2020 Annual Meeting

September 21-26

Live Sessions: September 26

2020 Meeting goes Virtual

Meeting Update!

ACS Oregon/Washington Annual Meeting Goes Virtual!

 

You may be aware by now that the ACS Oregon and Washington Chapter’s Annual meeting in Sunriver Oregon (in June) has been canceled due to the Covid-19 virus. The committee recently decided to hold the event as a virtual meeting from September 21- 26, 2020. 
 
With input from ACS nationally and other ACS chapters, the annual meeting committee is currently revising its schedule to fit a virtual meeting. Here are some of the features that are being planned:

 

  • LIVE SESSIONS: Symposiums, panels and invited speakers will be held as webinars on Saturday, September 26. CME will be applied for.

  • ABSTRACTS: Abstract presentations will be held virtually throughout the week. (26 abstracts have been accepted)

  • VIRTUAL EXHIBITS: Industry support will be through a Virtual Solutions Center open the week of September 21-26

 

This virtual meeting format has been done successfully in other ACS chapters. For example, the Florida Chapter of ACS recently held a virtual annual meeting and had over 100 attendees. In fact, many medical societies and associations have had to switch to a virtual format this year. Odds are, you have already participated in one! We are confident Oregon and Washington will have a great meeting.  
 

Registration is OPEN. Please click on this link.


People who registered for the Sunriver meeting: 

About a dozen people had already registered for the June meeting before the Covid-19 restrictions were in place. The ACS Oregon office will issue refunds to those people. However, if you booked a hotel room at Sunriver Resort, you MUST cancel the room.  Contact Sunriver at 800-547-3922. 

April 14, 2020

Message from the President:

Dear Washington ACS Chapter Members,

I hope that this message finds all of you healthy and doing as well as possible during these unprecedented times. While our state appears to be beyond the predicted COVID-19 peak, we all know things can change and the process of moving forward remains uncertain and with heightened risk for healthcare providers. So, please be safe while continuing the important work you do. 

The Oregon and Washington Councils have made the official decision to cancel the June 2020 WA/OR Meeting at Sun River. The OR Council is currently working with Sun River and its membership to decide whether to hold a late August/September meeting or cancel the 2020 meeting altogether. Sue and I will forward information as soon as it is available. If any members have opinions or suggestions regarding the scheduling please feel free to respond to Sue or myself and we can relay those comments to Dr. Kiraly and the Oregon Council. 

If you have already made Sun River reservations for June, please call Sun River resort to process your refunds. If you have already registered for the meeting, the OR Chapter will forward your registration fees to the delayed meeting, or if you cannot/choose not to attend, will refund your registration. Please contact Mr. Harvey Gail (OR administrator), harvey@prsalem.com.

Pending the OR Council decision we will announce plans for handling WA abstracts for this year. Options include presentation at a later meeting, presentation in an alternative venue or possibly virtually. The WA cancer abstracts that are eligible for the CoC Competition will be reviewed and authors notified of their selection for the national competition. 


Warmest regards,

Matthew Eckert MD FACS
President, WA State Chapter ACS

SUNRIVER RESORT

17600 Center Drive, Sunriver, OR 97707
Reservations: 1-800-547-3922

 

Mention American College of Surgeons to get the group rate.

Rates:

Lodge Village Guestroom: $209

Lodge Village Suite: $269

Riverlodge Guestroom: $259 

 

Rates subject to local and state taxes 11.6% and resort fees $15/nt.

Click here to check out the resort

Preliminary Agenda

Draft Schedule, stay tuned for updates!

Thursday, June 11

 

3:00 - 5:00 pm - Washington & Oregon Council Meetings
5:30 - 8:00 pm - Barbecue - Welcome all attendees, guests, family members and exhibitors!
8:00 - 10:00 pm - Exhibit table set up

Friday, June 12

 

6:30 - 7:30 am Advocacy Breakfast, Surgeon's PAC, Fireside Room

7:45 - 8:00 am - WELCOME:  Laszlo Kiraly, MD, FACS

8:00 - 10:15 am - Scientific Session 1

10:15 - 10:30 - BREAK with exhibitors

10:30 - 11:30 - Guest Speaker (TBD)

11:30 - Noon -  BREAK, Transition to LUNCH

Noon - 1:30 pm - Chapter Business Lunches (OR, WA)

1:30 - 2:45 pm - Scientific Session 2

1:00 - 4:00 pm *Concurrent session: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) 

2:45 - 3:00 pm - BREAK with exhibitors

3:00 - 4:00 pm - Symposium: Changing Practice Locally

  • Locums and staffing challenges

  • Legal issues, what can I do?

  • Burnout and lawsuits and “second victim” phenomenon

  • NSQIP local data

4:00 - 5:00 pm - Resident Competition, Beer and Wine Reception During Competition!

