August 4, 2023

10:00am – 12:00pm Session 1

SC-ACS Board Meeting

10:00am – 12:00pm Session 2

NC-ACS Board Meeting

12:00pm – 12:30pm

NC-ACS/SC-ACS Board Luncheon


Exhibits Open

1:00pm – 5:00pm Session 1

NC-COT/SC-COT Resident Trauma Paper Competition

1:00pm – 5:00pm Session 2

Commission on Cancer Session and Resident Cancer Paper Competition

2:15pm – 2:45pm

Break with Exhibitors


Start of NC/SC Hernia Collaborative Session

5:00pm – 6:30pm

Welcome Reception with Exhibitors and Skills Sessions

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Rural Surgeons Dinner (Separate Registration Required)

August 5, 2023

7:00am – 7:50am

Breakfast & Exhibitor Showcase

Resident Breakfast with ACS Governors

7:50am – 8:00am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:00am – 9:00am

Statewide Collaborative Quality Improvement – What Can We Learn from Michigan and Wisconsin?

9:00am – 10:00am

ACS Update: Quality Initiatives

10:00am – 10:15am

ACS Foundation Chapter Initiative Funds

10:15am – 10:30am

Break with Exhibitors

10:30am – 11:30am

SC & NC Quality Initiatives Panel Discussion


Start of ASMBS Bariatric Society of the Carolinas (BSC) Annual Chapter Meeting & 6th Annual Integrated Health (IH) Workshop

11:30am – 12:15pm

Concepts of DEI Panel Discussion

12:15pm – 1:30pm

Lunch with Exhibitors

12:15pm – 1:30pm

Women in Surgery Luncheon (Registration Required)

1:30pm – 3:30pm

General Surgery Resident Paper Competition

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Resident Surgical Jeopardy


President’s Reception & NC Distinguished Service Award Celebration

August 6, 2023

8:00am – 8:30am

Breakfast and Chapter Business Meetings

8:30am – 9:00am

Congressional Update

9:00am – 9:45am

Surgical Coaching for Performance Improvement

9:45am – 10:00am

Break with Exhibitors & Hotel Check-Out

10:00am – 10:30am

Innovations in Surgery: What’s New in Anorectal Disease?

10:30am – 11:00am

Latest Advances in Therapeutic Endoscopy for the General Surgeon

11:00am – 12:00pm

The Resilient Surgeon: Keys to Individual, Family and Team Excellence

Resilience is about getting through difficult times and emerging stronger. In this session, clinical psychologist Wayne M. Sotile, Ph.D. shares pearls from his more than 40 years of clinical, coaching, and consulting work with medical professionals, their families, and their organizations.
Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss myths versus facts re: physician burnout
  • Describe organizational challenges and solutions to physician satisfaction
  • List the three most important coping patterns for sustaining personal, family, and team resilience
  • List the four attitudes that distinguish those who get through hard times and come out stronger
  • Discuss how “good work” is good for medical family happiness
  • Discuss keys for shaping a positive workplace emotional culture…and what this has to do with quality of medical care



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