Archive for July, 2015
Being a Woman Surgeon, a new book featuring the personal experiences of women surgeons of all ages, specialties, and backgrounds is highlighted in this month’s column
The efforts leading up to the repeal of the sustainable growth rate payment formula are described in this article as are the payment mechanisms available under the Medicare Access and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act, including a new Merit-based Incentive Payment System.
The history of the American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification program is summarized in this article, as are current requirements and the future direction of the program, particularly in light of evolving best practices and new standards.
The Hartford Consensus III report describes the three levels of responders to intentional mass-casualty or active shooter events with an emphasis on immediate responders, providing guidelines for bleeding control programs and public education.
The latest installment in a series highlighting prominent ACS surgeon-scientists is an interview with Dorry L. Segev, MD, PhD, FACS, a transplant surgeon at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.
The Clinical Congress Preliminary Program offers an overview of Panel Sessions, Postgraduate Courses, Named Lectures, Meet-the-Expert Luncheons, and other information related to Clinical Congress 2015, October 4-8, in Chicago, IL.
The purpose and methodology of Quality and Resource Use Reports are explained in this month’s column.
This column outlines the rationale for starting the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Rural Surgery Support Program, explains how it works, and describes the initial effects of the initiative.
This column addresses the efficacy of combining existing approaches with active therapeutic combinations to treat cancers of the stomach and esophagus.
The history of the standardization of surgical dressings in 1930 and its ongoing effects are summarized in this month’s column.
This month’s column provides an update of The Targeted Solutions Tool for Safe Surgery.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of smoke inhalation injuries based on information in the 2013 NTDB research dataset.
Correspondence and feedback regarding recent articles published in the Bulletin are featured on this month’s letters page.
This article summarizes the leadership portion of the 2015 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC, which focused on leading with influence, chapter success stories, and overcoming resistance to change.
Kathryn A. Hughes, MD, FACS, provides an ACS Fellow’s perspective on the 2015 Leadership & Advocacy Summit.
An overview of the advocacy portion of the 2015 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC, is provided including a summary of key issues presented during meetings with legislators on Capitol Hill.
The newsworthy accomplishments of ACS members are summarized in this news brief.
According to results from a study published recently in the Journal for Healthcare Quality, the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement is one of few exemplary clinical data registries currently in use.
Online registration is now available for the 2015 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Conference, July 25−28, at the Chicago Hilton, IL.
The American College of Surgeons is seeking six Fellows to fill vacancies on the Commission on Cancer.