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Clinical Congress Highlights

Visit the ACS Career Fair

2017 Career FairThe ACS Career Fair is a recruiting event with more than 20 hospitals, private practices, and health care organizations from around the country looking to talk and meet with interested candidates from a variety of surgical specialties. All levels of ACS members—from residents to early-, mid-, and late-career surgeons—who may be looking for a practice-setting change should visit the ACS Career Fair. The ACS Career Fair will also include the ACS Surgery Career Connection booth, so you can review all available surgeon jobs posted to the career site and talk to a representative about how to take full advantage of everything the site has to offer. Experts will be on hand to review resumes and provide interview tips. The ACS Career Fair will be located in the Exhibit Hall and will be open Monday, October 23 through Wednesday, October 25, 9:00 am–4:30 pm. Register today! 

Volunteering and Programming for Young Fellows at Clinical Congress 2017

Have an hour or two to spare at Clinical Congress 2017? Here are some one-time volunteering opportunities:

  • Sunday, October 22, 4-5:30 pm.  Help welcome and robe new initiates prior to Convocation. Contact Alison Powers at
  • Monday, October 23, 3-5 pm.  Lead a medical student roundtable discussion or teach suturing at a skills table. Contact Katie McKenzie at
  • Tuesday, October 24, 3-4:40 pm.  Lead a round robin interview with up to 8 medical students. Contact Katie McKenzie at

It's not too early to plan your Clinical Congress schedule! We’ve picked out some sessions that you might find especially meaningful to your surgical practice, career plans, and life. Young Fellows from all surgical specialties will find dozens of thought-provoking educational sessions, meet-and-greet networking opportunities, and more. 

  • Mark your calendar to attend these YFA events
  • Register and save on early registration fees before August 28 
  • Make hotel reservations online 

Bring Your Kids to Clinical Congress with Camp ACS

The College has partnered once again with ACCENT on Children’s Arrangements to provide an on-site interactive childcare camp at the ACS Clinical Congress 2017. ACCENT has planned arts and crafts activities, entertainment, and games, all of which are designed to engage and provide an interactive environment for your children. Camp ACS is available to all children ages six months through 17 years, and is open Sunday, October 22 through Wednesday, October 25 from 7:30 am to 10:00 pm at the San Diego Marriott Marquis. Pre-register online by October 6 and your registration fee will be waived!

Join Your Colleagues for Wellness Activities 

In addition to regularly scheduled scientific and educational opportunities, a wide range of engagement events will be offered at Clinical Congress 2017. Join your colleagues for wellness activities, including early morning yoga, running and walking tours, and a spin class to name a few. Finish off your stay in San Diego by attending the ACS Taste of the City on Wednesday night, October 25, 5:30–7:30 pm. Learn more about events and special activities at Clinical Congress 2017 on the ACS website.