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American College of Surgeons

Florida Chapter’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Edward M. Copeland, III, MD, FACS Research Symposium

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Florida Chapter’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Edward M. Copeland, III, MD, FACS Research Symposium

Orlando, Florida

Save the date for the Florida Chapter’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Edward M. Copeland, III, MD, FACS Research Symposium taking place May 13-15, 2022, in Orlando, Florida.

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Disney's Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital Tour Lottery

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital Tour

  • Sunday, May 15
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm (tentative)

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 Monday, March 14, 2022 and selected attendees will be notified via email. You must be registered to attend the FCACS 2022 Annual Meeting and there is no additional cost for the tour.

The group will meet on Sunday, May 15 in the morning at the main hotel 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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Cancellation: Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. A written notice of cancellation must be received no later than April 15, 2022 for a full refund. Notices may be emailed to meetings@floridafacs.org


Nancy L. Gantt, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Rootstown, Ohio



Leigh Neumayer, MD, MS, MBA, FACS, DABS, MAMSE

Professor and Chair

Department of Surgery

University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida

Philippe E. Spiess, MD, MS, FRCS(C), FACS

Senior Member, Department of Genitourinary Oncology

Moffitt Cancer Center 

Tampa, Florida 

Geoffrey D. Young, MD, PhD, FACS, FSSO

Cheif, Head and Neck Surgery 

Miami Cancer Institute 

Miami, Florida 


Friday, May 13, 2022

Day 1

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

General Surgery Certifying Exam Mock Orals

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Committee on Applicants Interviews       

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Surgical Simulation/Surgical Olympics     

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Florida Chapter Committee Meetings/CLP Meeting

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

COVID-19 Effects on Screening & Treatment Panel Discussion Symposium 

7:00 PM - 7:15 PM:  Breast Surgery- Toan T. Nguyen, MD

7:15 PM - 7:30 PM: Colorectal Surgery- Joseph Gallagher, MD

7:30 PM - 7:45 PM: ENT- Geoffrey D. Young

7:45 PM - 8:00 PM: UrologyPhilippe E. Spiess, M.D., MS, FRCS(C), FACS

8:00 PM - 8:30 PM: Panel Discussion- Toan T. Nguyen, MD; Joseph Gallagher, MD; Geoffrey D. Young; Philippe E. Spiess, M.D., MS, FRCS(C), FACS          

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Trainee Social 

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Day 2

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast with Exhibitors 

8:00 AM - 8:55 AM

Surgical Jeopardy

8:55 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome and Introduction 

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Session: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Surgery

9:00 AM - 9:25 AM: Ascending Leadership as a Women Surgeon- Leigh Neumayer, MD, MS, MBA, FACS, DABS, MAMSE

9:25 AM - 9:50 AM: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & the ACS- Nancy Gantt, MD, FACS

9:50 AM - 10:00 AM: Panel Discussion- Leigh Neumayer, MD, MS, MBA, FACS, DABS, MAMSE; Nancy Gantt, MD, FACS

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Margaret “Gretchen” Schwarze, MD, MPP, FACS

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

American College of Surgeons Update

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch with Exhibitors/Quickshot Poster Presentations

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Session: Impact of a Global Pandemic 

1:30 PM - 1:55 PM: Lessons Learned for Board Certification- Thomas S. Huber, MD, PhD

1:55 PM - 2:20 PM: Review of Board Certification and Process- George A Sarosi, MD

2:20 PM - 2:30 PM: Panel Discussion- Thomas S. Huber, MD, PhD; George A Sarosi, MD

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Edward M. Copeland, III, MD, FACS, Resident Abstract Presentations

3:50 PM - 4:40 PM

Spectacularly Challenging Cases

4:40 PM - 5:00 PM

Florida Chapter Annual Business Meeting             

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Day 3

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (tentative)

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital Tour

*We will select 30 attendees to attend. When registering please enter into the Disney's Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital Tour Lottery for a chance to attend. 


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Exhibitor/Sponsor Info Coming Soon

Solutions Center

Coming soon

Residents and Trainees

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:

Surgical Jeopardy: 
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Time: 8:00 – 8:55 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 2022 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 2022 academic year.

Sign up for Surgical Jeopardy 

General Surgery Certifying Exam Mock Orals​:
Friday, May 13, 2022
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM 
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.  

Sign up for General Surgery Certifying Exam Mock Orals

Surgical Olympics

Date: Friday, May 13, 2022
Time: 2:30 – 4:30 PM 
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

Resident Paper Competition

The Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (FCACS) Surgical Education Committee invites the submission of abstracts for the 2022 Annual Meeting & Edward M. Copeland, III, MD, FACS Research Symposium. Accepted abstracts will be presented live at the 2022 Annual Meeting & Edward M. Copeland, III, MD, FACS Research Symposium taking place on Saturday, May 14, 2022 
Competition categories include:
  1. Basic Science
  2. Clinical Science
  3. Commission on Cancer
More information coming soon regarding deadline for submission and how to submit.

Spectacularly Challenging Cases

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 the 2022 Annual Meeting & Edward M. Copeland, III, MD, FACS Research Symposium taking place on Saturday, May 14, 2022. 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.

More information coming soon regarding deadline for submission and how to submit.

Animal Kingdom Tour

More information coming soon.