American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Conference Schedule

Please note that session descriptions may be viewed in the registration website (by clicking on the session titles) or in the conference brochure.

Friday, July 21


7:00–8:00 am

Preconference Attendee Breakfast

8:00 am–12:00 noon

Preconference Workshops

12:00 noon–1:00 pm

Preconference Attendee Lunch

Full Conference

1:00–1:45 pm

General Session: Welcome and Conference Overview

1:45–3:15 pm

General Session: The Best of the ACS Quality Programs

3:15–3:45 pm

Networking Break

3:45–5:00 pm

General Session: Hot Topics in Surgical Quality and Safety: The Cutting Edge

6:00–8:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Saturday, July 22

7:00–8:00 am


8:00–9:00 am

General Session: Preoperative Readiness

9:00–10:15 am

General Session: Statistics Common Core

10:15–10:45 am

Networking Break

10:45 am–12:00 noon

Breakout Sessions

12:00 noon–1:15 pm


1:15–2:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

2:30–3:00 pm

Networking Break

3:00–3:45 pm

General Session: Keynote Speaker

3:45–4:30 pm

General Session: Our Semiannual Report (SAR) Looks Great, Now What?

4:30–4:45 pm

Networking Break

4:45–5:45 pm

Breakout Sessions

5:45–7:15 pm

SCR and MBSCR Meet and Greet

Sunday, July 23

7:00–8:00 am

Breakfast and Collaborative Meetings

8:00–9:00 am

Concurrent General Session: Program and Registry Updates for SCRs and MBSCRs

8:00–9:00 am

Concurrent General Session: Town Hall with the ACS Executive Director

9:00–9:30 am

Networking Break

9:30–11:00 am

General Session: Quality Improvement Best Practices and Case Studies

11:00 am–12:30 pm

Lunch and Collaborative Meetings

12:30–2:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

2:00–2:30 pm

Networking Break

2:30–4:00 pm

Abstract Sessions

4:00–5:30 pm

Abstract Poster Reception

Monday, July 24

7:00–8:00 am


8:00–9:15 am

Breakout Sessions

9:15–9:30 am

Networking Break

9:30–11:00 am

General Session: Emotional Intelligence in Quality and Safety

11:00-11:15 am

General Session: Wrap-up