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Congratulations to the 2020 Initiate Class!

Congratulations to the 2020 Initiate Class!

Convocation Ceremony

More than 2,000 Initiates will be inducted as Fellows of the American College of Surgeons at the Convocation Ceremony held during the Clinical Congress.\

The 2020 Convocation Ceremony will be held virtually and is currently planned for Sunday, October 4. More details will follow soon.

On behalf of the ACS leadership, we hope you will join your 2020 Initiate class this year in our virtual ceremony as we recognize and honor your achievement! Over 1100 Initiates participated in the 2019 Convocation ceremony and celebration.

Attendance at the virtual Convocation is not required. Fellowship will be conferred in absentia upon all Initiates who are unable to attend the ceremony. 

The FACS designation may NOT be used after your name in any manner until the Convocation Ceremony has concluded. 

What's Next

Register for Clinical Congress 

Registration information will be sent shortly. 

Pay Your Initiate Fee

Domestic (U.S. and Canada) Initiates must pay their Initiate Fee of $400 by August 31To pay your Initiate fee, log into the College website, select My Profile from the blue navigation bar, and then Profile Overview. You will find a link to pay membership dues on the left side of your profile page.

Log in now 

Update Your Contact Information and Verify Your Mailing Address by August 1

You are able to update your online profile by logging into the ACS website, clicking on My Profile, and then My Profile Overview. You will see an edit (pencil) icon in each section. BE SURE TO VERIFY YOUR MAILING ADDRESS BY AUGUST 1 to ensure your Welcome Kit and certificate of Fellowship are mailed to the correct address. 

Update your profile

Contact the Division of Member Services with any questions at or 800-293-9623.