ACOS is dedicated to education and lifelong learning. We are pleased to provide our members with the opportunity to learn and conveniently earn CME credits through our webinar series.  Moderately priced, ACOS webinars offer participants the opportunity to learn directly from those whose are experts in their discipline, and an opportunity to interact with other participants in live, one-hour sessions, without leaving your office.

Upcoming Webinars


Infections in the Surgical Patient. What Does the Gram Stain Reveal?  

Presented by Lisa Hall Zimmerman, Ph.D.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
6:00 PM EST
This webinar is worth 1 Category 1-A CME credit.

In 2020 ACOS will launch the ACOS E-Learning Webinar Series, which will deliver multiple focused webinars that cover different aspects of the same topic within the same month. The first series will kick off in January 
with "Infections in the Surgical Patient. What Does the Gram Stain Reveal?"

Session Description
The most common infectious diseases in the hospital setting include pneumonia, bacteremia, intra-abdominal, and urinary tract infections. Appropriate antibiotic selection is critical when an infectious process is suspected. Surgery practitioners should be confident in the interpretation of the microbiological data. This webinar will discuss the specimen, Gram stain, and likely pathogens for common infectious diseases in the hospitalized patient.

Learning Objectives
During this webinar, participants will:

1. Discuss Gram stain and associated microbiology. 
2. Review the impact of microbiology data. 
3. Identify the potential causes of fever. 
4. Identify pathogens associated with infections to design a therapeutic plan to optimize treatment.

Participants in this webinar may earn up to 1 AOA Category 1-A CME Credit.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Lisa Hall Zimmerman is a Critical Care / Nutrition Support Clinical pharmacist with a BS in Pharmacy from Auburn University, Doctor of Pharmacy from Samford University, and a PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She has served as a residency program director three residencies: the PGY2 Critical Care, the PGY2 Emergency Medicine at Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit, MI and the PGY2 Critical Care (2016-2019) at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. Dr. Hall Zimmerman is a Fellow of Critical Care Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, a Board-Certified Critical Care Pharmacist, a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, and a Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist. 

Thanks to all who have expressed interest. The September webinar "Best Practices and Review in Trauma Surgery” will be rescheduled for some time in 2020.

On - Demand Webinars


Presented by Kelly B. Gabel, D.O., FACOS 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
7:00 PM EST
This webinar is worth 1 Category 1-A CME credit.


Presented by David Peter Suarez, D.O.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

6:00 PM EST
This webinar is worth 1 Category 1-A CME credit.


Join us for a continuation of a discussion that started at last year's ACA with a keynote from W. Britt Zimmerman, D.O., FACOS, who will discuss the many planned and numerous unplanned realities of providing healthcare following a disaste

July 27, 2019

1:00 PM EDT
This webinar is worth 1 Category 1-A CME credit.

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Presented by: Tanya Minasian, D.O., FACOS 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019


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This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.  

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve ASA guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. 

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