2014 subject index

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ACCESS TO CARE (see: WORKFORCE ISSUES and HEALTH CARE REFORM)

ACCREDITATION (see: THE JOINT COMMISSION)

ADVOCACY AND HEALTH POLICY (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Advocacy and Health Policy and LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES)

Health policy program produces surgeon advocates and leaders (Steinberg, Zinner, Ellison), 99, 3:22

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (see: LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES: FEDERAL)

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS

Activities (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Inspiring Quality campaign)

–2013 Clinical Trials Methodology Course provides opportunity for learning and networking (Itani), 99, 2:54

–ACS and other specialty surgical organizations release Physicians as Assistants at Surgery report, 99, 1:64

–ACS commemorates 50-year anniversary of Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health (Greene, Johnstone, Strand), 99, 8:69

–ACS Committee on Diversity Issues seeks new members, 99, 6:85

–ACS in the news, 99, 2:66, 5:66, 9:84, 12:65

–ACS supports December Health Affairs theme issue on emergency care, 99, 2:53

–ACS Women in Surgery Committee issues call for mentees: July 31 deadline, 99, 7:62

–ACS Women in Surgery Committee seeks new members, 99, 6:85

–Calendar of events, 99, 1:84, 2:72, 3:60, 4:72, 5:72, 6:92, 7:80, 8:88, 9:96, 10:80, 11:88, 12:92

–Headstone honoring Ernest A. Codman, MD, FACS, placed at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 99, 9:72

–Register now for ACS Comprehensive General Surgery Review Course, 99, 6:78

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: October 2013 (Napolitano), 99, 1:68

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: February 2014 (Timmerman), 99, 5:60

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: June 2014 (Timmerman), 99, 10:64

–Surgeons, anesthesiologists develop resource standards for optimal pediatric care, 99, 4:57

Advocacy and Health Policy (see also: ADVOCACY AND HEALTH POLICY

–2014 Advocacy program: Attendees learn about traditions that influence legislative outcomes (Moye, Dwyer), 99, 6:65

–ACS SurgeonsVoice plays critical role (Hughes), 99, 10:42

–Health Policy Scholars announced, 99, 6:87

–Massachusetts Chapter develops new grassroots advocacy program (McAneny), 99, 11:37

–State lobby days build bridges (Ackerman, Rosen), 99, 10:18

–Surgeons as state advocates (Ackerman, Rosen), 99, 9:33

SurgeonsVoice: Your patients, your profession, your voice (Morse), 99, 7:28

Alliance/ACS Clinical Research Program

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Colorectal cancer metastatic to the liver: Making the unresectable resectable (Shen, Boughey), 99, 11:49

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Community-based physicians and hospitals need to participate in clinical trials (Bauer, Boughey), 99, 4:46

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Less invasive option for small hepatocellular carcinoma: Thermal ablation as first-line therapy? (Rocha, Boughey, Nelson), 99, 2:46

–ACS Clinical Research Program: NCDB and ACS-CRP: Working together to develop risk-stratified strategies for surveillance (Chang, Greenberg, Kozower, Boughey, Francescatti, McKellar, Winchester), 99, 8:57

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Neoadjuvant cancer therapy: Benefitting patients and improving cancer care (Bailey, Boughey), 99, 6:51

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Patient-centered outcomes research: Is this really something new? (Greenberg, Chang, Nelson), 99, 1:51

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Patient quality of life: Vitally important (Bingener, Sloan, Boughey), 99, 5:46

–ACS Clinical Research Program: QOL concerns in surgical patients: Assessment and intervention (Bingener, Sloan, Boughey), 99, 10:44

–ACS Clinical Research Program: SLN surgery for clinically node-positive breast cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant therapy (Mittendorf, Boughey, Hunt), 99, 7:52

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Treating metastatic prostate cancer now and in the future (Meng, Boughey), 99, 9:55

American College of Surgeons Foundation (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Scholarships and Fellowships)

1913 Legacy Campaign announces $1.75 million raised toward goal, 99, 5:54

–American College of Surgeons Foundation Annual Report, 2013, 99, 6:30

–Past recipients of the ACS/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards: Where are they now? (Rose, Sanders), 99, 10:24

American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

–2014 International ACS NSQIP Scholarship applications due February 14, 99, 1:76

–2014 National Conference: ACS NSQIP celebrates 10th anniversary of improving patient outcomes (Glickson), 99, 11:68

–The ACS NSQIP Geriatric Surgery Pilot Project: Improving care for older surgical patients (Robinson, Rosenthal), 99, 10:21

American College of Surgeons Professional Association (ACSPA)

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: October 2013 (Napolitano), 99, 1:68

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: February 2014 (Timmerman), 99, 5:60

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: June 2014 (Timmerman), 99, 10:64

Annual meeting (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Clinical Congress)

Archives

–ACS Archives: Historic films now available online, 99, 5:59

–ACS loans ancient Irish deer antlers to Art Institute of Chicago exhibit, 99, 12:60

–From the Archives: ACS returns books to the Illinois College Medical Library: A look at their history (Berry), 99, 4:48

