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Submit Your Ideas for Clinical Congress 2020

As a member of the RAS-ACS, we encourage you to submit ideas for sessions to Clinical Congress 2020. The RAS-ACS Education Workgroup has developed a Survey Monkey survey to gather ideas from RAS-ACS members. Enter your ideas here, and after reviewing, the RAS-ACS Education Committee will submit the session ideas to the Clinical Congress proposal site once it opens in May.

We want to give all our members a voice in the annual meeting and we hope you can take advantage of this opportunity! Please submit your session ideas by March 1, 2019.

Call for Clinical Congress Abstracts and Videos is Open

The call for abstracts and videos for Clinical Congress 2019, to be held October 27–31 in San Francisco, is now open.

The Owen H. Wangensteen Scientific Forum offers researchers the opportunity to present the results of their original, basic science, clinical, education, health sciences, and translational research.

The Video-Based Education Sessions aim to educate surgeons and members of surgical teams in order to improve the care of the surgical patient as well as safeguard the standards of care in an optimal practice environment.;

Submit your abstracts and videos today. The last day to submit is Friday, March 1 at 11:59 pm (CT).

teachers and leaders

Register for the 2019 ACS Residents as Teachers and Leaders Course 

Registration is open for the 13th annual Residents as Teachers and Leaders Course hosted by the ACS Division of Education. The 2019 program, to be held March 29-31 at the ACS headquarters in Chicago, is designed specifically for surgery residents and will address the essential nonclinical skills—teaching and leading—that are required for success as surgeons and members of the health care team.

The course faculty, made up of nationally renowned clinical and educational professionals, will provide an interactive learning environment. Residents will learn to lead a team more effectively, resolve conflict, be better teachers, give constructive feedback, and apply these skills during and after residency. This course is targeted at mid- to senior-level residents, but all are welcome to attend.

Early bird registration ends March 1. The number of participants is limited to allow ample interaction with faculty and to facilitate networking, so please register early. Contact Steffanye Hawbaker Mack at or at 312-202-5424 with any questions.

Apply for the Colorado Humanitarian Surgical Skills Workshop by March 15

We are offering a unique opportunity for surgical residents interested in global surgery and humanitarian work at the University of Colorado! On April 27-28, we will be holding the fifth annual Colorado Humanitarian Surgical Skills Workshop at the Center for Surgical Innovation in Denver, Colorado.

This is a hands-on, cadaver-based workshop taught by surgeons in multiple surgical specialties, all of whom have experience working in low-resource settings. This course will allow residents to learn and practice essential skills expected of surgeons in developing nations, such as external fixation and powerless craniotomies.

This year, we are opening spots to 12 residents across the country. This course is free to residents. Please apply here by March 15.