Florida Chapter
American College of Surgeons




2019 FCACS Annual Meeting



Welcome/Overview

Join us at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort for the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (FCACS) Annual Meeting taking place March 22-23, 2019. 

This meeting is a great way to:

  •  Connect with colleagues
  •  Learn new skills from experts in their field
  •  See the latest research presented at the Resident Paper Competition 
  •  And much more!

Stay tuned for a full agenda and faculty. 

 

Register for the 2019 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 February 22, 2019.

• By registering for the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons, 2019 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.

John H. Armstrong, MD, FACS

Annual Meeting Chair
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
President-Elect, Florida Chapter American College of Surgeons
Former Florida Surgeon General and Secretary of Health (2012-2016)
Ocala, FL
Patrick V. Bailey, MD, FACS

Chief, Pediatric Surgery
Chief, Pediatric Trauma Services
Maricopa Medical Center
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Phoenix, AZ
Christian Shalgian

Director, Division of Advocacy and Health Policy
American College of Surgeons
Washington, DC
Stephen R. Grobmyer, MD, FACS

Lula Zapis Endowed Chair in Support of Breast Cancer Research
Professor of Surgery
Lerner College of Medicine
Director, Surgical Oncology
Co-Leader, Cleveland Clinic Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
Atif Iqbal, MD, FACS

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, FL
Steven D. McCarus, MD, FACOG

Chief, Gynecological Surgery
Florida Hospital Celebration Health
Celebration, FL
Jane Mendez, MD, FACS

Chief of Breast Surgery
Miami Cancer Institute
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, FL
John E. Mullinax, MD

Assistant Member, Surgical Oncology
Sarcoma Department, Immunology Department
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine  
Tampa, FL
Jay A. Redan, MD, FACS (Moderator)

Professor, University of Central Florida
Chief of Surgery, Florida Hospital Celebration Health
Celebration, FL
George A. Sarosi, Jr., MD, FACS (Moderator)

Robert H. Hux MD Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, FL
Mark K. Soliman, MD, FACS

Chairman of Surgery, Florida Hospital Altamonte
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Central Florida
Associate Program Director and Director of Robotic Surgery
Colon and Rectal Clinic of Orlando
Orlando, FL
Vernon K. Sondak, MD

Chair, Department of Cutaneous Oncology
Director, Surgical Education
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, FL
Gary L. Timmerman, MD, FACS

Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery
University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
Sioux Falls, SD
Jose Trevino, MD (Moderator)

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, FL
Patricia Jo Toor, RN, MSN, OCN
Chief Nursing Officer
Florida Hospital Celebration Health
Celebration, FL
Jason P Wilson, MD, MBA, FACS (Moderator)

General Surgeon
The Comprehensive Breast Care Center of Tampa Bay
Clearwater, FL
Friday, March 22, 2019
  Core Program   Resident and Trainee Program
4:00 - 4:30 PM Presidential Lecture: Axillary Management of Breast Cancer: Out of Darkness and into the (Fluorescent) Light
Stephen R. Grobmyer, MD, FACS
   
4:30 – 6:00 PM Panel: Laparoscopic vs. Robotic Surgery – What’s Good for the Patient? What’s Good for the Surgeon? What’s Good for the Hospital?
Steven D. McCarus, MS, FACOG
Mark K. Soliman, MD, FACS
Patricia Jo Toor, RN, MSN, OCN

Moderator: Jay A. Redan, MD, FACS
3:00 – 6:00 PM Surgical Simulation Session/Surgical Olympics
(sign-up only)
  • Ultrasound guided biopsies
  • REBOA
  • Mesh hernia repair
  • Wound care
6:00 – 7:00 PM Welcome Reception with Exhibitors 6:00 – 7:00 PM Welcome Reception with Exhibitors
7:00 – 9:00 PM Satellite CME Symposium (not affiliated with annual meeting) 7:00 – 9:00 PM Satellite CME Symposium
Saturday, March 23, 2019
  Core Program   Resident And Trainee Program
6:30 – 8:00 AM Breakfast with Exhibitors 6:30 – 8:00 AM Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:00 – 9:30 AM Panels: Controversies in Community Cancer Care

