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ACS Program Updates, Resources and Announcements

2021 ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL Content Will Remain Available through August 16

The 2021 ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL has been a great success, and because the event is continuing to see a high number of sessions being viewed and new registrations, access to conference content has been extended through August 16! This year's conference featured 90 sessions and more than 400 abstract presentations, so there is sure to be content that will help you improve quality and safety in your practice.

Registration will remain open so all may enjoy free access to the virtual conference through August 16. Do you know someone that would like to register? Tell them to register today for access.

2022 ACS Quality and Safety Conference

The College is excited to announce that the 2022 ACS Quality and Safety Conference is tentatively scheduled to be held July 2022, in Chicago, IL.

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Apply for 2022–2024 ACS Resident Research Scholarships by September 30

The ACS is offering two-year ACS Resident Research Scholarships. Eligibility for these scholarships is limited to the research projects of residents in surgery or a surgical specialty. These scholarships are supported by the generosity of Fellows, chapters, and friends of the College to encourage residents to pursue careers in academic surgery. The closing date for completed applications and all supporting documents is September 30, 2021.

General policies covering the grant of the ACS Resident Research Scholarships are summarized as follows:

  • The applicant must be a Resident Member of the College who has completed two postdoctoral years in an accredited surgical training program in the U.S. or Canada at the time the scholarship is awarded.
  • The scholarship is awarded for two years, and acceptance of it requires commitment for the two-year period. The award is to support a research plan for the two years of the scholarship, July 2022 through June 2024.
  • Application for these scholarships may be submitted even if comparable application to other organizations has been made.
  • The scholarship is $30,000 per year; the total amount is to support the research of the recipient and may be used for salary or stipend, research materials, and travel related to the research.
  • The scholar is expected to attend the ACS Clinical Congress in 2024, to submit a report on the research as part of the Scientific Forum, and to receive a certificate at the annual meeting of the Scholarships Committee.
  • Approval of the application is required from the administration (dean or fiscal officer) of the institution. Supporting letters from the head of the department of surgery (or the surgical specialty) and from the mentor who will be supervising the applicant's research must be submitted.

Visit the scholarship web page for complete information on requirements and expectations.

Webinar for Young Surgeons: What Are You Worth? Creating and Claiming Value to Optimize

The Young Fellows Association of the ACS invites you to join Barbara Pettitt, MD, FACS, at 8:00 pm CT July 29 for a discussion focused on preparing yourself for job negotiations during a Grand Rounds Webinar, What Are You Worth? Creating and Claiming Value to Optimize Negotiations. The discussion will focus on preparation for job negotiations, including determining job and life priorities, assessing what you will need to be successful, developing strategies for determining what you are worth, and common mistakes made in the negotiation process. At the end of this webinar, participants should be able to do the following:

  • Describe at least five personal priorities important in their own job search
  • Describe at least three resources other than compensation that will be important to their success
  • List at least three possible resources for determining if a job offer is right for them, and for negotiating the terms of their employment

Register for this free event today!

This event is sponsored by the Young Fellows Association Annual Mentor Program

Career Opportunities

New Career Opportunities: Trauma Medical Director, Head and Neck Oncologic Surgeon, and More

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