2018 General Surgery In-depth Review Seminar

April 25–28, 2018 | Portland, Oregon

ACOS will host the 2018 General Surgery In-Depth Review Seminar (IDR), April 25 – 28, 2018 in Portland, Oregon.

The In-Depth Review Committee and this year’s Program Chairs – Kristen Conrad-Schnetz, D.O., FACOS, and Marc A. Campbell, D.O., have been hard at work developing the program. This year’s IDR will be a board review course designed to provide the surgeon with in-depth review on the presented topics. Participants in this course will find it a helpful experience in preparing for certification or recertification examinations.

The Seminar will open with a special optional session on Oral Board Exams on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 25. The session is intended to assist physicians preparing to take their oral board exams.

ACOS will not guarantee results on any certification or recertification exams.

Preliminary Program

View the preliminary educational program. The schedule is subject to change; please visit this page often for the most up-to-date information. The ACOS will petition the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Council on Continuing Medical Education to approve the 2018 In-Depth Review program for a maximum of 25 Category 1-A CME credit hours. Contact meetings@facos.org with questions.


Registration is now open. Register Now

2018 General Surgery In-Depth
Review Seminar Registration Rates
Early Registration
Before March 23, 2018

Late Registration
On/After March 23, 2018

Member (CME eligible) $690 $790
Non-Member (CME eligible)
$990 $1,090
Resident Member (No CME awarded) $175 $225
Resident Non-Member (No CME awarded) $475 $525
*Student Osteopathic Surgical Association Members (No CME awarded) $100  $150 

*Students interested in attending must contact meetings@facos.org to register for the event. 

Cancellation & Refund Policy: All cancellations and requests for refunds must be received in writing to
meetings@facos.org before March 23, 2018 and are subject to a 20% cancellation fee. No refunds will be offered on cancellations made on or after Friday, March 23, 2018. There is no discount for unattended meals and no refunds for "No Shows."


The 2018 General Surgery In-Depth Review Seminar will be held at the Benson Hotel in downtown Portland, Oregon.

ACOS has negotiated special room rates for registrants of the 2018 IDR. Based on availability, the group rate will be offered until March 20, 2018. ACOS encourages you to reserve your hotel room soon as space is limited and they are sure to go quickly!

To book your room please call 888.523.6766 or 503.228.2000 or email your reservation request to reservations@bensonhotel.com. You must reference the 2018 ACOS General Surgery In-depth Review Seminar (IDR) in order to be eligible for the group rate (based on availability).

The Benson Hotel
309 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97205

As additional information, including lecture updates, become available it will be posted on the ACOS website or you may contact meetings@facos.org with questions.

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

ACOS is proud to present an all new portfolio of support and exhibit opportunities for the annual General Surgery In-depth Review Seminar taking place April 25 – 28, 2018 at The Benson Hotel, Portland, OR. Being a corporate supporter and exhibitor at the General Surgery In-depth Review Seminar demonstrates the level of commitment you have to helping osteopathic surgeons deliver the highest quality care to their patients. Please click here to view the Exhibitor and Sponsorship Prospectus and click here for the Application Form.


Email meetings@facos.org