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American College of Surgeons




2020 FCACS Annual Meeting

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Save the Date for the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons 2020 Annual Meeting taking place May 1-2, 2020 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® in Orlando, FL. This conference is the premier education and networking event for Florida’s community of surgeons, fellows, residents, medical students, and researchers.

As part of the 2020 meeting we will host the annual Distinguished Edward M. Copeland, MD Resident Paper Competition and Spectacularly Challenging/Surgical Surpises Interactive Case Study Competition.  The submission portals for both competitions will open on October 1, 2019 and close on January 17, 2020.  Check back for more details!
 

Register for the 2020 FCACS Annual Meeting

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Florida Chapter, Jacksonville Chapter, and South Florida Chapter
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Residents
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$195.00
$245.00
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Disney's Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital Tour Lottery

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital Tour

  • Morning of:
  • Sunday, November 3
  • (Exact time to be determined)

Join the FCACS for an exclusive new learning opportunity at the Veterinary Hospital at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Attendees will be able to experience the excellence in animal care that the Animal Health team provides to the many animals that make their home here. The tour includes a behind-the-scenes look at regular wellness exams, surgical procedures, oversight of nutrition, and emergency medicine practices.

All of those wishing to participate will be placed into a lottery and 30 lucky attendees will be selected to attend. The lottery will take place on Tuesday, March 2, 2019 and selected attendees will be notified via email. You must be registered to attend the FCACS 2019 Annual Meeting and there is no additional cost for the tour.

The group will meet on Sunday, November 3 in the morning at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld main lobby and will travel by bus to Animal Kingdom. No personal vehicles are permitted through the clearance gates to the hospital.

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Registration: Online registration and payment must be received no later than April 30, 2020. After this date, meeting materials and name badge cannot be guaranteed, but onsite registration will be available until May 2, 2020. By registering for this meeting, attendee understands and agrees that attendee’s name, city, and state may be shared with other attendees and exhibitors.

Photography: Photographs and/or video may be taken as part of the registered event. By registering for this event, you grant the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for promotional purposes. This may include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in print and online platforms, social media, press releases and other outlets.

Cancellation: Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. A written notice of cancellation must be received no later than April 1, 2020. This includes social events and guest fees. There will be a $50 fee for all cancellations. There will be no refunds if cancelling within 30 days of the start of the meeting date.

Attendees who need special reasonable accommodations or who have special needs should contact the meeting organizers at 904-309-6240.

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Location & Accommodations

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®
6677 Sea Harbor Drive
Orlando, FL 32821
407-351-5555
Room Rate: $190/night plus $30 resort fee and taxes. To reserve your hotel room at the group rate, please click here. You may also call the Group Reservations line at 407-351-5555 and refer to the FCACS Annual Meeting. Turn new experiences into unforgettable moments at Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®. Embrace effortless relaxation in extra spacious hotel accommodations with contemporary amenities, streaming Netflix content and inspiring views of SeaWorld®, the sparkling pool or beautiful atrium. Savor distinctive fare and innovative cocktails at the hotel restaurants and bars. Stay within steps of SeaWorld®, near Aquatica, International Drive, and Orlando's most celebrated attractions.

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We invite you to participate in the 2020 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 invitations are sent to all surgeon members of the American College of Surgeons from Florida (the third largest state by population of the United States). Additionally, the conference will include representatives from other societies, including the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Our conference provides you with a unique opportunity to reach your target audience which will consist of surgeons, nurses, and hospital administrators.

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. May 1, 2020 will consist of a non-CME day where everyone can participate in product demonstrations, simulation, and hands-on educational events. May 2 will be a day of exhibits and exciting lectures with our theme being “The Surgeons of 2030.” Lecture topics to include “From Driverless Cars to Surgeonless Robots!?,” "Restaging Cancer Staging", as well as Resident Paper Presentation/Competition, Trauma Topics and Physician Health amongst others. May 3, 2020 will be an experience at Disney Animal Kingdom Hospital showing how Human and Veterinary Surgeons learn from each other.

We look forward to your participation and seeing you in May 2020!

Jay Redan, MD, FACS
Annual Meeting Program Chair

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Resident and Trainee Events

If you are a resident or qualifying trainee and wish to participate in any of the following events taking place at the annual meeting, please sign-up using the links below. You must be registered for the meeting to participate:
Residents Surgical Jeopardy: 
Location: Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2020
Time: 8:00 – 9:00 AM
 
Resident teams from surgery programs throughout Florida are invited to sign-up to participate in this yearly knowledge-based competition. The winning team gets the opportunity to represent the state at the 2020 ACS Clinical Congress Jeopardy competition. 
 
Important: Before signing up for this competition, please make sure your team meets eligibility requirements as outlined below:

  • Any program that participated in a Surgical Jeopardy in another part of the state or other state in not eligible to participate in the Surgical Jeopardy competition at the Florida Chapter annual meeting.
  • All teams must consist of ONLY 2 players.
  • No one on team should be set to graduate until after the 2020 academic year.
Sign up for Resident Surgical Jeopardy

Surgical Simulation Session/Surgical Olympics:
Location: Advent-Health Nicholson Center
Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (tentative)
 
The purpose of this session is to allow trainees and residents to put their skills to practice using hands-on materials at several unique skill stations. At each station you will be instructed and graded on a particular skill set(s). The 2 highest-scoring residents of this competition will have their names submitted to the ACS for possible participation in the ACS Clinical Congress surgical Olympics competition.

Sign up for Surgical Olympics

General Surgery Certifying Examination (CE) Mock Oral Practice Session:
Location: Advent-Health Nicholson Center
Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (tentative)
 
This session is open to all residents, with the purpose of providing a setting for you to prepare for the ABS General Surgery Certification Exam.  New this year, this session is being included as part of the special events to take place at the Nicholson Center on Friday, May 1st.

Sign up for General Surgery Certifying Examination (CE) Mock Oral Practice Session

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. Accepted abstracts will be presented at the 2020 FCACS Annual Meeting being held May 1-2, 2020 at the Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld in Orlando, FL.

Submit an Abstract

The Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons invites Residents and Fellows (ACS and Associate Fellows only) to submit case studies to be considered for presentations during an interactive case presentation session at our 2020 Annual Meeting. To follow the theme of the meeting - Predicting the Surgeon of 2030 - we are looking for cases that place an emphasis on the use of new techniques, new technologies, and new ways of using existing techniques and technologies to improve surgical outcomes.

Submit a Case

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital Tour

  • Morning of:
  • Sunday, November 3
  • (Exact time to be determined)

Join the FCACS for an exclusive new learning opportunity at the Veterinary Hospital at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Attendees will be able to experience the excellence in animal care that the Animal Health team provides to the many animals that make their home here. The tour includes a behind-the-scenes look at regular wellness exams, surgical procedures, oversight of nutrition, and emergency medicine practices.

All of those wishing to participate will be placed into a lottery and 30 lucky attendees will be selected to attend. The lottery will take place on Tuesday, March 2, 2019 and selected attendees will be notified via email.

You must be registered to attend the FCACS 2019 Annual Meeting and there is no additional cost for the tour.

The group will meet on Sunday, November 3 in the morning at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld main lobby and will travel by bus to Animal Kingdom. No personal vehicles are permitted through the clearance gates to the hospital.

To be placed into the lottery, please check the box on the FCACS 2019 Annual Meeting registration form.