In This Issue of E-News:

Save the Date


Welcome new members!

  • James N. Antezana MD
  • Robert D. Bohl, MD, FACS
  • Jefferson K. Kilpatrick, MD, FACS
  • Cary N. Robertson, MD, FACS
  • Keri A. Seymour, DO

Renewing your 2016 membership is quick and easy!

Is time to renew your membership in the North Carolina Chapter, ACS.  Completing your renewal on-line saves you valuable time!

Click here to renew online today

Don’t miss out on services and benefits available to you as a chapter member.  Click on your membership type below to find out everything you receive as a member of the chapter.

  • Fellow Benefits
  • Associate Fellow Benefits
  • Medical Student Benefits
  • Resident Benefits
  • Affiliate Benefits

If you have any questions, contact the Chapter Executive Office at (877) 859-4561.  The North Carolina Chapter looks forward to your continued membership and support in 2016!


2016 Joint Annual Meeting

South Carolina & North Carolina
Chapters of the American College of Surgeons
July 15-17

Mark your calendar and plan to attend! Additional details coming soon.


Resident Scholarship – ACS Leadership and Advocacy Summit

We are pleased to offer again this year a limited number of scholarships to Resident members of the American College of Surgeons who are interested in attending the upcoming Leadership and Advocacy Summit, taking place at the JW Marriott in Washington DC, April 9-12, 2016.  The fifth annual Summit is a dual meeting that offers volunteer leaders and advocates specialized educational sessions focused on effective surgeon leadership, interactive advocacy training and coordinated visits to Congressional offices. Click here for more information on the 2016 Leadership & Advocacy Summit programming.

This scholarship award will cover up to $500.00 in housing and transportation costs.  This may also include your registration fees, but it may NOT cover food/beverage charges as all meals are provided at the conference. Note: you must be a U.S. Resident member in good standing with ACS to be eligible for one of these scholarships.

As a change from years past, scholarships will no longer be distributed on a “first come, first serve” basis.  Rather, scholarships will be awarded to a broad representation of all facets of ACS Resident members.  Special consideration will be given to first time attendees of the Leadership & Advocacy Summit, as well as candidates in the senior years of their residency programs.

There will also be an expectation that scholarship recipients: 1) will participate in 1-to-2 advocacy or ACS membership-focused conference calls or webinars within the 6 months following the Summit, and 2) must stay for all programming on Sunday, April 10th and Monday, April 11th, with preference given to those planning to stay through the Congressional Lobby Day on Tuesday, April 12th.

If you are interested in applying, please email D’Arcey Johnson before February 12, and include the following information:

  1. Your name.
  2. Your contact information (address, email, phone no., cell no.).
  3. Your institution and year of residency.
  4. A brief summary (no longer than one page) explaining why this opportunity interests you, what you hope to gain from it, and how you plan to utilize the knowledge you obtain.
  5. Your proposed travel dates.

Scholarship winners will be announced on/before February 19th, in order to give you ample time to register and make travel arrangements.

For more information on the conference, including registration info (registration opens mid-January) and hotel information, please CLICK HERE.  If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact D’Arcey directly at 202-337-2701.  We look forward to seeing you in Washington!

ACS Communities Calling All Surgeon Writers

If you’re a surgeon who enjoys writing, the newest ACS Community is for you. The Surgeon Writers online community debuted last month and is open to writers of all levels of experience. The community arose from member interest, as writers wanted a place to post questions about their writing in a supportive environment, much as surgeons discuss issues relative to the practice of surgery in other communities.

Leadership & Advocacy Summit

Registration is now open for the American College of Surgeons fifth annual Leadership & Advocacy Summit, April  9 – April 12, 2016, to be held at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC.

The Leadership Summit will take place on Sunday, April 10 where attendees will gather to attend presentations on an array of leadership topics including conflict management, managing difficult or “courageous” conversations, and more on the topic of emotional intelligence. The Leadership Summit will also again include valuable breakout sessions for participants by state/region and a session of “Chapter Success Stories.”

The Advocacy Summit starts early Sunday evening and will feature keynote speaker Chris Matthews of MSNBC’s Hardball, who is also a frequent commentator and expert analyst on NBC’s TODAY.

For more information and to register for either one or both events…please CLICK HERE.

Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET) 

Paterson, NJ

7th Annual Women in Surgery Career Symposium

Click here for more details and registration.

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Jennifer Starkey
Executive Director
North Carolina Chapter, ACS
324 S Wilmington St, #235
Raleigh, NC 27601
(877) 859-4561
Fax: (877) 835-5798