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2016 Annual Meeting

June 9 - 12, 2016 (Sunriver Resort, OR)


The combined Washington State/Oregon Chapters of the American College of Surgeons annual meeting is June 9 through 12, 2016 at Sunriver Resort near Bend, Oregon. Our committee, headed by Chet Hammill, MD FACS and Evan Ong, MD FACS is working hard to bring an outstanding group of guest speakers to lead discussions.


This activity is designed for surgeons, physicians and nurses. We will apply with the The American College of Surgeons for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, some will include credits that meet the requirements for Self-Assessment (MOC). 

In order claim CME credit you must both sign the sign in sheet and turn in an evaluation sheet at end of the time you are attending sessions. The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

In order to claim CME, attendees must fill out the evaluation form. On the form there will be a box for total CME claimed. It also requires your ACS number. You will either fill out an evaluation form before you left or download the form. 



Our theme for the 2016 will be on controlling surgical costs.



Our golf tournament will support Rural Surgery! The format is a "shamble" in which the best drive is used and from that point the best individual score from the team of 4 is carded. The tournament will take place at the Sunriver Meadows Golf Course. 




Book your rooms at Sunriver Resort. Call 1-800-547-3922. Mention American College of Surgeons to be on our room block. Block rooms were held until May 22. Rooms after that date are not guaranteed, so don't delay in booking!

Lodge Village Guestroom: $189
Lodge Village Suite:  $239
Riverlodge Guestroom: $239

Rates are plus 10.5% tax and 11% resort fee. Home and condos available, but book early to get the best choices.






Thursday, June 9 -  (approximate times)

3:00 - 5:00 pm -- Washington and Oregon Council Meetings
5:30 - 8:00 pm -- Family Barbecue (Bachelor Lawn, in front of the Great Hall)
8:00 - 10:00 pm -- Exhibit table set up (Homestead I)

Friday, June 10

7:30 - 9:00 am -- Scientific Session 1
9:30 - 11:00 am -- Scientific Session 2
11:00 -11:45 am -- Guest Speaker
Noon - 1:00 pm -- Chapter Business Lunches (OR, WA)
1:00 - 2:30 pm -- Scientific Session 3
3:00 - 4:00 pm -- Resident Competition
4:30 - 6:00 pm -- President's Reception 

Saturday, June 11

6:30 - 7:00 am -- ACS PAC Meeting
7:00 - 7:30 am -- Committee on Trauma Meeting
7:30 - 8:30 am -- Speaker
8:30 - 11:30 am -- Scientific Session 4
11:30 - 12:30 -- Guest Speaker
12:30 - 5:30 pm -- Golf Tournament, "Take a Swing for Rural Surgery"
12:30 - 4:00 pm -- Tennis Tournament
6:30 - 9:00 pm -- Reception, Awards Banquet, Fundraisers, Childcare services/kid's dinner, Rural Surgery Fundraiser, Oregon ACS Foundation fundraiser (Great Hall)

Sunday, June 12

7:30 - 8:30 am -- Speakers
8:30 - 12:30 pm -- Scientific Session 5
12:30 pm  -- Conference adjourns; exhibit table take down

Afternoon off. Enjoy Father's Day!


If you are a presenter, download this Quick Guide for instructions on preparing yur presentation. Power Point, PREZI, and video files are accepted, but personal laptops or tablets may NOT be used. AV support at the conference is provided by Chris Sherman. He can be reached at 360-708-4226.

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