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ACS Clinical Congress: Don’t miss these sessions


The ACS Clinical Congress will get underway on Saturday, Oct. 21, in San Diego. The vast array of sessions, presentations, and special events can be overwhelming. The best way to manage your time is to download the meeting app and start planning to attend must-see sessions and other events. The app lets you search by day, speaker, track, and type of session, so you can build your daily schedule and connect with colleagues. The ACS Surgery News editorial team, reporters, and videographers will be on site covering many sessions and posting stories and interviews daily on the web page.

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Don’t miss these sessions

Acoustic gunshot sensor technology impacts trauma care.

Press Conference: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24 - 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Location: Room 21 – San Diego Convention Center (Upper level)


Lessons Learned from Las Vegas and other Major Intentional Mass Casualty Events.

Panel Session: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24 – 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Location: 2, Upper Level of the San Diego Convention Center.

The ACS Surgery News editorial team offers the following picks among the hundreds of panels, sessions, and scientific forums:

•PS101: Controversies in the Management of Complicated Diverticulitis (Monday, Oct. 23, 9:45 am - 11:15 am, Hall F)

•PS104: The Gut Microbiome: Implications for Surgical Complications (Monday, Oct. 23, 9:45 am - 11:15 am, Room 20D)

•PS108: Management of Axilla in Breast Cancer (Monday, Oct. 23, 9:45 am - 11:15 am, 20A)

•PS109: Cholecystectomy: From Lap Chole to Open Common Duct Exploration (Monday, Oct. 23, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Hall F)

•PS200: The Impossible Gallbladder: Is Cholecystectomy Always the Answer? (Tuesday, Oct. 24, 8:00 am - 9:30 am, Hall F)

•PS204: What’s New in Hospital Acquired Infections? II (Tuesday, Oct. 24, 8:00 am - 9:30 am, Room 6E)

•PS218: Ergonomics for Surgeons: Preventing Work Related Injuries (Tuesday, Oct. 24, 9:45 am - 11:15 am)

•PS302: Shared Decision Making for Treatment of Uncomplicated Appendicitis (Wednesday, Oct. 25, 8:00 am - 9:30 am, Room 20C)

•PS313: Managing Bariatric Complications: The Role of the Non-Bariatric Surgeon (Wednesday, Oct. 25, 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm, Room 20D)

•PS332: Training Surgeons for Rural Practice (Wednesday, Oct. 25, 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm, Room 20D)

•PS400: Top Hot Topics in General Surgery (Thursday, Oct. 26, 8:00 am - 9:30 am, Room 20BC)

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