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ACS Clinical Congress 2019

Clinical Congress 2019

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October 27–31, 2019
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
(Lodging for the conference will take place at Marines Memorial.)

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Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD, FACS

Excelsior Surgical Society/Edward D. Churchill Lecture: Blood and the Moving Wheels of History

NL06 | Tuesday, October 29, 0945–1045
Presiding Officer and Introducer: Robert B. Lim, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Honolulu, HI
Lecturer: Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD, FACS, Buffalo, NY
303304 Moscone Center South

The American College of Surgeons would like to congratulate Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD, FACS, for his selection as the 2019 Edward D. Churchill Lecturer. Dr. Steven Schwaitzberg is the professor and chair of the department of surgery for the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo, NY. Dr. Schwaitzberg is the president of University Surgeons Incorporated and has served on many regulatory committees including the Gastroenterology-Urology Devices Panel to Medical Devices Advisory Committee for the United States Food and Drug Administration. He will be delivering this year’s Churchill lecture as our distinguished guest!

Additional Excelsior Events

Excelsior Surgical Society Business Meeting

Saturday, October 26 | 1700–1900
Continental 1 and 2, Hilton San Francisco

Download the Excelsior Business Meeting Agenda

5th Annual Excelsior Surgical Society Symposium

PS001 | Sunday, October 27 | 0700–1630
Imperial Ballroom, Hilton San Francisco

Download the Excelsior Symposium Meeting Agenda

Scudder Oration on Trauma: A Perfect Storm

NL07 | Tuesday, October 29 | 1245–1330
Lecturer: M. Margaret Knudson, MD, FACS
Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Moscone Center West

Excelsior Surgical Society Reception

Tuesday, October 29 | 1900–2100
Moraga Hall, Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94129

Download the full list of military-related events at Clinical Congress

Call for Nominations

Do you or someone you know in Excelsior have a desire to become actively involved as a leader in the Excelsior Surgical Society? If so, nominations are now open!

Submit your nominations

The schedule for nominations and elections are as follows:

  1. Nominations will be submitted via Survey Monkey. Floor nominations will also be accepted on 26 OCT during the Business meeting. Nominations will close on 1200 PDT on 27 OCT (midway through the Excelsior meeting).
  2. Elections will open at 1200 PDT on 27 OCT. Voting will be submitted online:
  3. Elections will close at 1600 PDT on 27 OCT. Results will be tabulated in time to be announced by the end of the Sunday meeting.

Questions regarding the Excelsior Surgical Society or the MHSSPACS should be directed to Mr. Garrett Kirk at or Mr. John Trent at