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Projects that Impact You and Your Patients

The Florida Chapter is actively engaged in a wide variety of projects which impact the practice of surgery in Florida. Its interest in the practice of quality surgery in hospitals, large and small, University and non-University affiliated alike, in surgical training programs, in surveys showing both patterns and trends of surgical management, has been persistent and realistic. Concerns in the rapid changes of socio-economic patterns has been key to keeping step with problems of daily surgical practice, including professional liability matters, and governmental and other third-party in-roads in surgical practice.

Legislative Representation

The leadership and staff work with Florida Chapter Legislative Agents to empower the Chapter to speak with one voice. Our advocacy efforts work to get our members and their patients' message in front of the legislators. With Chapter presence at the Statehouse, much has been and will be accomplished.

How can you help? Visit the Advocacy page for more information.

Related Links

Find related websites in our Links section.

ACS Chapters

The American College of Surgeons has chapters across the globe. Click here to experience the diversity of talent that comprises the ACS.

The Cutting Edge 

The Cutting Edge is a printed newsletter offered exclusively to Florida Chapter members. This publication outlines Chapter activities, relevant legislative decisions, and other critical information for surgical professionals.

When important news breaks, Florida Chapter members can count on The Cutting Edge to deliver the scoop straight to their mailboxes.

Annual Scientific Meeting

The Florida Chapter, ACS Annual Scientific Meeting is held in the spring of each year in a Florida city. Along with the Chapter's advocacy efforts, the Annual Scientific Meeting constitutes the principal focus of the Florida Chapter and provides for an exchange of ideas and fellowship of our colleagues throughout the state.

The meeting provides talks and discussion panels on leading subjects of interest to general and specialty surgeons alike. A representative of the ACS provides updating of the work of the College during the event. The statewide Resident Essay Contest winners are announced and make presentations. Numerous exhibitors present their products and services to our members during this event.

The Annual Business Meeting is also held during this event.

This is an event that you do not want to miss! Check the Events page on this website for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in Serving on a Committee or Council?

Florida Chapter has opportunities available for members interested in serving on one of its committees or Council. The following committees are available:

  • Commission on Cancer 
  • Advocacy & Legislative Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Florida Committee on Trauma
  • Communications Committee
  • Women in Surgery 
  • Young Fellows Association Committee 
  • Resident and Associate Society Committee 
  • Quality and Outcomes Committee 

If you are interested in serving on one of these committees or on Council, you may click here to volunteer or reach out to for more information.


One of the incredible opportunities belonging to Florida Chapter fellows is the ability to interact with colleagues from the same geographic area. Some of the Florida Chapter and ACS opportunities to network include Council meetings, Clinical Congress, Annual Scientific Meeting, online collaboration, and Committee meetings.


Membership in the Florida Chapter enables members to receive discounts to Florida Chapter activities, events, services...and so much more.

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