–From the Archives: “Everything Old Is New Again” (McGinnis), 99, 9:58

–From the Archives: Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS: Gynecologic surgeon (Nahrwold), 99, 7:55

–From the Archives: The gift that keeps on giving (Nahrwold), 99, 11:52

Awards

–2014 Volunteerism and Humanitarian Award nominations due February 28, 99, 2:58

–ACS presents Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously to Dr. Russell (Pellegrini), 99, 12:57

–College accepting nominations for 2015 Jacobson Promising Investigator Award, 99, 11:77

–Fellows honored for volunteerism (Rose), 99, 9:67

–J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, chosen as 2014 Distinguished Service Award recipient, 99, 10:50

–Nominations for 2014 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 28, 99, 1:63

–Nominations for Jacobson Promising Investigator Award accepted through February 28, 99, 1:57

–Robin T. Cotton, MD, FACS, FRCSC, receives 2014 ACS Jacobson Innovation Award, 99, 8:64

–Past recipients of the ACS/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards: Where are they now? (Rose, Sanders), 99, 10:24

–Submit 2015 ACS Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Award nominations, January 1–February 28, 99, 12:55

Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons

–Correction, 99, 9:75

– Letters to the Editor, 99, 3:45, 9:65

Chapters

–Chapter leadership succession planning helps to build stronger chapters (Rioux), 99, 4:65

–Chapter news (Tieberg), 99, 2:60, 4:61, 6:82, 8:76, 10:69, 12:61

–Georgia coalition develops bariatric surgery pilot project (Browning), 99, 12:35

–Massachusetts Chapter develops new grassroots advocacy program (McAneny), 99, 11:37

–Northern California Chapter engages in ongoing legislative activities (Kaups, Maa, Garry, Upadhyaya, Hinsdale), 99, 3:51

Clinical Congress

–Clinical Congress 2014 Preliminary Program, 99, 7:31

–Highlights of the 2013 Clinical Congress, 99, 1:27

–MOC review course offered at Clinical Congress, 99, 10:61

–New CME information for 2014 Clinical Congress attendees, 99, 10:62

–Official notice: Annual Business Meeting of Members, American College of Surgeons, 99, 9:71

Commission on Cancer

–Outstanding Achievement Award granted to 74 CoC facilities, 99, 7:60

Disciplinary actions

–Disciplinary actions taken, 99, 2:59, 5:68

Executive Director

–Executive Director’s annual report (Hoyt), 99, 12:19

–Looking forward (Hoyt), 99, 1:7 (advances and challenges in surgery); 2:8 (sustainable growth rate); 3:8 (Military Advanced Training Center); 4:8 (Transition to Practice Program); 5:8 (trends in surgical procedures); 6:7 (funding ACS programs); 7:7 (Medical Directors in Washington office); 8:9 (Leadership Development Program); 9:8 (Codman memorial); 10:8 (Dr. Russell); 11:8 (Education and Training campaign); 12:6 (accomplishments in 2013–2014)

Fellows and Members (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Awards)

–Apply for ACS Fellowship and take the next big step in your career, 99, 9:83

–Dr. Hall appointed co-chair of NQF Admissions and Readmissions Committee, 99, 6:79

–Dr. Ko appointed to NQF Surgery Standing Committee, 99, 7:61

–Dr. Mattox receives AMA award for citizenship and community service, 99, 1:65

–Dr. Sachdeva delivers Ira A. Ferguson, MD, Lecture at Emory, 99, 6:79

–Dr. Sachdeva elected vice-president of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education, 99, 7:61

–Drs. Warshaw and Shah accorded RCSEd Honorary Fellowships, 99, 6:75

–From residency to retirement: Remembering Hank (Bahnson), 99, 5:43

–Melina Kibbe, MD, FACS, appears on 60 Minutes segment, 99, 4:59

–Members in the news, 99, 1:66, 8:75, 11:74

Governors, Board of

–ACS Officers, Regents, and Board of Governors’ Executive Committee, 99, 1:38

–Board of Governors pillars improve productivity, communication: An update (Timmerman), 99, 9:78

–Call for nominations for ACS Board of Governors, 99, 1:67, 2:57

–Regents reelected and new Board of Governors Executive Committee installed, 99, 12:56

Honorary Fellowships

–Citation for Prof. Pierre-Alain Clavien, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd (Strasberg), 99, 11:62

–Citation for Prof. Alberto Raul Ferreres, MD, PhD, MPH, FACS (Ellison), 99, 11:63

–Citation for Prof. O. James Garden, BSc, MB, BCh, CBE, MD, FRCSGlas, FRCPEd, FRSE (Britt), 99, 11:64

–Citation for Prof. Toni Lerut, MD, PhD, MPH, FACS (Finley), 99, 11:65

–Citation for Prof. Chung-Mau Lo, MB, BS, FACS (Busuttil), 99, 11:66

–Citation for Prof. Edgar Rodas, MD, FACS (Merrell), 99, 11:67

–Six outstanding surgeons conferred Honorary Fellowship in the ACS, 99, 11:60

In memoriam

–In memoriam: C. Barber Mueller, MD, FACS, FRCSC, recognized for contributions to the ACS and academic surgery (Numann), 99, 8:67

