2012 subject index

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ACCESS TO CARE (see: WORKFORCE ISSUES and HEALTH CARE REFORM)
ACCOUNTABLE CARE ACT (see: LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES: FEDERAL)
ACCREDITATION (see: THE JOINT COMMISSION)
ADVOCACY AND HEALTH POLICY (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Advocacy and Health Policy and LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES)
Advocacy advisor: 2011 lobby day wrap-up: Ohio, Massachusetts, and Alabama (Grill), 97, 1: 50
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
Activities (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Centennial and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Inspiring Quality campaign)
–2012 Executive Director’s annual report (Hoyt), 97, 12:22
–ACS, CDC work to avert surgical infections, other adverse outcomes, 97, 6:37
–ACS cited in Modern Healthcare article on rural surgeon shortage, 97, 6:47
–ACS Futures Committee takes a good, hard look at the year 2025 (Glickson), 97, 9:9
–ACS Health Policy Advisory Council aims to empower Fellows as advocates (Mabry, Harris), 97, 2:48
–ACS offers resources to help surgeons achieve meaningful use of EHR, 97, 6:41
–Leadership conference focuses on outcomes data and quality improvement (Peregrin), 97, 6:28
–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, October 2011 (Flynn), 97, 2:58
–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, February 2012 (Napolitano), 97, 5:38
–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: June 2012 (Napolitano), 97, 9:83
Advocacy and Health Policy
–ACS Health Policy Advisory Council aims to empower Fellows as advocates (Mabry, Harris), 97, 2:48
–Advocacy in action: ACS hosts first annual Advocacy Summit (Moye), 97, 6:32
–Enhancing surgical advocacy at the state level: The Day at the State Capitol grant program in action (Grill, Macias), 97, 11:24
–From surgeon to grassroots advocate: Chapter leaders engage in advocacy development (Macias, Guillamondegui), 97, 8:58
–Progress report: Northern California Chapter’s legislative activities (Garry, Maa), 97, 11:28
Alliance/ACS Clinical Research Program
–ACS Clinical Research Program: Alliance leads thoracic surgery trials for lung cancer in 2012 (Bauer, Nelson), 97, 4:41
–ACS Clinical Research Program: Announcing the Surgical Standards Manual Project: A call for volunteers (Hunt, Kohman, Nelson), 97, 9:67
–ACS Clinical Research Program: The clinically negative axilla: The dilemma of occult metastases in sentinel nodes (Blumencranz, Nelson), 97, 7:64
–ACS Clinical Research Program: Malignant pleural effusion research provides insights to improve surgical study design (Demmy, Nelson), 97, 11:52
–ACS Clinical Research Program: Multiple ipsilateral breast cancers: Can the breast be preserved? (Boughey, Rosenkranz, Nelson), 97, 12:43
–ACS Clinical Research Program: A paradigm shift in rectal cancer treatment: The PROSPECT trial (You, Nelson), 97, 5:35
–ACS Clinical Research Program: The paradox of breast MRI: Does finding occult disease make a difference? (Bedrosian, Nelson), 97, 10:57
–ACS Clinical Research Program: Reframing treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ: Could less be more? (Hwang, Nelson), 97, 6:50
–ACS Clinical Research Program: What’s new in renal cell carcinoma (Meng, Nelson), 9, 8:65
–Introducing the ACS Clinical Research Program of the Alliance (Nelson), 97, 3:40
–New Alliance formed to address clinical trials in oncology (Bertagnolli), 97, 2:45
American College of Surgeons Professional Association (ACSPA)
–New leadership at the helm of ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC (Moye), 97, 8:53
–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, October 2011 (Flynn), 97, 2:58
–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, February 2012 (Napolitano), 97, 5:38
–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: June 2012 (Napolitano), 97, 9:83
Annual meeting (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Clinical Congress)
Archives
–College’s historical collection of rare books achieves new visibility, 97, 3:45
–Fellows in Archives photo identified, 97, 1:61
–From the Archives: Do you recognize the people in this photo from the 1959 Clinical Congress?, 97, 5:47
