Join us September 15-18 in Austin, Texas, as we reunite, in-person for the 2022 Annual Clinical Assembly (ACA). We invite you to come celebrate the 95th anniversary of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons at the 2022 ACA. Our theme for this special anniversary show is “Creating a Legacy of Tomorrow” and the members of the ACOS Continuing Education Committee led by Valerie L. Sheridan, D.O., FACOS, DFACOS, have been hard at work developing a high caliber program. You will not want to miss the 2022 ACA!

Educational Objectives and Outcomes

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for surgeons of varying specialties who care for surgical patients.

The ACA will:

  • Offer a highly diversified program of continuing medical education for the specialties of cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery, general surgery, neurological surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, proctological surgery, urological surgery, bariatric surgery, and wound care.
  • Keep surgeons in these specialties, other interested physicians, and healthcare professionals informed regarding recent developments and advances in the art and science of surgery.
  • Provide a review of selected areas of the attendees’ surgical specialties.
  • Discuss pre- and post-operative issues related to surgery.
  • Update surgical specialties on developments related to surgery in other fields of science, in socioeconomics, and in education.

The ACA learning methods used are:

  • Panels and lectures
  • Scientific paper presentations
  • Peer-to-peer discussions
  • Question and answer sessions
  • Hands-on labs
  • Scientific exhibits and poster presentations

ACA Educational Objectives
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Discuss recent clinical developments in their surgical specialties
  • Implement strategies into their surgical practice in order to improve patient care
  • Review the indications, techniques, complications, and outcomes of various surgical procedures

ACA Educational Program Schedule

The ACA offers educational programming across multiple surgical specialties. Please check out our Schedule by clicking the button below. Discipline schedules are posted.


Keynote Speakers
ACOS is pleased to welcome William McNulty, Marine Veteran and Founder of For more information about our first keynote speaker, click here.

CME Accreditation, Credits, and Requirements

The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. By participating in 2022 ACA educational programs and activities, attendees are eligible to earn AOA Category 1A continuing medical education (CME) credits or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

In accordance with CME accreditation requirements, the attendee must complete an evaluation of each session attended as well as an overall event evaluation in order to receive CME credit. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in each ACA educational program and/or activity. Attendees can typically expect to earn a maximum of 30 AOA Category 1A CME credits or 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


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2022 ACA Terms and Conditions  


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