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ACS Events for Chapters

Leadership & Advocacy Summit

The annual Leadership & Advocacy Summit is an opportunity for ACS members at all levels to connect with ACS leaders and learn how to get involved, participate in discussions on innovative ways to face leadership and surgical challenges, and enhance leadership skills through professional development sessions. The Summit is a dual meeting that offers volunteer leaders and advocates educational sessions focused on effective surgeon leadership, chapter success stories, as well as interactive advocacy training with coordinated visits to congressional offices.

2016 Leadership Summit Presentations

2017 Leadership Summit Presentations

Chapter Officer Leadership Program

The Chapter Officer Leadership Program is an important component of the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) strategy to support chapters. The program is designed to provide chapter officers with the tools they need to succeed as chapters leaders, and to provide them with an opportunity to network and share best practices with colleagues in similar roles.

2017 Chapter Officer Leadership Program Presentations

International Governors and Chapter Officers Meeting

The International Governors and Chapter Officers met during the 2017 Clinical Congress in San Diego. The Purpose of this meeting was to discuss resources available to international chapters, the new International Fellowship Applicant Interview Process, updates from the ACS international regions, and the sharing of best practices and success stories.

2017 International Governors and Chapter Officers Meeting Presentations

Meeting Agenda

ACS Resources for Chapters

Chapter Communications & Marketing

Fellowship Applicants International Interviews

Region 15 Report

Region 17 Report

Chapter Speed Networking

A Chapter Speed Networking event took place October 23 at Clinical Congress 2017. Approximately 70 chapter leaders and administrators from around the world were invited to learn more about how to strengthen the activities of their local chapters. The event offered a fun, fast-paced educational and social environment for sharing best practices on topics such as membership recruitment, engagement of members of the Young Fellows Association and the Resident and Associates Society, social media, advocacy, and dynamic meetings. Chapters discussed similar experiences, and one of the benefits of the event was that it provided a forum for building lasting connections with members of other ACS chapters.

Join us in Boston at Clinical Congress 2018 for another round of Chapter Speed Networking!