Archive for April, 2012
ACS Executive Director David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS
Ramon Berguer, MD, FACS, chief of surgery at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez, CA, near San Francisco, recalls that during his residency in the late 1980s at the University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, laparoscopic surgical procedures were coming of age.
When we talk about medical history, we often focus on the way events unfolded, but never really think deeply about why they happened.
Two Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)—Bruce Lee Hall, MD, PhD, FACS, and Don E. Detmer, MD, FACS—have been appointed to National Quality Forum (NQF) advisory groups in recent weeks.
This article provides some perspective on becoming a surgical assistant and an historical review of surgical assisting in North America, particularly from a Canadian’s perspective.
Immediate Past-President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), L. D. Britt, MD, MPH, FACS, FCCM, FRCSEng (Hon), FRCSEd (Hon), FWACS (Hon), delivered the Johnson & Johnson Lecture at the annual Charter Day meetings of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), February 2–4 (see photo).
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) signed a memorandum of understanding on March 7 as part of an agreement to unify their two separate bariatric surgery accreditation programs—the ACS Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) and the ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence (BSCOE) program.
As part of its year-long centennial celebration, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) recently announced plans to produce a high-quality, magazine-style publication featuring articles about historical achievements across the breadth of the surgical specialties.
Today, Daniel P. McKellar, MD, FACS, and the other health care professionals at the Wayne HealthCare Cancer Program have developed a reputation in this rural county as sharp-shooters of a different kind.
Tyler G. Hughes, MD, FACS, was recently elected to a six-year term, beginning July 1, as an at-large director of the American Board of Surgery (ABS), the national certifying body for general surgeons and related specialists.
Register now for the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Comprehensive General Surgery Review Course, which will take place June 28–July 1 in Chicago, IL.
The 2012 World Trauma Congress (WTC) will meet in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 22 to 25, according to WTC president, Raul Coimbra, MD, PhD, FACS.
On February 14, the Center for Transforming Healthcare released its newest solution in the ongoing challenge to reduce the risk of wrong site surgery.
The word “bear” is derived from the old English word bera, which belongs to a family of names for bears originating from an adjective meaning brown.
Two lung surgery clinical trials are currently being conducted through the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. These two trials are highlighted in the accompanying diagram (see Figure) with an algorithm to assist in decision making and patient eligibility.
The Director of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education, Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, has received the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) Award for Outstanding Contributions to Healthcare Simulation.
Karen Borman, MD, FACS, has been appointed to the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the appointment of six new members last week.
Continuing medical education courses in trauma are cosponsored by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and Regional Committees.
Jacob Moalem, MD, FACS, an endocrine surgeon and assistant professor of surgery at the University of Rochester (NY) Medical Center, received a Leadership Award from the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation, in association with Pfizer Inc., in February.