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ACS and MacLean Center Offer Fellowships in Surgical Ethics—Apply by January 25!

The ACS Division of Education is offering fellowships in surgical ethics in conjunction with the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago, IL. During the last six years, participants have included attending surgeons as well as surgery residents and fellows nationwide. This fellowship program provides the opportunity for motivated individuals to obtain the specialized knowledge, skills, and training required to become leaders in the field of surgical ethics.

The fellowship requires about 25 percent of a fellow's academic time, which enables fellows to spend 75 percent of their time doing their current academic work in their respective fields. The fellowship prepares surgeons for careers that combine clinical surgery with scholarly studies in surgical ethics and begins with a five-week, full-time course in Chicago, IL, in July and August 2021. From September 2021 to June 2022, fellowship recipients will meet weekly for a structured ethics curriculum. In addition, fellows will participate in an ethics consultation service and complete a research project.

Application materials are due January 25, 2021. For additional information about this fellowship, visit the MacLean Center's website or contact Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH, Associate Director, ACS Division of Education, at  

Access Clinical Congress Program and Claim CME Credits Through February 1, 2021

Educational sessions from the Clinical Congress 2020 (launched as a virtual meeting October 3 through October 7) continue to be available online at no cost. The rich content from more than 240 sessions provides learners the opportunity to earn up to 219.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 27 Credits to Address Regulatory Mandates, and 77 Credits to Address ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements. To date, participants have already claimed more than 115,000 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, exceeding total CME claimed for Clinical Congress 2019 by more than 60,000 credits.

The Clinical Congress 2020 program and the opportunity to earn CME Credits will be available through February 1, 2021. Step-by-step evaluation and claiming instructions and instructional videos are available on the Credit Cart tab on the Clinical Congress 2020 website.

For additional information, contact Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, at; Alisa Nagler, JD, MA, EdD, at; Richard V. King, PhD, at; Yekaterina Baker at; M. Jane Burns, MJHL, at; Elizabeth C. McAllister at;, or 866-918-4799.