In May 2018, Drs. Annie Ehlers, general surgery chief resident, Kate Stadeli, research resident and Barclay Stewart, general surgery chief resident, will attend the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Leadership and Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. The meeting will focus on leadership development, as well as key issues facing surgeons and their patients. In addition, there will be specific events focusing on issues affecting Resident and Associate members of the ACS and Washington State. Their final day will be spent meeting with Senators and House Representatives to discuss advocacy initiatives supported by the ACS. Their travel is supported by the ACS and the Department of Surgery. This is the third year in a row that UW Surgery residents have attended this important meeting.