–In memoriam: Frank T. Padberg, Sr., MD, FACS: ACS department director, DSA recipient, and trailblazer in neurosurgery (Padberg, Jr.), 99, 6:73

–In memoriam: Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS, remembered for his enduring contributions to the ACS (Pellegrini, Schneidman), 99, 10:52

Informatics

–A new era begins for ACS online properties (Schwartz, Losby, Garneski), 99, 9:12

Inspiring Quality campaign

–ACS, Arizona health care leaders share successes, discuss challenges at IQ Forum, 99, 1:61

–ACS hosts Inspiring Quality Forum in Utah, 99, 12:59

–ACS Inspiring Quality Forum in South Carolina focuses on surgical checklists, 99, 6:77

–ACS, Iowa health care leaders at IQ Forum focus on rural surgery, 99, 9:76

–ACS, Ohio health care leaders identify tools for improving health care quality, patient outcomes, 99, 5:53

–Health care leaders focus on emergency and trauma care at Northern California IQ forum, 99, 3:49

–North Carolina IQ Forum participants identify challenges, opportunities in health care, 99, 4:68

Meetings

–2014 Advocacy program: Attendees learn about traditions that influence legislative outcomes (Moye, Dwyer), 99, 6:65

–2014 Leadership program: Emotional intelligence, mentoring are keys to effective performance (Peregrin), 99, 6:58

–ACS to cosponsor seminar at SESC Scientific Meeting, 99, 2:55

–Building a global perspective at International Surgical Leaders forum (Moye), 99, 1:58

–Calendar of events, 99, 1:84, 2:72, 3:60, 4:72, 5:72, 6:92, 7:80, 8:88, 9:96, 10:80, 11:88, 12:92

–COT to host 33rd Point/Counterpoint Surgery Conference June 1–4, 99, 2:53

–Register now for 2014 Rural Surgery Symposium, May 9–10, in Chicago, 99, 4:59

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)

–HealthLeaders Media: Accreditation improves bariatric outcomes, 99, 4:56

National Cancer Data Base (NCDB)

–Study shows secondary thyroid tumors more deadly in young people, 99, 5:57

Officers and staff

–ACS Officers, Regents, and Board of Governors’ Executive Committee, 99, 1:38

–Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), installed as 95th President of the ACS, 99, 11:58

–Call for nominations for ACS Officers-Elect, 99, 1:67, 2:57

–Drs. Frank Opelka and Patrick Bailey join ACS leadership team, 99, 6:72

–J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, next President-Elect of the ACS, 99, 12:53

Operation Giving Back (see also: VOLUNTEERISM)

College seeks Medical Director for Operation Giving Back, 99, 5:56

Presidential Address

–Presidential Address: Achieving our personal best—Back to the future of the American College of Surgeons (Warshaw), 99, 12:9

Regents, Board of

–ACS Officers, Regents, and Board of Governors’ Executive Committee, 99, 1:38

–Regents reelected and new Board of Governors Executive Committee installed, 99, 12:56

Research and Optimal Patient Care (see AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: American College of Surgeons National Quality Improvement Program and QUALITY)

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

–2012 annual RAS-ACS essay contest: Treating the difficult patient, 99, 1S:5

–ACS Resident and Associate Society: Surgical care and training at the crossroads, 99, 8:12

–Accepting accountability and moving forward (Brownson) 99, 1:11

–Annual RAS-ACS essay contest: Dealing with surgical complications, 99, 1:9

–Avoid getting kicked (Jones), 99, 1S:10

–Coaching and mentoring modern surgeons (Economopoulos, Sun, Garvey, Hogan, Bazzarelli,), 99, 8:30

–The “bionic” era: Exploring the use of advanced technology in surgery (Leland, Hoffman, King, Ahad) 99, 8:36

–Complications are shared experiences (Yi), 99, 1:16

–Consequences (Wright), 99, 1:15

–Doctor heal thyself…because we won’t (Schwartz), 99, 1S:13

–The e-volution of the 21st century surgeon (Iyer, Grant, McNally, Mouawad, Spaniolas), 99, 8:42

–Familial ties in treating the difficult patient (Matthews), 99, 1S:6

–Finding my friend’s heart in the difficult patient (Moore), 99, 1S:12

–The five-year general surgery residency: Reform or revolution? (Leichtle, Kaoutzanis, Mouawad), 99, 8:49

–From residency to retirement: RAS-ACS International Exchange Scholarship Program provides unique opportunity for global collaboration (Mouawad, Iyer, Grant, Spaniolas), 99, 4:42

–How surgeons deal with complications: Introductory remarks (Winfield), 99, 1:10

–Making the transition from mentee to mentor (Winfield), 99, 8:13

–Mea maxima culpa—Dealing with surgical complications (Swain), 99, 1:14

–Patience with the difficult patient (Garcia), 99, 1S:9

–Pregnant with hematemesis (Donovan), 99, 1S:7

–Punched in the face (Sigman), 99, 1S:14

–RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Residents debate whether to reform or revolutionize surgical training (Wright), 99, 11:16

