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

RAS-ACS Grand Rounds Webinar Series

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

Meghan Duckworth

ACS CME Credits to Meet Regulatory Mandates

Presented by Meghan Duckworth
Monday, February 26, 2018
6:00–7:00 pm (CST)

As we see a shift in Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements, we continue to see an increase in the number of state and other regulatory body requirements. During this webinar, attendees will learn about Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits to address regulatory mandates that are offered at the U.S. state level.


John Mellinger, MD, FACS

Physician Heal Thyself? A Reflection on Resident Psychological Wellness

Presented by John D. Mellinger, MD, FACS
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
7:00–8:00 pm (CST)

This webinar will focus on a current analysis of resident psychological well-being including the etiologies, prevalence, and consequences of burnout amongst trainees, and will review institutional and personal strategies for overcoming the same, including a review of key elements of personal resilience.


Fernando Lamounier, MD, FACS

Developing a Strategic Career Plan

Presented by Fernando Lamounier, MD, FACS
Thursday, March 1, 2018
7:00–8:00 pm (CST)

In this webinar, you will learn the key elements to regain control of your life and develop a clear plan to build your career—even if you feel exhausted, stuck, or overwhelmed. More importantly, you will get the confidence and courage to act upon it.


Pursuing an Advanced Degree While in Practice

Jason P. WilsonPresented by Jason P. Wilson, MD MBA, FACS
Monday, June 11, 2018
7:00–8:00 pm (CST)

Are you considering getting an advanced degree after starting a surgical practice? Join this webinar to learn about the advantages and disadvantages and how an advanced degree can benefit your practice, your career, and even your personal pursuits.


Saju Joseph, MD, FACS

Coaching and Mentoring in the Digital Age: Growing Expertise with YouTube

Presented by Saju Joseph, MD, FACS
Monday, July 16, 2018
6:00–7:00 pm (CST)

Technology and learning are developing at a rapid pace, while surgical training remains antiquated. Residents and medical students are learning in new ways that do not rely on structured didactic lectures and long hours of studying from books. This webinar will teach surgeons how residents learn, explain how the environment affects learning, and discuss novel techniques to train residents in the digital age.


Past Webinars

Concurrent and Overlapping Surgery: Know the Difference

Edward Lee, MD, FACS, FASCRSDavid B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Presented by David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, and Edward Lee, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Discussion moderated by Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS, Director, Division of Member Services, American College of Surgeons

Concurrent and overlapping surgery have received considerable media attention over the past several years. It is important to understand the distinction between the two and understand why hospitals are increasingly taking steps to ensure that they have policies in place to protect surgeons and their patients. Join us to learn more about this timely topic. A Q & A session will follow the conversation.


Rebecca Britt

Navigating the Balance of Life as a Surgeon

Presented by Rebecca C. Britt, MD, FACS

During the Navigating the Balance of Life as a Surgeon webinar, we will discuss approaches to maintain balance between professional and personal goals, with tips for finding opportunities to integrate personal and professional satisfaction.


Terah Isaacson, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Becoming Your Own Boss: Tips for Starting Your Own Surgical Practice

Presented by Terah Isaacson, MD, FACS, FASCRS

This webinar reviews the steps you can take to start your own practice as an early-career option. I go over my own experience and talk about the lessons learned and how attainable this goal really is! I hope you come away motivated and encouraged that independent, private practice is still an option for young surgeons and a great way to combat the challenges of work/life balance and burnout.


Log in to access more webinars