Newswise — Writers, editors, and producers with an interest in contemporary surgical topics are invited to apply for press credentials to cover the 2014 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons—one of the largest international meetings of surgeons in the world.
The Clinical Congress convenes October 26-30, in San Francisco, CA. Presentations at the Clinical Congress are developed to advance surgeons’ ongoing efforts to achieve the best clinical outcomes for their patients.
The Moscone Center will house the scientific sessions and courses and all scientific and technical exhibits. The Hilton San Francisco Union Square will serve as headquarters hotel for the meeting.
THIS YEAR’S PROGRAM Our President, Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), has articulated his theme for this year’s Congress as “The Surgeon of the Future: Anchoring Innovation and Science with Moral Values.” In keeping with this theme, a number of sessions will address cutting-edge technology, evidence-based surgery, surgical education, professionalism, ethics, and social responsibility.
The Clinical Congress program includes guest lectures by prominent leaders in surgery; theme- and discipline-based panel sessions; video-based education selections; more than 200 research papers presented during the Surgical Forum and Papers Sessions; daily town-hall meetings; "meet the expert" luncheons; and peer-reviewed poster sessions. Furthermore, 200 companies will display products or services that improve the quality of surgical patient care or enhance management practices within the surgical profession.
LEARN MORE The preliminary program for the Clinical Congress is now online at: (.)
During the Clinical Congress, press conferences or briefings will be held on preselected surgical news topics. All registered press are invited to attend these sessions.
HOW TO APPLY FOR PRESS CREDENTIALSAn application to apply for PRESS CREDENTIALS to cover the meeting is online at:
In addition, we ask that you read the ACS criteria for granting press credentials before submitting your application.
The deadline to apply in advance for non-commercial press attendees is October 3, 2014.
If you meet the appropriate criteria, do return your press credentials application to ACS Integrated Communications staff.

Via FAX: 312-202-5021.

Or you may convert your application to a PDF document for email delivery. The email return address is: [email protected](.)

If you prefer to mail the application in, send it to:

American College of SurgeonsOffice of Public InformationACS Integrated Communications, 27th Floor633 N. Saint Clair St.Chicago, IL 60611

We strongly recommend that you preregister by late September for the 2014 Clinical Congress to avoid standing in line at the registration desk in the convention center the week of the Congress.
We hope you will take the opportunity to join us for this premier surgical research conference which opens October 26.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not book hotel arrangements for press. Hotel space will be at premium, so we strongly recommend you book your hotel room today. Information on securing housing arrangements can be found on the ACS housing Web page:
Dan HamiltonACS Senior Public Information Assistant 312-202-5328 EMAIL: [email protected]

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve the care of surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 79,000 members and it is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. # # #