New research is being presented at ACS 2014, the American College of Surgeons 2014 Annual Clinical Congress, from October 26 to 30 in San Francisco.


Meeting Highlights

Assessing Online Sources on Prostate Cancer Screening

Perforated Appendicitis in Pediatric Patients

Smartphones for Wound Assessment

Predicting Joint Replacement Outcomes

Checklists for Surgical Patient Handoffs


News From ACS 2014

Surgeons Employ Two New Computer Imaging Approaches to Accurately Measure Breast Tumors and Chronic Wounds

Breast and Colorectal Cancers Remain More Aggressive in Children

Injury Prevention Intervention Cuts Distracted Driving in Half, According To Trauma Surgeons

Universal Helmet Laws Reduce Traumatic Brain Injuries in Young Motorcyclists, According To Trauma Surgeons

Surgical Humanitarian and Volunteerism Awards Honor Four Members of the American College of Surgeons for Service to the Medically Underserved

Boston Surgeon Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS, Installed as 95th President of the American College of Surgeons

Honorary Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons is Awarded to Six Prominent Surgeons

North Carolina Surgeon J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, receives 2014 Distinguished Service Award of the American College of Surgeons

American College of Surgeons Lifetime Achievement Award Given to Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS

New Drug Delivered through a Skin Patch Shows Promise in Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers

American College of Surgeons Announces Strategic Partnership with the Military Health System

Many Older Trauma Patients Would Benefit from Palliative Care

An Estimated Two Million Pounds of Unused Medical Supplies May Be Recoverable in U.S. Operating Rooms Each Year

Daily Highlights

Specialized settings described for surgical care of children

Better access to surgery gaining recognition as a global health goal

In the ICU, focused conversations benefit patients and families

Panel points to deficiencies in preparing incoming surgical residents

Appendicitis debate: When to rely on antibiotics and not the scalpel

International surgery session spotlights opportunities and challenges

A “wily beast,” cancer can be defeated by two modern advances

Study gives insights into the molecular response to chronic ischemia

“The Hospital Says You Are an Expensive Surgeon: What’s Next?” – Video Interview

Panel highlights controversies over thyroid cancer management

Mortality statistics can skew treatment decisions

Cytokine linked to new roles in wound healing and vascularization

How surgeons can reset themselves to thrive amidst today’s challenges

Remembering the profession’s history: Four surgical heroes

Panel shares how to mitigate pelvic surgery risks

Churchill Lecture celebrates the history of military surgery

Top poster award goes to study of cancer mortality risk factors

Appropriate technique of sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer

Panelists describe new applications of genomics

Olga M. Jonasson Lecture Video Interview

Study found incidence of sacral fractures has increased

Lecture outlined two-pronged approach to defeating kidney cancer

Surgeons warned that Ebola risk demands high-level protective gear

Pointers offered on avoiding laparoscopic cholecystectomy complications

Nutrition link studied in intestinal stem cell differentiation

John H. Gibbon, Jr., Lecture Video Interview

Patients and surgeons both benefit from shared decision-making

PROMININ-1 expressing cells studied to illuminate liver fibrosis

Study suggests the global potential of social media

Video presentations provide insight on treating rare conditions

Lecture provided a look at luck in advancing surgery

Mouse models show that human lung stem cells could renew lungs

Panel calls for fresh look in treating abdominal “disasters”

Press Briefing Audio

Standard of Care for Breast Cancer: A Moving Target

Controversies in Obesity Surgery in Adolescents

Daily News






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2014 Track Schedule

Named Lectures

Postgraduate Courses

Meet the Expert Luncheons

Panel Sessions

Scientific Papers Sessions

Owen H. Wangensteen Surgical Forum

Scientific Poster Presentations

Video-Based Education Sessions


Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Future: Technology Overview for Residents and Medical Students

Setting Conditions for Chapter Success: A Panel Presentation and Reception for Domestic and International Chapters

2014 Excellence in Research Awards Distribution/ Surgical Forum Dedication

Medical Student Program

Open Mic: Advocating for Global Surgery

Resident and Associate Society Symposium

Rural Surgeons Open Forum and Oweida Scholarship Presentation

Surgery Resident Program

Town Hall Meetings

Young Fellows Association Program


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Car Rental

Airport Shuttle

Hotel Shuttle Bus Service

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