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Last chance to register for 2016 ACS-AEI Consortium Meeting



February 29 is the deadline to register for the ninth annual American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institutes (ACS-AEI) Consortium Meeting, which will take place March 7−8 at the Swissôtel Chicago, IL. The ACS-AEI Consortium, sponsored by the ACS Division of Education, is a global network of 94 ACS-AEIs that use simulation-based technology to educate and train practicing surgeons, surgical residents, medical students, and members of the surgical team.

Meeting sessions will examine various aspects of simulation-based training, including emerging technologies in simulation. Two interactive debates will explore whether higher fidelity is better for learning and whether Maintenance of Certification (MOC) for simulation is ready to be launched on a national level. Participants will have access to interactive workshops, scientific paper presentations, posters, and networking opportunities. Graham T. McMahon, MD, MMSc, president and chief executive officer of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, will deliver the keynote address, and a special panel will discuss simulation as a means of advancing continuing medical education.

Visit the ACS website at to view the agenda, register for the meeting, and reserve a hotel room.

For more information about the meeting or the AEI Program, contact Cathy Wojcik, Administrator, Program for Accreditation of Education Institutes, at

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