2022 Annual Meeting

International College of Surgeons - United States Section
83rd Annual Surgical Update - April 28-30, 2022

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

To reserve a room at the Renaissance click HERE

Registration is now OPEN. Click HERE to learn more about in-person participation.

The meeting will once again be presented in a hybrid format. Click HERE to register for virtual participation.

To download a PDF of the Registration Brochure click here.

A Message from the President

Dear Colleagues,

It is my genuine pleasure to invite you to the 83rd Annual Surgical Update of the International College of Surgeons-United States Section (ICS-US), which will be held from April 28-30, 2022 at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island. I truly hope you can join us for our 2022 US Section annual meeting, registration is now open.

I also extend a cordial invitation to the members of the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons who 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. Click on the link below to review the preliminary Scientific Program. 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 our three-day educational activity 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 previous annual meetings.

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.

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. We will be sending e-mail messages with meeting related links included as new information becomes available. Be sure to watch your email 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/. More information about Providence is available at the bottom of this page.

Please REGISTER today and watch your mail 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
President, United States Section
International College of Surgeons


Registration is now OPEN. Click HERE to learn more.

Click HERE to view the composition of the 2022 Planning Committee

Course Sponsor

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


The Annual Surgical Update is designed to offer information regarding the latest surgical advancements and technology to address gaps in knowledge that may exist for practicing surgeons in all surgical specialties, residents in training, and allied health professionals. The desired outcome of this program is increased knowledge, better competency in cutting edge treatment modalities, and enhanced treatment decision making. It is the expressed goal of the course to provide enough material that upon completion of the activity the participant can make educated decisions to incorporate the latest surgical techniques and technologies as well as discern when these procedures are warranted to provide optimum patient care.

Topics presented during the Annual Surgical Update have been designed to address and improve the attendee’s knowledge and skills in the following competencies; patient care or patient-centered care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning & improvement, quality improvement and professionalism.


It is the policy of the International College of Surgeons-US Section that any individual who is involved in planning or presenting in a program designated for AMA Physician's Recognition Award Category 1 Credit™ must disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies  prior to being included in the final program. This information is disclosed to the audience prior to the activity. The ICS-US has procedures in place to address a conflict of interest should one arise. Our complete Policy on Commercial Support and Independence is available on FICS Online or by request from Headquarters. Additionally, faculty members are required to disclose when any discussion of unapproved use of a pharmaceutical or medical device occurs.


The International College of Surgeons-United States Section is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor Continuing Medical Education for physicians.


The International College of Surgeons-United States Section designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planned CME Program

Click HERE to see the detailed Scientific Program scheduled for the 83rd Annual Surgical Update in Providence this April, including speakers and presentation titles. (Note that this information may still be updated prior to the meeting. You may need to refresh your browser to get the latest details.)

Learn about some of our featured speakers by clicking HERE

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

HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLINE IS Monday, March 25, 2022. After that date rates & availability can no longer be guaranteed at the Renaissance - Providence Downtown Hotel. 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/ 


The following link will take you to a short video about Providence  https://youtu.be/ZB84q4d8sIc

To see a listing of local Places of Worship click HERE

Looking for something to do...

If you’re a fan of HBO’s new series The Gilded Age, or just a fan of seeing the homes of the one percenters of the late 1800’s then you may want to take advantage of our proximity to the 18 historic homes that were used to film parts of the series and are open to public tours. The link below will take you to an article that will give you all the details about the scenes, the rooms, and the home locations to plan your visit.


More things to do...      CLICK HERE


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