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Sept. 25-26, 2020

Oregon-Washington Combined Meeting - Virtual Meeting using Whova and Zoom


Improving Surgery in the Pacific Northwest


Attendees will be given log in information to download the Whova Virtual Meeting Event App to their laptop, tablet or smart phone. Fully functioning features in Whova will allow attendees to view abstracts, chat with each other, ask questions, pull together "coffee break chats" and visit virtual exhibit booths. The Whova App will be published in August 1.

Click HERE to view the event in Whova

Click HERE for an over view on how Whova works

Download the Whova app on your phone or tablet. CLICK HERE

From a PC: click this link to the event. It will log you in with your email if you registered. CLICK HERE


All CME approved content, including live discussions, panels, speakers will be through the Zoom app.  Attendees will need to download the Zoom app onto their devices. Secure log in information will be sent to all attendees. 


Summary list of 26 accepted abstracts: ACS_OR_WA_Abstracts_2020.pdf


The American College of Surgeons designates this live for a maximum of 8.5 AMA Category 1 CreditsTM , a maximum of 8.5 meet the requirement for self-assessment. See CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CREDIT INFORMATION below. 


To register online and pay by credit card, Click HERE

Sept. 21-26, 2020

Oregon-Washington Combined Meeting - Virtual Meeting using Whova and Zoom


Improving Surgery in the Pacific Northwes


1. Recognize the need for improved ergonomics in the operating room.

2. Assess personal practice to determine opportunities for improved ergonomics.

3. Explain reasons for rural surgeon shortage and rural hospital recruitment hardships.

4. Analyze reasons for lack of rural surgeons and propose solutions for rural surgeon shortages.

5. Create a plan for social media use in your practice.

6. Examine positive and negative aspects of your social media presence and discuss your reactions.

7. Interpret regional NSQIP data, compare to national data and then analyze for area of improvement.

8. Design a quality improvement plan for one aspect of your practice.

9. Explain how you learned a new procedure then identify steps you took toward competency. Compare this with presenter’s experience and propose effective paradigm.

10. Argue in favor of or against time consuming mandatory expert training course followed by set number of proctored cases for a novel procedure or technique.

11. Describe advances in the field of prosthetics.

12. Illustrate remaining barriers in the development of integrated prosthetics.

13. Compare current recommendations for management of breast cancer, colorectal cancer and melanoma with current practice and distinguish areas of divergence.

14. Evaluate current recommendations and propose method for implementation in your own practice.


In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (see below for definitions).

Disclosure List, 2020 Oregon Washington ACS Virtual meeting:

cpda2020-disclosure list or_wa_acs_virtual_mtg.pdf

Commercial Interest: The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships: Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Conflict of Interest: Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation. 


American College of Surgeons wishes to recognize and thank the following companies for their commercial support of this educational activity:

Silk Road Medical


The American College of Surgeons wishes to recognize and thank the following companies for their commercial promotion towards this educational activity:



Boehringer Laboratories, LLC

Bard Davol

Ethicon / Johnson & Johnson


Viewing Abstracts:  Pre-recorded abstract presentations will be accessible to attendees  once they are uploaded to the Whova App. Questions can be posed via a chat feature to authors and presenters. A  moderated Zoom Q and A session will be held on Friday Sept 25 by subject area: 2:00 pm - General Surgery 8 abstracts;  2:40 pm -Acute Care and Vascular Surgery, 9 abstracts; 3:00 pm - Oncology, 9 abstracts. Links will also be set up to take a quiz on the abstracts (one question per abstract) to earn self assessment credit.

Pre-recorded Abstracts Required:  Presenters should record an 8 minute abstract presentation . Create a mp4 recording of you giving your presentation using Zoom so that we have a backup recording to post in the meeting app. Instructions:

a. Open your ppt/ Sign in to zoom/ Select setting button on the green shield/ Record video during screen sharing/ Select edit by 3rd party/ Place Video next to the shared screen in the recording/Set the timer on your phone for 8 minutes/ Hit record/ Save the file to your computer

b. The recorded file mp4 should be downloaded to the following Dropbox linkClick HERE. The due date for prerecorded abstract presentations is September 1.  

Disclosures: Create your PowerPoint presentation remembering to include a disclosure slide as your second slide. Also, complete our online disclosure formClick HERE(REQUIRED).

Tips for Virtual Zoom Presentations:  Here is a tip sheet for preparing for virtual meetings: Virtual Meeting Tips.pdf

Panelists, Speakers for Live Sessions:  For the most part live sessions in Zoom are on Saturday September 26.  If you have a recorded presentation, follow the information above. Contact Heather Roderick if you have questions (see below).

Questions: Call our AV assistant, Heather Roderick, Surgical Conference Solutions, 360-420-6906. 

Other information

Abstracts Submission Dates: Call for abstracts:  Jan 1, 2020. Deadline to submit 3/1/20: Selections determined (Note: ACS CME guidelines require the meeting's CME app to be turned in 90 days out).

General Guidelines: Due to the combined nature of the meeting, there will undoubtedly be greater competition for abstract slots. In order to accommodate as many presentations as possible, the bipartisan Abstract Review Committee will review all submitted abstracts. Approximately 24-30 will be selected. The format is described on our online abstract submission form. Abstracts are limited to 250 words.

Self Assessment: Presenters should provide two multiple choice questions related to their abstract for self assessment. Give four possible answers and indicate which is the correct answer. Presenters should refer to the questions at the meeting. Note: Please do not use "ALL OF THE ABOVE" or "NONE OF THE ABOVE." You may submit 1 case-based question.

Disclosures: All presenters must make a disclosure statement at the start of the abstract presentation and complete an ACS disclosure form, available on the abstract online form.

Previous Summer Meetings

2019 Lake Chelan (June 13-16)
2018 Sunriver Resort (June 14-16)
2017 Lake Chelan 
2016 Sunriver Resort 
2015 Suncadia Resort 
2014 Sunriver Resort 
2013 Lake Chelan
2012 Sunriver Resort 
2011 Lake Chelan

2010 Sunriver Resort 
2009 Lake Chelan 
2008 Skamania Lodge
2007 Lake Chelan 
2006 Sunriver Resort

Future Summer Meetings

2021 Campbell's, Chelan, WA, May 20-23

2022 Sunriver Resort, June 9-11, 2022


When meetings are in Washington State, all registration information is through the Washington ACS Chapter website. 

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