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Membership in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is an integral part of your profession. Whether you're still in training, or at the peak of your career, our top priority is providing value for you, our members—at every step. The College provides value to you every day: a subscription to the Journal of the American College of Surgeons and the Bulletin, access to the members-only content of the ACS website, educational offerings to suit your practice, opportunities to affect change, and strong advocates working diligently on your behalf.

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Summit 2017: Make a Difference

Registration is now open for the ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit, May 6–9, in Washington, DC. The Summit offers comprehensive and specialized sessions that provide volunteer leaders and advocates with the skills and tools they need to be effective in their roles.

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Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Award

Call for nominations for the Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award is now open. The award is presented in recognition of an individual's significant contributions to the advancement of women in the field of surgery. Submit a nomination by April 30.

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Pay 2017 Dues

Have you paid your 2017 dues? Paying online is fast and easy! Log into your member profile to print your dues statement or make a payment. If you are a Fellow and have not submitted your dues payment online, a paper statement will be mailed to you by the end of March 2017. Please send questions to

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SHG Call for Abstracts

Surgical History Group

Now in its third year, the ACS Surgical History Group (SHG) invites surgeons, residents, Fellows, and medical students to submit abstracts for consideration in this year’s dedicated poster session at Clinical Congress 2017. Topics should be of historical significance to the field of surgery or a surgical subspecialty.

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New Educational Resources

The Board of Governors Surgical Training Workgroup has developed the following educational resources to address unique needs of faculty; particularly those practicing in a non-academic settings. Each module is approximately 10 minutes in length.