–From the Archives: Archives page on ACS website now offers descriptions of Dr. Martin’s collected papers, 97, 12:58
–From the Archives: Learn about ACS history through the papers of Eleanor K. Grimm, 97, 7:56
Awards
– College accepting nominations for 2013 Jacobson Promising Investigator Award, 97, 12;59
– College seeks nominations for Jacobson Promising Investigator Award, 97, 1:57
–Dr. Jack McAninch receives 2012 Distinguished Service Award, 97, 9:72
–Dr. Sheldon honored with Lifetime Achievement Award, 97, 11:60
–Dr. W. Hardy Hendren III receives 2012 Jacobson Innovation Award, 97, 8:51
–Fellows honored for volunteerism (Casey, Kodera), 97, 9:74
Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons
–ACS Bulletin: 1919 Hospital Standardization Series report, 97, 10:30
–American College of Surgeons Bulletin No. 1: Requirements for Admission to Fellowship, 97, 9:18
–Bulletin gets first makeover in more than 23 years, 97, 9:73
–The Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons: Keeping Fellows informed for nearly 100 years, 97, 9:17
–A look at the College’s first registry: The Bone Sarcoma Registry, 97, 12:32
–A message from the Editor, 97, 1:53
–Correction notice, 97, 5:53, 7:63, 8:62
–Cruise to South America: The College’s first international outreach effort, 97, 11:36
–Letters, 97, 6:54
Business and finance
–ACS financial update 2012 (Vincent), 97, 12:63
Centennial
–Celebrate the ACS Centennial at Clinical Congress, 97, 7:63
–Celebrate the Centennial with a tour of ACS headquarters and Archives, 97, 9:79
–College will celebrate 100th anniversary with commemorative publication, 97, 4:33
Chapters
–Calendar of events, 97, 9:6, 10:84, 11:76
–Chapter news (Peebles), 97, 2:68, 6:58, 8:77
–Chapter news (Chou), 97, 12:56
–Enhancing surgical advocacy at the state level: The Day at the State Capitol grant program in action (Grill, Macias), 97, 11:24
–From surgeon to grassroots advocate: Chapter leaders engage in advocacy development (Macias, Guillamondegui), 97, 8:58
–Progress report: Northern California Chapter’s legislative activities (Garry, Maa), 97, 11:28
Clinical Congress
–2012 Clinical Congress Preliminary Program, 97, 7:36
–Celebrate the ACS Centennial at Clinical Congress, 97, 7:63
–Highlights of the 97th Annual Clinical Congress, 97, 1:33
–Join Town Hall Sessions at ACS Clinical Congress, 97, 7:60
–March 31 is deadline to claim CME credit for 2011 Clinical Congress, 97, 3:43
–Named Lecture schedule for 2012 Clinical Congress updated, 97, 6:53
–New Advisory Council for Rural Surgery offers several programs during Clinical Congress, 97, 9:80
–New postgraduate courses offered at Clinical Congress, 97, 7:60
–Patient safety sessions to be presented at 2012 Clinical Congress, 97, 7:61
–Use revised code for flight discount for Clinical Congress, 97, 7:55
Commission on Cancer
–CoC accepting applications for 2013 scholar-in-residence, 97, 6:47
–Common origins: The two ACSs—100 years of collaboration to improve the lives of cancer patients (McGinnis Jr.), 97, 4:6
–One CoC clinical scholar departs, and another steps in, 97, 6:46
–Outstanding achievement award granted to 106 CoC facilities, 97, 5:44
Disciplinary actions
– Disciplinary actions taken, 97, 3:47, 6:38, 12:65
Executive Director
–2012 Executive Director’s annual report (Hoyt), 97, 12:22
–Looking forward (Hoyt), 97, 1:4 (medical liability); 2:4 (Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Surgery Course); 3:4 (Joining Forces); 4:4 (performance improvement project); 5:4 (ACS Centennial); 6:4 (A Century of Surgery); 7:4 (improvements in education); 8:4 (Medicare payment); 9:7 (Centennial activities at Clinical Congress); 10:6 (hospital standards); 11:7 (John Pryor, MD, FACS); 12:5 (Inspiring Quality tour)
Fellows and Members (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Awards)
–ACS Fellows appointed to NQF advisory groups, 97, 4:37
–ACS President Dr. Numann attends Clinical Congress of Philippine College of Surgeons, 97, 3:37
–Dr. Armstrong named Florida Surgeon General, Secretary of Health, 97, 8:54
–Dr. Borman to serve on outpatient payment panel, 97, 4:38
–Dr. Britt and Dr. Gullane named honorary fellows at RCSI meeting, 97, 4:35
–Dr. Fogarty inducted as first NAI fellow, 97, 5:33
–Dr. Greene receives SAGES award for endoscopy education, 97, 6:45
