American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress Convenes in San Francisco, CA, October 23-27, 2011

Oct 12, 2011, 18:34 ET from American College of Surgeons

CHICAGO, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 97th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), one of the largest meetings of surgeons in the world, will convene October 23-27 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.  

The Clinical Congress provides a prime opportunity for writers, editors, and producers who cover the health care and/or health policy beat to provide the latest information for their readers or viewers in topic areas such as:

  • New Research Developments in Cancer Detection
  • Advances in Regenerative Medicine
  • Early Diagnosis of Surgical Infection: The Next Frontier
  • Humanitarian Surgery: Surgical Skills Training for the International Volunteer Surgeon
  • "Meaningful Use" of Electronic Health Records

In addition to hundreds of general and specialty sessions, a series of lectures by prominent guest speakers, and hundreds of research-in-progress reports will be presented during the Surgical Forum sessions.  Technical exhibits from over 200 companies will be on display in the Moscone Center, along with scientific exhibits from surgical researchers around the world.  

The entire Clinical Congress Program can be searched online through the American College of Surgeons website

Upon presenting the appropriate identification, members of the media who meet the criteria set forth by ACS for securing press credentials can register on site in the Clinical Congress Press Room (ACS Office section, Moscone Center).  For further details, see the ACS Policy for Securing Press Credentials online at:

The ACS Press Room phone number is: 415-978-3264 (effective October 23.)  Press Room Hours are: Sunday, October 23, 10 a.m.4 p.m.; Monday, October 24 to Wednesday, October 26, 8 a.m.5 p.m.; Thursday, October 27, 8 a.m.10 a.m.

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 is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery; it has more than 77,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.  For more information, visit

SOURCE American College of Surgeons