Archive for February, 2015
The strategic partnership between the ACS and U.S. Department of Defense Military Health System, which aims to improve educational and research capabilities for both parties, is summarized in this month’s column.
The 2014 Clinical Congress provided surgeons, medical students, surgical residents, and other members of the operating room team with a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a variety of educational experiences. This wrap-up summarizes key events at the meeting including the Convocation, Named Lectures, and awards winners and honorees.
This article describes how disruptive physician behavior impedes optimal patient care and offers a step-by-step approach to addressing this type of conduct.
Strategies for coping with the difficulty of patient loss are provided in this article along with advice for individuals considering careers in surgery.
An overview of ACS coding workshops, including benefits of attendances, topics covered, and registration information is provided in this month’s column.
To assist surgeons with the transition to ICD-10, the ACS has developed an ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM crosswalk of the most frequently reported general surgery diagnosis codes.
The Top Performer on Key Quality Measures program is summarized in this month’s column.
The 2014 Annual Pediatric Report of the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB®)—which outlines a variety of issues regarding the current state of care for injured pediatric patients in the U.S. and Canada—is highlighted in this month’s column.
The following comments were received regarding recent articles published in the Bulletin.
Erwin R. Thal, MD, FACS, 78, a world-renowned trauma surgeon, and a dedicated Fellow of the ACS for more than 43 years, died of heart failure December 13, 2014, at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, University of Texas, Dallas.
This report summarizes the topics addressed by the College’s delegation at the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates meeting in November 2014.
This report details the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the American College of Surgeons Professional Association and of the ACSas of October 2014.
ACS chapter meetings, events, and award presentations are summarized.
This report details the disciplinary actions the ACS Board of Regents took at its June 6 and October 25, 2014, meetings.
Registration is now open for the ACS 2015 Leadership & Advocacy Summit, April 18–21, at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC.
A correction is noted for the article Presidential Address: Achieving our personal best—Back to the Future of the American College of Surgeons” published in the December 2014 Bulletin.
Duty-hour restrictions have had no significant effect on the outcomes for general surgery patients, according to a study in the December 10, 2014, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
The application deadline for the 2015 Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson II Promising Investigator Award has been extended to March 27, 2015.
This summary provides excerpts from external media outlets covering research and activities from the 2014 ACS Clinical Congress.
The Nizar N. Oweida, MD, FACS, Scholar, John M. McBee, MD, FACS, reports on his experiences at the 2014 Clinical Congress.