The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the American Osteopathic College of Proctology are proud to host the 2017 Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACA).

This year’s conference will take place October 11 - 15 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland.

Osteopathic Collaboration!

This year we are co-locating with the American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI) and you will not want to miss the special opportunities planned to collaborate with like-minded professionals. The 2017 ACA will feature educational programing in multiple osteopathic surgical disciplines and plans are underway for joint programming with ACOI physicians to increase attendees’ opportunities to learn together, share ideas and build new connections. 

More Reasons to Attend

  • Become more familiar with recent clinical developments in your surgical specialties
  • Gain knowledge you can immediately apply to patient care
  • Advance your understanding of indications, techniques, complications, and outcomes in a variety of procedures
  • Collaborate with like-minded professionals. Co-locating with ACOI will increase your opportunity to share ideas and build new connections with your osteopathic colleagues 
  • Gain insight on governmental regulations related to surgery and patient care
  • Explore new trends and procedures through scientific posters and exhibits  

Educational Programming

The 2017 Annual Clinical Assembly will uniquely offer joint programming with our osteopathic internist colleagues from ACOI as well osteopathic surgical education in multiple disciplines to include – Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, General Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Proctological Surgery, and Urological Surgery. Please click here for additional information.

Schedule at a Glance

Browse the schedule at a glance for programming and event information to help plan your itinerary.

Plenary Speakers Announced!

Click here to learn about our keynote speakers.  


Do not miss the superb programming planned for the 2017 ACA! The conference will kick off with an opportunity to mix and mingle with old friends and make new ones when ACA registrants join ACOI’s annual conference attendees at an opening evening reception on Wednesday, October 11. The first-rate educational programming will start on October 12. Registration is available on-site. For rates and additional details click here


The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, in National Harbor, Maryland will play host to the 2017 ACA.   

Please note: National Harbor, MD, is just outside of Washington, D.C., and is not the same location as Inner Harbor in Baltimore. The closest airport, Reagan National, is approximately 7 miles away. View the exact location here on Google Maps.

Hotel Reservations and Travel Discounts

ACOS has negotiated hotel and travel discounts exclusively for 2017 ACA registrants. To take advantage of these special offers please visit our travel page by clicking here

Scientific Poster and Podium Presentations

Each year residents, fellows and medical students are encouraged to present scientific posters at the ACA. For more information about the 2017 Scientific Poster and Podium please click here.

CME Evaluations

All CME Attestations and Evaluations must be completed by December 31, 2017. For instructions and additional information, click here

Exhibits | Sponsorships

Don’t miss the opportunity to have your company stand out! There are multiple ways to get your business noticed and support the 2017 ACA. From funding to support top notch educational programming to showcasing your products or services to our esteemed attendees, to advertising opportunities, the ACA has an option for your organization. For more information on the available opportunities or for assistance in creating a custom package, please click here.


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