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Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter American College of Surgeons



Keystone and Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapters Collaborative Task Force Update

Click HERE to read the Action Request and Collaborative Task Force Mission Statement

Pennsylvania Surgical News

January 2024 Edition

The monthly newsletter has had a facelift! We hope the new format makes it easier and convenient for you to read, keep up with educational offerings, networking, and resources to help you provide the best patient care and advocate for the House of Surgery.

Check it out and send us your feedback.

January 2024.pdf

MPACS-PAS Annual Joint Dinner Meeting

The 2023 Metro Philly Chapter and Philadelphia Academy of Surgery annual Educational Dinner Meeting was held on Monday, September 18th at the Bellevue Hotel (200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia). A total of 57 abstract poster submissions were judged with the top 30 being presented during the evening. Congratulations to Valerie Luks, MD (Penn Medicine) for receiving the top score and presenting her research paper at the podium prior to Dr. E. Christopher Ellison's lecture.

The Exhibit Hall offered members and opportunity to meet with various surgical device and pharmaceutical providers to learn about new and upcoming products and services. We thank our sponsors for their commitment to the Philadelphia Surgical Community.

The City of Brotherly Love will host the 2024 MPACS/PAS Annual Joint Dinner meeting on Monday, September 23, 2024 at the Bellevue Hotel. Additional details coming soon.

Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter Council and Poster Winners




Why Join A Local ACS Chapter?

Why belong to your local chapter? Local chapters offer opportunities to network with colleagues in your backyard, attend seminars and other educational events close to home and monitor legislative and regulatory issues affecting Pennsylvania physicians. Chapter members looking for guidance or assistance with an issue can reach out to another member, close to home, that could be dealing with the same state-related issue.

About Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter (MPACS)

The Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter (MPACS), founded in 1986, remains very active in the City of Philadelphia and surrounding counties (including Philadelphia and Delaware counties). MPACS represents the interests of surgeons and promotes the ideals, policies and programs of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) which are dedicated to ensuring the highest standards of surgical care through education of and advocacy for its Fellows and their patients. MPACS is dedicated to being the voice of the surgeon.

Meet Your Council Members

Congratulations New FACS Members

Become a member

If you are a current member of the ACS, take the next step and join your local chapter. You have already met the requirements and standards for membership in the MPACS. Simply complete the “Membership Acceptance Form”. Chapter dues are minimal. The value of having educational and networking resources close to home is immeasurable. 

Annual Joint Meeting Update

New Meeting Date:

September 19, 2022

Bellevue Hotel

(200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia)

A joint collaborative meeting between MPACS and the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery. ACS President, Dr. Julie A. Freischlag will be the featured keynote speaker.

  • Abstract competition by MPACS Residents & Medical Students
  • Exhibit Hall with Vendors & Suppliers to the Surgical Community
  • In-Person Event

Legislative Update

Making your voice heard on the state and federal level is an important part of educating those passing laws and regulations on best practices in medicine and patient care. MPACS and ACS continue to monitor active legislation that would affect you, your practice, and your patients. Click HERE for an updated list of legislation being monitored both on the state and federal level.

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