Dr. Hoyt’s column provides an overview of the Metabolic Surgery Symposium, August 9–10 in Chicago, IL, which featured sessions on how surgeons’ understanding of morbid obesity and its treatment have evolved.
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Describes the ACS COT multilayered approach to reducing firearm-related injury and summarizes the epidemiology of these injuries, including associated costs for U.S. patients.
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- Violence intervention programs: A primer for developing a comprehensive program for trauma centers
- Survey of the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors on firearm injury prevention: Consensus and opportunities
- Trauma surgeon uses traveling fellowship to learn about HVIPs
- To protect and serve: The ethical dilemma of allowing police access to trauma patients
This article summarizes the inaugural ACS Quality and Safety Conference, July 21−24 in New York, NY, which focused on a range of topics, including updates on the ACS NSQIP Adult and Pediatric programs, the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, and the Surgeon Specific Registry.
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An update on the Dr. Pon Fund International Chapter Opportunity program is provided.
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