Newswise — CHICAGO (August 11, 2021):  The virtual American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2021 will convene October 23-27, offering surgeons and guest clinicians both live and on-demand sessions. The conference will offer the finest in continuing education for surgeons across all specialties and throughout all stages of their careers.

This year’s conference embraces a digital approach that will unlock new reporting opportunities for journalists everywhere who report on surgical issues. The conference agenda can be viewed here.

Beginning October 23, at 9 am (CT) research in progress reports from surgical care teams around the world will be presented during the Scientific Forum abstract sessions. Throughout the conference  distinguished guest lecturers will deliver orations in the disciplines of cancer care, trauma, basic science, ethics, surgical history, and more.

The ACS Opening Ceremony will lead off the Monday morning program October 25, followed by the Martin Memorial Lecture at 8:30 a.m. (CT) delivered by Anthony S. Fauci, MD, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland.

Other program highlights include panel sessions moderated by experts in the field on present-day surgical issues, and general sessions covering a wide range of current topics focused on helping surgeons provide the best possible care for their patients.

Members of the media who meet the criteria set forth by the College are encouraged to complete the ACS application to secure press credentials in advance to cover this virtual surgical conference from the convenience of their own remote locations. There is no registration fee for journalists or conference attendees. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jen Moran or Sally Garneski from the ACS Office of Public Information at [email protected].

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About the American College of SurgeonsThe 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 improve the quality of care for 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 82,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.  For more information, visit