It is my genuine pleasure to announce that the 83rd Annual Surgical Update of the International College of Surgeons-United States Section (ICS-US) will be held from April 28-30, 2022 at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island. I invite you to mark your calendars today and plan to join us for our 2022 US Section annual meeting next year.
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 45th Annual Scientific Meeting. As the Past Chair of the Academy, I can attest to the important contributions this group has made to the overall success of the past gatherings of ICS-US. The collaboration between our groups has been amazing.
The CME portion of our program has been titled, Surgery 2022: Global, Rural and Urban Experiences, with a preliminary schedule now available on FICS Online. We will begin our program on Thursday afternoon, April 28th, with a session on Global Surgery that will also feature several special presentations by ICS Fellows as well as invited guests. Additional special lectures as well as specialty sessions will be included during the three-day educational program to provide ample AMA Category 1 CME credit.
Providence is an historic city that will provide an abundance of social opportunities to all who attend our conference. To allow participants with ample time to do some sight-seeing I have replaced the typical live educational sessions on Friday afternoon with several virtual CME offerings. Total CME credit available is planned to actually be higher than a normal annual meeting.
Not only is Providence home to the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, but is also centrally located to numerous other Northeastern academic institutions. A number of faculty members from these institutions are scheduled to join us as invited speakers during our scientific sessions. The development of the scientific program is coming along nicely and will be finalized very soon. Scroll down to review the information currently available.
For this year’s meeting we are once again limiting the amount of printed materials being produced and instead will distribute most of our meeting information digitally. To review the First Announcement visit: www.ficsonline.org/First22. We will also send e-mail messages with meeting related links included as new information becomes 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 in downtown Providence with many restaurants and attractions only a short taxi or Uber/Lyft ride away. More information will be posted on FICS Online as we approach the meeting date, but if you don’t want to wait visit the Providence Visitors Bureau at https://www.goprovidence.com/.
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 Providence 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 charming metropolis. An abundance of activities, fine dining, entertainment as well as top notch education will all be part of the ICSUS 83rd Annual Surgical Update in Providence this April.
I hope to see you there!
Mark N. Perlmutter, MD
2022 President, United States Section
International College of Surgeons
The following sessions are being planned for the 83rd Annual Surgical Update in Providence this April.
Topics included are tentative as of the publication date of this page (last updated 12/9/21).
Specific dates and times for each session will be provided in early 2022 once finalized.
International College of Surgeons - United States Section
An ACCME Accredited Provider
* Special Invited Lectures
Thursday, April 28th
Friday, April 29th
Saturday, April 30th
Renaissance - Providence Downtown Hotel
Rooms start at $209.
HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLINE IS Monday, March 25, 2022. After that date rates & availability can no longer be guaranteed. Make your arrangements as soon as possible to guarantee your accommodations. To ensure you receive our special room rate, please identify yourself as an attendee of the International College of Surgeons – 2022 Annual Surgical Update, when making your reservations.
The College is very much aware that COVID-19 and its variants are still impacting most of our lives. We are taking the approach of cautious monitoring. Our specific policies & requirements will be updated on our website & through meeting communications as we approach the actual meeting dates.
For information about COVID in Rhode Island visit https://covid.ri.gov/