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Register now for ACS NSQIP meeting



Online registration for the 2015 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) Conference, July 25−28, at the Chicago Hilton, IL, is now open. [] Conference space is limited. The registration fee will be waived for the first two registrants from enrolled ACS NSQIP and Pediatric sites. This waiver does not apply to medical students, residents, and participants in the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. View the agenda at:

Best-selling author Marcus Engel, MS, will deliver a keynote speech, The Other End of the Stethoscope. As a college freshman, Mr. Engel was blinded and nearly killed after being struck by a drunk driver. Following two years of rehabilitation, more than 300 hours of reconstructive facial surgery, and a multitude of life changes, Mr. Engel brings a unique perspective to patient care. Many nursing schools nationwide have used his presentation to teach the fundamentals of caregiving. He is working on his fifth book, Narrative Nursing, to help nurses overcome compassion fatigue and burnout.

Attendees at this 10th ACS NSQIP National Conference will enjoy a wide range of informative workshops, interactive general and breakout sessions on quality improvement, and abundant networking opportunities. For details regarding registration, contact Registration Services at 312-202-5244, or For questions about the conference, contact ACS NSQIP staff at 312-202-5261 or

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