–Dr. Hughes elected to six-year term on American Board of Surgery, 97, 4:33
–Dr. Hughes named rural health care practitioner of the year, 97, 5:34
–Dr. Moalem recognized for leadership in endocrine surgery, patient care, 97, 4:40
–Dr. Patricia L. Turner among four new AMA Foundation board members, 97, 10:71
–Dr. Sachdeva honored with SSH award for contributions to health care simulation, 97, 4:39
–A heart-to-heart with cardiothoracic surgeon and TV host Dr. Oz (Peregrin), 97, 5:23
–Members in the news, 97, 2:52, 6:44, 10:73, 12:62
–The near-death of a president, and the birth of a career: An interview with Dr. Napolitano (Peregrin), 97, 9:44
–Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh honors ACS President Dr. A. Brent Eastman, 97, 12:54
–Team approach minimizes risks in separating conjoined twins: An interview with Gary Hartman, MD, FACS (McMurray Hurtig), 97, 6:24
Governors, Board of
–ACS Board of Governors committee updates: Governors’ Committee on Chapter Relations (Lally), 97, 7:27
–ACS Board of Governors’ committee updates: Governors’ Committee on Physician Competency and Health (Kaups), 97, 9:63
–ACS Board of Governors’ committee updates: Governors’ Committee on Socioeconomic Issues (Vickers), 97, 10:51
–ACS Board of Governors’ committee updates: Governors’ Committee to Study the Fiscal Affairs of the College     (Cioffi), 97, 7:29
–ACS Officers, Regents, and Board of Governors’ Executive Committee, 97, 1:42
–ACS Regents and Governors elected at Annual Business Meeting, 97, 12:51
Health Policy Research Institute
–HPRI data tracks: Trends in the otolaryngology workforce in the U.S. (Neuwahl, Fraher, Pillsbury III, Weissler, Ricketts, Gaul), 97, 3:30
–HPRI data tracks: Urology workforce trends (Neuwahl, Thompson, Fraher, Ricketts), 97, 1:46
–HPRI representatives visit Lord Ribeiro at U.K.’s House of Lords, 97, 8:60
Honorary Fellowships
–Citation for Prof. Seiki Matsuno, MD, FACS (Warshaw), 97, 11:64
–Citation for Enrique T. Ona, MD, FACS, FPCS (Fildes), 97, 11:65
–Citation for Prof. Emeritus Hector Orozco, MD, FACS (Pellegrini), 97, 11:66
–Citation for Prof. Lewis Spitz, MB, BCh, PhD, FRCS, FRCS(Ed) (Schwartz), 97, 11:68
–Citation for Prof. Ignace Vergote, MD, PhD (Podratz), 97, 11:69
–Five prominent surgeons accorded Honorary Fellowship in the ACS, 97, 11:63
Inspiring Quality campaign
–ACS, Philadelphia health care leaders discuss physician-led quality improvement initiatives, 97, 12:60
–At Houston forum, health care leaders, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee talk quality improvement, 97, 11:71
–Inspiring Quality health care forum in San Diego: Quality improvement programs increase health care value, 97, 5:31
–Surgical and aviation experts discuss safety and quality at Seattle IQ forum, 97, 6:39
–Surgical quality forum focuses on how QI can help curb health care costs, 97, 8:61
–Tennessee IQ forum focuses on new model for improving quality and reducing costs, 97, 10:74
Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS)
JACS rises in prominence among surgical journals, 97, 9:82
Meetings
–Calendar of events, 97, 9:6, 10:84, 11:76, 12:88
Officers and staff
–A. Brent Eastman, MD, FACS, installed as 93rd ACS President, 97, 11:58
–Call for nominations for ACS Officers-Elect, 97, 1:54, 2:54
–Call for nominations for the ACS Board of Regents, 97, 2:54
–College hires new HR Director and promotes staffer to lead PI effort, 97, 9:81
–Dr. Pellegrini selected as next President-Elect of the College, 97, 12:49
–In memoriam: Marion Rapp, former ACS International Liaison, remembered (Early), 97, 2:55
Operation Giving Back (see also: VOLUNTEERISM)
–Nominations sought for 2012 volunteerism and humanitarian awards, 97, 1:55
Presidential Address
–Presidential Address: The next hundred years, 97, 12:8
Regents, Board of
–ACS Officers, Regents, and Board of Governors’ Executive Committee, 97, 1:42
–ACS Regents and Governors elected at Annual Business Meeting, 97, 12:51
–Call for nominations for the ACS Board of Regents, 97, 1:53
–J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, elected Chair of ACS Board of Regents, 97, 1:52
Research and Optimal Patient Care
–ACS and ASMBS unify bariatric surgery accreditation programs, 97, 4:34
