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International Guest Scholarships Available for Clinical Congress 2018

The ACS International Relations Committee is pleased to announce the availability of International Guest Scholarships for 2018 to young surgeons from countries outside the U.S. or Canada. The scholarships, in the amount of $10,000 each, provide scholars with an opportunity to visit clinical, teaching, and research activities in the U.S. or Canada, and to attend and participate fully in the educational opportunities and activities of the Clinical Congress 2018, October 21–25, in Boston, MA.

The complete requirements and the online application form can be viewed on the ACS website. All materials are due no later than July 3. Questions may be directed to Kate Early at kearly@facs.org.

Apply for the George H.A. Clowes Career Development Award by August 1

The George H. A. Clowes, Jr., MD, FACS, Memorial Research Career Development Award is offered through the generosity of The Clowes Fund, Inc., of Indianapolis, IN. Its purpose is to provide support for the research of a promising young surgical investigator. The award consists of a stipend of $45,000 for each of five years and is not renewable thereafter.

The award is restricted to a U.S. or Canadian Fellow or Associate Fellow of the College who is a general surgeon. The Scholarships Committee will look preferentially upon applicants who have received investigator-initiated, peer-reviewed, federally funded research awards (for example, NIH R01/K08/K23, VA Merit Review and Canadian Institutes of Health Research grants). The closing date for receipt of completed applications and all related documents is August 1, 2017. The application form can be accessed online. Contact the Scholarships Administrator at scholarships@facs.org with questions.

Apply by July 3 for the Community Surgeons Travel Award

The ACS International Relations Committee is pleased to announce the availability of Community Surgeons Travel Awards. This new program provides a stipend of $4,000 to enable international surgeons aged 30–50 in regional or community hospitals/clinics or financially challenged surgical departments to attend Clinical Congress 2018, October 21–25, in Boston, MA.

The complete requirements and the online application form can be viewed on the ACS website. Applications and all related documents are due no later than July 3. Questions may be directed to Kate Early at kearly@facs.org.

Apply by August 15 for a Speed Mentoring Session at Clinical Congress

The YFA is seeking applications from members of the College who would like to participate in the Speed Mentoring Session at the 2017 ACS Clinical Congress in San Diego, CA. This is an opportunity for early career young surgeons (Residents or Associate Fellows) to develop mentoring relationships with established Fellows during a round-robin discussion.

We are seeking both mentors and mentees, as the program will include up to 100 mentor/mentee pairs. Participants will meet up to five individuals during this one-hour session. Visit the YFA web page for more details and to access links to the applications.

Questions can be directed to Alison Powers at apowers@facs.org.

Year-Long Mentorship Program Pairs Young and Established Fellows

The YFA is seeking applications from Fellows who would like to apply for the year-long YFA Mentorship Program. This is an opportunity for early career young surgeons (Fellows of the College who are under the age of 45) to develop a mentoring relationship with an established Fellow of the College.

We are seeking both mentors and mentees. The program will include up to 25 mentor/mentee pairs who are required to attend the 2017 ACS Clinical Congress in San Diego, CA. The mentorship relationship will extend from October 2017 through October 2018.

Visit the YFA web page for more details and to access links to the mentor and mentee applications. Questions can be directed to Alison Powers at apowers@facs.org.

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