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Advocacy Days 2019 | January 29-30, 2019

Join the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons for the Advocacy Days held in Tallahassee on January 29-30, 2019. Registration and agenda are coming soon. 

2018 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

It was a Session that started amid sex scandals and ended with unprecedented protests regarding gun safety, but in between, the Florida Legislature did pass some meaningful legislation that will significantly impact physicians and their patients. Without a doubt, the most significant piece of... more

Notice to Membership – Annual Business Meeting & Proposal of Updated Bylaws

Pursuant to the Article III of the Bylaws of the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons, the Council is providing the necessary notice to the membership regarding upcoming annual Business meeting. Date:  April 7, 2018 Time:  5:30 PM ET Location:  Loews Sapphire... more

2018 Call for Nominations

Nominate Your Colleagues for Leadership Positions in the Florida Chapter Nominations are now open for the Florida Chapter officer and council positions and will be accepted until 5 p.m. EST on March 7, 2018.   Nominations may come from an FCACS member or the nominee himself/... more

Urgent – Contact Your Legislator Regarding Inappropriate Opioid Legislation

We need you to contact your legislators now and tell them that the proposed limitation compromises the safety and well-being of your patients. This legislation will be heard tomorrow, February 7, 2018. Florida House Bill 21 and Senate Bill 8, each under consideration by ... more

#StopTheBleed Efforts Featured In Media

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons' trip to Tallahassee on Jan. 30 and 31 to promote #StopTheBleed was a resounding success. Following a training session on Jan. 30 for members who made the trip, FCACS descended upon the State Capitol on Jan. 31 to educate... more

The American College of Surgeons has released their latest video, "100 Years of Setting the Quality Standard."

At the 2017 Clinical Congress last month, Dr. David B. Hoyt, Executive Director, ACS, debuted a new video about ACS and the 100 years of setting the quality standard in surgery.   The new video, “100 Years of Setting the Quality Standard” can be accessed at and downloaded at:https://www.facs.org/... more

2017 American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting Highlights

The American College of Surgeons annual meeting was held October 22-26, 2017 in San Diego, CA. The meeting was another great success. As President of the Florida Chapter and a Florida Chapter Governor, I wanted to update the Florida Chapter membership on several of the initiatives for the ACS and... more