Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District

6580 Fannin Street, (Driveway Entrance on 1730 Dryden Road)
Houston, Texas 77030

All meetings are on the 3rd floor.



The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Texas CME Requirements

The North Texas Chapter and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) are committed to providing members with the highest quality educational resources to support you in meeting your Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements. Please visit the American College of Surgeons State CME Requirements page to review the Texas CME Requirements and to find relevant CME opportunities.


    Please complete the online evaluation form to claim your total CME credits for the South Texas Chapter ACS Annual Meeting. Please complete the evaluation form by Monday, April 1, 2024.

    Have your ACS ID ready.

    Certificates will be emailed on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 if requested.

    Visit the South Texas ACS website to complete the evaluation or scan QR code.

FEBRUARY 29, 2024

Round One: Resident Surgical Jeopardy: 2.0 credits

MARCH 1, 2024

Abstract Session: President Session: 0.75 credit
Abstract Session: Surgical Education: 0.50 credit
ACS Update: 0.50 credit
Mini-Talk Session: Surgical Potpourri I:  0.25 credit
Pokorny Lecture: 0.75 credit
Mini-Talk Session: Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery: 0.25 credit (plastic surgery mandate .25 hour)
Clinical Conundrums: 75 credit
Abstract Session: General Surgery: 0.75 credit
Abstract Session: Colon Rectal: 0.75 credit
Mini-Talk Session: Surgical Potpourri II: .50 credit
Stump the Attendings: 1.00 credit (bariatric & breast surgery mandate 1 hour)
Abstract Session: Pediatrics: 0.75 credit (pediatric surgery mandate 1 hour)
Surgical Skills Session: 0.50 credit
Final Round: Resident Surgical Jeopardy: 1 credit

MARCH 2, 2024

ePoster Session: 1.00 credit
Mini-Talk Session: Case Review: 0.50 credit
Abstract Session: Trauma: 0.75 credit (trauma mandate .75 hour)
Abstract Session: Surgical Potpourri: .75 credit
Abstract Session: HPB/Surg Oncology: 0.75 credit (cancer mandate .75 hour)
Ethics Talk: 1.00 credit (ethics mandate 1 hour)

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ePoster Session | Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 7:00am

Resident Surgical Jeopardy Final Round
Friday, March 1, 2024

Moderator: Pat Walker, MD, FACS
Judge: Kevin Lally, MD, FACS

UT Health San Antonio
HCA Healthcare Houston
UT Health Rio Grande Valley

Friday, March 1, 2024 at 4:45pm
Conference Room III & IV

Surgical Skills Chair
Cary Hsu, MD

Score Keepers

  • Daniel Bolton, MD
  • Julie Holihan, MD
  • Sarah Walker, MD
  • Monique Hasan, MD

Baylor College of Medicine
Zach Gao MD
Sarah Peiffer MD

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
Rebekah Huckeby MD
Mohoammed Bohan MD

HCA Healthcare Houston
Rainna  Coelho MD
Duyen Quach MD

Houston Methodist Hospital
Christopher McMillian MD
Rodrigo Jacobucci MD

Texas A&M Scott and White
Joshua Smith MD
Ryan Downey MD

Texas Tech University HSC – El Paso
Irving  Alvarado MD
Ricardo  Garza MD

University of Texas at Austin Dell
Josh Crapps MD
Bonnie Du Cruz MD

UT Health Houston
Keith Burczak MD
Ricardo  Collazo MD

UT Rio Grande Valley
Robert Diaz MD
Christian Cerecedo MD

UT San Antonio
Molly Burke DO
Bilal  Nasim MD

UTMB Health
August Schaeffer MD


Key Dates

  • Sunday, January 7, 2024 | Confirm your participation by registering for the annual meeting
  • Friday, February 9, 2024 | All changes to speakers and abstracts are due
  • Sunday, February 11, 2024 | ePosters are due to So-TX ACS headquarters.

Podium Presentations

  • 8-minute presentations – Your scientific presentation is strictly limited to six (6) minutes, followed by two (2) minutes of questions.
  • 5-minute presentations (mini-talks): Your scientific presentation is strictly limited to three (3) minutes, followed by two (2) minutes of questions with only 5 slides.

Read the Presentation Guidelines by clicking the box below for additional information on the number of slides, format to use, and uploading your slides the day of the meeting.

Sunday, March 2, 2024 | 7:00am | Foyer

Note: The presenting author must be present and prepared to give a three (3) minute presentation on your poster.

Important Information

  • ePosters should be uploaded no later than Sunday, February 11, 2024
  • Emailed submissions will not be accepted.
  • Save your ePoster by your poster number and last name (this information was emailed to you)


Speaker/Abstract Changes


Don’t forget to reserve your room by Thursday, February 8, 2024 to ensure the group rate.