Archive for February, 2012
ACS Executive Director David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS
Africa has long been a destination for medical and religious missions. As far back as the mid-1400s, Britain and other European countries sent missionary teams into the interior of what was at that time referred to as “The Dark Continent.”
At a recent celebration at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY, an onlooker would view many sights not commonly seen in a cancer center. A boisterous group enjoyed food and drinks in a brightly lit room filled with colorful crepe paper and balloons.
Most practicing surgeons agree that their surgical residency was the most exciting time of their medical career.
Confronting the ethics, myths, and legends of restrictive covenants in the era of the contract surgeon
More and more physicians are opting for salary-structured hospital or institutional employment.
State legislatures are geared up for 2012, with most legislative sessions convening between January and July.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has continued the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) into 2012 as required under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008.
In 2012, comprehensive changes were made to the skin substitute codes, including the addition of new introductory language and the creation of eight new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes that describe topical application of skin substitute grafts
The 2011 Annual Report of the National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB) is an updated analysis of the largest aggregation of U.S. and Canadian trauma registry data that has ever been assembled.
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.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is now accepting applications for the 2013–2015 Clinical Scholar in Residence positions.
The American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG), the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB), and the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) recently merged to form the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.
The Joint Commission (TJC) continually works to improve infection control methods in health care.
As a physician, you ask your patients a number of personal questions during the course of exams in order to provide the best care.
Marion Rapp, former ACS International Liaison, remembered
The decisions our federal and state legislators make—or fail to make—have an extraordinary impact on our ability to care for our surgical patients.
Craig S. Derkay, MD, FACS, a professor of otolaryngology and director of pediatric otolaryngology at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, received the Sylvan E.
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.