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Submit Abstracts and Videos for Clinical Congress 2020 by March 2Clinical Congress 2020

The call for abstracts and videos for Clinical Congress 2020, October 4–8 in Chicago, IL, is open, and the deadline to submit is 11:59 pm Central time March 2, 2020.

Abstracts or videos may be submitted for the following Clinical Congress programs:

  • The Owen H. Wangensteen Scientific Forum, which provides researchers the opportunity to present the results of their original, basic science, clinical, education, health sciences, and translational research. 
  • The Video-Based Education Sessions, which aim to educate surgeons and members of surgical teams in order to improve the care of the surgical patient, as well as safeguard the standards of care in an optimal practice environment. 
  • The History of Surgery Poster Session, which offers surgical history enthusiasts the opportunity to present on subjects of interest related to the history of the field of surgery and its subspecialties.

Submit your abstracts today.

Register for 2020 ACS Residents as Teachers and Leaders Course

Registration is open for the 14th annual Residents as Teachers and Leaders Course, hosted by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education. The 2020 program, March 20–22 at the ACS headquarters in Chicago, IL, is designed specifically for surgery residents and will address the essential nonclinical skills—teaching and leading—required for success as surgeons and members of the health care team.

The course faculty are nationally renowned clinical and educational professionals and will provide an interactive learning environment. Residents will learn to lead a team more effectively, resolve conflict, be better teachers, give constructive feedback, and apply these skills during and after residency. This course is targeted at mid- to senior-level residents, but all trainees are welcome to attend.

Registration information and a brochure are available on the course web page; early registration ends February 21. The number of participants is limited to allow ample interaction with faculty and to facilitate networking, so residents should register early.

Contact Brad DeFabo Akin at or at 312-202-5404 with any questions.