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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 2019

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Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

Join us October 27–31 for outstanding didactic and discussion-based educational opportunities. Claim up to 50 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:

Sunday, October 27

1:00–3:00 pm

PS002—RAS-ACS Symposium: Shiftwork Surgery:Loss of Continuity or Sensible Balance of Responsibility?

Monday, October 28

2:30–4:00 pm

PS117—Initiates Program:Strategies for Success in Surgery

4:00–5:45 pm

SI105—Young Fellows Association (YFA) Program

Tuesday, October 29

7:00–7:45 am

TH201—Stop the Bleed!Resources for Young Surgeons and How to Start a Program

TH200—Carrying the Weight: How to Deal with Complications as a New Surgeon

TH204—Palliative Care: How to Integrate Palliative Care in Your Practice as a Surgeon

TH205—Structural Violence and Disparity Affecting Surgical Outcomes: How Can We Be Part of the Solution?

TH206—How Can Mindfulness Improve Your Surgical Skills?

4:00–5:00 pm

SI207—YFA Speed Mentoring Program

Wednesday, October 30

7:00–7:45 am

TH301—Advocacy 101:Why and How to Get Involved and Make a Difference

TH302– Global Surgery and Opportunities for the Young Surgeon:How Can I Get Involved

TH303—Grants, Publications, Deadlines:How to Build a Research Profile and Balance a Busy Clinical Career

TH304—LinkedIn, Doximity, ResearchGate, Twitter, and Facebook:What Tools and How to Use Them for Your Professional Development

TH305—Locum Tenens:  Pros and Cons for the Surgeon

8:00–9:30 am

PS306—MeTooSurgery:Tools for Addressing and Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Surgical Workplace

4:15–5:45 pm

PS333—Negotiating Skills:More Than Just Your Contract

PS334—Depression and Suicide Prevention for Surgeons

Thursday, October 31

7:00–7:45 am

TH401—Functional Ergonomics for Surgeons:Protect Your Neck and Your Career 

TH403—Financial Literacy for the Surgical Practice

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!

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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.