Plan to attend these RAS-ACS events during 2013 Clinical Congress

Residents and Associates Fellows who will be attending the 2013 American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress, October 6–10, in Washington, DC, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, are invited to attend sessions designed to respond to their special interests. These programs, sponsored by the Resident and Associate Society (RAS-ACS) and the ACS

Division of Education, include the following:

Sunday, October 6

  • Free Networking Lunch, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
  • Meet with RAS-ACS leadership
  • Focus on RAS-ACS—Resident Leadership Session, 12:30–3:00 pm
    ACS President A. Brent Eastman, MD, FACS
    Keynote Address: Learn How to Become Involved in RAS-ACS
  • RAS Symposium, 3:00–5:30 pm
    Patient Rankings: Should Patient Feedback Affect Our Pay and Delivery of Care? A debate among leaders in surgery on the timely topic of patient rankings and their use in day-to-day practice

Monday, October 7

  • Starting Surgical Practice: Essentials for Success, 10:00 am–5:45 pm
    Surgical residents from all postgraduate levels are encouraged to participate in a program covering  essential nonclinical issues surgical residents face during training and in the transition to their post-training career

Tuesday, October 8

  • Spectacular Cases, 8:00–11:15 am
    Spectacular surgical cases that pose challenging management issues to expert panel members

Wednesday, October 9

  • Surgical Jeopardy, 8:00–11:15 am
    Based on the popular TV game show, with surgical questions and teams of residents competing to showcase their surgical knowledge

For more information on these sessions, contact RAS@facs.org and look for updates in the weekly electronic ACS NewsScope and on Facebook.

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