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Webinars for Young Surgeons

Learn new strategies and tools with relevant topics in less than 60 minutes.

ACS webinars are for young surgeons who are starting their practice in private or academic surgical medicine. Take a deep dive into career path choices and strategies, best practices for navigating the career ladder, and managing personal life and wellness.

The webinars are presented live by subject matter experts and accessible to you free of charge. Enjoy interaction with the presenter in a live format or view the webinar later whenever your schedule permits. These brief, yet extremely informative, web-based educational sessions are accessible for one year after the event.

Upcoming Webinars

Transcare for the Transgender Patient in the Surgeon’s Office

Scott Chaiet, MD, MBA, FACS

Presented by Scott Chaiet, MD, MBA, FACS
Tuesday, January 24
7:00–8:00 pm (Central)

One of Dr. Chaiet’s focuses has been to bring awareness of the LGBTQ patient care and diversity to his colleagues. This webinar will engage attendees in a discussion about the review of health issues in the transgender community, including how to identify and explain terms related to sexual identity and sexual practices; identify ways to create a welcoming environment for patients of all sexual orientations; and describe the role of surgery to complement hormone therapy and mental health services as a care team.


Past Webinars

Jayme Lieberman, MD, FACS

Clinical Documentation Improvement

Presented by Jayme Lieberman, MD, FACS

This presentation gives attendees an understanding of what, how, why, and when it is important to code clinical procedures properly for documentation purposes at your institution.


Scott A. Leckman, MD, FACS

Domestic Volunteerism: Options for Young Surgeons Who Want to Help

Presented by Scott A. Leckman, MD, FACS

This webinar led by Dr. Leckman, takes attendees through a discussion of domestic volunteerism by surgeons. You will learn how to prepare for and find volunteerism opportunities, as well as discuss what volunteering means to your life. The 55-minute session will end with a question-and-answer period.


Ravi D. Goel

Protect Your Online Reputation

Presented by Ravi Goel, MD

Patients increasingly rely on internet rating sites to find medical providers. The information on these websites is rarely monitored and reviews are often inaccurate. A single negative comment can damage professional reputation and affect practice growth. Monitoring online presence and social media to address negative comments is a daunting task which can no longer be ignored. Dr. Goel will provide strategies to effectively monitor your online reputation. You will learn common techniques to support promoters, address critics, engage in social media, and establish a positive internet presence.


David Welsh, MD, FACS

Being a Leader Within Your Hospital and on Your Medical Staff

Presented by David Welsh, MD, FACS

This webinar attempts to address how you can become a leader within your role as a medical staff person at your hospital.


Mario E. Motta, MD, FACC

Drug Shortages: The Problem, Possible Causes, and Future Directions

Presented by Mario E. Motta, MD, FACC

This webinar attempts to address the contributing factors to the problem of drug shortages in the US, discuss transparency in pricing, and the involvement of Medicare to negotiate prices.


Brian Santin, MD, FACS, RPVI

Contract Negotiations: Advice and Pitfalls to Avoid

Presented by Brian J. Santin, MD, FACS

This webinar reviews concepts to enhance one’s ability to negotiate a more advantageous contract. The negotiations process both from the perspective of the candidate and the employer is reviewed. The discussion also includes a more focused look at some of the commonly overlooked contract items, which often result in “money left on the table.”


Sheila Harrison, AmWINS Account Executive, ACS Insurance Program

Disability Insurance from AmWINS Group Benefits, Inc.

Presented by Sheila Harrison, AmWINS Account Executive, ACS Insurance Program

As a physician, you’ve made a significant investment of time, energy, and money into building a demanding career with the promise of a high income and all of the rewards your profession provides. But, should an injury or illness prevent you from performing your specific duties, that promise can suddenly evaporate. You insure your house, your car, your health, and your life; doesn’t it make sense to insure your most valuable asset—you, the physician? Disability insurance protects you by protecting your ability to earn an income.


Nancy L. Gantt, MD, FACS

Seeking Mentorship and Ascending the Academic/Private Practice Ladder

Presented by Nancy L. Gantt, MD, FACS

This webinar will engage attendees in a discussion about the need for mentorship to achieve their personal and professional goals and how to identify a mentor and have a productive relationship. Career planning and advancement will also be discussed, emphasizing the importance of utilizing all available resources to become successful.


Sharmila Dissanaike, MBBS, FACS

Mindfulness and Work-life Balance for the Busy Surgeon

Presented by Sharmila Dissanaike, MBBS, FACS

This webinar takes attendees through a discussion of surgeon burnout and work-life balance using the technique of mindfulness. Attendees will be guided through a short practice session during the webinar. A robust question and answer session ends this 55-minute session.