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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.

Clinical Congress 2018

Register for Clinical Congress 2018The Best Surgical Education. All in One Place.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center | Boston, MA

Join us October 21–25 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


  • Surgery Resident Day Program at Clinical Congress: Essentials for Success, Day Two
  • Leadership and Career Development for the Young Surgeon (PS122)
  • Social Media in Surgery: Best Practices (PS130)


  • Spectacular Cases (PS209)
  • RAS-ACS Annual Business Meeting
  • Acute Care Surgery: Changing the Landscape of Surgical Practice (TH201)
  • Crossing Over to the Dark Side: Investigating Surgeon Roles in Hospital and Corporate Leadership (TH205)
  • The Art of Negotiation Strategy for Success (TH206)
  • Going into Surgery Practice: The Things You Weren’t Taught (ME206)


  • Surgical Jeopardy (PS308)
  • Effective Handoffs of Care in the Perioperative Period (PS306)
  • Fostering Autonomy in Surgical Trainees (PS329)
  • Surgery Resident Well-being: Achieving Quadruple Aim (PS335)
  • How to Combine Global Surgery and a Busy Clinical Practice as a Young Surgeon (TH308)
  • Understanding the Difference Between Leadership and Power (TH307)
  • Pregnancy During a Surgical Career: Strategies for Making It Work: Residency Academics and Private Practice (ME304)

Technical Exhibits

More than 200 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.