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International Chapter Opportunity Program

International Chapter Opportunity Program

The International Chapter Opportunity Program enables the College’s international chapters to present original surgical education programs that include U.S./Canadian Fellows as faculty in their home countries. This program was established in 2015 through a generous donation from Pon Satitpunwaycha, MD, FACS, and includes a stipulation that the program include attendance and participation by residents and young surgeons.

As of May 2018, two chapters have presented programs:

Programs will be presented later this year by these international ACS chapters:

  • Nigeria: American College of Surgeons General Surgery Review Course
  • Lebanon: Principles of PeriOperative Safety and Efficiency (PROPOSE)
  • Italy: ACS Gastrointestinal Surgical Emergency Course

How to Apply

All proposals must be made by an officer of an international ACS chapter and should be submitted electronically to the International Liaison at

Download the requirements

The application deadline has been extended to February 15, 2019. All applicants will be notified of the outcome in early April 2019.