Call for Abstracts - 2018 Meeting

The 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting will take place January 18-21, 2018 at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara.You are invited to submit an abstract on the clinical or laboratory research project of your choice!

Deadline for submissions is Friday, September 15, 2017.

Abstracts must conform to the Instructions for Preparation of Abstract - please review all instructions and requirements prior to submission.

Instructions and Link to Online Submission 


To be responsible for and endeavor to attain within Southern California the objectives of the American College of Surgeons. These include elevating the standards of surgery, establishing a standard of competency and character for practitioners of surgery, providing a method of granting membership in the organization, educating the public and the profession to understand that the practice of surgery calls for special training and that the surgeon elected to Fellowship in this College has had such training and is properly qualified to practice surgery.

Purpose of the Chapter:

To promote the aims, interests, ideals and programs of the American College of Surgeons and to serve as a means of communication between the members of the Chapter and the College. To elevate the standards of practice, training and education in surgery and provide a means through which the Fellows may communicate with other professional and civic groups concerned with the improved delivery of health care.


The Southern California Chapter, the largest and most active in the American College of Surgeons, has become a strong, relevant force representing both surgeons and surgical patients. Be part of the movement and JOIN the Chapter today! Dues are $150/year.

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2018 Oral Examination Course Offerings

The Certifying Examination (CE) Review Course will be offered January 11-15, 2018 at the Montecito Inn in Santa Barbara prior to the ACS Southern CA Chapter meeting.. Courses are limited to 16 participants each and generally fill-up quickly!

The full description and registration information are available online. For more information, contact Dr. Pamela Rowland at

Author Instructions

Did you present a paper in Santa Barbara and were asked to submit manuscript for publication in The American Surgeon Journal? You can find instructions for preparing the manuscript for the Journal here. Be sure to submit the manuscript to the Chapter's Recorder's email address.

Author Instructions


For current Chapter members, the Membership year is January to December each year. Renewal invoices have been mailed, but you have the option of renewing your membership online! You will need your membership login information - your username is your Chapter ID number on your renewal invoice. Contact the Chapter office if you need assistance.

Membership Dues Renewal