ACS NSQIP Conference in San Diego to focus on innovation

The 2016 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) Conference will take place July 16−19 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, CA. With the theme of Innovate to Make a Difference, interactive workshops, informal meetings, and sessions built around personal perspectives will explore employing innovative approaches and ideas to improve patient safety and improve processes. The conference will include additional pediatric-specific content tailored to fit the needs of ACS NSQIP Pediatric program participants.

Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, vice-chancellor for human health sciences and dean of the school of medicine at the University of California (UC), Davis, and Past-Chair, ACS Board of Regents, will be the keynote speaker. A prominent academic health leader and a national voice for improving health and health care, Dr. Freischlag oversees UC Davis Health System’s academic, research, and clinical programs, including the school of medicine, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, the 1,000-member physician practice group, and UC Davis Medical Center, a 619-bed acute-care hospital. Dr. Freischlag’s presentation, Career Satisfaction by Way of Resilience, will highlight how health care professionals can find career happiness through flexibility, resiliency, and avoiding burnout.

View the agenda on the conference brochure. Conference space is limited.

For details regarding registration, contact Registration Services at 312-202-5244 or For questions about the conference, contact ACS NSQIP staff at 312-202-5261 or

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