–RAS-ACS Symposium: First-place essay—reform: Reformation of current surgical residency and fellowship training is the best solution (Mohebali), 99, 11:23

–RAS-ACS Symposium: First-place essay—revolution: Surgical training: Time for a Revolution (Shenvi), 99, 11:17

–RAS-ACS Symposium: Second-place essay—reform: Revisiting the visions of Halsted, Churchill, and Dudley to fix surgical training a century later (Azoury), 99, 11:26

–RAS-ACS Symposium: Second-place essay—revolution: Five-year general surgery residency: Reform or revolution? (DuCoin), 99, 11:20

–Responding to, reflecting on, and moving forward from a surgical complication (Kim), 99, 1:12

–Surgical education and training at the crossroads between medical school and residency (Kulaylat, McKinley, Kenning, Zheng), 99, 8:24

–Talk it out, and slow it down (Serrano), 99, 1:13

–Treating the difficult patient can be a long journey (Kaplan), 99, 1S:11

–Treating the difficult patient may require stepping out of your comfort zone (Soans), 99, 1S:15

–Under your nose (Fayanju), 99, 1S:8

–What does the ACA mean for residents and their future practice? (Leichtle, Sangji, Ward, Iyer), 99, 8:17

Scholarships/fellowships

–2013 International Surgical Education Scholar reports on experience in North America (Mshelbwala), 99, 7:75

–2013 Traveling Fellow reports on trip to Australia and New Zealand (Baxter), 99, 1:78

–2014 ACS Japan, Germany Traveling Fellows selected, 99, 2:71

–2014 Australia-New Zealand, Japan, and German Exchange Travelers announced, 99, 8:82

–2014 Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellow announced, 99, 10:74

–2014 Health Policy Scholars announced, 99, 6:87

–2014 International ACS NSQIP Scholarship applications due February 14, 99, 1:76

–2014 international scholars and awardees selected, 99, 2:70

–2014 Oweida Scholar announced, 99, 7:67

–2014 Traveling Fellow to Germany reports on experiences (Farma), 99, 11:81

–ACS accepting applications for Oweida Scholarship, 99, 11:78

–ACS/ANZ Traveling Scholar reports on trip to Singapore and Australia (Zhou), 99, 8:84

–ACS Faculty Research Fellowships awarded to five surgeons, 99, 5:70

–ACS offering International Scholarships for surgical education, 99, 3:57

–Applications being accepted for the ACS Traveling Fellowship to Japan for 2015, 99, 4:71

–Applications for 2015 ACS Traveling Fellowship to Germany now being accepted, 99, 3:59

–Applications for ACS/Triological Society Award due in May, 99, 3:58

–Applications for Resident Research Scholarships due September 2, 99, 8:83

–Applications now being accepted for 2015 Faculty Research Fellowships honoring ACS leaders, 99, 9:88

–Apply by February 2 for 2015 health policy management scholarships, 99, 11:80

–Apply by July 1 for 2015 ACS Community Surgeon Travel Awards, 99, 6:89

–Apply now for 2016 ANZ, Germany, Japan traveling fellowships, 99, 10:73

–Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellow reports on experience in India (Chagpar), 99, 10:7

–Clowes Award offered to promising surgical investigator, 99, 7:69

–First Carlos Pellegrini Traveling Fellow reports on experience (Poon), 99, 7:64

–From residency to retirement: RAS-ACS International Exchange Scholarship Program provides unique opportunity for global collaboration (Mouawad, Iyer, Grant, Spaniolas), 99, 4:42

–Inaugural Murray F. Brennan, MD, FACS, International Guest Scholar provides report, (Howle), 99, 7:70

–International Guest Scholarships: An investment in surgical training around the globe (Peregrin), 99, 5:16

–July 1 deadline to apply for 2015 International Guest Scholarships, 99, 6:90

–New award available for hand surgery research, 99, 11:79

–Regents award six Resident Research Scholarships for 2014, 99, 5:71

–Report of the 2014 ACS Traveling Fellow to Japan (Mullen), 99, 9:90

–Resident Research Scholarship change, 99, 8:87

–Scholars in Residence Program benefits surgical residents and the ACS (Bilimoria, Ko), 99, 3:55

Statements

–Statement on advance directives by patients: “Do Not Resuscitate” in the operating room, 99, 1:42

–Statement on bicycle safety and the promotion of bicycle helmet use, 99, 9:45

–Statement on the effects of tobacco use on surgical complications and the utility of smoking cessation counseling, 99, 8:55

–Statement on intimate partner violence, 99, 9:46

–Statement on older adult falls and falls prevention, 99, 9:47

–Statement on peak performance and management of fatigue, 99, 8:53

Trauma (see also: TRAUMA)

–2014 Residents Trauma Papers Competition winners announced, 99, 6:80

–ACS-supported trauma legislation discussed at press conference, 99, 10:58

–ACS Trauma Program reaches milestone: 400 center verifications, 99, 3:54

–COT to host 33rd Point/Counterpoint Surgery Conference June 1–4, 99, 2:53

–NTDB® data points: 2013 Pediatric Report: Pediatric consumers (Fantus, Nance), 99, 2:49

