2020 Annual Clinical  Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons


2020 Annual Clinical Assembly

This year's Annual Clinical Assembly (ACA) will be held October 10-14, 2020 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Resort in San Diego, California. 

Offering educational programming across six surgical disciplines (cardiothoracic and vascular, general, neurological, plastic and reconstructive, proctological, and urological), the ACA is the trademark conference of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, attracting over 1,200 surgeons from across the country. The conference offers AOA CME credits as well as multiple opportunities for networking, reconnecting with colleagues and meeting new peers.


2020 ACA Registration 

Online pre-registration for the 2020 Annual Clinical Assembly will open in July. Be sure to take advantage of early registration rates! You can save up to $100 by registering during the early registration period. Do not miss out on the opportunity to take advantage of all that this conference offers attendees and do so at a discounted rate!

Visit this page for more information and check back soon to secure your spot by registering and booking your hotel room. 

Poster Presentations

The Annual Clinical Assembly (ACA) attracts osteopathic residents, surgeons and program directors from across the country. It is an ideal venue to share your research and gain recognition, connections and opportunities to advance your work with the osteopathic surgical community.

Residents, fellows and medical students are encouraged to apply. For those residents whose training is evaluated by the ACOS, presentation of a poster at the ACA may be done to meet the annual report requirements for a scholarly activity. Approval from your training program director is required.

Poster abstracts will be accepted starting in April of 2020. Continue to check this page for updates!

ACA Educational Program Schedule

The ACA offers educational programming across six surgical specialties. Schedules will be posted once presentation proposals have been reviewed, selected, finalized and scheduled. There are discipline specific sessions and sessions applicable across surgical specialties. Participants earn AOA Category 1-A CME credits for sessions attended and evaluated. 

Surgical Educators Seminar

Hosted by the Residency Evaluation and Standards Committee (RESC), the ACOS annually hosts a Surgical Educators Seminar. 

The Surgical Educators Seminar is a CME eligible workshop developed specifically for program directors and faculty. The content of this seminar will focus on tools that assist educators in creating a successful program, while also providing a forum for educators to discuss common and emerging issues affecting their training program. 

Registration can be completed online when registering for the ACA.


Exhibit Space

Booth space is available in the exhibit hall at the Annual Clinical Assembly on a first come, first serve basis and is ideal for those seeking exposure to ACA attendees. For more information, click here.

Hotel and Travel for the 2020 ACA

The host hotel for this year's Annual Clinical Assembly is the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Resort in San Diego, California. Each year ACOS negotiates discounted rates for our annual conference. Click here for hotel and travel information, including exclusive discounts on air, hotel and car rentals for ACA attendees.