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Register for a RAS-ACS Webinar

Grand Rounds Webinars

Register for a free webinar today! Even if you can’t attend the live event, if you register, we’ll send you a digital copy via e-mail.

Compassion Fatigue: You Really Can Care Too Much

Presented by Michele Manahan, MD, MBA, FACS
Monday, November 11
6:00–7:00 pm Central

This webinar will provide information about the phenomenon of compassion fatigue. Participants will gain further understanding of the concept and will learn how to recognize the condition. Suggestions to mitigate its effects also will be discussed.

Learning objectives include:

  • Define compassion fatigue in personal and professional life
  • Recognize warning signs of compassion fatigue
  • Understand potential ways to minimize distress related to compassion fatigue

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Join a RAS-ACS Phone Hangout

RAS-ACS Hangouts

Join us for lively, informative, and casual conversations about a variety of topics. No need to register, just join the call.

Escalating Workplace Violence in Health Care

Monday, November 11
7:00 pm Central

Does health care culture still embrace a “code of silence” mentality that accepts violence, or is this issue being addressed by administration? We will also discuss how to stay compliant with OSHA and not get our workplaces into trouble, use of de-escalation techniques and their effectiveness, and the pending legislation H.R. 7141 – Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act.

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2020 ACS-AEI Call for Abstracts is Now Open

Save the date for the 2020 ACS Surgical Simulation Summit

The call for abstracts is now open for the 2020 Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Summit: An International Multi-Professional Meeting, March 12–14 at the Swissôtel in Chicago, IL. This American College of Surgeons-Accredited Education Institutes (ACS-AEI) forum highlights the best research in simulation-based surgical education, or implementation of innovative simulation-based surgical education methods, and anyone involved simulation-based education or surgical simulation-based training is invited to submit abstracts by Monday, October 7, 11:59 pm Central.

There are three opportunities to present: Innovative Techniques, Original Papers, and Poster Presentations. Submitted abstracts are reviewed by the Program Review Committee. All ACS Surgical Simulation Summit abstract submissions must be from original research, not previously published or presented, with the expectation that all work submitted and accepted will be presented at this meeting. Presenting authors will receive the Program Review Committee’s decision by Friday, December 20.For abstract submission information, contact Amy Johnson at 312-202-5415 or

Submit your abstract today