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YFA Speakers Bureau

The Young Fellows Association (YFA) Speakers Bureau is a platform for young surgeons to offer their expertise on clinical topics.

About the Program

The Speakers Bureau is a list of American College of Surgeons Young Fellows Association (ACS YFA) members—Fellows of the ACS under the age of 45—who self-identify themselves as experts in a clinical surgical topic and have a presentation ready to present to a live or virtual audience, or who are available to moderate an educational session or serve on an ACS committee. Presentation titles are arranged alphabetically along with learning objectives and presenter contact information, which is available upon request.

Accessing the Speakers Bureau

Presentations are arranged alphabetically by title in a spreadsheet format along with learning objectives and the presenter’s contact information, executive biography, and photo.To obtain a free copy of the list, submit a request to

Please note. Because this is a new program, the first list of speakers will be available in early April.

Who Might Use the List?

Organizations in need of presenters or moderators for national, regional, or local conferences; surgical programs or institutions looking for speakers for Grand Rounds or educational conference speakers for their division, institution, or surgical academic organization; workshops and continuing education; ACS chapters needing speakers for annual meetings or workshops, or ACS Committees looking for members with specific clinical expertise.

Who Should Apply as a Presenter?

Fellows of the American College of Surgeons under the age of 45 interested in sharing their knowledge on a subject on a research study or a clinical topic.

The speaker must have demonstrated experience presenting the topic including in any one of the following presentations:

  • Surgical Grand Rounds or morbidity and mortality (M&M) conferences at their own institution or as a visiting speaker at another academic institution
  • Presentation at national, regional, or local surgical meeting

How to Apply

To apply, please use the link below.  You will need to gather the following information prior to accessing the application:

  1. Demographic information about yourself (name, title, institution, city, state, and e-mail address)
  2. Identify all areas of clinical expertise
  3. Executive biography (no more than 2 pages)
  4. Photo
  5. Information about a presentation (you may submit up to three presentations)
    • Title of presentation
    • Name of event/institution where presentation was previously given
    • Type of presentation (Grand Rounds, M & M, conference, event)
    • Three (3) learning objectives

Please note. You must be an ACS Fellow under the age of 45.

Apply today

Speaking Opportunity Notifications

Speaker requests will be made directly between the presenter and the individual, organization, institution, or ACS Committee requesting their expertise. Contact will not be made through the ACS.

Liability Disclaimer

The ACS YFA will provide an alphabetical list of topics along with learning objectives and contact information for the speakers, but the ACS YFA does not take responsibility for the quality of the presenter or content, nor does it participate in negotiations regarding the presentation.


Please direct questions to Alison Powers at