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ACS Program Updates, Resources and Announcements

2021 Leadership & Advocacy Summit Registration Is Now Open!

Register now for the Leadership & Advocacy Summit 2021The virtual ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit, May 15–17, 2021, is a dual meeting offering comprehensive and specialized sessions that provide ACS members, leaders, and advocates with the skills and tools necessary to be effective surgeon leaders. The Summit will be held virtually this year, enabling a larger audience to participate in this engaging and timely event—and registration is now open!

Leadership Summit

The Leadership Summit showcases compelling speakers addressing key topics in surgical leadership. During the Leadership Summit, attendees will learn new and innovative ways to face challenges and enhance their leadership skills, both in and out of the operating room. The Leadership Summit will be held 10:00 am–2:30 pm CT Saturday, May 15.

Advocacy Summit

The Advocacy Summit will offer attendees the unique opportunity to gain insight and additional tools needed to become more knowledgeable and effective advocates for surgery. The Advocacy Summit will highlight legislative priorities the College is pursuing on your behalf. Attendees will hear presentations to aid in developing their advocacy skills, learn about legislative and health policy priorities, and participate in virtual advocacy meetings with members of Congress and their staff. The Advocacy Summit will be held 10:00 am–4:00 pm CT Sunday, May 16, and the virtual congressional visits will take place 8:00 am–3:30 pm CT Monday, May 17.

For information on the Leadership Summit, contact Brian Frankel at or 312-202-5361. For information on the Advocacy Summit, contact Maggie Draughn at or 202-534-0192.

Save the Date: 2021 ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL Is July 12–16

Save the Date for the ACS Quality and Safety ConferenceSave the date for the 2021 ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL! The conference will run Monday, July 12–Friday, July 16.

The program will feature more than 80 sessions—a mix of live, interactive and on-demand content. Attendees can engage with world-renowned experts from a variety of surgical specialties on topics relevant to today's quality and safety climate.

Stay tuned for additional details and watch for an upcoming call for abstracts announcement, and visit the conference website for more information.

New Resource Available to Simplify Surgical Guidelines: Evidence-Based Decisions in Surgery Digital Book

Buy Evidence-Based Decisions in Surgery to help improve surgical quality.Surgical guidelines can be complex and cumbersome, but they don't have to be. With the updated Evidence-Based Decisions in Surgery Digital Book, you'll have a resource by your side that provides step-by-step modules, guiding you through a decision-making process for the most important surgical aspects of the 20 most common general surgical procedures. The updated EBDS Digital Book will be with you whenever you need it, whether or not you have a Wi-Fi connection.

By downloading your copy of the EBDS Digital Book today, you will be better equipped to implement guidelines and improve surgical quality at your institution. Each module features a step-by-step review of the most important surgical aspects of each established practice guideline, alongside the evidence that supports the recommendations.

EBDS is for anyone interested in improving surgical quality. Get your copy of the updated digital book, available for just $100.

Donate to FTL100 Campaign to Celebrate the Committee on Trauma's Centennial

FTL100: Future Trauma LeadersThe ACS Committee on Trauma will be celebrating its centennial anniversary in 2022, and you can be a part of commemorating this milestone in trauma quality by donating to the FTL100 Campaign. The centennial is made possible by gifts great and small by so many, and the COT is taking this opportunity to honor you. Donors to the campaign will be commemorated in the upcoming Committee on Trauma 100th Anniversary commemorative book, Looking to the Future through the Lens of Legacy. Those who give $2,022 or more will be honored in the commemorative book.

During the two-year mentored program, Future Trauma Leaders collaborate on active COT projects, learn valuable skills through the ACS Leadership and Advocacy Summit, and develop relationships that support their career development. Their participation in the program has far-reaching, long-lasting effects.

The FTL100 Campaign supports mentorship activities that further the identification and development of surgeons with an interest in the practice of trauma surgery through the Trauma Mentoring Fund. Opportunities for a named mentoring scholarship also exist through the Future Trauma Leaders Named Mentorship Fund.

Fill out our donation form or text FTL100 to 41444 to donate today.

TOMORROW: ACS International Relations Committee Hosts Webinar on Putting Your Clinical Program into Practice

Do you have an interest in introducing a clinical program to your institution? Participate in a free webinar, "How to Put Your Clinical Program into Practice," tomorrow, March 17, to get insight from leading surgeons who have found success in starting new programs.

In this webinar hosted by the ACS International Relations Committee, Ruth Delaney, MB BCh BAO, MMedSc, FRCS, and Barish H. Edil, MD, FACS, explain how they introduced orthopaedic and pancreaticoduodenectomy/Whipple clinical programs, respectively, to their institutions, discuss obstacles and barriers they faced, and share best practices for you to implement new procedures into practice.

Register today!

Career Opportunities

New Career Opportunities: Openings for Associate Residency Program Director, BC/BE Neurosurgeon, Acute Care General Surgeon, and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon

With the ACS Surgery Career Connection, you can search more than 1,000 surgeon-specific positions and submit your application. The ACS Surgery Career Connection site is the premier resource to connect highly qualified surgeons with the best career opportunities across the country. Find your next career opportunity. Log on today!

Tailor your Surgery Career Connection search to target the opportunities of interest to you.