Florida Chapter
American College of Surgeons

2018 FCACS Annual Meeting


Attend the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (FCACS) Annual Meeting, April 6-7, 2018 in Orlando. The 2018 Annual Meeting will take place at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando™.

Who Should Attend?

General and specialty surgeons, surgical residents, surgical fellows, surgical students and researchers.


Jason B. Fleming, MD, FACS


Director, Tissue Acquisition & Biorepository Core Cancer Research Program

Tenured Professor, Surgical Oncology

MD Anderson

Houston, Texas

Deepak G. Nair, MD, FACS, MS, MHA, RVT

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery (Vascular)

Sarasota Vascular Specialists

Florida State University Medical School

Sarasota, Florida

Frank G. Opelka, MD, FACS

Medical Director of Quality and Health Policy, American College of Surgeons

Chair, American Medical Association Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement

Executive Vice President of Health Care and Medical Redesign, Louisiana State University System

Baton Rouge, LA

George E. Peoples, MD, FACS

COL (ret), MC, USA

Founder and CEO, Cancer Insight, LLC

Director, Cancer Vaccine Development Program, Metis Foundation

Professor, Surgery, Uniformed Services University

Professor (adjunct), Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Patricia J. Numann, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor

SUNY Distinguished Service Professor

Lloyd S. Rogers Professor of Surgery

Medical Director University Hospital

Bio Coming soon

Jay A. Redan, MD, FACS

Medical Director, Minimally Invasive General Surgery

Director, Clinical Abdominal and Pelvic Pain Program

Florida Hospital Celebration Health

Celebration, Florida

Joseph Ibrahim, MD, FACS

Trauma Director and Association Program Director

Orlando Regional Medical Center

Orlando, FL

FCACS Agenda for Meeting

Friday, April 6, 2018

Day 1

1:00 PM

Opening Remarks & Welcome

Christine Laronga, MD, FACS

1:15 - 2:00 PM

Bringing Innovations from the Battlefield to Civilian Hospital

COL (ret) George E. Peoples, MD, FACS

2:00 - 2:15 PM


2:15 - 3:15 PM

Simulation Sessions Round 1 OR Meet the Professor Breakout Sessions

3:30 - 5:00 PM

Simulation Sessions Round 2 OR Meet the Professor Breakout Sessions

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

5:00 - 6:30 PM

Networking Breakout Sessions (optional)

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Day 2

6:30 - 7:30 AM

Poster Sessions

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Meet the Professor Breakout Sessions OR Surgical Jeopardy

9:00 - 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks and Welcome

Christine Laronga, MD, FACS

9:15 - 10:15 AM

Keynote: Global Surgery

Patricia Numann, MD

10:15 - 11:15 AM

Oral Presentations (CS and CoC) OR Networking in the Exhibit Hall

11:15 - 12:15 PM

How Can a Surgeon Participate in Cancer Research in this Era of Medicine?

Jason B. Fleming, MD, FACS

12:15 - 1:00 PM

Lunch with Exhibitors

1:00 - 1:45 PM

Update from the American College of Surgeons

ACS' View of Role of MOC in Licensing & Credentialing: Payment and Employment

Frank G. Opelka, MD, FACS

1:45 - 2:45 P

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) in Animals

Jay A. Redan, MD

2:45 - 3:00 PM


3:00 - 3:45 PM

Oral Presentations (BS) OR Networking in the Exhibit Hall

3:45 - 4:45 PM

Physician Well-Being: Joy of Practice

Frank G. Opelka, MD, FACS

4:45 - 5:30 PM

Business Meeting & Announcement of Oral & Poster Winners

Networking Dinner - More information to follow. Will require a separate registration/fee. 

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
6601 Adventure Way
Orlando, Florida, 32819

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando™ transports guests to a paradise in the heart of the tropics. Blue waterfalls cascade across lush grounds, and in the distance, the calming sounds of steel drums call guests to take in the scenic water views, ease into ‘island time’, and let go.

To make your reservations, please call 888-884-7922 and ask for the FCACS room rate that starts at $209/night or click here to book online.  The special group rate is available until January 17, 2018 or until the room block is filled.



For more information, contact Kasey Cleary.
Email: kcleary@floridafacs.org
Phone: (904) 309-6253