The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Outcomes Research Course will take place December 4–6 at ACS headquarters in Chicago, IL. The three-day course, led by Course Chair David R. Flum, MD, MPH, FACS, is designed for clinical and health services researchers with varying degrees of experience in the field. Participants will be able to select modules appropriate to their skill level and interest. Participants new to the field will be able to focus on didactics and skills-based labs in managing, analyzing, and interpreting large datasets. Meanwhile, participants with more established research agendas will be able to present their research to experts for critique and advice. Participants will also be exposed to scientific and practical aspects of ongoing surgical outcomes research of leaders in the field.
Course registration is limited to 70 participants, and preference is given to ACS members. Note that this course is offered only every other year. For additional information, visit the course website, or contact Carla Manosalvas at OutcomesResearchCourse@facs.org.