American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress Convenes this Week in Washington, DC

Oct 07, 2013, 04:00 ET from American College of Surgeons

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Annual Clinical Congress convenes this week in Washington, DC, running until Thursday, October 10. The Clinical Congress is one of the largest international meetings of surgeons in the world.

The following press activities are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday (October 7-8), in the ACS Press Conference Room, located in ACS Offices section, lower level, Hall A/B, Walter E. Washington Convention Center. All times are Eastern Time zone.



Monday, October 7

1:00 to 1:30 pm

Effects of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy on Life Expectancy
Using a Markov Model
Surgical Forum Session

Presenters: Todd M. Tuttle, MD, MS, FACS, Minneapolis, MN
Pamela R. Portschy, MD, Minneapolis, MN



Tuesday, October 8

11:00 to 11:45 am

Mass-Casualty Shootings: Saving the Patients
General Surgery/Trauma Panel Session

Presenters: Lenworth M. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS, Hartford, CT
Michael F. Rotondo, MD, FACS, Rochester, NY
David S. Wade, MD, FACS, Brookeville, MD
Norman E. McSwain, Jr., MD, FACS, New Orleans, LA
Alexander L. Eastman, MD, MPH, FACS, Dallas, TX

In addition, special exhibits and events are taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center this week as the American College of Surgeons concludes its year-long Centennial celebration.

Press badges will be issued to qualified members of the media who present the appropriate identification in the ACS Press Room, located adjacent to the Press Conference Room. For criteria on press credentials visit:

The phone number for the American College of Surgeons Press Room is: 202-249-4028.

ACS Press Room hours are:
Monday, October 7 through Wednesday, October 9: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, October 10: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

About the American College of Surgeons
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 the surgical patient. The College currently has 79,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit: [.]

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