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). His address was titled Acute Care Surgery in the 21st Century, and focused on the delivery of emergency general surgery in the U.S.
Dr. Britt was one of two ACS Fellows at the Charter Day dinner to receive honorary fellowship in the RCSI—the highest honor bestowed by the organization. Patrick Gullane, MD, FACS, FRCSC, an otolaryngologist and professor of surgery at the University of Toronto, ON, who delivered the 87th Abraham Colles Lecture, titled Creativity and Innovation in Head and Neck Surgery: The Journey of a Lifetime, also was accorded honorary fellowship in the RCSI.
More than 300 delegates attended the RCSI meetings, which offered scientific lectures from approximately 50 leading national and international speakers. For more information on the RCSI Charter Day meetings, go to http://www.rcsi.ie/index.jsp?n=110&p=100&a=2062.