–ACS NSQIP® conference participants inspired to take QI to the next level (Schneidman), 97, 10:63
–Clinical Scholars in Residence Program: A beneficial experience for surgical residents and the ACS (Bilimoria, Ko), 97, 2:51
–Florida initiative uses ACS NSQIP® processes to measure and improve care, 97, 8:57
–NQF endorses two ACS NSQIP® quality measures, 97, 3:39
Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) (see also: EDUCATION AND TRAINING and YOUNG SURGEONS)
–Advanced degrees for surgeons and their impact on leadership (Zheng, Mouawad, Glass, Hamed), 97, 8:19
–From the Chair of the RAS-ACS: Leadership skills continue to serve past RAS-ACS Chairs in their current roles (Santry), 97, 8:9
–RAS Issues Symposium: Surgery at the end of life: For love or money?: An argument against heroic intervention (Brown Matsen), 97, 11:20
–RAS Issues Symposium: Surgery at the end of life: For love or money?: Reining in the scalpel (Blagg), 97, 11:22
–Surgery at the end of life: For love or money? (Liepert, Leichtle, Santin), 97, 8:36
–Surgical leadership across generations (Prabhakaran, Economopoulos, Grabo, Sakran), 97, 8:30
–Surgical leadership and political advocacy (Goldberg, Kaafarani, Smith, Winfield), 97,8:14
–Women leaders in surgery: Past, present, and future (Emamaullee, Lyons, Berdan, Bazzarelli), 97, 8:24
Scholarships/fellowships
–2012 Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship available, 97, 5:51
–2012 Health Policy Scholars announced, 97, 8:72
–2012 Japan Traveling Fellow reports on trip (Grobmyer), 97, 10:78
–ACS Germany Traveling Fellow reports on his life- and career-changing experience (Kandil), 97, 10:81
–2012 Oweida Scholar announced, 97, 9:89
–2013 Traveling Fellowship to Germany announced, 97, 3:49
–2013 Traveling Fellowship to Japan available, 97, 3:48
–ACS K08/K23 awards will supplement NIH applications due October 12, 97, 10:77
–ACS offers international scholarships for surgical education, training, 97, 5:53
–Apply by September 4 for ACS Resident Research Scholarships, 97, 8:70
–Call for applications for ACS–Emerson Clinical Scholar, 97, 12:69
–Faculty Research Fellowships beginning in 2012 awarded, 97, 9:92
–Heller School Executive Leadership Program scholarships available, 97, 12:68
–IRC announces two new travel awards for 2013, 97, 5:49
–International Guest Scholarships available for 2013, 97, 5:50
–Oweida Scholar expresses gratitude for valuable Clinical Congress experience (Allen Lilly), 97, 12:66
–November 1 closing date for Faculty Research Fellowship applications, 97, 8:69
–Six Resident Research Scholarships awarded for 2012–2014, 97, 9:91
–Year 2012 ANZ, Japan, and German Exchange Travelers announced, 97, 9:90
Statements
–Joint statement by the ACS and SAGES on FLS completion for general surgeons who perform laparoscopy, 97, 5:30
–Statement on concussion and brain injury, 97, 12:38
–Statement on Council of Medical Specialties’ Code for Interactions with Companies, 97, 12:39
Testimony
–Dr. Hoyt, Dr. Opelka present ACS views on Medicare payment issues, 97, 9:79
Trauma (see also: TRAUMA)
–2012 COT Residents Trauma Papers Competition winners announced, 97, 5:45
–New ATLS® Ninth Edition includes bedside reference app, 97, 10:70
–NTDB® data points: Annual Pediatric Report 2011: Fatal at any age (Fantus, Nance), 97, 2:66
–NTDB® data points: Annual Report 2011: Eightfold over eight years (Fantus, Nance), 97, 1:63
–NTDB® data points: Assaulted (Fantus), 97, 10:61
–NTDB® data points: Call a cab (Fantus), 97, 5:55
–NTDB® data points: Gunned down (Fantus), 97, 11:56
–NTDB® data points: No humour (Fantus), 97, 12:47
–NTDB® data points: Seventy-five years of banking (Fantus, Fantus, Fantus), 97, 3:50
–NTDB® data points: Smarter than the average bear (Fantus), 97, 4:47
–NTDB® data points: Surf’s up (Fantus), 97, 8:74
–NTDB® data points: Twister (Fantus), 97, 6:56
–NTDB® data points: Use your head (Fantus), 97, 7:67
–NTDB® data points: Wipeout (Fantus), 97, 9:70
–Trauma meetings calendar, 97, 2:53, 3:43, 4:40, 5:33, 6:51, 7:61, 8:55
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
ACS adds input on policy at AMA House of Delegates meeting (Armstrong, Sutton), 97, 10:68
Advocacy for surgeons at the AMA House of Delegates (Armstrong, Sutton), 97, 3:35
Dr. Patricia L. Turner among four new AMA Foundation board members, 97, 10:71

