Integrated Communications: 312-202-5328 e-mail:

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About the American College of Surgeons (ACS)

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 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 more than 79,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit


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