Exhibit and Sponsorship Information

The Connecticut Chapter of the ACS Professional Association, the Connecticut Surgical Quality Collaborative and the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery are pleased to announce our 2018 combined annual meeting which will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018 at the Farmington Marriott.

We are proud to host one of the largest Annual Meetings in the American College of Surgeons. Each year over 200 surgeons, program chairs and surgical residents come together for a full-day of continuing education and fellowship.

2018 marks the 50th Annual meeting of the Chapter and we look forward to your support of this milestone in our history.

The meeting showcases lectures on current topics in surgery that are important to surgeons in Connecticut. We feature a mid-morning break and a networking lunch in the exhibit room. The day features the resident paper competitions on topics and cases that cover the full span of surgical specialties. The day continues with a lecture for residents and closes with the Surgical Skills Competition. Created in Connecticut, this 2 hour competition allows residents from Connecticut’s surgical residencies to compete against each other in a series of events designed to test their skills using new technology provided by our industry partners.

Exhibitors are encouraged to setup by 7:30am so they can interact with attendees during the continental breakfast, morning break and buffet lunch, all of which are held in the exhibit area. Standard exhibits close down at the end of lunch.  Skills Competition exhibits are reconfigured for the event after lunch.

Benefits of Exhibiting

  • Direct access to Connecticut surgeons and residents including many hard to reach program chairs
  • Company listing in the on-site Exhibitor Directory.
  • Special recognition throughout the day
  • Online recognition of exhibit support at the newly redesigned www.ctacs.org.
  • Company listing in certain emails sent to Connecticut Chapter members.

What does your Standard Exhibit Package fee of $1,250 include?

  • Includes admittance of two representatives per space (additional representatives at $50 each)
  • One 8’ skirted table with two chairs
  • Nametags, as requested/needed
  • Two complimentary registrations to Annual Meeting sessions
  • Regularly scheduled on-site meals and break service
  • Participation in “Booth Bingo” where participants must visit at least 75% of the exhibit booths to be eligible to win an exciting gift

What does your Resident Surgical Skill Competition exhibit package fee of $2,500* include?

  • All the benefits of the Standard Exhibit Package plus…
  • An exhibit table/station, developed in conjunction with the Program Committee, at the Skills Competition
  • Interaction with surgical residents from all of the programs in the state
  • Four complimentary passes to the Surgical Skills Competition
  • Special meeting signage
*As part of the fee your firm will be required to provide equipment and supplies needed to host/co-host a “Surgical Skills Competition” event. These tables are limited in supply and offered at the sole discretion of the Chapter.

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

We offer a variety of support opportunities to increase your exposure at the meeting. These are offered to help the Chapter continue to offer this high caliber meeting to our members and guests. All supporters will receive:

  • Acknowledgment in the Conference Program materials
  • Acknowledgment on event signage
  • Recognition of your support from the podium at the business meeting
  • An opportunity to have one piece of Chapter approved sales literature distributed at registration

According to ACCME Standard 4 “Arrangements for commercial exhibits or advertisements cannot influence planning or interfere with the presentation, nor can they be a condition of the provision of commercial support for CME activities.” Therefore, the options below reflect fees for support opportunities only. We encourage you to consider purchasing an exhibit table in addition to your sponsorship.

All firms are encouraged to secure exhibit space for face to face access to participants. The Chapter invites our exhibitors and supporters to provide prizes for special drawings held in the exhibit area if they wish to add additional visibility to their support and exhibit package. Prize acceptance is subject to prior approval from the Chapter.

PLATINUM SUPPORTERS – Contributions of $5,000 or more In addition to the recognition noted above, PLATINUM supporters receive a full-page ad space in the conference program book. Back cover or inside front cover, first come, first choice and recognition on the Chapter’s website. PLATINUM supporters will also be recognized at the at the Chapter Business Meeting.

GOLD SUPPORTERS – Contributions of $2,500 or more In addition to the recognition noted above, GOLD supporters receive a single page ad space in the conference program book and recognition on the Chapter’s website. GOLD supporters will also be recognized at the at the Chapter Business Meeting.

PRE-CONFERENCE DINNER SUPPORTER – Contribution of $1,250. In addition to the recognition noted above, the DINNER supporter will receive a half page ad space in the conference program book and, logo placement on the tables at dinner and recognition on the Chapter’s website. DINNER supporter will also be recognized at the at the Chapter Business Meeting.


OTHER SUPPORT OPTIONS

All include:

  • Acknowledgment in the Conference Program materials
  • Acknowledgment on general event signage
  • Recognition of your support at the business meeting

General Conference Supporter – $1,000
Special recognition via logo on signage in the registration area.

Conference Program Booklet – $3,000
Recognition via a full-page ad in delegate non-CME program booklet placed opposite page one of the meeting agenda. (Commitment and print-ready logo and artwork required by 09/30/18)

Breakfast and Refreshment Break – $2,500
Acknowledgment via placement of logo on signage on the buffet serving tables. The right for company representative to place literature on the dining tables at breakfast and during the morning break.

Lunch Supporter – $5,000
Acknowledgment via placement of logo on signage on the buffet serving tables. The right for company representative to place literature on the dining tables at breakfast and during the morning break.


Register and Pay by Credit Card Online

– or – Download the 2018 Exhibitor Info Kit to Pay by Check

To download the Exhibitor information kit that includes all information, a reservation form and our W-9, Click Here


Discount Hotel Reservations at the Marriott

Click here to book your room at the special meeting rate. Rate expires Sept 18, 2018.


Tax-ID Information

The Chapter’s Tax ID is 04-3839991. Download a current W-9. The W-9 is also included in the Exhibitor Kit above.