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American College of Surgeons 2013 Clinical Congress – Washington, DC – Oct. 6–10

If you’re planning to attend the American College of Surgeons 2013 Annual Clinical Congress in Washington, DC (October 6–10, 2013) and would like to meet with a MedSpark representative to discuss your new medical device idea please contact us as soon as possible to arrange a meeting:

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Visit the official Clinical Congress page here: 2013 Annual Clinical Congress Webpage

This year’s Clinical Congress will continue our celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the founding of the American College of Surgeons. In 2013 as at the time of our founding, the Congress will offer high-quality educational programs designed to educate and train surgeons and improve the health and safety of surgical patients.

The Program Committee chaired by Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, and the Division of Education, under the leadership of Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, have put together an outstanding Scientific Program. Our President, A. Brent Eastman, MD, FACS, has chosen the President’s theme as “The Next 100 Years.”

The educational program includes a wide array of timely and important topics that are essential to delivery of surgical care of the highest quality. Among those are diverse Panel Sessions presented by experts from across the surgical specialties and nonsurgical disciplines, and Named Lectures delivered by top leaders in their fields. The Didactic and Skills-Oriented Postgraduate Courses will focus on important domains and will help attendees advance their knowledge and acquire new skills. Experiential, hands-on learning will be used to achieve the objectives of these courses.

The Scientific Program for the Clinical Congress will also include presentations on innovative research and surgical practices presented in the Scientific Paper and Surgical Forum Sessions, as well as the Scientific Poster Presentations. The Video-Based Education Presentations will highlight interesting surgical procedures from across the world. These sessions will be complemented by intimate, topic-specific Meet-the-Expert Luncheons and interactive Town Hall Meetings. In addition to the valuable educational sessions, activities focusing on our profession will be highlighted.

Attendees will be able to obtain certificates of verification following their participation in Postgraduate Courses and additional certificates will be provided for participation in specific sessions to help meet various regulatory mandates. Many of our courses will have self-assessment CME credits this year, which are vital in the Maintenance of Certification process.

The Clinical Congress program includes:

  • Guest lectures by prominent leaders in surgery
  • Panel sessions in theme- and discipline-based tracks
  • Dozens of video-based education selections
  • A selection of didactic postgraduate courses and hands-on skills courses
  • Leading-edge, research-in-progress papers in all surgical specialties for presentation during The Surgical Forum and Papers Sessions
  • Daily town-hall meetings and “Meet the Experts Luncheons”
  • A series of press conferences and briefings
  • A peer-reviewed poster session.

Additionally, more than 200 companies will display products or services that improve the quality of surgical patient care or enhance management practices within the surgical profession.