American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Member Services

Membership in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is an integral part of your profession. Whether you're still in training, or at the peak of your career, our top priority is providing value for you, our members—at every step.

Quality Programs

Improving the quality of surgical care leads to greater access for patients, fewer complications and better outcomes, thus lowering the cost of care. Our quality improvement programs have improved quality in trauma and cancer care, bariatric surgery, and in overall surgical care.


Educating and training surgeons remains integral across the entire spectrum of College activities. Rely on the ACS to be your premier source for surgical education and take advantage of a wide variety of resources appropriate for your learning needs.


ACS advocacy activities at the federal and state level represent the interests of you, the practicing surgeon, and your patients.  We encourage all surgeons to get involved in advocacy matters. Take action. Protect your patients and your profession. 

Save the Date

While encouraged by recent measures to reduce the incidence of COVID-19, we also recognize that this positive trajectory may not yet be a predictable one. Therefore, Clinical Congress 2021 will be a VIRTUAL event, taking place October 23–27, 2021. Mark your calendars today!

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Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts is now open for presentation of original paper, collaborative works, innovation, AEI Fellow and MORE Track presentations at the 2022  ACS Annual Surgical Simulation Summit.

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New Grant Opportunity

The ACS Board of Regents Taskforce on Racial Issues is pleased to announce a matching grant program focused on funding innovative and impactful research projects and programs dealing with diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism issues.

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Safe Pain Control Webinar

Sign up today for Safely Minimizing Opioid Use after Abdominal Cancer Surgery: Advice and Guidelines for Practicing Surgeons on Wednesday, July 20 at 6:00 pm CDT. This webinar will focus on safely and effectively minimizing opioid use after abdominal cancer surgery.

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Pain Management Learning

This online program has been developed by a multidisciplinary team of experts that has included general surgeons, critical care specialists, anesthesiologists, gynecologists, pain specialists, palliative care physicians, and pharmacists.

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ACS Anti-Racism Task Force

American College of Surgeons Task Force on Racial Issues: Report of Recommendation

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ACS Communities

Ask or answer questions with your colleagues in the ACS Member Communities.

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