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ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit 2024

April 13 - April 16

Registration Is Open

The Leadership & Advocacy Summit—being held at the Westin Washington, DC Downtown, 999 9th St, NW—offers ACS members, leaders, and advocates comprehensive and specialized sessions focused on effective surgeon leadership, as well as interactive advocacy training and coordinated in-person visits at congressional offices.

Leadership Summit

Saturday, April 13–Sunday, April 14

This portion of the Summit includes 2-days of programming covering an in-depth exploration of leadership principles. The Summit starts on Saturday with optional sessions that feature new topics on risk management, communications, and challenges in practice management. On Sunday, the traditional programming showcases compelling speakers addressing key themes in surgical leadership. During the Leadership Summit, attendees will learn new and innovative ways to face challenges and enhance their leadership skills, both in and out of the operating room.

The Leadership Summit is a hybrid event with in-person and virtual registration options open to all ACS members and non-members. In-person attendees will experience the onsite program and receive access to livestreamed and on-demand recordings. Virtual attendees will have access to the livestreamed and on-demand content.

Advocacy Summit

Sunday, April 14–Tuesday, April 16

The second half of the Summit will feature expert panelists discussing ACS-supported advocacy priorities and how surgeons can play a role in future healthcare transformation. Advocacy training and scheduled congressional visits will enable attendees to put their advocacy skills to work.

The Advocacy Summit is open only to ACS members in the US, with all sessions and congressional meetings being held in person.

For more information on the Leadership & Advocacy Summit, contact lasummit@facs.org.


Westin Washington, DC Downtown, 999 9th St, NW
999 9th St NW
Washington DC, United States
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