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

Leadership & Advocacy Summit

The ACS 2021 Leadership & Advocacy Summit will be held virtually, May 15–17, as follows:

  • Leadership Summit—Saturday, May 15
  • Advocacy Summit—Sunday, May 16 and Monday, May 17

The Summit is a dual meeting offering comprehensive and specialized sessions to provide ACS members, leaders, and advocates with topics focused on effective surgeon leadership, as well as interactive advocacy training with coordinated virtual visits to Congressional offices.

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Leadership Summit

The Leadership Summit will offer compelling speakers addressing key topics in surgical leadership. Featured topics will include:

  • Implementing impactful ideas in care delivery
  • Empowering early-career surgeons to reach their full potential
  • Improving patient outcomes and fostering innovation through team diversity
  • Helping your team manage moral injury though COVID-19 and beyond
  • Stumbling into authentic leadership
  • Cultivating high-performing teams
  • ACS Chapter success stories

The virtual Leadership Summit is open to all ACS members and non-members, both in the United States and internationally.

Times indicated are Central Daylight Time (CDT) in the United States.

Saturday, May 15

7:00–7:45 am Virtual Yoga
9:00–10:00 am ACS Division Showcase – Visit virtual exhibit booths to learn more about various ACS Divisions. Exhibit booths will also be staffed during the Leadership Summit Program.
10:00 am–2:30 pm Leadership Summit Program

A full Leadership Summit agenda with session titles and speakers will be posted shortly.

The Leadership Summit is designated for 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

 

Advocacy Summit

The Advocacy Summit will highlight legislative priorities the College is pursuing on your behalf, and will assist ACS members to develop their advocacy skills, learn about legislative and health policy priorities, and participate in virtual advocacy meetings with members of Congress and their staffs.

The virtual Advocacy Summit Program on Sunday, May 16, is open to all ACS members and non-members in the United States. The content is not applicable to international registrants. Only active ACS members and Chapter Administrators in the United States are eligible to attend the virtual congressional visits on Monday, May 17. 

Times indicated are Central Daylight Time (CDT) in the United States.

Friday, May 14

5:00 pm Advocacy Summit Program content accessible to all registrants  

Sunday, May 16

9:00–10:00 am ACS Division Showcase – Visit virtual exhibit booths to learn more about various ACS Divisions. Exhibit booths will also be staffed during the Advocacy Summit.
10:00 am–4:00 pm Advocacy Summit Program

Monday, May 17

8:00 am–3:30 pm Virtual Congressional Visits

A full Advocacy Summit agenda will be posted shortly.

No CME credits will be offered for the Advocacy Summit.

Contact

For information on the Leadership Summit, please contact Brian Frankel at bfrankel@facs.org or 312-202-5361.

For information on the Advocacy Summit, please contact Maggie Draughn at mdraughn@facs.org or 202-534-0192.