ACS Leadership Conference & Advocacy Summit

The 2012 Leadership Conference and the First Annual Advocacy Summit will take place March 25-27 at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, DC.

This year’s theme is “Surgical Leadership for Quality and Safety.” Separate, concurrent sessions are planned for young Fellows, residents, chapter leaders, and chapter executives.

The Advocacy Summit will convene March 26-27 and will provide surgeons with an opportunity to help their elected officials in Washington, DC, understand how their actions affect surgeons and surgical patients. The Summit will include intensive advocacy training and issue briefings, and, perhaps most importantly, meetings with participants’ senators and representatives.

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Iowa Chapter Website

While I was in Chicago, with Rhonda’s help, the Iowa chapter website was added to the site. Check it out after you log in to that site: