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Media Alert from the American College of Surgeons


Dan Hamilton
415-978-3615 (Effective October 27-31, 2019)

American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress Convenes in San Francisco Next Week

CHICAGO (October 24, 2019): The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2019, one of the largest international meetings of surgeons in the world, convenes in San Francisco next week, October 27-31. The Moscone Center will house the majority of the scientific sessions and other activities during the conference.

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

  • Factors Influencing Recidivism after Major Trauma in Children
  • Artificial Intelligence Outperforms Clinical Judgment in Triage for Postoperative ICU Care: Prospective Preliminary Results
  • Factors Affecting Short-Term Survival in 85-and-Older Age Group Who Underwent Resection for Stage II and III Colon Cancer
  • Mass Casualty Events: Lessons Learned from Military-Civilian Collaboration
  • Liquid Biopsy: An Emerging Platform for Detecting, Monitoring, and Selecting Therapy for Cancer

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 Scientific Forum sessions. Technical exhibits from more nearly 200 companies will be on display at the Moscone Center, along with scientific exhibits from surgical researchers from around the world.

Dozens of surgeon scientists and researchers from the San Francisco area will also deliver presentations throughout the entire conference. View a list of these presenters.

We hope you will take the opportunity to join us for this premier surgical research conference, which opens for press registration on Sunday, October 27. The actual program sessions begin as early as 8:00 am on Monday, October 28.

Press badges will be issued to qualified members of the media who present the appropriate identification in the ACS Press Room located in the Moscone Center. View criteria for press credentials.

The phone number for the American College of Surgeons Press Room is 415-978-3615 (effective October 27).

If you have any questions before the conference begins, contact us at

ACS Press Room hours are:
Sunday, October 27: 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Monday, October 28: 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Tuesday, October 29: 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Wednesday, October 30: 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Thursday, October 31: 8:00 am–10:00 am

The Clinical Congress program can be viewed online.

Or download the conference app and begin planning your conference coverage today.

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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 improve the quality of care for surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 82,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit