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

Leadership & Advocacy Summit

The ACS 2022 Leadership & Advocacy Summit was held as a hybrid event from April 2-5 in Washington, DC. The Leadership & Advocacy Summit offers comprehensive and specialized sessions to provide ACS members, leaders, and advocates with topics focused on effective surgeon leadership, as well as interactive advocacy training and coordinated virtual visits with Congressional offices. 

Individuals can still register below for the Leadership & Advocacy Summit to get access to the on-demand content that will be available until July 5, 2022. Registrants can earn up to 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for attending/viewing the Leadership Summit.

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How to Access the Virtual Platform

All registered attendees, both virtual and in-person, will receive an email with detailed login instructions and a link to the event platform. The login credentials will be an individual’s last name and Registration ID. If you cannot locate your login information, contact

The Leadership & Advocacy Summit content will be available on-demand until July 5, 2022, and individuals will only be able to view the content for programming they are registered (Leadership Summit only, Advocacy Summit only, or both).

Access the virtual platform

The Leadership Summit is open to ACS members and non-members in the United States and internationally. The Advocacy Summit is only open to U.S./domestic ACS members because the content is not applicable to international members. 

Leadership Summit

The Leadership Summit featured compelling speakers addressing key topics in surgical leadership. 

Download the Leadership Summit agenda  

Advocacy Summit

The Advocacy Summit highlighted several legislative priorities the College is pursuing and offered ACS members the opportunity to develop their advocacy skills, learn more about important ACS-supported legislative and health policy priorities, and engage with members of Congress and their staffs.

Download the Advocacy Summit agenda 


For information on the Leadership Summit, please contact Brian Frankel at

For information on the Advocacy Summit, contact Kristin McDonald at or Katie Oehmen at