American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS)

American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS)

The primary advocate for osteopathic surgeons.

The primary advocate for osteopathic surgeons.

Mission: The ACOS is committed to promoting excellence in osteopathic surgical care through education, advocacy, leadership development, and the fostering of professional and personal relationships.

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ACOS Elearning: Webinar: Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Right For Your Patients?

Why is BHRT relevant to you as a surgeon? How does BHRT benefit your patients? BHRT has multiple benefits for patients
including improved wound healing, decreased recovery periods and decreased patient co-morbidities. As a surgeon you may offer more treatments for your patients, and add to your capability of treating the entire patient. Learn more about BHRT in tomorrow's ACOS webinar "Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for Your Patients," presented by surgeon David Suarez, D.O. Register today at bit.ly/2qRrrTS This webinar is worth 1 AOA Category 1-A CME credit.

elearning.facos.org Do you find your patients having slower recovery after a procedure as they age? Is there something you can do to broaden your treatment for your patients and help improve their outcome?The use of BHRT can be the solution you are looking for. As we age we decrease production of many things especially...

Today we honor and thank our nation's veterans for their service.

CLAIM YOUR AOA Category 1-A CME CREDIT HOURS

Thank you to the participants of the recent Annual Clinical Assembly in Colorado Springs, Colorado! We hope you enjoyed the programs and want to remind eligible attendees to claim your valuable AOA Category 1-A CME credit hours. Access to evaluations and log in information was sent to you around noon (EDT) via email on Friday, November 1st from [email protected].

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ACOS Elearning: Webinar: Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Right For Your Patients?

Join us for next week's webinar "Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Right For Your Patients," a webinar presented by David Suarez, D.O. Visit https://tinyurl.com/y6rj8w7z for more information about this webinar. You may register today at www.facos.org/webinars

elearning.facos.org Do you find your patients having slower recovery after a procedure as they age? Is there something you can do to broaden your treatment for your patients and help improve their outcome?The use of BHRT can be the solution you are looking for. As we age we decrease production of many things especially...

Don't miss out on credits earned at this year's Annual Clinical Assembly. Check your inbox from Friday, November 1st, for information about and access to completing course evaluations and securing valuable AOA CME credits!

Earn 1 AOA Category 1A CME credit by participating in next week's webinar "Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Right For Your Patients,” presented by David Peter Suarez, D.O.. Register today at https://tinyurl.com/y3lufeek

Do you find that your patients take longer to recover after a procedure as they age? Is there something you can do to broaden your treatment and help improve patient outcomes? Join our November webinar on Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). https://bit.ly/2qRrrTS

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Please help us congratulate Dr. Michelle Southard, DO, FACOS, Assistant Professor of Surgery - Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, who became an American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) fellow this week at the 2019 ACOS Annual Clinical Assembly in Denver, Colorado.

Dr. Southard was also honored for receiving the top score of her cohort on the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Board Exam! We are #SpartanProud! #ilooklikeasurgeon

Thank you to everyone who attended this year's Annual Clinical Assembly in Colorado Springs! We hope you found the conference informative, enjoyable, and meaningful to your practice, hospital and GME initiatives. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego next year!

Past President Valerie Sheridan, D.O., FACOS, FACS and Membership Committee Chair Sharon Rooney-Gandy, D.O., FACOS enjoy catching up at last night's Past Presidents Reception during the 2019 Annual Clinical Assembly in Colorado Springs. Drs. Sheridan and Gandy met over 20 years ago at an ACA and have been the best of friends ever since! #ACA #ACOS #ACAConnections

Busy, in-demand speed mentoring sessions during today's SOSA Fall Convention in Colorado Springs. #SOSA #ACA #ACOS #Mentoring

SOSA lunch with surgical educators at the 2019 Fall Student Osteopathic Surgical Association (SOSA) Convention in Colorado Springs. #SOSA #ACOS

General Surgery Mentoring Workshop at the 2019 Annual Clinical Assembly in beautiful Colorado Springs. #ACA #ACOS #SOSA

The College welcomed 92 new Fellows this evening during the 2019 Annual Ceremonial Conclave. Congratulations to ALL new Fellows of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons!!

From the 2019 Annual Clinical Assembly at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Dr. Alan L. Meshekow, D.O., FACOS proudly displays his ACOS pride by wearing his 25+ year member recognition pin. #2019ACA #ACOS

"You never see your first launch, you feel it," from astronaut and surgeon Dr. Yvonne Cagle at this morning's first keynote.

