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Meetings and Events

The Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) sponsors a variety of sessions targeted to the residents and young surgeons at both the Clinical Congress and the annual Leadership and Advocacy Summit. In addition, RAS-ACS highlights various events and educational opportunities of interest to Residents Members and Associate Fellows.

Clinical Congress 2015

Don’t miss the dynamic program designed specifically for Residents and Associate Fellows at Clinical Congress 2015. Take advantage of this chance to experience a full week of exceptional sessions and events. Register for Clinical Congress 2015 today.

Sunday, October 4

11:30 am–12:30 pm
Free Networking Lunch
Take the opportunity to meet and talk with RAS-ACS leadership.

12:00 noon–3:00 pm
Focus on RAS-ACS: Resident Leadership Session
Learn about RAS-ACS, the only organization devoted to the needs and concerns of trainees and young surgeons in all disciplines, and hear about member engagement opportunities from RAS-ACS Chair Joseph Sakran, MD, MPH, and ACS President Andrew Warshaw, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon).

3:00–5:30 pm
RAS Symposium Social Media: Threat to Professionalism and Privacy, or Essential for Current Surgical Practice?
Social media have become an integral part of our private and professional lives. Hospitals, practices, and individual surgeons have websites, blogs, and Facebook accounts, and many surgeons are avid users of Twitter. While social media represent an unprecedented way of engaging colleagues and patients, they also pose challenges and even threats to professionalism and privacy. What should physicians do when they get friend requests from their patients? Should attending surgeons be Facebook friends with their residents? How much information about their private lives should/must physicians disclose publicly or on the Web? This session will be followed by audience questions and interaction.

Monday, October 5

10:00 am–6:00 pm
Surgery Resident Program Starting Surgical Practice: Essentials for Success
Surgery residents from all postgraduate year levels are invited by the Division of Education to attend this program designed to assist surgical residents with essential nonclinical issues during residency and during the transition into a posttraining career.

Tuesday, October 6

8:00–11:15 am
Spectacular Cases
Observe expert panel members discuss spectacular surgical cases that pose challenging management issues.

12:00 noon–4:00 pm
RAS-Focused Committee Integration Session
Attend this session to learn about RAS-ACS committee activities and identify ways to become involved.  Join us!

4:00–5:00 pm
Speed Mentoring Program
Residents and Associate Fellows will meet with up to six surgical mentors during a fast-paced, hour-long event. For more information, log into the ACS Communities.

Wednesday, October 7

8:00–11:15 am

Surgical Jeopardy
Adopted from the popular TV game show, this program offers teams of residents the chance to showcase their surgical knowledge by competing to answer surgical questions.