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CANCER (see also: and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Commission on Cancer and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Alliance/ACS Clinical Research Program)
Cancer care closer to home: Dr. McKellar ensures rural patients get quality care (Peregrin), 97, 4:16
Common origins: The two ACSs—100 years of collaboration to improve the lives of cancer patients (McGinnis Jr.), 97, 4:6
Gynecologic oncology surgeons spare patients’ fertility, enhance quality of life (Glickson), 97, 2:12
CLINICAL TRIALS (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Alliance/ACS Clinical Research Program)
CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY (CPT) (see also: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT and REIMBURSEMENT)
CPT 2012 brings with it new codes and code changes (Barney, Savarise, Jackson), 97, 1:26
General Surgery Coding workshops planned for remainder of 2012, 97, 5:32
Socioeconomic tips: Coding for skin replacement surgery in 2012 (Barney, Savarise, Jackson), 97, 2:41

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DIVERSITY
Cultural competence: Why surgeons should care (Khoury, Mendoza, Charles), 97, 3:13

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EDITORIAL
Looking forward (Hoyt), 97, 1:4 (medical liability); 2:4 (Trauma, Critical Care & Surgery Course); 3:4 (Joining Forces); 4:4 (performance improvement project); 5:4 (ACS Centennial); 6:4 (A Century of Surgery); 7:4 (improvements in education); 8:4 (Medicare payment); 9:7 (Centennial activities at Clinical Congress); 10:6 (hospital standards); 11:7 (John Pryor, MD, FACS); 12:5 (Inspiring Quality tour)
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
ASSET: An effective educational experience for practicing surgeons (Kuhls, Risucci, Bowyer, Luchette), 97, 7:31
Advanced degrees for surgeons and their impact on leadership (Zheng, Mouawad, Glass, Hamed), 97, 8:19
The critical state of graduate medical education funding (Metzler, Ganjawalla, Kaups, Meara), 97, 11:9
Enhancing American surgical training: Meeting the challenge of a globalizing world (Sakran, Kaafarani, Prabhakaran, Nitzschke, Casey), 97, 7:20
HPB Surgery Fellowship Match opens for 2012–2013, 97, 6:60
Joint statement by the ACS and SAGES on FLS completion for general surgeons who perform laparoscopy, 97, 5:30
March 31 is deadline to claim CME credit for 2011 Clinical Congress, 97, 3:43
Maximizing postgraduate surgical education in the future (McGreevy), 97, 2:19
Register now for ACS Comprehensive General Surgery Review Course, 97, 4:45
Training global surgery fellows (Sullivan, Hughes, Raymonville, Rogers, Steer, Meara), 97, 8:46
ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (see: LEGISLATION: Federal)
ETHICS
Invited commentary: Sanctity and organ donation’s societal value in an opt-out country: The Austrian experience (Biebl, Pratschke), 97, 1:24
RAS Issues Symposium: Surgery at the end of life: For love or money?: An argument against heroic intervention (Brown Matsen), 97, 11:20
RAS Issues Symposium: Surgery at the end of life: For love or money?: Reining in the scalpel (Blagg), 97, 11:22
Sanctity and organ donation’s societal value (Marvin, Prager, Wohlauer, Chandler), 97, 1:12
Statement on Council of Medical Specialties’ code for interactions with companies, 97, 12:39
Surgery at the end of life: For love or money? (Liepert, Leichtle, Santin), 97, 8:36
Take the ethical challenge on e-FACS.org, 97, 3:41
EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE (see: QUALITY OF CARE and VALUE-BASED CARE)

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FUTURE OF SURGERY
Physician leadership and the future of surgical practice (Leichtle; Hartin Jr.), 97, 5:15
ACS Futures Committee takes a good, hard look at the year 2025 (Glickson), 97, 9:9
Health information technology, meaningful use criteria, and their effects on surgeons (Friedman, Metzler, Detmer, Selzer, Meara), 97, 7:12
Twenty-first century surgery: Have we entered uncharted waters? (Rosenberg, Schlich), 9, 7:6

