Archive for January, 2012
ACS Executive Director David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS
Individual sanctity is an essential component of humanness with deep roots in culture, religion, and law. Indeed, an individual’s sanctity transcends even death, persisting in the minds of those who knew or know of the decedent.
The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)* 2012 manual comprises several new codes and code changes pertaining to general surgery and its closely related specialties.
At the 2011 Clinical Congress in San Francisco, CA, a wide selection of presentations covering subjects from education to practice to clinical considerations—in addition to poster presentations, papers sessions, and special-interest meetings—were offered.
Medical liability reform remains a point of contentious debate in the U.S. A growing base of literature shows that the current system for litigating medical malpractice is inconsistent, wasteful, and damaging to physicians and patients.
Invited commentary – Sanctity and organ donation’s societal value in an opt-out country: The Austrian experience
Nonbeating heart organ donation was reintroduced in most developed nations in the early 1990s to expand the potential donor pool to include futile care withdrawals for patients with irreversible brain injury but persisting brain stem function and unsuccessful in- and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest resuscitations.
Amid federal efforts to restructure health care, and possible threats to graduate medical education funding, it is important to understand the demographic and practice characteristics of the surgical health care workforce—whether it is growing or contracting—and whether supply will be adequate to meet future demand.
The 2011 Annual Report of the National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB) is an updated analysis of the largest aggregation of U.S.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS), in association with Pfizer, Inc, is accepting nominations for the 2012 Surgical Volunteerism Award(s) and Surgical Humanitarian Award.
The 2012 Nominating Committee of the Fellows has the task of selecting nominees for the three Officer-Elect positions of the American College of Surgeons (ACS): President-Elect, First Vice-President-Elect, and Second Vice-President-Elect.
More than 500 of you responded to a readership survey that the Bulletin conducted last fall. Your responses were extremely helpful in determining what sorts of changes the Division of Integrated Communications should implement to ensure that the Bulletin is providing members of the American College Surgeons (ACS) with timely, user-friendly, relevant information.
The 2012 Nominating Committee of the Board of Governors has the task of selecting six nominees for pending vacancies on the Board of Regents, to be filled during the 2012 Clinical Congress in Chicago, IL.
J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, a general, thoracic, and vascular surgeon from Louisville, KY, was elected Chair of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Regents during the College’s 97th Annual Clinical Congress in San Francisco, CA.
Last year, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) implemented a new program to encourage ACS chapters to host lobby day programs at their state capitols.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is accepting nominations for the eighth Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson II Promising Investigator Award to be conferred in 2012.
The Third Annual International Women in Surgery Career Symposium will take place May 31 through June 2, 2012, and will be hosted by Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.