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Visit ACS Central at Clinical Congress 2018 and View ACS Theatre Sessions


Make the most of your American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress experience by visiting ACS Central in the Exhibit Hall. Open 9:00 am–4:30 pm Monday, October 22, to Wednesday, October 24, ACS Central is the place to meet with staff, learn about ACS products and programs, purchase ACS-branded items and publications, and relax during the meeting. Other select ACS programs will have a presence in the main lobby of the center, including ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC, Wi-fi and Clinical Congress App Support, Become a Member/Member Services, MyCME, SESAP® (Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program), and Webcast Sales.

Featured areas in ACS Central include the following:

• ACS Foundation

• ACS Store

• Advocacy and Regulatory Affairs

• Education

• Manage Your Profile (receive a free professional photo)

• Member Engagement

• My Specialty and Quality Programs

• Publications and Online Resources

• Surgeon Specific Registry (SSR)

ACS Central also features the ACS Theatre. The following programs will take place during the lunch hour, so grab a bite to eat and stop by to listen.

Monday, October 22: 1:15 pm–2:15 pm
Life Skills for the Surgeon: Savings Advice for Retirement
Mark Aeder, MD, FACS, will provide advice on how to handle your debt, how to find the right financial advisor, and how to protect your family and your income?

Special Considerations for a Successful Simulation Program
Rick Feins, MD, FACS, will explain why surgical simulation is an important pathway for achieving competency in surgical resident performance and adoption of new technology by established surgeons.

Tuesday, October 23: 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Efforts to Reduce Administrative Burdens and Regulations and State Level Advocacy
Come listen to how the ACS is addressing the increasing administrative burdens and regulations that are frustrating our Fellows across the country with Vinita Ollapally, JD, ACS Manager of Regulatory Affairs.

Wednesday, October 24: 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in the Surgical Community: Is there a need?
ACS President Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, formed an ACS Task Force earlier this year to begin to consider what the ACS should do to address and prevent intimate partner violence (IPV) within the surgical community. Dr. Bass will address the work of the task force and the resources that have been developed to address this issue.

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