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Florida Chapter’s 2023 Annual Meeting & Edward M. Copeland, III, MD, FACS Research Symposium

Join E Chris Ellison, MD, FACS, ACS President for the Florida Chapter’s 2023 Annual Meeting & Edward M. Copeland, III, MD, FACS Research Symposium taking place June 2-4, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida.

2023 Florida Chapter Annual Meeting

Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd
Orlando, Florida, 32827

Located between Terminal A and Terminal B at Orlando International Airport, amazing runway views and two award-winning restaurants and bars, are just an escalator ride away. Our hotel lobby is available between the security checkpoints for gates 70-129. An ideal option for travelers to Orlando, a stay with us puts you within minutes to area theme park attractions, Orange County Convention Center on International Drive, as well as Port Canaveral for cruise trips. The rooftop pool offers fun and relaxation under the sun with blue skies and the remarkable surrounding Central Florida views.

ROOM RATE: $269.00, plus tax
MAKE RESERVATIONS: Reservations can be made at the group rate here.

For questions regarding housing, please reach out to Michelle Sarcletti at 

Self-Parking: Go to TERMINAL B at Orlando Int’l Airport and after taking a parking ticket from the gate machine, drive up and around the ramp to the THIRD level. Follow the BROWN sign to the Hyatt Terminal Top Parking. At row C, cross over the ramp and park on any level 4-10. Take ELEVATOR BANK B to LEVEL 4 to enter the hotel. To receive the discounted parking rate for your event do NOT use the e-pass lane.
Valet Parking: Go to TERMINAL B at Orlando Int’l Airport and stay to the RIGHT side of the road. Follow the BROWN sign to the Hyatt Valet Parking. The entrance is on the LEFT side, IMMEDIATELY past the large fountain.

For more parking information, please click here.


We have several exciting speakers, including E. Christopher Ellison, MD, FACS, ACS President, and Henri Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FRCS, FAAP, ACS President-Elect, and sessions on Robotics, Advocacy, Global Surgery, as well as a session presented by Surgical Chairs!

Learn More Here!

Paper Competition and Spectacular Cases

The Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (FCACS) Surgical Education Committee invites the submission of abstracts for the Distinguished Edward M. Copeland, MD Resident Paper Competition and Spectacular Cases Competition. Accepted abstracts will be presented on Saturday, June 3.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline
February 15, 2023 DEADLINE EXTENDED: March 1, 2023

Finalist Notification
Late April

Abstract Lead Author Registration Deadline
May 1, 2023

Annual Meeting
June 2-4, 2023

Submit an Abstract!

Optional Event

Behind the Scenes at Disney Animal Kingdom Medical Center
June 4, 2023
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

During this in-depth 2-hour tour, you will get an insider’s look at the innovative ways the Disney team is meeting challenges in areas such as conservation, animal nutrition, medicine, animal care, and behavioral studies.  Highlights will include a tour of our state-of-the-art veterinary hospital, science center, and animal nutrition center.  Please note the program takes place entirely behind the scenes.  Animal viewing is extremely limited, and no photography is permitted on this tour.

Space is limited. A limited number of tickets are available during registration.

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