Skip to main content

Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)


The ACS Clinical Congress features outstanding education and training opportunities at the premier annual surgical meeting for surgeons, surgery residents, medical students, and members of surgical teams. The hallmarks of the Clinical Congress are a broad range of outstanding hands-on and didactic learning opportunities and timely discourse on the most relevant surgical practices and research, along with unparalleled access to peers.

Feature Story

David Hoyt Returns to San Diego for ACS Clinical Congress
August 30, 2017

Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Raghav Murthy, Matthew Brigger and John Lamberti
Combined Repair of Double Outlet Right Ventricle and Congenital Tracheal Stenosis, Video Session
October 24, 2017, 12:45 pm - 4:00pm

Patricia A. Thistlethwaite (Organizer)
Cardiac Surgery in the Future (Course)
October 23, 2017, 5:30 pm- 9:00 pm

Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Samuel Eisenstein
Discussant at: Colon and Rectal Surgery IV
October 26, 2017, 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Dr. Shawn Liu (Trainee)
Samuel Eisenstein (Co-Author)

Successful Adoption of Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) in Robotic Surgery: A Multi-Institutional North American Experience
October 24, 2017, 9:45 - 11:15 am

Sonia Ramamoorthy and Samuel Eisenstein
Presenting on Rectal Foreign Bodies During the Anorectal Session
9:30 am - 5:00 pm, DC08

Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Thach Pham (Fellow), Judge
Resident and Associate Society Skills Competition
October 22, 2017

Division of Otolaryngology

Kevin T. Brumund
Neck Ultrasonography (Course: Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Neck Ultrasound)
October 22, 2017, 8:15 am - 5:30 pm

Ultrasonographic Stratification of the Thyroid Nodule (Panel: Managing Thyroid Nodules)
October 23, 2017, 4:17pm - 4:29 pm

Jonathan Delong
Colon and Rectal Surgery II
October 24, 2017 2:30 pm -4:00 pm

Division of Plastic Surgery

Ahmed Suliman
Advanced Skills Training for Rural Surgeons: Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration and Closure of Complex Soft‐Tissue Defects (Course)
October 21, 2017, 8:00 am ‐ 5:30 pm

Plastic Surgery Poster Session
October 23, 2017, 9:45 am - 11:15 am

Division of Surgical Oncology

Sarah Blair
Clinical Trial Results: Why and How You Should Incorporate Them into Your Practice?
October 25, 2017, 4:00pm - 5:30 pm

Breast Session Surgical Forum
October 26, 2017, 8:00am - 9:30 am

Michael Bouvet
The Utility of ICG in Endocrine Surgical Procedures
(VE04: Subject-Oriented Symposium I: Endocrine Surgery - New and Novel Interventions)

October 23, 2017, 11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Molecular Imaging for Cancer Visualization
(PS311: Augmented Reality: Advances in Intraoperative Visualization)

October 25, 2017, 10:25 am - 10:45 am

Intraoperative Near-Infrared Imaging with Second Window Indocyanine Green for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
October 26, 2017,8:00 am- 9:30 am (SF66: Surgical Oncology IV)

Thinzar Min Lwin (Research Fellow)
Near-Infrared Tumor-Specific Fluorescence Imaging of Pancreatic Cancer in Orthotopic Mouse Models Using the Da-Vinci Firefly Imaging System (SF66: Surgical Oncology IV)
October 26, 2017, 8:00am - 9:30 am

Jason Sicklick
Partial Sleeve Duodenectomy (PSD) for Duodenal Lesions (Hepatobiliary and Pancreas I Session)
October 23, 2017, 9:45 am-11:15 am

Divya Sood (Research Fellow)
Characterizing the Epigenetic Landscape Identifies Putative Therapeutic Targets in the Pancreatic Cancer Chimera
October 25, 2017, 2:30 pm -4:30 pm

Jula Veerapong (Discussant)
Molecular Targeting of HDM-2 Oncoprotein in Human Stem-Like Colonic Epithelium-Derived Progenitor and Stem-Like Colon Cancer Cells (Surgical Oncology II)
October 25, 2017, 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Rebekah White
Novel Approaches to the Management of Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
October 25, 2017, 9:45am - 11:15am

Surgical Oncology IV
October 26, 2017, 8:00am - 9:30 am

Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns and Acute Care Surgery

Allison Berndtson
Laura Godat (Discussant)

Health Services Research VI
October, 26, 2017, 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Leslie Kobayashi (Discussant: Todd Costantini)
High-Risk Pediatric Opioid Prescribing Patterns Following Surgery in the United States
October 25, 2017, 4:15 pm - 05:45 pm

Rebecca Marmor (Trainee)
Todd Costantini (Discussant)

Home CHG Bathing Component of Perioperative SSI Prevention Bundle Independently Decreases Infection Risk (SF58, Session / Course Title: Health Services Research V)
October 25, 2017

Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Dennis Bandyk
How Do We Manage Acute Lower Limb Ischemia in 2017?
October 23, 2017

Medical School Presentations

Brendan J. Cronin
Comparing the Impact of Medical and Surgical Residents on Patient Satisfaction
(ACS Medical Student e-Poster Session)

October 25, 2017, 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Alexander Schupper
Dr. Todd Costantini (Senior Author)

Respect your Elders–Age Disparities in ICP Monitor Use in Traumatic Brain Injury
(Student Program, Poster Session)

October 22, 2017, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm