ACS Clinical Congress 2020: A Virtual Stage for Virtually Limitless Opportunities
Join us October 3–7, 2020, for the first-ever fully virtual Clinical Congress. With both live and on-demand sessions, the conference will offer the finest surgical education for medical professionals across all specialties.
This year’s conference embraces a digital approach that will unlock new opportunities for surgeons everywhere. Today, the medical community—and the world—faces many unique challenges, and Clinical Congress 2020 will help equip you with the tools and educational content you need to grow, develop, and find success no matter what stage you’re at in your career
Surgical Advancement Starts Here!
Immerse yourself in a wide variety of educational sessions that define optimal surgical practices and cover innovative and trending topics in surgery today. Learn directly from the world’s premiere surgeons and leading experts about extraordinary cases, robotic-assisted surgery, opioid-sparing pain management, global health competencies, disaster preparedness, new surgical techniques and procedures, and more! Plus, take advantage of an array of essential topics, including surgical quality improvement, patient safety, health care advocacy, and reimbursement.
Access virtually limitless educational opportunities and earn more than 220 Continuing Medical Education Credits for FREE!
Access essential educational content and training to enrich yourself with the critical knowledge and skills needed to achieve the best possible outcomes for your patients. Clinical Congress 2020 offers a unique opportunity to claim more than 220 CME Credits and meet your state-specific requirements (Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates) and requirements for American College of Surgeons Accreditation/Verification Programs for FREE. Credits can be claimed both during the meeting and for a limited time when viewing the sessions after the conference is over. Content will remain online until the end of 2020.
Learn more about Accreditation and AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
Explore the Virtual Exhibit Hall
Our Virtual Exhibit Hall will offer Clinical Congress attendees access to surgical products and services from prominent medical partners and companies.
As part of the Virtual Exhibit Hall, you can visit ACS Central any time during the conference to chat live with staff, learn about ACS products and programs, and purchase ACS-developed publications and branded items.
Register today and experience Clinical Congress like you never have before—virtually and FREE!
Call for Abstracts
2021 Call for Abstracts is Now Open
Sunday, October 11 at 11:59 pm CST.
Abstracts submitted for the ASCRS Annual Meeting are peer-reviewed and scored on scientific merit, originality and relevance to the field of colorectal surgery.
- Oral, Quick Shot or ePoster: Abstracts submitted to this category will be competitively evaluated by the Program Committee for presentation in the oral, quick shot or ePoster format. Presentations selected will be eligible for annual awards including best overall, basic science or clinical paper presented from the podium or as an ePoster.
- Oral Only: Abstracts submitted to this category will be competitively evaluated by the Program Committee for presentation in the oral format ONLY (Podium and Quick Shot). Abstracts will NOT be considered for ePoster presentation. Presentations selected will be eligible for annual awards including best overall, basic science or clinical paper presented from the podium.
- ePoster Only: Abstracts submitted to this category will be evaluated for ePoster presentation only. Presentations selected will be eligible for best basic science or clinical e-poster.
- Video: Abstracts submitted to this category will be competitively evaluated by the Video-Based Education Committee for presentation during the video abstract symposium and the Ongoing Video Room. Videos selected will be eligible for the best video award.
- Case Study: Abstracts submitted to this category will be evaluated for ePoster presentation only.
- Research Forum: Abstracts submitted to this category will be competitively evaluated by the Young Researchers Committee for oral presentation during the Research Forum. This session highlights developing areas of research that have clinical relevance for the care of patients with colorectal diseases. Presentations selected will be eligible for the Research in Progress award. If not accepted for Oral presentation the abstract will be considered for ePoster presentation.
- New Technology: Abstracts submitted to this category will be competitively evaluated by the Program Committee in conjunction with the New Technologies Committee for oral presentation during the New Technology Symposium. This symposium highlights the development, integration, evaluation and dissemination of new technology in the practice of colon and rectal surgery. If not accepted for Oral presentation the abstract will be considered for e-poster presentation.
*** Abstracts submitted by General Surgery Residents will be considered for the General Surgery Forum and other oral abstract sessions. The General Surgery Forum highlights work completed by General Surgery residents and is aimed at increasing experience and participation at the ASCRS annual meeting.
- Benign Anorectal: Hemorrhoids, Anal fissure, Abscess, Fistula, Rectovaginal fistula, Anal Stricture, Pilonidal disease, Pruritis ani, Sexually transmitted infections (excluding HPV)
- Basic and Translational Science: Projects aimed at the fundamental understanding of Colorectal Disease development and treatment
- Benign Abdominal: Diverticular disease, Large bowel obstruction, Volvulus, Lower gastrointestinal bleeding, Endometriosis, Trauma, Intestinal stomas, Colitis (infectious, ischemic, microscopic, radiation induced and C. difficile related), Anastomotic issues
- Education, Assessment and Practice Management: Patient education, Physician education (medical student, resident, fellow, and in-practice), Technical skills assessment, and Practice management, Maintenance of certification
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Inflammatory bowel disease, Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, Anorectal Crohn’s disease, Ileal pouch anal anastomosis
- Colon and Rectal Cancer: Adenocarcinoma of the colon and rectum, Neoadjuvant treatment, Watch and wait, Adjuvant therapy, Functional outcomes, Low anterior resection syndrome, Local Recurrence, Transanal excision
- Other Neoplasia: Anal cancer, Anal dysplasia, Condyloma, HPV infection, Colon polyps, Colonoscopy, Advanced Polypectomy techniques, Neuroendocrine tumors, Polyposis syndromes, Presacral tumors, Appendiceal Neoplasms, Carcinoid, GIST, Lymphoma
- Pelvic Floor: Anal pain, Fecal incontinence, Constipation, Obstructed defecation, Rectal prolapse, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, Functional Bowel Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Quality and Cost: Enhanced recovery after surgery, Administrative databases, Clinical registries, Observational studies, Health care economics, Quality and safety issues, Ethical Considerations
Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the Annual Meeting, its innovative technology and the most
up-to-date research in the field. Submit your abstract today!
Sunday, October 11 at 11:59 pm CST.
If you have questions regarding abstract submissions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-607-6410.
Presented by: Laura A. Graham, PhD
Stanford-Surgery Policy Improvement Research and Education Center
Dept. of Surgery
Stanford University, School of Medicine
Talk title: “A Primer to VA Data”
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