The Mission of the Alabama Chapter of the American College of Surgeons is to be an effective voice for surgeons and to advance the highest standards of ethical patient care through education, mentorship, fellowship, and advocacy.

To Serve
 - as effective advocates for our patients and the integrity of patient-surgeon relationship.

To Promote - the health and safety of our patients, their families, our neighbors, and our communities.

To Foster - collegiality, fellowship, mentorship, and continuing medical/surgical education among our colleagues.

To Conserve - our resources of time, talent, and treasure.


From the President

Dear Colleagues,

It is certainly a privilege to serve as your president for the upcoming year! I want to first give many thanks to Paul Rider, MD, our immediate past president, for the job he did in representing our chapter throughout the year. 
Unfortunately, our annual meeting had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. Much of the conference agenda was already planned for the 2020 conference, so we will implement that agenda in 2021. I look forward to our 2021 Annual Meeting that will be held July 8 - 10 at The Lodge at Gulf Sate Park in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  You can now obtain Self-Assessment CME credits which are required for MOC at our conference. Put the dates on your calendar! We are excited to see everyone in person once again. We know our members, vendors and speakers stepped up to solve challenges in our health care system and communities during this unprecedented time. The Chapter will encourage medical student and resident participation by hosting a "Resident Day” program for them at the 2021 conference. A resident from each program in the state is also appointed to the Executive Council.
Membership at the state level is key to having our voice heard during an election year. Once again we face potential budgetary cuts for surgeons and we must stand together to oppose these changes. Our commitment at the chapter level is to represent surgeons’ unique needs and desires in a manner that provides sustainability to the academic and private practice provider. Therefore we need your membership and will be in contact soon. As always, watch for our newsletters and check the website for updates and information. Please contact Lisa or myself if you have some thoughts or ideas you wish to share.
Mark A. Parker, M.D., FACS
Alabama Chapter, American College of Surgeons 


 Why choose FACS? For 100 years, ACS has been helping surgeons realize the potential of their profession from residency to retirement. Leadership, networking, mentorship, and education are just a few of the 100 reasons you should get involved today. Join us in exemplifying another 100 years of excellence in surgical care.

2021 AL & MS Chapters
Annual Conference

July 8-10, 2021
The Lodge at Gulf State Park, A Hilton Hotel
Gulf Shores, AL