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2018 Leadership and Advocacy Summit

February 08, 2018 10:00 AM | Jim Ireland (Administrator)

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) will host our seventh annual Leadership & Advocacy Summit, May 19–22 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. The Summit is a dual meeting offering comprehensive and specialized sessions that provide volunteer leaders and advocates with the skills and tools they need to be effective in their roles.

Register Today

Registration is now open! Register by Monday, April 23 to take advantage of the early bird rate!

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Reasons to Attend in 2018

Join more than 400 College leaders and ACS members for the 2018 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit. The Leadership portion of the meeting will include a full day of sessions devoted to building communication and strategic thinking skills for effective leadership in and out of the operating room. Topics for 2018 will focus on change management, leading in times of crisis, ethics in surgical leadership, fostering leadership skills in young surgeons and residents, managing complex and diverse teams, and getting the most from your team. In addition, a portion of the meeting will be dedicated to sharing ACS chapter success stories and working with you to identify strategies to help strengthen ACS chapters.

The Advocacy portion of the meeting will provide you with the opportunity to hear more about legislative priorities the College is pursuing on your behalf, and will bring together ACS members to develop advocacy skills, learn about legislative and health policy priorities, and advocate in meetings with members of Congress and their staffs.

General Schedule

Saturday, May 19: ACS Committee Meetings and Leadership & Advocacy Summit Opening Reception

Sunday, May 20: Leadership Summit Program and Advocacy Reception and Dinner

Monday, May 21: Advocacy Summit Program

Tuesday, May 22: Hill Visits

Mark your calendars and plan to be in Washington, DC, to

  • Advocate to improve health care
  • Engage influential decision makers
  • Connect with ACS leaders and learn how to get involved
  • Lead discussions on innovative ways to face leadership and surgical challenges
  • Enhance your leadership skills by attending professional development sessions


For information on the Leadership Summit, please contact Brian Frankel at or 312-202-5361.

For information on the Advocacy Summit, please contact Michael Carmody at or 202-672-1511.

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