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YFA E-News: September 2016

Message from the Editor

Dear Initiates and Young Fellows,

Clinical Congress 2016 is coming soon, October 16–20, in Washington, DC. This year’s class is comprised of 1,823 new initiates (1,256 U.S., 21 Canada, 546 international) representing 69 countries. Welcome to all the new Young Fellows of the College! This special edition of the Young Fellows Association (YFA) E-News focuses on Clinical Congress and how to prepare you for your meeting. We kick off YFA programming with the New Initiates' Program: Celebrating Diversity, Recognizing Opportunity, and Moving Forward Together on Monday, October 17 at 2:30 pm.

The eighth annual YFA Meeting follows at 4:00 pm. Join us to hear about recent YFA activities from incoming YFA Chair Joshua Broghammer, MD, FACS as well as updates from the YFA workgroups. At 4:15 pm, there will be a roundtable discussion with 2016–2017 ACS President Courtney M. Townsend, Jr., MD, FACS. This discussion is a wonderful opportunity to interact with the highest level of College leadership. The evening is capped off with a networking reception starting at 5:00 pm. Come meet the new Initiates, your colleagues, and other Young Fellows. Read on to learn about sessions geared toward young surgeons.

James Suliburk, MD, FACS
YFA E-News Editor
Houston, TX