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Operation Giving Back

Operation Giving Back (OGB), the volunteerism initiative of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), serves as a comprehensive resource center where you can find information to investigate and participate in surgical volunteer opportunities. OGB provides the necessary tools to facilitate humanitarian outreach among ACS members of all specialties, at all stages of their profession, and with an emphasis on domestic and/or international service. Through a network of high-impact partner organizations, OGB directs you to volunteer opportunities that align with your skills, passions, and beliefs.

Global Surgery Session

The Global Surgical Ecosystem: Strengthening Healthcare Worldwide
Thursday, April 6, Washington, DC

Operation Giving Back, The G4 Alliance, University of Utah Center for Global Surgery, and The World Health Organization have organized a full-day satellite session prior to the 8th Annual CUGH Conference. The Global Surgery Ecosystem session will focus on creating sustainable, safe surgical ecosystems. Preregistration is required.

  Register today

Call for Nominations

Dr. Young with a patient

Nominate a colleague for the ACS/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards. The awards celebrate ACS Fellows and members whose altruism, dedication, and contribution have made a lasting difference. The call for nominations closes February 28.

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Call for Abstracts and Videos Open

Clinical Congress 2017 Call for Abstracts

Clinical Congress offers researchers the opportunity to present the results of their original, basic science, clinical, education, health sciences, and translational research for oral, poster, and video-based presentations. Submit your abstracts and videos for consideration to present at Clinical Congress 2017 by March 1.

  Submit today

Servicing and Helping Others

John Mathews, MD, FACS, discusses how Operation Giving Back aligns with surgical service and the opportunity for surgeons to share their skills.

  See available opportunities