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Register for 2018 ACS-AEI Postgraduate Course by August 31


Attend the Annual American College of Surgeons Accredited Educational Institutes (ACS-AEI) Postgraduate Course, Novice to Expert: Let’s Get It Done, September 14–15 at the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center, Rochester, MN, to learn new techniques in simulation education that will meet the needs of all levels of learners, from novice to expert. Succinct presentations and hands-on activities at the simulation center will expose attendees to useful ideas, initiatives, and best practices that can be incorporated at their respective centers. The deadline to register for the course is August 31.

Sessions on Friday, September 14, will take place at the host hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton Rochester—Mayo Clinic Area, and will feature simulation presentations that address learners at the Novice, Advanced Beginner, Competent, Proficient, and Expert levels. The day will end with a special cocktail reception and dinner at the historic Mayo Foundation House, where you will enjoy networking and making connections with fellow attendees for more relevant research and educational efforts. Saturday, September 15, will begin with a tour of the simulation center, followed by interactive activities that showcase Mayo’s strengths, including the Surgical X-Games, low-fidelity models, assessment, Maintenance of Certification for anesthesiology, and more. View the complete course agenda at

Registrants are offered a special booking rate at the DoubleTree by Hilton Rochester—Mayo Clinic Area. Reservations may be made by booking online at or by calling 507-281-8000 and mentioning the American College of Surgeons September 2018 Meeting. Hotel reservations must be made by August 22 to qualify for the group rate.

Visit the postgraduate course web page at for more details and to register. Contact Cathy Sormalis at with questions.

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