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Deadline to claim CME credit for 2012 Clinical Congress

Attendees at the 2012 Clinical Congress have until March 31, 2013, to claim their continuing medical education credits.

Webcast sessions of 2012 Clinical Congress now available

The webcasts of select 2012 Clinical Congress sessions are now available for on-demand viewing through the ACS Division of Education.

Three of the College’s four Clinical Congress Twitter correspondents (left to right): Dr. Nwomeh, Dr. Logghe, and Dr. Gusani. Not shown: Dr. Glick.

Twitter usage at Clinical Congress rises markedly over two years

In just two years, Twitter use among members of the College has increased dramatically. This article provides an update on Twitter usage at the 2012 Clinical Congress, including live-tweeting during panel sessions and the role of new Twitter correspondents at the meeting.

L. D. Britt, MD, MPH, FACS (left), was recognized by the Division of Education for his exemplary leadership and outstanding contributions to the expanded Medical Student Program offered during the Clinical Congress for the past 10 years. Dr. Britt is pictured with Dr. Sachdeva.

Highlights of the 2012 Clinical Congress

The ACS 2012 Clinical Congress provided surgeons, medical students, surgical residents, and other members of the operating room team with a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a variety of educational experiences. This wrap-up summarizes key events at the meeting including the ACS Centennial celebration, Convocation, Named Lectures, and awards winners and honorees.

Figure 4: Dr. Franklin Martin

Presidential Address: The next hundred years

This article summarizes the Presidential Address that A. Brent Eastman, MD, FACS, delivered to the 1,377 Initiates of the American College of Surgeons during Convocation ceremonies at the 2012 Clinical Congress. For the full text of Dr. Eastman’s address, see the February 2013 issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Freischlag

ACS Regents and Governors elected at Annual Business Meeting

Regents and Governors of the American College of Surgeons were elected during the 2012 Annual Business Meeting, which took place during the Clinical Congress.

Dr. Allen Lilly at the 2012 Clinical Congress.

Oweida Scholar expresses gratitude for valuable Clinical Congress experience

The Nizar N. Oweida, MD, FACS, Scholar, Stephanie Allen Lilly, MD, FACS, reports on her experiences at the 2012 Clinical Congress.

Dr. Eastman

A. Brent Eastman, MD, FACS, installed as 93rd ACS President

A. Brent Eastman, MD, FACS, a general, vascular, and trauma surgeon from San Diego, CA, was installed as the 93rd President of the American College of Surgeons during Convocation ceremonies on September 30. Two Vice-Presidents also took office during the Convocation: R. Phillip Burns, MD, FACS, of Chattanooga, TN, as First Vice-President and John M. Daly, MD, FACS, of Philadelphia, PA, as Second Vice-President.

Dr. Sheldon (left), receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from then-ACS President Patricia J. Numann, MD, FACS, FRCS.

Dr. Sheldon honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

The second Lifetime Achievement Award of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) was presented to George F. Sheldon, MD, FACS, during the Convocation ceremonies on at the 2012 Clinical Congress. Dr. Sheldon is the Zack D. Owens Distinguished Professor of Surgery at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and a Past-President of the ACS.


Looking forward – September 2012

In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt focuses on the ACS’ year-long Centennial celebration and reveals some of the special features added to this year’s Clinical Congress program to commemorate this important milestone, including an exhibit featuring a timeline of important achievements in surgery, book signings, a tour of the Archives, a cake-cutting celebration, and much more.

Dr. McAninch

Dr. Jack W. McAninch receives 2012 Distinguished Service Award

Jack McAninch, MD, FACS, of San Francisco, CA, will receive the ACS 2012 Distinguished Service Award, the College’s highest honor, during the annual Clinical Congress in Chicago, IL. The award honors Dr. McAninch’s commitment to ACS initiatives and principles, his work as a surgeon and leader, and his dedication to educating students and surgeons.

New Advisory Council for Rural Surgery offers several programs during Clinical Congress

As part of a commitment to surgeons who practice outside metropolitan areas, the Board of Regents established the ACS Advisory Council for Rural Surgery during its June 2012 meeting.

Dr. Allen Lilly

2012 Oweida Scholar announced

Stephanie M. Allen Lilly, MD, FACS, of Berlin, NH, has been selected to receive the 2012 Nizar N. Oweida, MD, FACS Scholarship of the American College of Surgeons. The Oweida Scholarship helps young surgeons practicing in small towns and rural communities attend the Clinical Congress and benefit from the educational experiences it provides.

Clnical Congress 2012: Welcome from the Chair, Board of Regents

I want to invite you to attend the American College of Surgeons 2012 Annual Clinical Congress, scheduled for September 30–October 4, 2012, at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

Use revised code for flight discount for Clinical Congress

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has arranged special transportation discounts with United Airlines for travel to and from the 2012 Clinical Congress, which will take place in Chicago, IL, September 30 to October 4. You must reference the ACS Z Code—ZMXH and the Authorization Number 479578—to obtain the special fare. Note that the code […]

Celebrate the ACS Centennial at Clinical Congress

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the 2012 Clinical Congress, September 30 to October 4 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, will feature programs focusing on the history of surgery and the organization. To explore the past, plan to attend the following panel sessions, which will take place from […]

New postgraduate courses offered at Clinical Congress

Several new Postgraduate Didactic and Skills-Oriented courses will be offered at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) 2012 Clinical Congress September 30 to October 4 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Among them are the following: SC01: Advanced Skills Training for the Rural Surgeon: Complex Wound Care and Specialized Diagnostic Techniques will use simulation and […]

Patient safety sessions to be presented at 2012 Clinical Congress

A total of 23 scientific panel sessions eligible for patient safety-specific continuing medical education (CME) credits will be offered at the 2012 American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress September 30 to October 4 in Chicago, IL. Following is a sampling of these sessions: 10,000 Hours versus 10,000 Cases: How to Train the Modern-Day Surgeon […]

Dr. Holcomb  with his daughter Ryan Alexandra during a trauma prevention visit for her third-grade class.

Joining Forces and the ACS: Dr. Holcomb dedicates career to improving trauma care for soldiers and civilians

Retired U.S. Army Col. John B. Holcomb, MD, FACS, developed a passion for ensuring that military service people receive the best possible care on and off the battlefield in 1993, during his deployment to the east coast of Somalia, Africa.

Named Lecture schedule for 2012 Clinical Congress updated

Don’t miss out on your favorite Named Lectures during the American College of Surgeons 2012 Clinical Congress, which will take place September 30 to October 4, at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Review the list below for updated times of this popular series. Monday, October 1 Opening Ceremony (sponsored by the American Urological Association) and […]


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