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Winter Council Meeting, Day at the Capitol

  • 23 Feb 2020
  • 12:00 PM
  • 24 Feb 2020
  • 11:00 AM
  • Grand Hotel, Oregon State Capitol, Salem, OR


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Oregon Chapter American College of Surgeons

Winter Council Meeting and Day at the Capitol

February 23-24, 2020

Event Details:

Sunday, February 23, Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial St SE (Croisan B). The Oregon ACS Council meeting will be held as well as interviews for FACS Candidates. A social hour and dinner follows in the evening with an invited speaker. (Park under hotel).

Monday February 24, Oregon State Capitol (Rm 162).  Legislators and lobbyists will update our group and engage in dialog about regulatory issues. In the afternoon, attendees can book meetings to visit with their legislators. (Street parking along State and Court Street with e-meters).

The event is FREE due to a grant from the American College of Surgeons State Affairs Department. 


Sunday, February 23 - Salem Convention Center, Croisan B
Noon - 4:00 pm -  ACS Council Meeting (sandwiches will be served at noon)
4:00 -  6:00 pm - FACS Candidate Interviews (3 members per candidate):

  • 4:00: Juliette Moore & Jenn Dixon
  • 4:30: Stephanie Wood & Sean Watters & Andrea Stroud
  • 5:00: Andrew Cleary & John Dussel & Matt Lewis
  • 5:30: Castigliano Bhamidipati & Erin Thompson
6:00 - 7:00 pm - Social Hour
7:00 - 8:00 pm - Dinner and speakers Maxine Dexter (Running for Oregon Legislature) and Jon Sutton, ACS Government Affairs, ACS Advocacy Update.

Monday, February 24 - Capitol Building, Room 162
8:00 - 11:00 am - Day at the Capitol, Room 162, Oregon State Capitol Building:

8:00 am Gathering time, Coffee, Pastries

8:30 Laszlo Kiraly, MD, FACS Welcome, Purpose, Opening Statements

8:35 Courtni Dresser, Oregon Medical Association, Bills and Issues

9:00 Holly Heiberg, Oregon Health Authority

9:15 Open Discussion

9:30 Ivy Jones, Aid to Senator Laurie Monnes-Anderson, Chair Senate Healthcare Committee

9:45 Anthony Smith, State Director, National Federation of Independent Business - Business issues

10:00 Jon Sutton, American College of Surgeons, Issues, National Report

10:15 Mark Dodge, Marion County Medical Reserve Corp - Stop the Bleed Kits, statewide promotion

10:30 Open discussion

10:45 Wrap-Up

11:00 on - Visits with state legislators (by appointment). Please inform the ACS office if you are able to attend a meeting with your legislator and who they are. 

Hotel Rooms:

If you need a hotel room, consider The Grand Hotel. It is connected to the Salem Convention Center and only about 4 blocks form the Capitol Building. 

Call: 1-877-540-7800, or email:

ACS members gather at the Oregon State Capitol, 2018.

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