First Announcement 2022



International College of Surgeons-United States Section
83rd Annual Surgical Update   
April 28-30, 2022
Renaissance Downtown Hotel
Providence, Rhode Island



Dear Colleagues,

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: 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

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

Preliminary CME Program

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.

Course Sponsor

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

Global Surgery and Special Lectures

  • Quality of Life of Patients after Colorectal Cancer Surgery in Soba University Hospital, Sudan.
  • WSF Honduras is now a Reality: It took 20 years but it was worth the effort!
  • Pediatric Injuries During Wartime Require Efforts to Support Pediatric Surgical Trainings.
  • Magnetic Surgery: Is It Ready for Prime Time? * 
  • Leadership in Surgery: Lessons Learnt (and still learning). *
  • The Global Evolution of Kidney Paired Donation for Patients with ESRD. *

* Special Invited Lectures

Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgery (AANOS Annual Meeting)

  • Management of Thoracolumbar Burst/Compression Fractures
  • Correction of Sagittal Malalignment with L5 Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy: A Cadaveric Study
  • Fractures of the Scaphoid.  Case Study and Review of Treatment Options
  • Minimally invasive decompressive surgery for lumbar central stenosis
  • Knee and Hip - Tips and Tricks
  • Sarcopenia and Low Back Pain
  • High Strength Suture Materials in Orthopedic Practice
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma of Brain stem
  • Management of traumatic sub-axial cervical facet subluxation - techniques and approaches
  • The role of neuropeptide agents in intracerebral injury following traumatic brain injury
  • Minimally Invasive TLIF as Outpatient Procedure
  • Endoscopic Cubital Tunnel Release

Transplantation Surgery

  • Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship: A pot-pourri of domestic and international trainees
  • Transplant Oncology:  An Evolving International Field
  • The Role of Technology in Transplantation Surgery
  • Donation after circulatory death: the international transplant community leaving the USA behind

General Plenary Session

  • Management of Abdominal Wall Hernias
  • Emerging  Personalized Treatments for Liver Cancer
  • Central venous occlusion's impact on patients on hemodialysis
  • Surely the appendicitis did not go away! Acute appendicitis during the Covid lockdown. A rural hospital perspective and discussion of comparable effects in Europe and Asia.

Trauma and Critical Care Surgery

  • Trauma Care in a tertiary care hospital in India
  • Trauma Care During The COVID 19 Pandemic
  • Thoracic Trauma
  • Mechanism of injury in intoxicated trauma patients by sex and age over time
  • Blast Injury
  • What's Old is New: Geriatric Trauma in 2021

Annual Research Scholarship Competition

  • Postoperative Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Surgery with Perioperative COVID-19 in the USA
  • Chlorhexidine Gluconate Wound Irrigation and Surgical Site Infections in Renal Transplant Patient
  • Abdominal Perforation as a Complication of Tocilizumab use  in COVID-19 positive patients
  • A SIR Mathematical Model of Previous COVID-19 Strains to Analyze Delta Variant Spread
  • Interhospital ECMO transport of patients experiencing ARDs and/or Cardiogenic shock and their survival outcomes
  • Outcomes and efficacy of MRI-compatible sacral nerve stimulator for management of fecal incontinence
  • Mortality Risk Factors in Patients Admitted with Tracheostomy Complications
  • Trends and outcomes of alcoholic intoxication in trauma patients
  • Mortality in GI Adhesions with Obstruction: A 10-year study of 115,012 patients

International Scholarship Competition (Virtual Session)

  • A Closed-loop Clinical Audit on Surgical Documentation at a Tertiary Level Hospital in India: Where Do We Stand?
  • Neurosurgical management of brain tumors
  • Prevalence And Determinants Of Violence Against Surgical care provider In Low Income Country
  • Intestinal Ischemia and COVID-19
  • Reasons for delay in presentation of breast cancer patients at a tertiary hospital in Sierra Leone
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance Among Clinical Year Students at the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, University of Sierra Leone.
  • Breast conservative surgery for breast cancer: Indian surgeon's preferences and factors influencing them
  • Underneath These White Coats: A Promotion of Diversity Awareness Amongst Medical Students

Surgical Oncology (Virtual Session)

  • Surgical Management of Melanoma in the Era of Effective Systemic Therapies
  • Contemporary Management of Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
  • Update on the Treatment of Breast Cancer
  • Update on the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

Planned Events and Activities

Thursday, April 28th

  • ICS-US Section Business Meetings (starting at 8am)
  • Opening Session (planned start time is 3pm)
  • Welcome Reception (approximately 6:30pm)

Friday, April 29th

  • Honors Luncheon (Noon)
  • AANOS Business Meeting (Time TBD)

Saturday, April 30th

  • Gala Closing Dinner (7pm)

Our Meeting Venue

Renaissance - Providence Downtown Hotel
5 Avenue of the Arts
Providence, Rhode Island  02903
Phone 1.401.919.5000


For general information about the Renaissance or to reserve a room click HERE

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.

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