American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

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.

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.

International Governors and Chapter Officers Meeting

The International Governors and Chapter Officers met during Clinical Congress 2018 in Boston. 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

Chapter Networking

Are you interested in learning more about how to strengthen the quality of activities for your local ACS chapter? If so, come join ACS Governors, current and past chapter leaders, and ACS staff for Chapter Networking, a fun, fast-paced educational and social event where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the programming and management of successful ACS chapters. Attendees will engage in up to six 15-minute discussions on topics of importance to domestic and international chapters such as membership recruitment and engagement, advocacy, social media, best practices for international chapters, and changes to the Continuing Medical Education (CME) process, to name a few. This event is also a way to network with colleagues and leadership of other ACS chapters—from all corners of the world.

Information about the 2019 Chapter Networking event to come.