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GERIATRIC SURGICAL PATIENT CARE
ACS and AGS collaborate on landmark guidelines for geriatric surgical patient care, 97, 11:74
GLOBAL SURGERY
Cruise to South America: The College’s first international outreach effort, 97, 11:36
Enhancing American surgical training: Meeting the challenge of a globalizing world (Sakran, Kaafarani, Prabhakaran, Nitzschke, Casey), 97, 7:20
Training global surgery fellows (Sullivan, Hughes, Raymonville, Rogers, Steer, Meara), 97, 8:46
Using telemedicine to strengthen medical systems in limited-resource countries (Latifi), 97, 10:15
GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS (see: THE JOINT COMMISSION)

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HEALTH CARE REFORM (see also: REIMBURSEMENT, and VALUE-BASED CARE)
Controlling state health care costs: Massachusetts forges ahead (Warshaw, Sutton), 97, 12:17
HISTORY (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Archives and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Centennial)
ACS Bulletin: 1919 Hospital Standardization Series report, 97, 10:30
American College of Surgeons Bulletin No. 1: Requirements for Admission to Fellowship, 97, 9:18
The Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons: Keeping Fellows informed for nearly 100 years, 97, 9:17
Common origins: The two ACSs—100 years of collaboration to improve the lives of cancer patients (McGinnis Jr.), 97, 4:6
Cruise to South America: The College’s first international outreach effort, 97, 11:36
A look at the College’s first registry: The Bone Sarcoma Registry, 97, 12:32
Setting the record straight: The real history of Poland’s syndrome (Fox, Seyfer), 97, 3:27

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IN MEMORIAM
In memoriam: Marion Rapp, former ACS International Liaison, remembered (Early), 97, 2:55
In memoriam: William H. Muller, Jr., ACS Past-President, surgical leader, innovator, researcher (Hanks), 97, 7:53
INDUSTRY RELATIONSHIPS
Statement on Council of Medical Specialties’ Code for Interactions with Companies, 97, 12:39
INFORMATICS (see also: TECHNOLOGY)
ACS influence spreads via Twitter, 97, 7:55
Health information technology, meaningful use criteria, and their effects on surgeons (Friedman, Metzler, Detmer, Selzer, Meara), 97, 7:12
Survey shows social media usage increasing among ACS Fellows, 97, 3:23
Using telemedicine to strengthen medical systems in limited-resource countries (Latifi), 97, 10:15

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THE JOINT COMMISSION
A look at The Joint Commission: ASCs begin using wrong site surgery tool, 97, 10:60
A look at The Joint Commission: Building consensus on ways to minimize overuse of five treatments, 97, 12:46
A look at The Joint Commission: Flu vaccination standards set for ASCs and OBSs, 97, 9:69
A look at The Joint Commission: JCR to engage surgeons and physicians to reduce adverse hospital events, 97, 6:52
A look at The Joint Commission: Joint Commission offers new HAI Portal, 97, 7:63
A look at The Joint Commission: Joint Commission Resources releases new antimicrobial stewardship resources, 97, 5:37
A look at The Joint Commission: New standard for surgical accountability measures, 97, 1:59
A look at The Joint Commission: New Targeted Solutions Tool to prevent wrong site surgery, 97, 4:43
A look at The Joint Commission: Resources for preventing hospital readmissions, 97, 3:46
A look at The Joint Commission: SafeCare offers quality framework in resource-restricted settings, 97, 8:63
A look at The Joint Commission: Surgical care measures show significant progress, 97, 11:54
A look at The Joint Commission: TJC works to improve infection control, 97, 2:56