–NTDB® data points: Annual Report 2013: Where did they go? (Fantus, Nance) 99, 1:55

–NTDB® data points: BYOB helmet (Fantus), 99, 8:61

–NTDB® data points: The DTs: Delirium tremens (Fantus), 99, 11:56

–NTDB® data points: Don’t chance it: Use your seatbelt (Fantus), 99, 9:63

–NTDB® data points: Flotation devices—Mae West style (Fantus), 99, 6:56

–NTDB® data points: Go before you go: Bladder injuries (Fantus, Fantus), 99, 12:51

–NTDB® data points: Residential institutions (Fantus), 99, 5:51

–NTDB® data points: To protect your children, keep your pool safe (Fantus, Nance), 99, 7:58

–NTDB® data points: Top 10 list (Fantus), 99, 4:53

–NTDB® data points: Unanticipated withdrawal (Fantus), 99, 10:48

–NTDB® data points: Zero tolerance (Fantus), 99, 3:43

–Ronald M. Stewart, MD, FACS, to head Committee on Trauma, 99, 1:57

Young Fellows Association

–First YFA Essay Contest winner: The promise of a profession lies within us (Lee), 99, 10:30

–The YFA Essay Contest: Introduction (Farrokhi), 99, 10:29

–YFA essay submissions, “Promise of a profession,” due May 1, 99, 3:54

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AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

The debate continues: ACS at the AMA House of Delegates (Armstrong, Sutton), 99, 3:47

Dr. Mattox receives AMA award for citizenship and community service, 99, 1:65

Surgeons influence AMA policy (Armstrong, Sutton), 99, 9:73

B

BARIATRIC SURGERY (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program [MBSAQIP])

Georgia coalition develops bariatric surgery pilot project (Browning), 99, 12:35

HealthLeaders Media: Accreditation improves bariatric outcomes, 99, 4:56

C

CANCER (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Commission on Cancer and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Alliance/ACS Clinical Research Program)

Study shows secondary thyroid tumors more deadly in young people, 99, 5:57

CLINICAL TRIALS (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Alliance/ACS Clinical Research Program)

2013 Clinical Trials Methodology Course provides opportunity for learning and networking (Itani), 99, 2:54

CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY (CPT) (see: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT and REIMBURSEMENT)

D

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Lessons in collaboration: New York surgeons look back at Superstorm Sandy (Khithani, Barrett, Bholat, Degliuomini, Wallack), 99, 10:10

Liability reforms needed to provide timely care to disaster victims (Sangji, Sutton, McDonald, Weireter, Jr.), 99, 5:10

E

EDITORIAL

Looking forward (Hoyt), 99, 1:7 (advances and challenges in surgery); 2:8 (sustainable growth rate); 3:8 (Military Advanced Training Center); 4:8 (Transition to Practice Program); 5:8 (trends in surgical procedures); 6:7 (funding ACS programs); 7:7 (Medical Directors in Washington office); 8:9 (Leadership Development Program); 9:8 (Codman memorial); 10:8 (Dr. Russell); 11:8 (Education and Training campaign); 12:6 (accomplishments in 2013–2014)

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

The ACS Accredited Education Institutes Fellowship Program: Training leaders in simulation-based education (Sweet, Goldman, Johnson), 99, 7:17

ACS Resident and Associate Society: Surgical care and training at the crossroads, 99, 8:12

The “bionic” era: Exploring the use of advanced technology in surgery (Lelan, Hoffman, King, Ahad), 99, 8:36

Coaching and mentoring modern surgeons (Economopoulos, Sun, Garvey, Hogan, Bazzarelli,), 99, 8:30

The e-volution of the 21st century surgeon (Iyer, Grant, McNally, Mouawad, Spaniolas), 99, 8:42

FLS: Celebrating a decade of innovation in surgical education (Brunt), 99, 11:10

First YFA Essay Contest winner: The promise of a profession lies within us (Lee), 99, 10:30

The five-year general surgery residency: Reform or revolution? (Leichtle, Kaoutzanis, Mouawad), 99, 8:49

Making the transition from mentee to mentor (Winfield), 99, 8:13

RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Residents debate whether to reform or revolutionize surgical training (Wright), 99, 11:16

RAS-ACS Symposium: First-place essay—reform: Reformation of current surgical residency and fellowship training is the best solution (Mohebali), 99, 11:23

RAS-ACS Symposium: First-place essay—revolution: Surgical training: Time for a Revolution (Shenvi), 99, 11:17

RAS-ACS Symposium: Second-place essay—reform: Revisiting the visions of Halsted, Churchill, and Dudley to fix surgical training a century later (Azoury), 99, 11:26

RAS-ACS Symposium: Second-place essay—revolution: Five-year general surgery residency: Reform or revolution? (DuCoin), 99, 11:20

Surgical education and training at the crossroads between medical school and residency (Kulaylat, McKinley, Kenning, Zheng), 99, 8:24

