Scientific meeting Program

An exceptional program has been organized with an impressive selection of presentations. Registered participants will be able to attend any of the sessions that are of interest.

There are 38 paper presentations and 17 mini-podium presentations in the general sessions focusing on topics that will be of interest to most surgeons. There are an additional 53 papers presented in Specialty Section meetings. We have worked together to offer a Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery specialty section meeting prior to the ASMBS Chapter meeting on Sunday. We are continuing to offer the popular Trauma specialty session and a Surgical Oncology/Breast Surgery specialty section, as well. The General Surgery Section meeting will focus on Minimally Invasive Surgery. There also are five other specialty section meetings which will have a combination of papers and presentations on focused topics in each surgical specialty.

A number of special events will highlight this year’s meeting. The “What’s New in Surgery” sessions, always a popular aspect of this meeting, will be held on both Friday and Saturday. The popular Welcome Cocktail Reception will be held Friday evening — with our own special brand of homegrown entertainment! We will offer a Wine and Cheese Reception on Saturday evening. All mini-podium (formerly called poster) sessions will be oral, rapid fire presentations. Continental breakfast is offered each morning before sessions begin. There is a lunch with exhibitors on Friday along with additional mini-podium presentations and again on Saturday to offer a more informal atmosphere.

A breakfast with the faculty designed for Young Surgeons (under age 45) will be held on Saturday morning to discuss issues concerning the future practice of surgery. The Young Surgeons Committee will be putting on the annual JEOPARDY Resident Competition on Saturday afternoon — come and root for your institution. An optional lunch session for Women in Surgery will be held Saturday, as well. The Commission on Cancer Hospital Representatives will hold a breakfast meeting on Sunday morning. The Committee on Trauma will meet as well.

Early Bird registration ends on December 15, 2017 - Register Today! 

Guest Lecturers

Patricia Turner, MD, FACS
Director of the Division of Member Services at the American College of Surgeons
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
Immediate Past Chair of the AMA Council on Medical Education
Immediate Past President of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons



Edward Cornwell III, MD FACS, FCCM 
Chairman of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief at Howard University College of Medicine

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of the American College of Surgeons










Executive Director
American College of Surgeons
Chicago, Illinois