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LEADERSHIP
Advanced degrees for surgeons and their impact on leadership (Zheng, Mouawad, Glass, Hamed), 97, 8:19
From the Chair of the RAS-ACS: Leadership skills continue to serve past RAS-ACS Chairs in their current roles (Santry), 97, 8:9
Leadership conference focuses on outcomes data and quality improvement (Peregrin), 97, 6:28
Leadership skills in the OR: Part I: Communication helps surgeons avoid pitfalls (Halverson, Saunders Walsh, Rikkers), 97, 5:8
Leadership skills in the OR: Part II: Recognizing disruptive behavior (Halverson, Neumayer, Dagi), 97, 6:17
Physician leadership and the future of surgical practice (Leichtle; Hartin Jr.), 97, 5:15
Surgical leadership across generations (Prabhakaran, Economopoulos, Grabo, Sakran), 97, 8:30
Surgical leadership and political advocacy (Goldberg, Kaafarani, Smith, Winfield), 97, 8:14
Women leaders in surgery: Past, present, and future (Emamaullee, Lyons, Berdan, Bazzarelli), 97, 8:24
LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES (see also: MEDICARE/MEDICAID, PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY, and REIMBURSEMENT)
Why the 2012 elections matter to you—the surgeon (Bailey), 97, 10:26
Federal
The 112th Congress: The year in review (Hedstrom), 97, 12:11
Sustainable growth rate repeal: The bandages are running out (Hedstrom, Moye), 97, 5:20
What surgeons should know about…Choosing not to participate in the CMS incentive programs (Gokak), 97, 12:40
What surgeons should know about…Participating in the Medicare eRx Incentive Program (Gokak), 97, 5:6
What surgeons should know about…Participating in the Medicare eRx Incentive Program (Gokak), 97, 8:6
State
Controlling state health care costs: Massachusetts forges ahead (Warshaw, Sutton), 97, 12:17
Expectations for state legislatures in 2012 (Sutton, Grill, Macias), 97, 2:36
State of the states: Defining surgery (Grill), 97, 5:27
State STATs: When states practice medicine: Physician gag laws (Macias), 97, 2:39

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MEDICARE/MEDICAID (see also: CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY and REIMBURSEMENT)
Dr. Hoyt, Dr. Opelka present ACS views on Medicare payment issues, 97, 9:79
Sustainable growth rate repeal: The bandages are running out (Hedstrom, Moye), 97, 5:20
What surgeons should know about…Choosing not to participate in the CMS incentive programs (Gokak), 97, 12:40
What surgeons should know about…The Medicare EHR Incentive Program (Gokak), 97, 10:46
What surgeons should know about…The Medicare Shared Savings Program (Desmarais), 97, 3:7
MILITARY SURGERY (see: TRAUMA)

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OPERATING ROOM ENVIRONMENT
Leadership skills in the OR: Part I: Communication helps surgeons avoid pitfalls (Halverson, Saunders Walsh, Rikkers), 97, 5:8
Leadership skills in the OR: Part II: Recognizing disruptive behavior (Halverson, Neumayer, Dagi), 97, 6:17
Surgeons experience more ergonomic stress in the OR (Glickson), 97, 4:20
OUTCOMES (see: VALUE-BASED CARE)

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PATIENT EDUCATION AND PROTECTION (see: THE JOINT COMMISSION and QUALITY OF CARE)
PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and THE JOINT COMMISSION and MEDICARE/MEDICAID and QUALITY OF CARE)
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT (see also: CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY and QUALITY OF CARE and REIMBURSEMENT)
ACS offers resources to help surgeons achieve meaningful use of EHR, 97, 6:41
Confronting the ethics, myths, and legends of restrictive covenants in the era of the contract surgeon (Cirocco), 97, 2:29
There isn’t an app for that: Banning recording in the office, 97, 2:47
What surgeons should know about…Choosing not to participate in the CMS incentive programs (Gokak), 97, 12:40
What surgeons should know about…Medicare and Medicaid audits (Ollapally), 97, 11:49
What surgeons should know about…The Medicare EHR Incentive Program (Gokak), 97, 10:46
What surgeons should know about…Modifications to ordering and certifying rules for physicians (Ollapally), 97, 9:60
What surgeons should know about…Participating in the Medicare eRx Incentive Program (Gokak), 97, 5:6
What surgeons should know about…Participating in the Medicare eRx Incentive Program (Gokak), 97, 8:6
What surgeons should know about…PQRS reporting in 2012 (Gokak), 97, 2:6
PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY
A crisis in the ED: Liability protection needed STAT (Bailey), 97, 3:19
Do you know how to stay out of trouble as an expert witness?, 97, 7:58
Medical liability reform: Evidence for legislative and alternative approaches (Metzler, Meara), 97, 1:6

Q

QUALITY OF CARE (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Inspiring Quality campaign; and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: National Surgical Quality Improvement Program; and HEALTH CARE REFORM)
The ACS and the ABCs of how quality measures are established and implemented (Shelly), 97, 9:49
Cultural competence: Why surgeons should care (Khoury, Mendoza, Charles), 97, 3:13
Leadership conference focuses on outcomes data and quality improvement (Peregrin), 97, 6:28
NQF endorses SQA’s Patient-Focused Care Survey, 97, 8:55
Public reporting of health care data: A new frontier in quality improvement (Sharma, Metzler, Chen, Mayer Jr., Meara), 97, 6:6