Surgical training abroad: It’s not about the cases (Cloyd, Wren), 99, 9:42

What does the ACA mean for residents and their future practice? (Leichtle, Sangji, Ward, Iyer), 99, 8:17

The YFA Essay Contest: Introduction (Farrokhi), 99, 10:29

YFA essay submissions, “Promise of a profession,” due May 1, 99, 3:54

ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (see also: LEGISLATION: Federal)

What surgeons should know about… Avoiding the 2015 Medicare EHR Incentive Program penalty (Gokak), 99, 6:48

ETHICS

Distinguishing QI projects from human subjects research: Ethical and practical considerations (Raval, Sakran, Medbery, Angelos, Hall), 99, 7:21

Transplant in a patient with comorbid psychiatric illness: An ethical dilemma (Boyum, Brown, Zihni, Keune, Hong, Kodner, Ray), 99, 11:40

EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE (see: QUALITY OF CARE and VALUE-BASED CARE)

G

GLOBAL HEALTH CARE

Building a global perspective at International Surgical Leaders forum (Moye), 99, 1:58

Dispatches from rural surgeons: Rural surgery is a global issue: The perspective of an Argentine surgeon (Ledesma, Hughes, Pellegrini, Puls), 99, 4:38

Founding surgeon reflects on 25 years of UNICAR, the Guatemalan Heart Institute (Robicsek), 99, 9:38

From residency to retirement: RAS-ACS International Exchange Scholarship Program provides unique opportunity for global collaboration (Mouawad, Iyer, Grant, Spaniolas), 99, 4:42

Lancet Commission on Global Surgery convenes, 99, 2:52

Preoperative telemedicine evaluation of surgical mission patients: Should we use it routinely? (Latifi, Mora, Bekteshi, Rivera), 99, 1:17

Surgical training abroad: It’s not about the cases (Cloyd, Wren), 99, 9:42

Teaching the teacher: An ethical model for international surgical missions (Selim), 99, 6:17

World Innovation Summit for Health provides a global perspective on surgery (Keown, Al-Thani, Al-Dafa, Pellegrini, Darzi), 99, 6:13

GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS (see also: THE JOINT COMMISSION)

Surgeons, anesthesiologists develop resource standards for optimal pediatric care, 99, 4:57

H

HEALTH CARE REFORM (see: LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES, REIMBURSEMENT, and VALUE-BASED CARE)

Dual eligible beneficiaries: Roles for surgeons under health care reform (Murthy, Weissman, Grabowski, McDonald, Kaups, Meara), 99, 4:10

Health care entitlement reform: A look at the future, 99, 2:10

Implementation of the ACA: Turning federal law into state-level reality (Ackerman, Rosen), 99, 5:23

Medicaid expansion likely to affect the delivery of surgical care (Raykar, Mandigo, Nagengast, Coffron, Hanks, Meara, Tracci), 99, 3:10

Medicare reform: A look at the House Ways and Means proposal (Sangji, Hedstrom, Meara, Martin), 99, 2:11

Merging Medicare Parts A and B: Potential effects on beneficiaries, surgeons, and other stakeholders (Gutnik, Smith, Goldszer, Bailey, Meara), 99, 2:19

HISTORY (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Archives)

Headstone honoring Ernest A. Codman, MD, FACS, placed at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 99, 9:72

Hugh Agnew Gamble, MD, FACS: A legacy to the College (Trotter), 99, 12:43

I

IN MEMORIAM (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: In memoriam)

INFORMATICS (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Informatics)

The ACS Accredited Education Institutes Fellowship Program: Training leaders in simulation-based education (Sweet, Goldman, Johnson), 99, 7:17

Dispatches from rural surgeons: ACS rural listserv: An “underdog” success story (Caropreso), 99, 7:48

Preoperative telemedicine evaluation of surgical mission patients: Should we use it routinely? (Latifi, Mora, Bekteshi, Rivera), 99, 1:17

Surgeons see future applications for Google Glass (Peregrin), 99, 7:9

What surgeons should know about… Avoiding the 2015 Medicare EHR Incentive Program penalty (Gokak), 99, 6:48

J

THE JOINT COMMISSION

A look at The Joint Commission: Action urged to prevent retained surgical items, 99, 1:53

A look at The Joint Commission: Blameless or blameworthy errors: Does your organization make a distinction?, 99, 3:41

A look at The Joint Commission: Hospital Engagement Networks target surgical site infections, 99, 11:54

A look at The Joint Commission: JCI can be a resource for patients receiving care abroad, 99, 9:61

A look at The Joint Commission: The Joint Commission reports increase in robotic surgery- related sentinel events, 99, 10:46

A look at The Joint Commission: National Time Out Day focuses on every patient, every time, 99, 6:54

A look at The Joint Commission: New draft guideline to prevent SSI, 99, 8:59

A look at The Joint Commission: Physicians invited to play a larger role in standards process, 99, 4:51

A look at The Joint Commission: Physicians play important role in on-site survey process, 99; 5:49

A look at The Joint Commission: Renewed awareness of infection control during surgery, 99, 7:56

