2020 Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons

2020 Annual Clinical Assembly

SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 continues to play a major role in how large conferences are held this year. Monitoring recent surges and mindful of the health of our members, your families and the communities you serve, the ACOS Board of Governors met and made the difficult but necessary decision to host the 2020 Annual Clinical Assembly in a virtual format. This year's Annual Clinical Assembly (ACA) will be held virtually, October 20-23, 2020. Please feel free to contact us at meetings@facos.org with any questions

Offering educational programming across six surgical disciplines (cardiothoracic and vascular, general, neurological, plastic and reconstructive, proctological, and urological), the ACA is the trademark conference of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, attracting over 1,200 surgeons from across the country. The conference offers AOA CME credits as well as multiple opportunities for networking, reconnecting with colleagues and meeting new peers. To learn more about how this year's ACA will work, please click here.

2020 Annual Clinical Assembly Registration

Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, ACOS is sensitive to the stress that our members and the healthcare community are experiencing. As such, we are pleased to extend our low, early-bird registration rate to all registrants of the 2020 ACA with no expiration date.

Visit this page for more information.

Keynote Speakers

ACOS is excited to welcome three outstanding keynote speakers to the 2020 ACOS Virtual Annual Clinical Assembly! Click here to learn more about this year's keynote speakers.


 Keynote Address
Paul Nassif, M.D., FACS  
Theodore F. Classen Memorial Lecture     
Mark Kalina  
Keynote Address | Changing the Face of Training     
Anthony LaPorta, M.D., FACS  

Poster Presentations

The Annual Clinical Assembly (ACA) attracts osteopathic residents, surgeons and program directors from across the country. It is an ideal venue to share your research and gain recognition, connections and opportunities to advance your work with the osteopathic surgical community.

For the first time ever, residents, fellows and medical students will showcase their research in our new ACA ePosters Gallery!

ACA Educational Program Schedule

The ACA offers educational programming across six surgical specialties. Click here  to see this year's schedule. There are discipline specific sessions and sessions applicable across surgical specialties. Participants may earn AOA Category 1-A CME credits for sessions attended and evaluated. 

Visit our speaker information page to learn more about this year's speakers! 

Exhibit Space

Please click here for details about exhibiting at the 2020 ACOS Virtual Annual Clinical Assembly!