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Save the Date: For the First Time in 68 Years, Boston Hosts the Annual American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress

College’s annual October conference will include hundreds of scientific sessions, including scientific courses for today’s practicing surgeon

CHICAGO (April 30, 2018): The 2018 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)—one of the largest educational meetings of surgeons in the world—will convene October 21-25 in Boston, Mass. This year is the first time since 1950 that Boston will host the Clinical Congress. The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center will house the scientific sessions, courses, and all scientific and technical exhibits, and the Westin Boston Waterfront will serve as headquarters hotel for the meeting.

This year’s conference theme is the “Joy and Privilege of a Surgical Career.” The program features more than 100 panel sessions; postgraduate didactic and skills-oriented courses; meet the expert sessions; named lectures; scientific forum sessions highlighting hundreds of research-in-progress reports and e-poster presentations; video-based education sessions; 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.

Program highlights include panel sessions on cutting edge topics such as:

  • Firearm Injuries in the United States: Politics or Public Health?
  • Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment and Tumor Genomics
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair: Open, Laparoscopic or Robotic?
  • Leadership and Career Development for the Young Surgeon

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

  • Opioid Sparing Perioperative Care
  • Surgical Education: Principles and Practice
  • Annual Update in Surgical Critical Care
  • Cutting Edge Endocrine Surgery: A Case-Based Review of Recent Advances in Endocrine Surgery

Video-based education sessions will include:

  • Pearls and Pitfalls in General Surgery
  • Highlights from the ACS Video Library
  • Surgical Cases in Trauma

For more information on the 2018 ACS Clinical Congress, visit

Hotel accommodations can already be secured through the American College of Surgeons website.  To book your reservation online through On Peak, visit:

Attendee registration will open in June. Press registration will open in early June. If reporters planning to cover the Clinical Congress have any questions once press preregistration begins, they should contact Dan Hamilton, Public Information Associate, ACS Division of Integrated Communications: 312-202-5328 email:

"FACS" designates that a surgeon is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

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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 more than 80,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit