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The success of ACS NSQIP® in providing hospitals with high-quality surgical outcomes data and methods to improve care has led to efforts to extend this robust quality improvement program to a larger number of hospitals and surgical specialties. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has collaborated with the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) to develop a pediatric version of ACS NSQIP.

To learn more about ACS NSQIP, please visit the ACS NSQIP Website.
Call for Abstracts Now Open

The deadline for the 8th Annual Call for Abstracts has been extended until Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Midnight CST.

Individuals at fully participating sites are encouraged to submit an abstract for podium and poster presentation at the 2015 ACS NSQIP National Conference held July 25-28 at the Chicago Hilton. Abstracts should focus on research surrounding quality improvement initiatives and the development, implementation, or validation of best practices. Clinical Research should utilize ACS NSQIP data; however, we are also interested in operational best practices relating to utilization of the program, workflows, data and reporting, etc.

We will hold several abstract competitions and awards will be presented for the following categories:

  • 5th Annual Medical Student and Surgical Resident Abstract Competition
  • Surgical Clinical Reviewer Abstract Competition
  • Clinical Abstract Competition
  • Abstract Poster Competition


The ACS NSQIP Pediatric (ACS NSQIP Peds) is the first multispecialty outcomes-based program to measure the quality of children's surgical care. Similar to the Adult ACS NSQIP, ACS NSQIP Peds will enable participating hospitals to collect highly reliable clinical data including 30 day outcomes.

The ACS NSQIP Peds has been designed to collect approximately 94 data points that are relevant to measuring surgical outcomes in children under 18 years of age. Preoperative, intraoperatve, and postoperative data will be collected on patients undergoing major surgical procedures. Additional data points have been included for neonates up to 30 days old.

The ACS NSQIP is now accepting applications for ACS NSQIP Peds. The ACS NSQIP Peds is available to freestanding general acute care children's hospitals, children's hospitals within a larger hospital, specialty children's hospitals, and general acute care hospitals with a pediatric wing. Hospitals interested in participating will be required to hire a full-time Surgical Clinical Reviewer (SCR), complete a participation agreement, and pay an annual participation fee.

For further information, please e-mail Gina Pope, RN, CNOR at or Susan Chishimba, RN at