Today's Inside Surgery Today includes an article on the importance of mentorship. This year's ACA in Colorado Springs, offers a General Surgery Mentoring workshop, a Women Surgeons Forum and Networking reception and many other opportunities to engage with peers, mentees and future mentors. www.facos.org/aca #ACA2019

ACOS Staff is all packed and ready to head out to Colorado Springs for the 2019 Annual Clinical Assembly. We look forward to a great conference! Haven't booked your hotel? We sill have rooms at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Colorado Springs. Please visit https://facos.org/acatravel and book your room today!

Have you heard about the ACA Headshot Lab? Offered exclusively to ACA registrants, the Headshot Lab offers attendees an opportunity to create a professional photo by working with an on-site professional makeup artist and photographer. Be sure to stop by for your headshot!

ACA attendees - We still have space at our official overflow hotel, the recently remodeled Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Colorado Springs, featuring views of Pikes Peak and FREE shuttle service to and from the conference. Go to https://facos.org/acatravel to access the reservation link and ACA discount code!

ACA Registrants - be sure to stop by the ACA Headshot Lab during the conference in Colorado Springs! You will receive VIP treatment: you'll start with a professional make-up artist. After your session with the make-up artisit, you will have a consultation with our photographer. Then you will have your own personal photo shoot, leaving the ACA Headshot Lab with photo in-hand. An email with your preferred image will also be sent to you. Don't miss out on securing a beautiful, professional photo!

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Registered for the ACA in a few weeks? Planning to to attend the SOSA Convention? Good news for all attendees. We still have space at our official overflow hotel, the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Colorado Springs. The hotel features a contemporary lobby, spacious guestrooms, casual dining and views of Pikes Peak and Cheyenne Mountain. Reserve your room today and take advantage of discounted ACA/SOSA conference rates! For more information, visit www.facos.org/acatravel

Start planning your itinerary for this month's ACA in Colorado Springs. For educational programming by discipline, visit www.facos.org/acaeducation. For receptions, workshops and special programming, go to www.facos.org/acaregister and select the events you wish to attend!

This year's ACA offers a number of workshops offered free of charge to registrants. Be sure to select these special sessions when you register. Workshops on "Life After Surgery," "General Surgery Mentoring," and "Opioid Education" will be offered. Register today at www.facos.org/acaeducation

The SOSA Fall Conference has a packed schedule and includes opportunities to attend ACA sessions. With just under 4 weeks to the start of the conference, it's not too late to register and take full advantage of the opportunity to learn, network with your peers and meet potential mentors as you navigate your medical career journey. Register for next month's conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado at https://facos.org/fallsosa

In addition to offering up to 25.5 Category 1-A CME credits in six surgical disciplines, this year's Annual Clinical Assembly also provides attendees with many opportunities to network, attend sessions customized to your personal career goals, see familiar faces and meet future colleagues at a number of ACA receptions and workshops. Be sure to mark your schedule for the Women Surgeons Forum and Reception, the Military Surgeons Reception, the Rural Surgeons Reception, and the "Life After Surgery," "Opioid Education," "Set for Success," and "General Surgery Mentoring" Workshops. The latest program schedules can be found at www.facos.org/acaeducation If you've not yet registered, you may still register online at www.facos.org/aca

Be sure to check next month's ACOS News for coverage of today's briefing on "Prostate Cancer - Advances in Research and Treatment." We will have special coverage of today's briefing from Carter Alleman, J.D., Associate Director of Health Policy with the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.

ACOS Associate Director, Health Policy, Carter Alleman, J.D. attended today's "Prostate Cancer - Advances in Research and Treatment" briefing, held in collaboration with the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus and the Prostate Cancer Task Force.

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There are just 5 days left to submit a MIPS Targeted Review Request! If a practice or individual physician believes CMS issued an incorrect 2020 MIPS final score or payment adjustment factor, the deadline to submit a Targeted Review for the 2018 Performance Period is Sept. 30, 2019 at 8pm ET. You can access your MIPS final score and performance feedback and request a targeted review at https://qpp.cms.gov/login

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Tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of reduced rates on next month's Annual Clinical Assembly (ACA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The ACA offers educational programming in the cardiothoracic and vascular, general, neurological, plastic and reconstructive, proctological, and urological surgical disciplines. Participants also have access to specialized workshops including General Surgery Mentoring, Opioid Education, and Life After Surgery, offered at no additional cost. Earn CME credit. Sit in on a workshop. Take some time to enjoy Colorado Springs. Register today at www.facos.org/acaregister

