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Register by November 2 for annual ACS-AEI Postgraduate Course



The 8th Annual American College of Surgeons-Accredited Education Institute (ACS-AEI) Postgraduate Course, November 13–14 at the department of surgery, Stanford School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, will focus on Surgical Education: Expanding Definitions of Simulation. Learn more about the course at

On the first day, course attendees will learn how to better assess technical skills and how to conduct in situ simulation (simulation that takes place in the actual work environment). They also will learn how simulation is incorporated into credentialing and certification. They then will review issues of faculty and resident wellness, covering such concerns as physician burnout and life balance. The second day of the course will feature interactive games and a hands-on workshop on simulation-based inter-professional education. The session will conclude with a “scavenger hunt” of Stanford’s simulation centers and skills laboratories, giving participants a unique behind-the-scenes view of a pioneer in simulation-based learning.

In addition, participants will have ample opportunities to network with other AEI representatives as well as ACS-AEI program staff. The ACS-AEIs educate and train practicing surgeons, surgical residents, medical students, and members of the surgical team using simulation-based education.

For more information and to reserve your course attendance, visit the ACS website at For additional information, contact Cathy Wojcik at

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