Florida Chapter
American College of Surgeons

2018 FCACS Annual Meeting

Join us at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando™ for the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (FCACS) Annual Meeting taking place April 6-7, 2018. 

This conference is the premier event for surgeons, surgical residents & fellows, medical students and researchers who are looking to network with their peers while developing an understanding of new advancements in:

- The American College of Surgeons’ view on Alternative Payment Models (AMPs) versus fee-for-service
- How battlefield innovations are being translated into civilian trauma care
- Immunotherapies now available to cancer patients and how these advancements have impacted the role of cancer vaccines as combination agents
- Similarities and differences between MIS practices in zoo animals and humans
- And Much More!

All while staying at the family-friendly Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, which offers transportation to and from local parks for a trip the entire family will enjoy!


Register for the 2018 FCACS Annual Meeting

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• Please complete the required registration form. Once your registration is complete, a seat will be reserved. We encourage you to complete the registration early to guarantee entrance to the meeting.

• Telephone cancellations cannot be accepted. A written notice of cancellation must be received no later than four weeks prior to the meeting for a refund. A $50 administration fee will be deducted. No refunds will be made after March 31, 2017.

• By registering for the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons, 2017 Annual Meeting, attendee understands and agrees that attendee’s name, city, and state may be shared with other attendees and exhibitors. By allowing an exhibitor to scan the conference badge, attendee understands, agrees and consents to the sharing of attendee’s contact information with the company that scanned the conference badge.

• By registering for this Conference, I also give the Florida Chapter, ACS, the right to publish all photos, videos, etc. taken at this Conference.

Marie L. Crandall, MD, MPH, FACS


Professor of Surgery

Associate Chair for Research, Department of Surgery

Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency

University of Florida College of Medicine

Jacksonville, FL

Brian Czerniecki, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Breast Oncology

Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Jason Fleming, MD


Chair, Gastrointestinal Oncology

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Joseph Ibrahim, MD, FACS

Trauma Medical Director and Associate Program Director

Orlando Health

Orlando, FL

Patricia J. Numann, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor

SUNY Distinguished Service Professor

Lloyd S. Rogers Professor of Surgery

Medical Director University Hospital

Frank G. Opelka, MD, FACS

Medical Director of Quality and Health Policy

American College of Surgeons

Washington, DC

Nicholas J. Panetta, MD, FACS


Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

George E. Peoples, MD, FACS

COL (ret), MC, USA

Professor of Surgery

Uniformed Services University

Spring Branch, TX

Jay A. Redan, MD, FACS

Professor, University of Central Florida

Chief of Surgery, Florida Hospital Celebration Health

Celebration, Florida

George A. Sarosi, Jr., MD, FACS


Robert H. Hux MD Professor of Surgery

Residency Program Director

Vice Chairman for Education

University of Florida College of Medicine

Gainesville, FL

Deepak G. Nair, MD, FACS, MS, MHA, RVT

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery (Vascular)

Sarasota Vascular Specialists

Florida State University Medical School

Sarasota, Florida

FCACS Agenda for Meeting

Friday, April 6, 2018

Day 1

1:00 - 3:15 PM

Simulation Sessions in the Exhibit Hall

3:15 - 3:30 PM


3:30 - 3:45 PM

Opening Remarks & Welcome

Christine Laronga, MD, FACS

3:45 - 4:30 PM

Battlefield Innovations Impacting Civilian Trauma Care

George E. Peoples, MD, FACS

4:30 - 5:00 PM

Increasing Breast Conservation Using Oncoplastic Techniques

Brian Czerniecki, MD, PhD

5:00 - 5:30 PM
Surgical Options for Lymphedema

Nicholas J. Panetta, MD, FACS

5:30 - 6:45 PM

Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Day 2

6:30 - 8:00 AM

Breakfast with Exhibitors

6:30 - 7:30 AM

Poster Sessions

7:00 - 7:30 AM

The Evolving Role of Cancer Vaccines in the World of Cancer Immunotherapy

COL (ret) George E. Peoples, MD, FACS

Concurrent Workshop and Breakout Session, 8:00 - 9:00 AM

Surgical Jeopardy

Mentorship, Sponsorship & Role Modeling: Succeeding in Your Surgical Career

Patricia J. Numann, MD, FACS

9:00 - 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks and Welcome

Christine Laronga, MD, FACS

9:15 - 10:15 AM

Keynote: Global Surgery: Assuring an Adequate Surgical Workforce

Patricia J. Numann, MD, FACS

10:15 - 11:15 AM

Oral Presentations (Clinical Science and Commission on Cancer)

11:15 - 12:15 PM

How Can a Surgeon Participate in Cancer Research in this Era of Medicine?

Jason Fleming, MD

12:15 - 1:15 PM

Lunch with Exhibitors

1:15 - 1:45 PM

ABS' Update on Maintenance of Certification

George A. Sarosi, Jr., MD, FACS

1:45 - 2:15 PM

ACS’ View on Alternative Payment Method

Frank G. Opelka, MD, FACS

2:15 - 3:00 PM

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) in Zoo Animals: Surgeons & Veterinarians Working Together

Jay A. Redan, MD, FACS

3:15 - 3:45 PM

Oral Presentations (Basic Science)

3:45 - 4:00 PM


4:00 - 4:30 PM

Physician Well-Being: Joy of Practice

Frank G. Opelka, MD, FACS

4:30 - 5:00 PM

Physician Wellness: Intimate Partner Violence

Marie L. Crandall, MD, MPH, FACS

5:30 - 6:00 PM

Business Meeting & Announcement of Oral & Poster Winners

5:00 - 5:30 PM

Disaster Preparedness: Is Your Center Ready?

Joseph Ibrahim, MD, FACS

6:00 PM


Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
6601 Adventure Way
Orlando, Florida, 32819

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando™ transports guests to a paradise in the heart of the tropics. Blue waterfalls cascade across lush grounds, and in the distance, the calming sounds of steel drums call guests to take in the scenic water views, ease into ‘island time’, and let go.

To make your reservations, please call 888-884-7922 and ask for the FCACS room rate that starts at $209/night or click here to book online.  The special group rate is available until January 17, 2018 or until the room block is filled.



We invite you to participate in the 2018 Florida Chapter Annual Meeting. The Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons (FCACS) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization of board certified surgeons who serve as a voice for all surgeons working in the frequently intense and ever-changing field of surgery. The FCACS Annual Meeting attracts approximately 140 surgeons from all around Florida. Our conference provides you with a unique opportunity to reach your target audience.

Our exhibit and sponsorship opportunities will allow you to connect with our members in a unique and intimate way, to provide you with the maximum return on your investment. The exhibit space will provide your company’s representatives the ability to interact with attendees throughout the meeting and during meal times.

Download Prospectus Here

For more information, contact Kasey Cleary.
Email: kcleary@floridafacs.org
Phone: (904) 309-6253