Browse the Program Planner that was sent to all members in early June to get an idea of the vast number of courses and sessions that are available for you to experience at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2014, October 26-30, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. Portions of the Program Planner for the ACS Clinical Congress—"the Best Surgical Education All in One Place"—were reprinted in the July issue of the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons.
The Program Committee, chaired by Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, together with the Division of Education, under the leadership of Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, hasve organized a Scientific Program that will enlighten and inspire attendees. ACS President Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI (Hon), has articulated his theme for this year, "The Surgeon of the Future: Anchoring Innovation and Science with Moral Values." A number of sessions will address cutting-edge technology, evidence-based surgery, surgical education, professionalism, ethics, and social responsibility.
The Educational Program will includetimely topics presented iin variousa variety of formats. Diverse Panel Sessionspresented by experts from across surgical specialties and nonsurgical disciplines are included. There is also a compelling series of Named Lectures will to be delivered by recognized surgical leaders recognized in their respective fields. Didactic and Skills Courses will focus on advanced knowledge and skill acquisition.
The Scientific Program will include presentations of innovative research and surgical practices delivered orally as Paper and Surgical Forum Sessions in addition to Poster Presentations. The Video-Based Education presentations will include topic-centered symposiums. These sessions will be complemented by the more intimately set Meet-the Expert Luncheon and Town Hall Meetings.
The Clinical Congress Program has been arranged in key thematic tracks, and that address specialty-based tracks forthat address the learning needs of specialty groups.
The Program Planner isalso available online at http://www.facs.org/clincon2014/index.html.