International College of Surgeons-United States Section
I am extremely delighted to announce that the 84th Annual Surgical Update of the International College of Surgeons-United States Section (ICS-US) will be held from May 4-6, 2023 at the Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio, Texas. I invite you to mark your calendars today and plan to join us for our 2023 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 46th Annual Scientific Meeting. Having witnessed portions of the Academy's sessions over the years, I can confirm the important contributions this group has made to the overall success of our joint meetings. The collaboration between our groups has been vital to the success of both organizations.
The preliminary schedule is now available below. We will begin our program on Thursday afternoon, May 4th, with a session on Global Surgery that will feature several special presentations by ICS Fellows from around the world as well as invited special guests. Additional special lectures as well as specialty sessions will be included during the remaining two days of educational programming to provide ample AMA Category 1 CME credit.
San Antonio is an historic city that will provide a wealth of social opportunities to all who attend our conference. No activities are planned for Friday evening, May 5th or Cinco de Mayo, so you will be able to go out, explore and have some fun.
San Antonio is the home of the University of Texas - Long School of Medicine and a number of faculty members 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. The content on this page represents our official "First Announcement" for the annual meeting. 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 directly on the San Antonio River Walk with many restaurants and attractions only a short walk away. This includes the historic Alamo which is less than half a mile 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 San Antonio Visitors website at https://www.visitsanantonio.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 San Antonio and have visited before (perhaps in 1990 for the 52nd ICSUS Annual Meeting) 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 Texas. An abundance of activities, fine dining, entertainment as well as top notch education will all be part of the ICSUS 84th Annual Surgical Update in San Antonio this coming May.
I hope to see you there!
Dixon Santana, MD
2023 President, United States Section
International College of Surgeons
The following sessions are being planned for the 84th Annual Surgical Update in San Antonio this coming May.
Sessions, topics, presentations included are tentative and subject to change.
Specific dates and times for each session will be provided in early 2023 once finalized.
International College of Surgeons - United States Section
An ACCME Accredited Provider
The following sessions are planned as of December 2, 2022 and subject to change.
Thursday, May 4th
Friday, May 5th
Saturday, May 6th
Our Meeting Venue
Rooms start at $229.
HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLINE IS April 1, 2023. After this 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 – 2023 Annual Surgical Update, when making your reservations by phone.
Please note, the Hilton has informed us that due to the Cinco de Mayo holiday our reduced rate will NOT be extended after the cut-off date and guests can expect daily rates starting at $300 or more. Do NOT wait to book your room. It is easier to cancel a room you don’t need than to get one at the last minute that isn’t available.
The College is very much aware that COVID-19 and its variants are still impacting 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.