Impressive keynotes. Educational programming across six surgical disciplines offering up to 25.5 CME credits. An opportunity to meet, mingle and mentor. And a celebration of excellence in osteopathic surgery. Join us in Colorado next month, October 19th through October 23rd at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado for the 2019 Annual Clinical Assembly. www.facos.org/aca #2019ACA #ACOS

Looking for an opportunity to give back and have a positive impact on a future osteopathic surgeon? Select ACOS General Surgery Mentoring Workshop when you register for this year's Annual Clinical Assembly. Through the guidance and expertise provided by Mary K. Carneval, D.O., FACOS, participants will develop interpersonal and professional skills to share with colleagues, residents and medical students. You will also form new mentor and mentee relationships. This workshop is offered to ACA attendees at no additional fee. Register today at www.facos.org/acaregister and select ACOS General Surgery Mentoring Workshop when registering for the ACA.

An astronaut. A best-selling author. A Master Penman. A former medical school dean. Each will be featured keynote speakers at the 2019 Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Register today! http://facos.org/aca #ACA2019 #Surgery #ACOS

In addition to offering up to 25.5 AOA Category 1-A CME credits, did you know that the Annual Clinical Assembly also offers workshops tailored to the needs of surgeons throughout the continuum of their careers? These workshops are offered at no additional charge. This year we are offering a series of "Life After Surgery" workshops; workshops for mentors and mentees and a special "Opioid Education" workshop for surgeons and allied healthcare professionals. For more information about this year's ACA, go to www.facos.org/aca. You may register at www.facos.org/acaregister

Surgeons motivated to become mentors and those seeking mentoring are invited to participate in the ACOS General Surgery Mentoring Workshop, an interactive lecture and speed mentoring workshop designed to develop skills useful in both personal and professional life. Supported by the ACOS General Surgery Discipline, the ACOS supports the mentoring relationship as a means to support entry, retention and progression of future ACOS Leaders. There is no additional fee for this workshop. Be sure to select ACOS General Surgery Mentoring Workshop when registering for the ACA. Register today at www.facos.org/acaregister

In addition to offering educational programming in multiple surgical disciplines, the Annual Clinical Assembly also delivers workshops applicable to all disciplines. Though you must register for these workshops, there is no additional fee to attend. Register today for the General Surgery Mentoring Workshop, presented by Mary K. Carneval, D.O., FACOS, a general surgeon at Euclid Hospital - Cleveland Clinic and a member of Cleveland Clinic's Staff Coaching and Mentoring Program. Register today at www.facos.org/acaregister

Mentoring can be beneficial to surgeons at any stage of their career. This year's ACA includes an option for attendees to take the ACOS General Surgery Mentoring Workshop and earn up to 2.5 AOA Category 1A CME credits. There is no additional fee for this program. Simply select ACOS General Surgery Mentoring Workshop when registering for the 2019 ACA. Register today at www.facos.org/acaregister

Students, we look forward to seeing you at the fall SOSA convention next month in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information about this year's program, visit https://www.facos.org/FALLSOSA

The Annual Clinical Assembly is just around the corner. Check out the latest schedule at www.facos.org/aca. Earn CME credits across six surgical specialties, reconnect and network with colleagues October 19-23 at the fabulous Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Register today at www.facos.org/acaregister

Planning to attend this year's Annual Clinical Assembly? Interested in becoming a mentor? Trying to discern how to find a mentor that's a good match for you? Register to attend the ACOS General Surgery Mentoring Workshop on Tuesday, October 22nd. There is no additional fee for this workshop. However, registration is required. When you register for the ACA at www.facos.org/ACAregister select ACOS General Surgery Mentoring Workshop.

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2019 Annual Clinical Assembly

It's not too late to take advantage of discounted registration rates for this year's Annual Clinical Assembly which will be held from Saturday, October 19 through Wednesday, October 23 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. You may register online at www.facos.org/aca and save up to $200 off on-site registration.

facos.org This year's Annual Clinical Assembly (ACA) will be held October 19-23, 2019 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Offering educational programming across six surgical disciplines (cardiothoracic and vascular, general, neurological, plastic and reconstructive, proctological, and uro...

What did having a mentor mean to you as a medical student and surgical resident? What did NOT having a mentor mean to you as a medical student and surgical resident? Seasoned surgeons, take advantage of the opportunity to have a positive impact on the life of a medical student or surgical resident. Participate in SOSA Speed Mentoring on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, during the Annual Clinical Assembly in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Sign up to be a mentor today at https://tinyurl.com/yxsu5rsf

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