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Meetings and Events

The Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) sponsors a variety of committees that work on annual projects for the society during the year. As an ACS Resident Member or Associate Fellow, you are encouraged to get involved and join a RAS Committee. Each committee meets one Wednesday a month via conference call at 8:00 pm Central.

  • 1st Wednesday: Advocacy & Issues
  • 2nd Wednesday: Communications
  • 3rd Wednesday: Membership
  • 4th Wednesday: Education

Contact and tell us which committee you would like to join and we will include you in the roster.

ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit

Looking to build your leadership and advocacy skill set?  Attend the ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit

Resident Members and Associate Fellows are invited to attend the ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit, May 19–22, 2018, in Washington, DC. The Summit is one meeting with comprehensive and specialized sessions that all surgeons can benefit from to be effective in their roles.


Topics for the full-day of leadership sessions (which has no registration fee!) on Sunday, May 20, will focus on:

  • Change Management with elements of Managing Complex Teams
  • Leading in Times of Crisis
  • Ethics in Surgical Leadership
  • Mentoring for a Career in Surgical Leadership
  • Strategic Thinking and Planning
  • Leadership in Medicine: Impacting Lives Beyond Your Practice! 


Two days are reserved for the advocacy portion of the meeting ($25 registration fee for resident members), which provides attendees with information on legislative priorities that the College is pursuing on your behalf as well as advocacy skill development through meeting with members of Congress and staff. On Tuesday, you’ll form small groups and actually visit Capitol Hill! 

Learn more and register today

Register today for the Leadership & Advocacy Summit

ACS Chapter Meetings

As a Resident Member or Associate Fellow, you are encouraged to seek out your local ACS chapter to attend meetings and events in your local area. For more information, see Chapter information on the ACS website.