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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 RASNews@facs.org and tell us which committee you would like to join and we will include you in the roster.

ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit—Canceled

Leadership & Advocacy SummitIn light of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak and its impact, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is canceling the 2020 ACS Leadership and Advocacy Summit (LAS). We made this difficult decision out of an abundance of caution, and with concern for your safety and the safety of your patients. Each of you are leaders at your home institutions, and your presence there may be more important now than ever. Preliminary information regarding hotel and registration cancellations can be found on the Summit landing page.

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Read Dr. Julia Coleman’s report from the 2019 Leadership and Advocacy Summit

ACS General Surgery Coding Workshop

2020 ACS General Surgery Coding WorkshopRegister now to attend a 2020 ACS General Surgery Coding Workshop. With Medicare and third-party payor policy and coding changes taking effect in 2020, and new reporting requirements for office visits in 2021, it is imperative that surgeons and their coding staff have accurate and up-to-date information to protect Medicare and other payor reimbursements, while also optimizing efficiency. 

Coding workshop attendees will learn how to correctly code the procedures and services they provide and will have access to tools necessary to succeed, including a coding workbook to keep for future reference. Physicians receive up to 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for each day of participation. In addition, each day of the workshop meets AAPC guidelines for 6.5 continuing education units. 

The Nashville, TN, and Chicago, IL, coding workshops will include a third day devoted to trauma and critical care coding

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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.