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Young Fellows Association

Get InvolvedFor surgeons under the age of 45, the Young Fellows Association (YFA) represents your interests, and provides a forum for you to shape the future of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and your specialty. Get involved in this high-energy group of future College leaders today. 

Advocacy Essays

The annual YFA advocacy essay contest to encourages members to think about the profession from a particular lens. In 2019, Young Fellows wrote about Surgical Patients: On Becoming the Surgeon Advocate, Leader, and Learner.

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ACS/Pfizer Awards

Nominations for the 2020 ACS/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Award are being accepted through Saturday, February 15. Nominate a surgeon deserving of an award today!

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Call for Proposals

We are gathering your ideas for Clinical Congress 2021 sessions. We will review and submit proposals on behalf of YFA to the ACS Program Committee in May. We aim for submitter involvement in the final session if the proposal is accepted. Submit your ideas by Saturday, February 15. Contact with questions. 

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Mark Your Calendars

All dues-paying ACS Fellows have been sent 2017 dues notices. Fellows are encouraged to pay their dues online—the quickest and most efficient way. Log in and select Pay Your Dues under the Welcome dropdown box. You can mail your dues statement to ACS with payment as well. Pay your dues by the January 31 deadline.

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Call for Abstracts

Share your research with the world and submit your abstracts and videos for Clinical Congress 2020 today. The Call for Abstracts is open through Monday, March 2.

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Webinar Series

Learn new strategies and tools with relevant topics in less than 60 minutes with our Grand Rounds Webinar Series. Take a deep dive into career path choices and strategies, best practices for navigating the career ladder, and managing personal life and wellness.

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