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103rd Annual Clinical Congress American College of Surgeons (ACS)

San Diego Convention Center # | San diego, USA
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Title: 103rd Annual Clinical Congress American College of Surgeons (ACS)
Specialty: General Surgery
Dates: From Oct, 22, 2017 to Oct, 26, 2017
Location: San diego, USA
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 95 to 855 USD
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The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 47.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

* A maximum of 39 credits are available for non-ticketed sessions.

Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
Welcome message:

Dear Colleagues,

Michael J. Zinner, MD, FACS

Michael J. Zinner, MD, FACS

It is my sincere pleasure to invite you to attend the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, to be held October 22–26, 2017, in San Diego, CA. The ACS Clinical Congress remains the premier annual surgical meeting for surgeons, surgery residents, medical students, and members of surgical teams. The hallmarks of the Clinical Congress are a broad range of outstanding hands-on and didactic learning opportunities and timely discourse on the most relevant surgical practices and research, along with unparalleled access to peers.

Courtney M. Townsend, Jr., MD, FACS, ACS President, has selected “Do What’s Right for the Patient” as this year’s theme. The Program Committee, under the leadership of Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, and the ACS Division of Education, led by Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, has developed an outstanding, cutting-edge Scientific Program to address critical education and training needs and equip surgeons with skills to achieve the best outcomes in the ever-changing environment of health care.

The Clinical Congress 2017 program addresses essential clinical and nonclinical content. An exciting series of Named Lectures will again be delivered by world-renowned experts in their respective fields. Didactic/Experiential and Surgical Skills Courses will focus on acquisition of knowledge and skills through best practices in education and training methods. More than 110 Panel Sessions on relevant topics will be offered. The Scientific Forum will include surgical research presentations and posters. New this year, all posters will be e-posters and will be available for viewing throughout the entire Clinical Congress. Video-Based Education Sessions will showcase surgical procedures. Meet-the-Expert Sessions and Town Hall Meetings will offer a more informal learning experience.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Self-Assessment Credit will be available for most sessions, including CME Credit for poster rounds. Certificates of Verification will be provided for Skills and Didactic Courses. Also, many sessions will address specific regulatory mandates for licensure.

On behalf of the American College of Surgeons, I look forward to seeing you in San Diego.

Best regards,

Michael J. Zinner, MD, FACS

Chair, ACS Board of Regents

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General Info:

Registration is open to all physicians and individuals in the health care field and includes a name badge, program book, and entrance to the exhibits and all sessions, excluding Postgraduate Courses and Meet-the-Expert Sessions.*

*The following sessions are included with your Clinical Congress registration and are not ticketed. Registering for these sessions does not guarantee seating within the course. Seating is provided on a first-come, first-served basis until the meeting room is full.

Named Lectures

Panel Sessions

Scientific Forum

Town Hall Meetings

Video-Based Education

Online Registration

ACS Members

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If you are an ACS Member and need to confirm your login and password, please send a request to


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Nonmember residents and medical students are eligible to register online. Please complete the online registration and follow the verification letter instructions provided.

All scientific registration categories are eligible to register online. Should you require a registration form PDF, please contact Registration Services at

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Registration Cost
Early Registration

Late Registration From: 2017-08-29 To: 0--
On site Registration
ACS fellow
Retired Fellow
Associate Fellow
Affiliate Member
Guest Physician
Nurses NonMember
Surgical Assistant non member
Surgical Technician non member
Allied Health
PhD non member

Group Registrations:

Group registrations not allowed

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
We don’t provide letter of invitation
Letter of confirmation:
We don’t provide Letter of Confirmation
Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts


Support ACS by booking your room through onPeak at one of the official Clinical Congress Hotels!

To obtain the necessary amount of meeting and exhibit space at the convention center and surrounding hotels, ACS must commit to a minimum number of guest rooms. If that commitment is not met, ACS will incur significant financial penalties and have difficulty obtaining sufficient meeting space in the future. This can have a major impact on the programs that ACS is able to offer to you at Clinical Congress. You can help ACS avoid penalties by booking your reservation through the official housing company, onPeak.

Accommodation Options and Cost

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Hilton San Diego Bayfront
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Hilton San Diego Gaslamp
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Horton Grand Hotel
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Hotel del Coronado
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Further Details:
Reservation changes and/or cancellations must be made with onPeak up until October 10 at 4:00 pm (Central). Beginning October 11, contact the hotel directly with any changes or cancellations. A cancellation penalty of one night’s room and tax will be charged for reservations cancelled within 72 hours of arrival date or in accordance with your hotel’s cancellation policy as noted on your reservation confirmation.
Scientific Content Up to Date
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Sponsors Exhibitors
General Info

The Technical Exhibits at Clinical Congress are comprised of more than 200 companies displaying their products and services. The exhibition provides an excellent opportunity for attendees to explore the surgical marketplace by comparing products firsthand and planning purchases. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the premier activity for surgeons—drawing more than 8,000 attendees from all over the world.

Exhibit Hours

The Technical Exhibit hours are: Monday through Wednesday, 9:00 am–4:30 pm.  The exhibits are located in Exhibit Hall B-C.

Exhibit Resources

If you are interested in participating in the Technical Exhibits during Clinical Congress, use the resource links below for information or contact Melissa Matarrese, Senior Exhibits Coordinator, at


Exhibit Application/Contract

Floor Plan and current map of exhibitors

Exhibitor Ready Room

Housing Information

To ensure availability of quality accommodations for surgeons, other attendees, and exhibitor personnel, sleeping rooms are apportioned between groups at all participating hotels.

Exhibitors who require the use of fewer than 10 rooms on peak nights must use the Exhibitor Individual Housing link, available below through onPeak. Reservations will require a credit card guarantee at the time of booking. The individual reservation cut-off date is September 26.

Exhibitors who require 10 or more rooms on peak nights should complete the Housing Block Request from through onPeak's website.

Exhibition Consensus
Organising Agency

American College of Surgeons

633 N Saint Clair Street

Chicago, IL 60611-3211

Toll free: 800-621-4111

(P) 312-202-5000

(F) 312-202-5001


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