American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

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.

Clinical Congress 2019

Clinical Congress 2019The Best Surgical Education. All in One Place.
Moscone Center | San Francisco, CA

Join us October 27–31 for outstanding didactic and discussion-based educational opportunities. Here are a few sessions we think are especially relevant to a young surgeon in training or early in practice today:


  • Surgery Resident Day Program at Clinical Congress: Essentials for Success, Day One
  • Designing and Running a Prospective Surgical Clinical Trial
  • RAS-ACS Symposium—Shift Work Surgery: Loss of Continuity or Sensible Balance of Responsibility?
  • RAS-ACS Skills Competition


  • Surgery Resident Day Program at Clinical Congress: Essentials for Success, Day Two
  • Leadership and Career Development for the Young Surgeon


  • Spectacular Cases
  • RAS-ACS Annual Business Meeting
  • Carrying the Weight: How to Deal with Complications as a New Surgeon
  • Structural Violence and Disparity Affecting Surgical Outcomes: How Can We Be Part of the Solution?
  • How Can Mindfulness Improve Your Surgical Skills?
  • Avoiding Surgeon Burnout with Lifestyle Modification
  • YFA Speed Mentoring Program


  • Surgical Jeopardy
  • Surgical Resident Wellness Initiatives: Overcoming Common Barriers to Successful Implementation
  • MeTooSurgery: Tools for Addressing and Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Surgical Workplace
  • Negotiating Skills: More Than Just Your Contract
  • Depression and Suicide Prevention for Surgeons

Technical Exhibits

More than 150 companies displaying their products or services will be attending Monday–Wednesday.

Networking and Events and Activities

Clinical Congress offers unparalleled access to peers, special interest sessions such as the Surgery Resident Program at Clinical Congress and the RAS-ACS Annual Business Meeting, and the Taste of the City!

Register today

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.