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Leadership and Advocacy Summit

Board of Governors Events at the Summit

Please review the following schedule of Board of Governors (B/G) activities taking place in conjunction with the Leadership & Advocacy Summit in May.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

B/G Executive Committee Meeting

11:30 am–12:30 pm 
Executive Committee members only

New Governor Orientation and Networking Event

12:30–1:30 pm
New Governors only

Pillar Meetings

1:30–2:30 pm
(All pillars will meet as a group; please see listing under workgroup meetings for your pillar)
All Governors

Workgroup Meetings

2:30–5:30 pm
(All workgroups will meet EXCEPT for the Chapter Activities International Workgroup)
All Governors

Meeting Name

Pillar

Time

Best Practices Workgroup

Quality

4:00–5:30 pm

Chapter Activities Domestic Workgroup

Member Services

4:00–5:30 pm

Continuing Education Workgroup

Education

2:30–4:00 pm

Grassroots Advocacy Engagement Workgroup

Advocacy

2:30–4:00 pm

Health Policy and Advocacy Workgroup

Advocacy

4:00–5:30 pm

Newsletter Workgroup

Communications

4:00–5:30 pm

Patient Education Workgroup

Education

4:00–5:30 pm

Physician Comp and Health Workgroup

Quality

2:30–4:00 pm

Surgical Care Delivery Workgroup

Quality

2:30–4:00 pm

Surgical Training Workgroup

Education

2:30–4:00 pm

Surgical Volunteerism Workgroup

Member Services

2:30–4:00 pm

Survey Workgroup

Communications

4:00–5:30 pm

Welcome Reception

5:30–7:00 pm
All Governors

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Leadership Summit

8:00 am–5:00 pm (registration begins at 7:30 am)
All Governors

Registration

Please register online. All ACS Members should use the Member link to register. Should you have any questions regarding this process, please contact ACS Registration Services at registration@facs.org or call 312-202-5244. The Leadership Summit is complimentary to attend and is a requirement of being a Governor; the Advocacy Summit requires a registration fee. (If you are an International/Canadian Governor, your attendance is voluntary.) Please note: You must register yourself by using the link above.

Please attend the subsequent Advocacy Summit if you are able. The advocacy portion of the event begins on Sunday evening, May 7, at 6:00 pm with a dinner, but this event is not a Governor requirement and will require a separate registration fee. For questions regarding the Advocacy Summit, please contact Michael Carmody at mcarmody@facs.org or 202-672-1511.

Housing

You have been extended one (1) complimentary room night at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. Please make your reservation by April 7, 2017. Reservations can be made online or by calling the hotel directly at 202-898-9000 and using the group code “ACS Leadership and Advocacy Summit.” You will receive reimbursement for one hotel room night ($275+ tax) after the meeting takes place. A special reimbursement form will be e-mailed to you.

Please visit the Summit website for further details as they become available, including information about:

  • Travel
  • Ground transportation
  • Summit agendas