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ACS Chapters

The chapters of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) provide you with opportunities to improve the quality of surgical care via educational, networking, and social events at the local level. We have more than 105 chapters across the world. Local chapters work in conjunction with the College to provide outstanding networking and educational opportunities and professional development resources through chapter meetings, conferences, and community outreach.  Both the ACS chapters and the College share and support the same goals, which include our most import—our mission to be “dedicated to improving the care of the surgical patient and to safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment.” 

ACS chapters also offer a venue for all of our members—from all surgical specialties—to communicate. Through our chapters, you can become actively engaged in legislative advocacy efforts that directly affect the socioeconomic aspects of health care. Chapter membership is open to all members of the College. See the list of ACS Chapters!

For more information about forming an ACS chapter, please contact Donna Tieberg, Chapter Services Manager, at 312-202-5361 or

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Leadership and Advocacy Summit

The fifth annual ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit will take place April 9–12, 2016, at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC.  The Summit is a dual meeting that offers volunteer leaders and advocates educational sessions focused on the tools needed to be an effective leader, along with interactive advocacy training and coordinated visits to DC congressional offices.

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100 Reasons to Join

Why choose FACS? For 100 years, ACS has been helping surgeons realize the potential of their profession from residency to retirement. Find out how.

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Chapter Webinars

Increase your knowledge. ACS Chapter Services will be hosting webinars designed to offer our chapters up-to-the-minute discussions on best practices, industry-leading strategies, and business-critical research.

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