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Announcements from the American College of Surgeons

Inaugural Board of Governors-Chapter Leadership Program & 9th Annual Leadership & Advocacy Summit

Registration for the inaugural Board of Governors-Chapter Leadership Program and the ninth annual Leadership & Advocacy Summit are now open. All events will take place at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. Please see information below on how to register for these events.

Board of Governors-Chapter Leadership Program (March 28, 2020)
The inaugural Board of Governors-Chapter Leadership Program will begin with a joint session on March 28 from 8:00 10:00 am, which will be followed two concurrent sessions for more specific programming: Board of Governors from 10:15 am 11:00 am, and Chapter Leaders from 10:15 am - 12:00 pm. The program will provide attendees with the tools they need to succeed as a Governor and/or chapter leader, as well as an opportunity to network and share best practices with colleagues in similar roles. New Governors are especially encouraged to attend this program, but all Governors are welcome. A networking lunch will be provided for Program attendees from 11:00 am 1:30 pm.

Register Today!

Hotel Registration Information:
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
Attendees are responsible for reserving their own hotel rooms.
  • Chapter Services will reimburse hotel expenses for one Chapter Officer in each Chapter if they attend the Governors-Chapter Leadership Program
  • ACS Governors will have one night hotel reimbursed if they attend the Leadership & Advocacy Summit (details to be sent to Governors separately)

Leadership & Advocacy Summit (March 28-March 31, 2020)
The ninth annual Leadership and Advocacy Summit will begin with a reception at 5:30 pm on March 28. The Summit is a dual meeting offering comprehensive and specialized sessions that provides ACS members, leaders and advocates with topics focused on effective surgeon leadership, as well as interactive advocacy training with coordinated visits to congressional offices.

Registration & Hotel Information

Posted: 01/13/2020


Deadline Extended-Resident Travel Awards for Leadership & Advocacy Summit

The deadline for the Resident Travel Awards for the Leadership & Advocacy Summit has been extended from January 10th to Friday, January 17. Please encourage your resident members to apply. Further details are below.

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is pleased to again offer a limited number of scholarships to Resident Members of the American College of Surgeons who are interested in attending the upcoming Leadership & Advocacy Summit, March 2831, 2020, at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Washington, DC. The ninth annual Summit is a dual meeting that offers volunteer leaders and advocates specialized educational sessions focused on effective surgeon leadership, interactive advocacy training, and coordinated visits to Congressional offices.

We encourage you to share this information with your resident members. The award will cover up to $500 in housing and transportation costs. View the full details about the awards and how to apply. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 17, 2020.

Posted: 01/09/2020


ACS/Pfizer 2020 Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards - Call for Nominations

The 2020 ACS/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards nominations process is open through February 15, 2020. There are five award categories for which an individual can be nominated: humanitarian, domestic volunteerism, international volunteerism, military volunteerism, and resident volunteerism. The awardees will be announced in September and recognized at the ACS Clinical Congress 2020 in Chicago, IL. These awards recognize ACS Fellows and members whose altruism, vision, leadership, and dedication provide models to emulate and whose contributions have made a lasting difference.

To learn more about the nomination process visit: https://facs.org/ogb/award-winners/nominations.

Please contact Natalie Bell, Program Manager, Operation Giving Back, at nbell@facs.org with any questions.

Posted: 01/07/2020


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