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From the American College of Surgeons

Contact: Devin Rose or Dan Hamilton | 617-954-3967 (Effective October 21–25, 2018)


American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress Convenes in Boston Next Week

CHICAGO (October 18, 2018): The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2018, one of the largest international meetings of surgeons in the world, convenes in Boston next week, October 21-25. The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center will house the majority of the scientific sessions and other activities during the conference.

The Clinical Congress provides a prime opportunity for writers, editors, and producers who cover the health care and health policy beats to provide the latest information for their readers or viewers in topic areas such as:

  • Opioid-Sparing Practices in Surgery (a two-part session)
  • Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment and Tumor Genomics
  • Checking in on the Checklist—Ten Years of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist

In addition to hundreds of general and specialty sessions, a series of lectures by prominent guest speakers and hundreds of research-in-progress reports will be presented during the Scientific Forum sessions. Technical exhibits from more than 200 companies will be on display at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, along with scientific exhibits from surgical researchers around the world.

Dozens of surgeon scientists and researchers from the Boston area will also deliver presentations throughout the entire conference. View a list of these presenters.

We hope you will take the opportunity to join us for this premier surgical research conference, which opens for press registration on Sunday, October 21. The actual program sessions begin as early as 8:00 am on Monday, October 22.

Press badges will be issued to qualified members of the media who present the appropriate identification in the ACS Press Room located in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. View criteria for press credentials.

The phone number for the American College of Surgeons Press Room is 617-954-3967 (effective October 21).

If you have any questions before the conference begins, contact us at:

ACS Press Room hours are:

Sunday, October 21: 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Monday, October 22: 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Tuesday, October 23: 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Wednesday, October 24: 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Thursday, October 25: 8:00 am–10:00 am

The Clinical Congress program can be viewed online.

Or download the conference app and begin planning your conference coverage today.

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