The American College of Surgeons (ACS) will host the 12th annual Surgical Simulation Summit March 14–16 at the Swissôtel in downtown Chicago, IL. More than 300 people are expected to participate in the meeting, which brings together surgeons and simulation center directors, educators, administrators, engineers, and researchers to share best practices, present innovative research, and discuss the latest advances in simulation-based surgical education and training. Registration for the summit is now open.
The Surgical Simulation Summit begins Thursday, March 14, with a premeeting open to all registrants on Surgeons and Engineers: A Dialogue on Surgical Simulation, followed by a welcome reception to network with colleagues old and new. A full day of programming will follow on Friday, March 15, including a keynote address by physician, engineer, and former National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut James Bagian, MD, PE, a leader in patient safety. Panel sessions, scientific paper presentations, posters, and interactive workshops also are planned. Concurrent sessions, including a special track for simulation center personnel, will be offered so that attendees can maximize their meeting experience. A networking reception will be offered Friday evening, and the meeting concludes the afternoon of Saturday, March 16.
For more information about the Summit, contact Cathy Sormalis, Manager, ACS Accredited Education Institutes Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 312-202-5535.