R

REGULATORY ISSUES (see: LEGISLATIVE/GOVERNMENT ISSUES)
REIMBURSEMENT (see: CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY, MEDICARE/MEDICAID, and PRACTICE MANAGEMENT)
RESIDENTS (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) and EDUCATION AND TRAINING)
RETIREMENT ISSUES
Recycling the retired surgeon: Surgical assisting—A Canadian’s perspective (Ein, Amurawaiye, Ein), 97, 4:27
RURAL SURGERY
ACS cited in Modern Healthcare article on rural surgeon shortage, 97, 6:47
Dispatches from rural surgeons: The value of chapter membership: The rural surgeon’s perspective (Sarap), 97, 10:54
New Advisory Council for Rural Surgery offers several programs during Clinical Congress, 97, 9:80

S

SCOPE OF PRACTICE
State of the states: Defining surgery (Grill), 97, 5:27
SOCIAL MEDIA (see: INFORMATICS)
SPECIALTIES
Gynecologic oncology surgeons spare patients’ fertility, enhance quality of life (Glickson), 97, 2:12
SURGICAL RESEARCH
Clinical Scholars in Residence Program: A beneficial experience for surgical residents and the ACS (Bilimoria, Ko), 97, 2:51
College accepting nominations for 2013 Jacobson Promising Investigator Award, 97, 12:59
College seeks nominations for Jacobson Promising Investigator Award, 97, 1:57
Dr. W. Hardy Hendren III receives 2012 Jacobson Innovation Award, 97, 8:51

T

TECHNOLOGY (see also: INFORMATICS)
Gynecologic oncology surgeons spare patients’ fertility, enhance quality of life (Glickson), 97, 2:12
Twenty-first century surgery: Have we entered uncharted waters? (Rosenberg, Schlich), 9, 7:6
TRAUMA (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Trauma)
ASSET: An effective educational experience for practicing surgeons (Kuhls, Risucci, Bowyer, Luchette), 97, 7:31
Alright, Let’s Call It a Draw: The Life of John Pryor, by John and Richard Pryor (Mattox), 97, 11:8
Capt. Brad Cooper provides an update on Joining Forces initiative (Schneidman), 97, 9:56
From battlefield to bedside—and back again (Rasich), 97, 8:41
Joining Forces and the ACS: Dr. Holcomb dedicates career to improving trauma care for soldiers and civilians (Schneidman), 97, 6:14
Statement on concussion and brain injury, 97, 12:38
Submit nominations for EAST Distinguished Service Award by October 31, 97, 10:72
World Trauma Congress 2012 will take place in Rio de Janeiro, August 22–25, 97, 4:45

V

VALUE-BASED CARE (see also: QUALITY OF CARE)
What surgeons should know about…Choosing not to participate in the CMS incentive programs (Gokak), 97, 12:40
What surgeons should know about…The Medicare Shared Savings Program (Desmarais), 97, 3:7
What surgeons should know about…Participating in the Medicare eRx Incentive Program (Gokak), 97, 5:6
What surgeons should know about…Participating in the Medicare eRx Incentive Program (Gokak), 97, 8:6
What surgeons should know about…PQRS reporting in 2012 (Gokak), 97, 2:6
VOLUNTEERISM (see also: GLOBAL HEALTH CARE)
Fellows honored for volunteerism (Casey, Kodera), 97, 9:74
Learning about health care in Africa: A physician’s experience in Lagos, Nigeria (Smith), 97, 2:24
Short-term surgical missions make a difference: A life-changing case in Ibi, Nigeria (Kim, Wedderburn, Ibanga), 97, 11:31
Task shifting overcomes the limitations of volunteerism in developing nations (Curci), 97, 10:9
Using telemedicine to strengthen medical systems in limited-resource countries (Latifi), 97, 10:15

W

WOMEN IN SURGERY
International women in surgery symposium set for spring 2012, 97, 1:61, 2:53
Third annual WIS international symposium approaches, 97, 5:44
Women leaders in surgery: Past, present, and future (Emamaullee, Lyons, Berdan, Bazzarelli), 97, 8:24
WORKFORCE ISSUES (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Health Policy Research Institute)
ACS cited in Modern Healthcare article on rural surgeon shortage, 97, 6:47
ACS takes a stand on policies impacting the surgical workforce (Halvorson), 97, 10:22
Survey reveals most physicians unwilling to recommend health care as a profession, 97, 6:49

Y

YOUNG SURGEONS (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS); and EDUCATION AND TRAINING)

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