A look at The Joint Commission: Updated compendium of strategies to prevent health care-associated infections, 99, 12:49

L

LEADERSHIP

2014 Leadership program: Emotional intelligence, mentoring are keys to effective performance (Peregrin), 99, 6:58

Building a global perspective at International Surgical Leaders forum (Moye), 99, 1:58

Chapter leadership succession planning helps to build stronger chapters (Rioux), 99, 4:65

Health policy program produces surgeon advocates and leaders (Steinberg, Zinner, Ellison), 99, 3:22

LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES (see also: MEDICARE/MEDICAID, PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY, and REIMBURSEMENT)

Affordable Care Act

–Implementation of the ACA: Turning federal law into state-level reality (Ackerman, Rosen), 99, 5:23

–Preparing for implementation of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Ollapally), 99, 3:28

–Trauma and emergency care under the Affordable Care Act (Sangji, McDonald), 99, 4:20

–What surgeons should know about…The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (Sage), 99, 10:35

–What surgeons should know about…Physician Payments Sunshine Act data scheduled for release (Agrawal), 99, 9:48

Federal

–Liability reforms needed to provide timely care to disaster victims (Sangji, Sutton, McDonald, Weireter, Jr.), 99, 5:10

State

–Liability reform, scope of practice, trauma topped state legislative agendas in 2014 (Ackerman), 99, 12:37

–Northern California Chapter engages in ongoing legislative activities (Kaups, Maa, Garry, Upadhyaya, Hinsdale), 99, 3:51

–Preserving MICRA and patient access to surgical care in California (Maa, Sutton), 99, 10:60

–Reading the tea leaves for state legislatures in 2014 (Sutton), 99, 1:24

LIFESTYLES

And the beat goes on: Surgeons take a break from the OR to play in rock bands (Glickson), 99, 6:24

M

MEDICARE/MEDICAID (see: ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS and REIMBURSEMENT)

MILITARY SURGERY (see: TRAUMA)

O

OPERATING ROOM ENVIRONMENT

The SAGES FUSE program: Bridging a patient safety gap (Fuchshuber, Robinson, Feldman, Jones, Schwaitzberg), 99, 9:18

OUTCOMES (see: QUALITY OF CARE and VALUE-BASED CARE)

P

PATIENT EDUCATION AND PROTECTION (see also: THE JOINT COMMISSION, OPERATING ROOM ENVIRONMENT, and QUALITY OF CARE)

ACS commemorates 50-year anniversary of Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health (Greene, Johnstone, Strand), 99, 8:69

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: QUALITY OF CARE and REIMBURSEMENT)

The benefits of PQRS participation and what the College is doing on your behalf (Mabry, Gokak), 99, 9:28

Coding and practice management corner: Frequently asked questions about coding for breast surgery (Barney, Savarise, Whitacre), 99, 9:52

From residency to retirement: Surgeons as employees: Is the lining always golden? (Copeland), 99, 1:48

What surgeons should know about…Avoiding the 2015 Medicare EHR Incentive Program penalty (Gokak), 99, 6:48

What surgeons should know about…The benefits of attending a 2014 ACS Surgical Coding Workshop, 99, 1:44

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY

Liability reforms needed to provide timely care to disaster victims (Sangji, Sutton, McDonald, Weireter, Jr.), 99, 5:10

PROFESSIONALISM

2012 annual RAS-ACS essay contest: Treating the difficult patient, 99, 1S:5

Adverse behaviors and their effect on credentialing and licensure (Bechamps, Kurtzman), 99, 10:32

Avoid getting kicked (Jones), 99, 1S:10

Doctor heal thyself…because we won’t (Schwartz), 99, 1S:13

Familial ties in treating the difficult patient (Matthews), 99, 1S:6

Finding my friend’s heart in the difficult patient (Moore), 99, 1S:12

Patience with the difficult patient (Garcia), 99, 1S:9

Pregnant with hematemesis (Donovan), 99, 1S:7

Punched in the face (Sigman), 99, 1S:14

Treating the difficult patient can be a long journey (Kaplan), 99, 1S:11

Treating the difficult patient may require stepping out of your comfort zone (Soans), 99, 1S:15

Under your nose (Fayanju), 99, 1S:8

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)

Accepting accountability and moving forward (Brownson) 99, 1:11

The aging surgeon: When is it time to leave active practice? (Garrett, Kaups), 99, 4:32

Annual RAS-ACS essay contest: Dealing with surgical complications, 99, 1:9

Complications are shared experiences (Yi), 99, 1:16

Consequences (Wright), 99, 1:15

Distinguishing QI projects from human subjects research: Ethical and practical considerations (Raval, Sakran, Medbery, Angelos, Hall), 99, 7:21

From residency to retirement: The quest for safe surgical care: Are we missing the obvious? (Shuhaiber), 99, 2:42

How surgeons deal with complications: Introductory remarks (Winfield), 99, 1:10

Is your office helping you prevent wrong site surgery? (Clarke), 99, 4:28

Mea maxima culpa—Dealing with surgical complications (Swain), 99, 1:14

New program aims to improve quality of surgical care in Illinois, 99, 2:51

Presidential Address: Achieving our personal best—Back to the future of the American College of Surgeons (Warshaw), 99, 12:9

