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10th Annual ACS-AEI Postgraduate Course Preview

Breaking Down Silos to Build Interprofessional Excellence
September 8–9, 2017
Portland, OR

Course Overview

Ebola simulation training with the OHSU ICU teamA major hub for technology and food culture, Portland, OR, is teeming with professionals performing at the highest level. The 2017 American College of Surgeons-Accredited Education Institutes (ACS-AEI) Postgraduate Course will focus on attaining competency for tomorrow’s health care professionals.

The two-day course will provide surgeons, educators, and administrators with an introduction to the ACS-AEI Comprehensive-Accredited Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Simulation Center in Portland. The first day will feature exciting and immersive presentations from OHSU faculty, who will showcase simulation efforts used to develop competency across multiple health care disciplines and professions. The second day, visitors will explore the technical skills and cognitive-based training centers through interactive workshops while taking in the scenic Portland landscape. Exhibitors will be on hand to showcase new technology relevant to skills labs and simulation centers.

Team training drill on SCITT (Simulation Code Interdisciplinary Team Training) and In-Situ Training) ProgramsAll attendees are invited to attend the special networking reception at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry on Friday evening. Join us for drinks, appetizers, and complimentary admission to the Pompeii exhibit!

Hear about what you can expect at the 2017 ACS-AEI Postgraduate Course from Donn H. Spight, MD, FACS, VirtuOHSU Surgical Director!

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Register by August 28

Don’t miss the networking reception and Pompeii Exhibit at OMSI!

Cost to Attend

AEI members: $450
Non-AEI member attendees: $495
Medical Students/Residents/Retired: $245

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation

The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 10 credits meet the requirements for Patient Safety.

Course Venue

Aerial Tram, the quickest way to get to the workshops on SaturdayOHSU Simulation Center
Collaborative Life Sciences Building
2730 SW Moody Ave.
Portland, OR 97201

Hotel Accommodations

The host hotel for this course is the Hyatt House Portland Downtown. The hotel is just a few blocks down the street, on the same side of the river, from where the course is taking place at the Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB). It is a short five- to seven-minute walk; however, you can also hop on the street car for one stop.

Hyatt House Portland Downtown
2080 SW River Dr.
Portland, OR 97201
$169 single/double per night plus tax (complimentary breakfast and Internet included)

Please note: The deadline has passed to book within the ACS-AEI hotel block, so please contact Cathy Sormalis at 312-202-5535 or csormalis@facs.org for assistance.

Don’t forget to use #ACSAEI to tweet about the meeting!

2017 Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Conference Highlights

Chair of the ACS-AEI Program, Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, gives his 2017 State of the ACS-Accredited Education Institutes presentation to the Consortium.
Chair of the ACS-AEI Program, Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, gives his 2017 State of the ACS-Accredited Education Institutes presentation to the Consortium.
2017 keynote speaker Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, FACS, addresses conference attendees on the first day during his presentation, “Transforming Health Professions Education: To Dare Mighty Things”
2017 keynote speaker Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, FACS, addresses conference attendees on the first day during his presentation, “Transforming Health Professions Education: To Dare Mighty Things”
2017 Program Committee Chair, Kevin J. Lachapelle, MD, FACS, welcomes attendees to the 2017 program.
2017 Program Committee Chair, Kevin J. Lachapelle, MD, FACS, welcomes attendees to the 2017 program.
2017 Special Panel Session participants (from left to right): David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAPL, FACS; John R. Combes, MD; Dana K. Andersen, MD, FACS; David A. Cook, MD, MHPE; and Keynote Speaker, Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, FACS.
2017 Special Panel Session participants (from left to right): David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAPL, FACS; John R. Combes, MD; Dana K. Andersen, MD, FACS; David A. Cook, MD, MHPE; and Keynote Speaker, Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, FACS.