2018 Annual Clinical  Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons

October 17 - 21
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Atlanta, Georgia

The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the American Osteopathic College of Proctology are proud to host the 2018 Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons.

Join us for a full program featuring important updates, innovative education, and networking with colleagues. 

Mark Your Calendar

Each year Osteopathic Surgeons from across the nation gather, to learn together, share ideas and build new connections at the Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACA). The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) and the American Osteopathic College of Proctology (AOCPr) are pleased to host the 2018 ACA, October 17 - 21, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia.   

You do not want to miss out on the superb programming planned for the 2018 ACA! The conference will kick off with an opportunity to mix and mingle with old friends and make new ones at the opening evening reception on Wednesday, October 17. First-rate educational programming will start on October 18. 

Educational Programming

The 2018 Annual Clinical Assembly will offer a highly-diversified program in multiple osteopathic surgical disciplines to include – Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, General Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Proctological Surgery, and Urological Surgery. Information about each discipline’s educational programming will be posted as it becomes available. 

More Reasons to Attend

  • Become more familiar with recent clinical developments and advances in the art and science of surgery
  • Gain knowledge you can immediately apply to patient care
  • Advance your understanding of indications, techniques, complications, and outcomes in a variety of procedures
  • Discuss pre- and post-operative issues related to surgery
  • Gain insight on trends and changes in governmental legislation and regulation related to surgery and patient care
  • Explore new trends and procedures through scientific posters and exhibits  
  • Collaborate and network with like-minded healthcare professionals


Mark your calendars, pre-registration is opening in July! Get ready for an event designed to keep you informed and connected!


 The Atlanta Marriott Marquis, in Atlanta, Georgia will host the 2018 ACA.   Located in the heart of downtown, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis is an iconic destination bursting with style and energy.  It is conveniently located just 12 miles north of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).  View the exact location here on Google Maps.

Scientific Poster and Podium Presentations

Residents, fellows and medical students are encouraged to present scientific posters at the ACA. For residents, whose training is evaluated by the ACOS, and with the approval of their training program director, preparation of a poster session for the ACA may be done in order to meet the annual report requirements for a scholarly activity for the current training year. Refer to the residency training requirements on this page for more details. 

Scientific Poster and Podium Presentation applications are now being accepted.

ACOS encourages residents, fellows and students to submit a poster for consideration. All submissions must be received no later than June 29, 2018. For more information or to submit a poster please visit the ACOS website by clicking here.

Questions? Contact Meetings@facos.org.

Exhibits | Sponsorships | Educational Grants

Don’t miss the opportunity to have your company stand out! There are multiple ways to get your business noticed and support the 2018 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. Click here for more information on the available opportunities or for assistance in creating a custom package, please contact Kristofer S. Herlitz, HMCC at k.herlitz@aimgroupinternational.com


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