2017 American College of Surgeons (ACS)
Quality and Safety Conference
July 21-24 in New York City

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Published in July/August Issue             

Iíd like to take this opportunity to inform the readership of the 2017 American College of Surgeons (ACS) Quality and Safety Conference, taking place July 21-24, 2017, in New York City.

Iím very pleased to share that for the first time this year, the conference will offer discipline- and theme-based tracks focused on the specific needs of various learner groups from ACS Quality Programs, including MBSAQIP.

As an MBSAQIP surgeon leader and faculty member of this conference, I am excited to see this already large and phenomenal meeting now offering several sessions devoted to MBSAQIP. Presenters include other MBSAQIP surgeon leaders and members of Executive Council. We will be discussing improving quality in our discipline and address accreditation efforts. Itís a great meeting and I encourage everyone to attend. Fore more information and to register, visit https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/quality-safety-conference.

John MagaŮa Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS
Chief, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stanford School of Medicine
Past-President, ASMBS 2014-2015