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Welcome to MCACS

The Michigan Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) is Michigan’s grass roots division of the American College of Surgeons. The Chapter works at the state level to influence Michigan governmental policies that affect your everyday practice such as medical malpractice law, safety issues, and scope of practice law. Governors are selected from the MCACS to represent your interests to the ACS. Michigan Chapter members also act as representatives for the College on the ACS Committee on Cancer, Committee on Trauma and Young Surgeons Issues Committee.

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A Message from the President

It is an honor to represent the Michigan Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS), a scientific and educational association of surgeons who meet each May in camaraderie to network, enhance the science and art of surgery and provide encouragement to those who are the future of surgery, our surgical residents.  In addition to holding our Annual Meeting, the MCACS is involved in advocacy at the state level. The Chapter is comprised of greater than 1100 surgeons and is governed by a Council, led by Dr. David Edelman.
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David A. Edelman, MD, MSHPEd, FACS
Professor of Surgery
The Michael and Marion Ilitch Department of Surgery
Wayne State University School of Medicine
President, Michigan Chapter of the American College of Surgeons

Annual Meeting Update:

The Michigan Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) has been monitoring the developments of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) since last spring. As of January 4, 2021, we are planning on the MCACS 67th Annual Meeting being a hybrid (live/virtual combo) event. A final decision will be made by March 12th on whether we proceed with the hybrid meeting or make it entirely virtual. Our decision will be based on institution-enforced travel restrictions, vaccine progress, membership survey and overall COVID restrictions in the state of Michigan. If we are able to have a live meeting, we will change the schedule to start the MCACS Meeting late-morning on Thursday, May 13 and end around lunchtime on Friday, May 14 to keep overnight travel to a minimum.

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Call For Abstracts:

Abstracts must be submitted by 11:59pm EST on February, 15, 2021.

Important Dates:

Call for Abstracts Deadline: By 11:59pm EST on February 15, 2021
Decision to Move Meeting from Hybrid to Virtual: By March 12, 2021
Meeting Registration & Hotel Reservations Open: By March 12, 2021
Abstract Notifications Sent: By March 19, 2021

2019 Meeting CME: If you did not receive your CME certificate from the 2019 Meeting in Grand Rapids, email for assistance.

  1. 67th Annual Virtual Meeting

    May 12 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
  2. 67th Annual Virtual Meeting

    May 13 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
  3. 67th Annual Virtual Meeting

    May 14 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
  4. 68th Annual Michigan Chapter ACS Meeting

    May 18, 2022 8:00 am - May 20, 2022 5:00 pm EDT


The Michigan Chapter of the ACS (MCACS)  would like to invite you to become a member! It’s your membership that will continue to let the Chapter focus on important issues facing Michigan surgeons.

Young Surgeons Issues Committee (YSIC)

Members of the Young Surgeons Issues Committee (YSIC) must be Fellows under the age of 45. Two new members shall be appointed each year and serve three-year terms or until their 45th birthday, whichever comes first.

Online community for members of the American College of Surgeons

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