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Meetings and Events

The Young Fellows Association (YFA) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) sponsors a variety of meetings and events throughout the year.

Clinical Congress 2018

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

Join us October 21–25 for outstanding didactic and discussion-based educational opportunities. Claim up to 47.5 Continuing Medical Education Credits (CME), earn Self-Assessment Credit for most sessions, and meet other regulatory requirements.  Here are a few sessions we think are especially relevant to a young surgeon today:


  • Leadership and Career Development for the Young Surgeon PS122
  • Firearm Injuries in the United States Politics or Public Health  PS124
  • Social Media in Surgery:  Best Practices  PS130


  • 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


  • Keeping you Practice Whole with Locums Surgeons Key Factors and Considerations  TH302
  • How to Combine Global Surgery and a Busy Clinical Practice as a Young Surgeon  TH308
  • Managing your Online Presence Your Professional Website and Influence on Patient Reviews  TH305
  • Understanding the Difference Between Leadership and Power  TH307
  • Pregnancy During a Surgical Career:  Strategies for making it work:  Residency Academic s and Private Practice  ME304
  • What Just Happened:  Dealing with Devastating Complications  ME305


  • Postoperative Pain Control Strategies to Decrease the Need for Narcotics  TH403
  • Opioid-Sparing Practices in Surgery:  Acute Management of Postoperative Surgical Pain (Part 1) PS402
  • Ergonomic Injuries:  Assessing the Extent of the Problem and Options for Improvement  PS406
  • Opioid-Sparing Practices in Surgery:  Pain Management for the Special Patient Population (Part 2)  PS409

Technical Exhibits

More than 200 companies displaying their products are services will be attending Monday – Wednesday. 

Networking and Events and Activities

Clinical Congress offers unparalleled access to peers, special interest sessions such as the Young Fellows Association Program, and the Taste of the City!

Register today

Early bird closes August 27!

ACS Chapter Meetings

As a YFA member, you are encouraged to seek your local ACS chapter to attend meetings and events in your local area. For more information, see Chapter information on the ACS website.