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


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.

setting the quality standard

For more than 100 years, the American College of Surgeons has set the Quality Standard.
Learn more about our progress in raising the quality bar.

2020 MEETING Call for Abstracts

The 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting will take place January 10-12, 2020 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 6, 2019.

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


April 2019 - Lobby Day in Sacramento

Governor Gavin Newsom gave a rallying speech on his ambitious health care agenda which includes increased funds for residency programs, and loan forgiveness grants for physicians volunteering their time in undeserved areas. The Governor also reported on the progress of his plan to catalyze health reform and prescription pricing changes, and to be remembered as the "Health Care" Governor.  Not surprisingly, there is a lot of energy around health care currently in Sacramento.

Members of the three California ACS chapters participated in the Lobby Day activities that included a "Stop the Bleed" training table at the Convention Center. This activity was a great success with special thanks to Drs. Jay Doucet, Laura Godat and Shirin Towfigh. Several registered participants of the CMA Lobby Day completed the "Stop the Bleed" training, and the word about this important ACS program was spread throughout the CMA by attendees.

Our activities in Sacramento include a campaign to support AB 1708. This bill proposes to place Stop the Bleed kits in all California buildings in which there are AED's - schools included. We were able to secure the endorsement of the CMA for AB 1708, and met with the bill's sponsor. Significant progress has been made in advancing this bill.


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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