82nd US Section Annual Surgical Update
June 24 to 26, 2021
InterContinental Hotel
Minneapolis – St. Paul Airport
505 Glumack Drive – Terminal 1 of MSP
Minneapolis, MN  55425
Reservation Phone – 1-888-424-6835
Group Code Z33
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Dear Colleagues,

It is my genuine pleasure to invite you to the 82nd Annual Surgical Update of the International College of Surgeons-United States Section. Our 2021 US Section annual meeting will be held from June 24-26 at the InterContinental Airport Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I also extend a cordial invitation to the members of the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons who as our educational partner for more than 15 years, will be joining us for their 44th Annual Scientific Meeting.

The CME portion of our program has been titled, Global and Rural Surgery: Two Sides of the Same Coin with a preliminary program outline below. We will begin our program on Thursday afternoon, June 24th, with a session on Global Surgery that will feature presentations by ICS Fellows as well as invited guests from affiliated NGOs active in humanitarian activities. Special lectures and specialty sessions will also be included during the three-day educational program to provide ample AMA Category 1 CME credit.

Minneapolis is not only adjacent to St. Paul, the capital of Minnesota, but also home to the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and only a short distance from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. A number of faculty members from these institutions are scheduled to join us as invited speakers during our scientific sessions. With relatively close proximity to a number of other educational institutions in the upper Midwest, the scientific program is shaping up nicely and will be available very soon.

For this year’s meeting we are limiting the amount of printed materials we produce and instead will distribute most of our meeting information digitally. We will also send e-mail messages with links to all members to this and other meeting materials as they become available. Be sure to watch your e-mail for updates about meeting registration, hotel reservations and the scientific program.

Our meeting venue is conveniently located and actually connected to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. From the InterContinental you will be only a short shuttle ride away from the Mall of America. This venue is a destination in and of itself and attracts millions of visitors each year.

Please watch your mail and email for updates. You should also visit our website regularly as this will be your primary source of information related to our conference. Whether you know about Minneapolis and have visited before or if you have never had a chance to visit, this is a perfect opportunity to discover everything there is to do in this beautiful part of our country. An abundance of activities, fine dining, entertainment as well as top notch education will all be part of the ICSUS 82nd Annual Surgical Update in Minneapolis this June.

I hope to see you there!

Thav Thambi-Pillai, MD
President, United States Section
International College of Surgeons

International College of Surgeons - United States Section
An ACCME Accredited Provider

The following sessions are being planned for the 82nd Annual Surgical Update.

Global Surgery and Surgical Mission Work

Clinical Telemedicine Around The World

General Plenary Session

The Andre Crotti Lecture
Surgical Learning Requires....Assessment! 
David Farley MD, Tower, Minnesota, Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic

Managing Trauma

COVID-19: Lessons Learned

Rural Surgery: Training and in Practice

Physician Wellness and Ethics

Special Lecture by the ICS World President
The role of 3D Printing in Hepatobiliary Surgery: Challenges and Opportunities 
Georgios Tsoulfas MD, PhD, Thessaloniki, Greece 
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Transplantation Surgery, Aristotle University

Influence of Robotic Surgery and Technology in Global and Rural Surgery

Annual Research Scholarship Competition

COVID-19 and the Annual Meeting

The Planning Committee

Planned Meetings & Events
Thursday, June 24

Meetings will start at 8am.

Will convene at approximately 3:00pm (watch meeting materials for the final schedule).

For members of the Alliance and all spouses, partners and guests of ICS Fellows; this meeting will take place mid-morning on Thursday.

All attendees are invited to participate in our annual welcome reception on Thursday evening.

Friday, June 25
Will be held 4:30-6:00 pm Friday afternoon.

Saturday, June 26
Our annual black-tie optional closing dinner will take place Saturday evening .





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