Archive for June, 2015
A new manual, Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery, provides evidence-based standards for various cancer procedures and is described in this month’s column.
A preview of the Executive Summary of The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery report on global health care disparities is provided.
Global Surgery 2030: Evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development: Executive Summary of The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Report
The five key messages of the The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery are outlined in this Executive Summary, including recommendations for improving access to safe, affordable surgical and anesthesia care.
Past recipients of the ACS’ Distinguished Philanthropist Award—which recognizes a record of service to the College and the ACS Foundation—are highlighted in this month’s cover story.
Brandeis University Heller Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management provides an education on the business side of surgery
Graduates of the Heller Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management describe how the course influenced their role as surgeon leaders.
Surgeons who are also classical musicians are profiled in this article.
This month’s column summarizes changes reflected in the new code sets and highlights resources available to aid in the transition.
This month’s column explores big data as it relates to enhancing graduate medical education, specifically how studying this information increases residents’ sense of ownership over the development of quality improvement initiatives.
Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery, developed by the ACS Clinical Research Program Cancer Care Standards Development Committee, provides evidence-based guidelines for oncologic resections.
The first installment of the new “Your ACS benefits” column highlights two ACS member databases: the Surgeon Specific Registry and the ACS Member Profile.
Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), reveals his goals—including expanded topics addressing surgeon fatigue and enhanced patient postoperative recovery—for this column over the next year.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of motorcycle-related road rash injuries in the NTDB research dataset for 2013.
This news brief highlights passage of the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015, which provides necessary Medicare reforms and repeals the sustainable growth rate payment formula.
A preview of the Hartford Consensus III report, which focuses on educating the public on what they can do to help victims in mass-casualty situations.
Lloyd Douglas MacLean, MD, PhD, FACS, FRSC, an ACS Past-President, is remembered.
The ACS Diversity Community—part of an online platform for members of the College with shared interests—is the focus of a new Bulletin column that will feature updates from ACS Community editors
Retired Brigadier General John E. Hutton, Jr., MD, FACS, was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery April 1.
Members now have the opportunity to read a digital version of the Bulletin and opt out of receiving a print version of the publication.
Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS, Director, ACS Division of Member Services, was elected the first woman president-elect of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons.
The ACS Commission on Cancer will sponsor two educational programs on June 17—one session will focus on using registry data for clinical decision making, and the other will provide information for developing a cancer program.