General Surgery In-Depth Review Seminar

2019 ACOS In-depth Review Seminar

April 10 – 13, 2019 
Des Moines, Iowa 

ACOS will host the 2019 General Surgery In-Depth Review Seminar (IDR), April 10-13, 2019 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown in Des Moines, Iowa. 

The 2019 IDR Program Chairs, Marc A. Campbell, D.O., FACOS, and Benjamin A. Raymond, D.O., with the support of the In-Depth Review Committee, are diligently working on this year's content in an effort to once again deliver a top-notch, comprehensive educational program. The 2019 IDR will again be a board review course designed to provide the general surgeon with an in-depth review. In addition to earning valuable CME credit, participants in this course will find it a helpful experience in preparing for certification or re-certification examinations.

Back by popular demand, the IDR will offer a special mock oral board optional session. The session is intended to assist physicians who are preparing to take their oral board exams.

Attendees have found the IDR to be a valuable resource in their board preparation.

"I would like to thank the college for offering this recent well structured In Depth Review for the recertification exam. Hopefully, this will be offered more frequently as it is a good comprehensive coverage of major topics. Glad to say I passed my exam on first attempt. Kudos to the ACOS IDR committee for a job well done!"

--Robert Edwards, D.O., Attendee, 2018 ACOS General Surgery In-Depth Review 

"The IDR has been a great review for those of us that have to re-certify, as well as a great way to reconnect with other surgeons that I haven't seen in years, including my chief resident. It has been a great experience."

--Leslie Smith, D.O., Attendee, 2018 ACOS General Surgery In-Depth Review 

ACOS will not guarantee results on any certification or re-certification exams.


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Registration rates:

2019 General Surgery In-Depth Review

Registration Rates

Registration Fee

Member (CME eligible)

$ 790

Non-Member (CME eligible)

$ 1,090

Resident Member (No CME awarded)

$ 225

Resident Non-Member (No CME awarded)

$ 525


Don't have an account with the ACOS? Click here for a downloadable 2019 General Surgery In-depth Review registration form.

As additional information, including lecture updates, becomes available it will be posted on the
ACOS website or you may contact with questions. 



The 2019 General Surgery In-Depth Review Seminar will be held at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown in downtown Des Moines, Iowa.

ACOS has negotiated discounted room rates for 2019 IDR delegates at our host hotel, the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. The group rate will be offered until Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Please note, reservations are available on a strictly first come, first served basis. We encourage all participants to reserve their hotel room now as space is limited, and the hotel is sure to fill up quickly!

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue | Des Moines, Iowa 50309 USA

515-245-5500 | Website


Room Rate

Single/Double Occupancy


+state and local taxes


Booking your Hotel Room

Online Reservations: Please click on the link provided below. This dedicated website is already pre-loaded with our group rate.

Reservation Link:         CLICK HERE to secure the group rate 2019 IDR           

Reservations by Phone: IDR registrants may contact the Marriott reservations line to book rooms. To ensure you are receiving the negotiated group rates, you must reference our full conference name.

            Marriott Reservations: 800-228-9290

Please reference:        ACOS General Surgery In-Depth Review Seminar

Warning: The reservation methods listed on or communicated directly by the ACOS are the officially authorized methods of booking your room at the host hotel for the 2019 General Surgery In-depth Review Seminar. Please beware of fraudulent organizations offering rooms at a significant discount.  Attendees may be lured by highly attractive rates but could fall prey to imposters causing a loss of deposits, be charged hidden fees, or bait and switched to hotel rooms they never booked. Do not give them your credit card or personal information. These companies are in no way affiliated with the General Surgery In-depth Review Seminar and the ACOS.


ACOS is pleased to offer 2019 IDR attendees with special conference rates on rental cars booked with Hertz Car Rental. Click here  for more information about how to take advantage of this opportunity. 

Online Reservations: To reserve your Hertz Rental Car at our special meeting rates, please include your CV# when making reservations.  

Reservation Link:

CV #    054M0001

Reservations by Phone:  To reserve your Hertz Rental Car at our special meeting rates, please include your CV# when making reservations.


Hertz Reservations:      800-654-2240 or 405-749-4434

CV #    054M0001

More Information

The most up-to-date information about the 2019 General Surgery In-depth Review Seminar including lecture updates, speaker details and more can always be found by visiting this page or by contacting with any questions.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to seeing you in Des Moines!