2021 ACOS-MSS Spring Convention


The 2021 ACOS-Medical Student Section (ACOS-MSS) Spring Conference will be held May 1st through May 2nd and will be hosted by the 
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. The health and the safety of our members is of the utmost importance. As a result, the 2021 Spring conference will be held virtually. 


Registration is now open! Register today and take advantage of early-bird rates!




Early Bird (through April 24)







ACOS Student Members may register at the reduced membership rate. To apply for membership, submit an online membership application  with your $30 payment. Students enrolled in AOA-accredited colleges of osteopathic medicine who have an interest in the pursuit of surgical training may apply for SOSA/ACOS student membership. Student membership offers medical students an opportunity to become more familiar with the surgical specialties and the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS). Student membership expires upon graduation from an AOA-accredited college of osteopathic medicine.


Registrants will have an opportunity to interact with the ACOS President Eugene W. Laveroni, Jr., D.O., FACOS, DFACOS and President-Elect Christopher A. Reeder, D.O., FACOS, FACS, on day one of the spring conference. Program directors from UTHealth McGovern in Houston, and Cleveland Clinic in Ohio are also on the schedule for the May conference.

The keynote speaker for the spring conference is Dr. Nancy Ascher, the chief liver transplant surgeon at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).  Dr. Ascher completed her undergraduate and medical education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She then went on to complete a general surgery residency and clinical transplantation fellowship at the University of Minnesota.  Dr. Ascher was filmed in episode 3 of Netflix's new docuseries "The Surgeon's Cut." 

This year's program features speakers from a cross section of surgical disciplines including an orthopedic surgeon, two plastic surgeons, a trauma surgeon and the Dean of VCOM in Louisiana. Dr. Adam Smith, a past president of the ACOS, will talk about the history of osteopathic surgery.

To see the full schedule, click here  .

The ACOS Medical Student Section invites you to submit a poster for presentation at this year's conference. Click here to submit your research! You may submit multiple posters to the conference.