Targeted Axillary Dissection for Node Positive Breast Cancer: Yes or No
Stephen R. Grobmyer, MD, FACS
Jane Mendez, MD, FACS

To Dissect or Not to Dissect in Sentinel Node Positive Melanoma
John E. Mullinax, MD
Vernon K. Sondak, MD

Controversies in Screening for Colon Cancer – How Early Should We Start?
Atif Iqbal, MD
Giovanna da Silva Southwick, MD
8:00 – 9:30 AM RAS Surgical Jeopardy
9:30 – 10:00 AM Refreshment Break with Exhibitors 9:30 – 10:00 AM Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
10:00 – 11:30 AM Panel:  Optimal Surgical Care Through Strategic Advocacy

Patrick V. Bailey, MD, FACS
Christian Shalgian
10:00 – 11:30 AM General Surgery Certification Exam Mock Orals
(sign up only)
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch with Exhibitors/Poster Session* 12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch with Exhibitors/Poster Session*
1:00 – 1:30 PM Keynote Lecture: Stop Over-Regulating my OR

Gary L. Timmerman, MD, FACS
1:00 – 1:30 PM Keynote Lecture: Stop Over-Regulating my OR

Gary L. Timmerman, MD, FACS
1:30 – 3:00 PM Oral Abstract Presentations

• Clinical Science/Commission on Cancer/Basic Science
1:30 – 3:00 PM Oral Abstract Presentations

• Clinical Science/Commission on Cancer/Basic Science
3:00 – 3:30 PM Refreshment Break with Exhibitors 3:00 – 3:30 PM Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
3:30 – 5:00 PM Spectacularly Challenging Interactive Case Presentations

Moderator: George A. Sarosi, Jr., MD, FACS
3:30 – 5:00 PM Spectacularly Challenging Interactive Case Presentations

Moderator: George A. Sarosi, Jr., MD, FACS
5:00 – 5:30 PM Chapter Annual Business Meeting 5:00 – 5:30 PM Chapter Annual Business Meeting

Take in the scenic views and relaxed island atmosphere of the Loews Royal Pacific Resort. This Resort offers lagoons and sandy-white beaches to explore, a variety of on-site dining options, and is located just minutes away from many of Orlando's theme parks and attractions!
 

To make your reservations, please call 1-888-430-4999 and ask for the FCACS room rate, which starts at $239/night++. You can also visit this link to book your room online. The special group rate is available until February 28, 2019 or until the room block is filled.

TARGET AUDIENCE
The target audience for this meeting is practicing surgeons, surgical researchers, surgical residents and fellows, students and all healthcare professionals interested in the latest developments and current trends in open, minimally invasive, and robotic surgery.

More information coming soon.

Click here to view the 2019 Prospectus

For questions please email exhibitors@floridafacs.org or call 904-309-6228.

 


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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 annual meeting to participate:

Residents Surgical Jeopardy: Resident teams from surgery programs throughout Florida are invited to sign-up to participate in this yearly knowledge-based competition taking place Saturday, March 23rd from 8:00 – 9:00 AM. The winning team gets the opportunity to represent the state at the 2019 ACS Clinical Congress Jeopardy competition.  All teams must consist of at least 2 people, and no one on the team should be set to graduate until after the 2019 academic year.

Sign up for Resident Surgical Jeopardy

Surgical Simulation Session/Surgical Olympics: The purpose of this session, being held Friday, March 22nd from 3:00 – 6:00 PM, is to allow trainees and residents to put their skills to practice using hands-on materials at 5 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: This session, taking place from 10:00 – 11:30 AM on Saturday March 23, is open to PGY4 and PGY 5 residents only, with the purpose being to be provide a setting for you to prepare for the ABS general surgery certification exam.

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