Responding to, reflecting on, and moving forward from a surgical complication (Kim), 99, 1:12

Talk it out, and slow it down (Serrano), 99, 1:13

Vascular practice develops night float call system to improve attending well-being without decreasing productivity (Chambers, Wolk, Mansour, Cuff, Slaikeu, Wong, Mix), 99, 5:30

What surgeons should know about…The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (Sage), 99, 10:35

R

REGULATORY ISSUES (see: LEGISLATIVE/GOVERNMENT ISSUES)

REIMBURSEMENT (see also: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT)

2014 fee schedule and CPT code changes will affect surgical practice (Barney, Gokak, Jackson, Savarise, Sage, Ollapally), 99, 2:27

Coding and practice management corner: Frequently asked questions about coding for breast surgery (Barney, Savarise, Whitacre), 99, 9:52

Coding and practice management corner: Reporting patient safety indicator-15 (Barney, Mabry, Ollapally, Savarise, Senkowski), 99, 5:39

Dispatches from rural surgeons: ACS intervenes to resolve questions about the 96-hour rule (Savarise), 99, 10:40

Gundersen Health System studies effect of modifier 22 on reimbursement for complex operations (Jarman, Georgieff, Kallies, Mathiason), 99, 3:31

Optimizing the OR for bundled payments: A case study (Bosco, Shah, Iorio, Slover, Torrance), 99, 11:29

Preparing for implementation of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Ollapally), 99, 3:28

The SGR repeal: How bad politics ruined sound policy (Hedstrom), 99, 6:9

What surgeons should know about… Avoiding the 2015 Medicare EHR Incentive Program penalty (Gokak), 99, 6:48

What surgeons should know about…Billing for services performed by nonphysician practitioners (Barney, Nicoletti, Savarise), 99, 5:36

What surgeons should know about…The FY 2015 Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule (Agrawal, Sage, Ollapally), 99, 11:45

What surgeons should know about…The ICD-10 delay (Gokak), 99, 7:46

What surgeons should know about…The Measure Applications Partnership (Sage), 99, 4:36

What surgeons should know about…PQRS reporting in 2014 (Gokak), 99, 3:37

What surgeons should know about…Repealing the SGR (Hedstrom), 99, 2:39

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

RETIREMENT ISSUES

The aging surgeon: When is it time to leave active practice? (Garrett, Kaups), 99, 4:32

RURAL SURGERY

Dispatches from rural surgeons: ACS intervenes to resolve questions about the 96-hour rule (Savarise), 99, 10:40

Dispatches from rural surgeons: ACS rural listserv: An “underdog” success story (Caropreso), 99, 7:48

Dispatches from rural surgeons: Rural surgery is a global issue: The perspective of an Argentine surgeon (Ledesma, Hughes, Pellegrini, Puls), 99, 4:38

Dispatches from rural surgeons: Students need exposure to the joys of rural surgery (Swendiman), 99, 1:46

Register now for 2014 Rural Surgery Symposium, May 9–10, in Chicago, 99, 4:59

S

SOCIAL MEDIA (see: INFORMATICS)

SPECIALTIES

ACS and other specialty surgical organizations release Physicians as Assistants at Surgery report, 99, 1:64

T

TECHNOLOGY (see: EDUCATION AND TRAINING and INFORMATICS)

TRAUMA (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Trauma, and DISASTER MANAGEMENT)

ACS-supported trauma legislation discussed at press conference, 99, 10:58

ACS supports December Health Affairs theme issue on emergency care, 99, 2:53

Hartford Consensus in action: Law enforcement gets equipment, training to control bleeding, 99, 4:55

Liability reforms needed to provide timely care to disaster victims (Sangji, Sutton, McDonald, Weireter, Jr.), 99, 5:10

Trauma and emergency care under the Affordable Care Act (Sangji, McDonald), 99, 4:20

V

VALUE-BASED CARE (see also: QUALITY OF CARE)

HealthLeaders Media: Accreditation improves bariatric outcomes, 99, 4:56

Register now for 2014 Outcomes Research Course, December 4–6, in Chicago, 99, 10:63

VOLUNTEERISM

Fellows honored for volunteerism (Rose), 99, 9:67

Past recipients of the ACS/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards: Where are they now? (Rose, Sanders), 99, 10:24

Preoperative telemedicine evaluation of surgical mission patients: Should we use it routinely? (Latifi, Mora, Bekteshi, Rivera), 99, 1:17

Teaching the teacher: An ethical model for international surgical missions (Selim), 99, 6:17

W

WORKFORCE ISSUES

Vascular practice develops night float call system to improve attending well-being without decreasing productivity (Chambers, Wolk, Mansour, Cuff, Slaikeu, Wong, Mix), 99, 5:30

Will acute care surgery and surgicalists help to avert an emergency care crisis? (Slappy, Sweeney, O’Shea, Maa), 99, 2:34

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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