6:00 - 9:00 pm - President's Reception - Caldera Springs Lake House (by invitation)

 

Saturday, June 13

 

7:00 am - 8:00 am Industry Sponsored Breakfast, Speaker

7:30 - 8:00 am - BREAKFAST, exhibitors

8:00 - 10:15 am - Scientific Session 3

10:15 - 10:30 - BREAK with exhibitors

10:30 -11:45 am - Symposium: Innovation in surgery

  • Education innovation and social media

  • Robotics in acute care surgery

  • Registry for acute care surgery

11:45 - 12:00 pm - BREAK with exhibitors, transition to lunch

12:00 - 1:00 - LUNCH: ACS Update

1:00 - 2:30 pm - Cancer Symposium:

  • Melanoma

  • Multidisc panel poss colorectal

  • Cancer cases and update

  • New developments

2:30 - 2:45 pm - BREAK with exhibitors, door prize awards

2:45 - 6:30 pm - FREE TIME

6:30 - 9:00 pm - RECEPTION / AWARDS BANQUET (Childcare services/kid's dinner available)

 

Sunday, June 14

Golf Tournament, 8 am (Casual tournament ) Individual Tee times


Directions to Sunriver

Directions from Redmond Airport (RDM)

  • Approximate driving time from Redmond Airport: 45 minutes

  • Exit Airport and follow signs on access road heading towards Bend

  • Drive underneath highway overpass and left onto entrance ramp for US 97 Southbound

  • Continue on US 97 southbound

  • Go through Bend and continue for approximately 15 miles from southernmost Bend City limits and turn west (right) at Sunriver Resort lodging sign/Century Drive/Sunriver

  • Continue for about 2 miles and veer right at roundabout

  • Follow signs to Sunriver Resort lodge

  • Sunriver Resort Address: 17600 Center Drive, Sunriver, OR 97707

(Shuttle service is available from the Bend/Redmond airport to Sunriver Resort. Please call (855) 420-8206 for reservations and cost.)

Directions from Portland Airport (PDX)

  • Approximate driving time from Portland Airport: 3 hours, 30 minutes

  • Exit Airport and take I-205 Southbound to I-84 Eastbound

  • Take Exit 16 (Wood Village exit) Southbound towards Gresham

  • Follow signs for US 26 Eastbound

  • Continue on US 26 East approximately 101 miles to Madras, where US 26 merges with US 97

  • Continue on US 97 Southbound approximately 50 miles through Redmond and Bend and continue for approximately 15 miles from southernmost Bend City limits and turn west (right) at Sunriver Resort lodging sign/Century Drive/Sunriver

  • Continue for about 2 miles and veer right at roundabout

  • Follow signs to Sunriver Resort lodge

  • Sunriver Resort Address: 17600 Center Drive, Sunriver, OR 97707


Directions from Salem

  • Approximate driving time from Salem: 3 hours

  • Take OR 22 East and continue on US 20 for 121 miles to Sisters

  • Continue Eastbound on US 20 21 miles to Bend

  • Continue Southbound on US 97 through Bend for approximately 15 miles from southernmost Bend City limits and turn west (right) at Sunriver Resort lodging sign/Century Drive/Sunriver

  • Continue for about 2 miles and veer right at roundabout

  • Follow signs to Sunriver Resort lodge

  • Sunriver Resort Address: 17600 Center Drive, Sunriver, OR 97707

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Directions from Eugene

  • Approximate driving time from Eugene: 2 hours, 30 minutes

  • Take I-105 Eastbound to OR 126

  • Continue Eastbound on OR 126 approximately 76 miles to US 20, then continue on US 20 for 21 miles to Sisters

  • Continue Eastbound on US 20 21 miles to Bend

  • Continue Southbound on US 97 through Bend for approximately 15 miles from southernmost Bend City limits and turn west (right) at Sunriver Resort lodging sign/Century Drive/Sunriver

  • Continue for about 2 miles and veer right at roundabout

  • Follow signs to Sunriver Resort lodge

  • Sunriver Resort Address: 17600 Center Drive, Sunriver, OR 97707
     

Directions from Northern California

  • Approximate driving time from Redding, California: 4 hours 35 minutes.

  • Take Interstate 5 Northbound to Weed and take Exit 746 (US 97)

  • Continue Northbound on US 97 approximately 197 miles

  • Turn west (left) at Sunriver Resort lodging sign/Century Drive/Sunriver

  • Continue for about 2 miles and veer right at roundabout

  • Follow signs to Sunriver Resort lodge

  • Sunriver Resort Address: 17600 Center Drive, Sunriver, OR 97707
     

Directions from Seattle

  • Approximate driving time from Seattle: 6 hours.

  • Take I-5 South to I-205, approximately 154 miles

  • Continue Southeast on I-205 to Oregon

  • Take I-205 Southbound to I-84 Eastbound

  • Take Exit 16 (Wood Village exit) Southbound towards Gresham

  • Follow signs for US 26 Eastbound

  • Continue on US 26 East approximately 101 miles to Madras, where US 26 merges with US 97

  • Continue on US 97 Southbound approximately 50 miles through Redmond and Bend and continue for approximately 15 miles from southernmost Bend City limits and turn west (right) at Sunriver Resort lodging sign/Century Drive/Sunriver

  • Continue for about 2 miles and veer right at roundabout

  • Follow signs to Sunriver Resort lodge

  • Sunriver Resort Address: 17600 Center Drive, Sunriver, OR 97707

 

RIDE SHARING

Uber & Lyft ride-sharing services are available in Bend and Sunriver.

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