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Register for the Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Summit by March 2


The annual American College of Surgeons (ACS) Accredited Education Institutes (AEI) Surgical Simulation Summit will take place March 16−17 at the Swissôtel Chicago, IL.

Retired Army Lieutenant General James B. Peake, MD, FACS, senior vice-president, CGI Federal, and immediate past-president, American Telemedicine Association, will deliver the keynote address, which will focus on advances in technology that would affect simulation-based surgical education and training and areas for research and development to advance the field. A special panel on advances in technology will follow. Meeting sessions will include an interactive debate about industry’s role in training and credentialing of new technology, and participants will have access to interactive workshops, scientific paper presentations, posters, and networking opportunities.

New this year is a pre-meeting Simulation Research Summit on March 15, the goal of which is development of a research agenda for the future that focuses on three core areas: impact of simulation training on patient safety and outcomes, the value proposition of simulation, and simulation use for physician credentialing. David M. Gaba, MD, associate dean for immersive and simulation-based learning and professor of anesthesiology, perioperative, and pain medicine at Stanford School of Medicine, CA, will kick off the inaugural Simulation Research Summit with a keynote address. A separate registration fee applies for the pre-meeting.

Visit the ACS website at to view the Surgical Simulation Summit program, register for the meeting, and reserve a hotel room. The deadline to register for the summit is March 2.

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

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