Archive for September, 2015
This month, Dr. Hoyt’s column highlights the educational programming and member engagement activities scheduled for the 2015 Clinical Congress, Chicago, IL.
This article examines injury prevention and trauma-related issues considered in state legislatures and by the AMA HOD over the last year.
The averted CMS policy that would have transitioned 10- and 90-day global payment codes to 0-day codes is summarized in this article, as is the legislation that will revise global payments in the coming years and the ACS’ advocacy-related role concerning these issues.
Dr. Mayne’s surgical career and philanthropic leadership are highlighted in this article.
Dr. Beverley Ketel: Surgeon who brought transplant surgery to Peoria, IL, reflects on a fulfilling career
A profile of Beverly L. Ketel, MD, FACS, who organized one of the first transplantation donor donation programs in the Midwest, highlights her success as woman surgeon and provides a brief overview of the history of transplantation.
This month’s column summarizes the ALCHEMIST (Adjuvant Lung Cancer Enrichment Marker Identification and Sequencing Trials) platform and how it facilities definitive studies of adjuvant targeted therapies in biomarker-selected non-small cell lung cancer patients.
The ACS Surgical History Group continues to highlight surgical history as an integral part of the Clinical Congress educational programming with Factors Shaping Surgery over the 20th Century II, which follows up on a session the group presented last year at Clinical Congress.
To create a culture of safety in the OR, surgeons need to establish a nonthreatening environment that eliminates the traditional hierarchy.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of chain saw-related injuries in the NTDB research dataset for 2013.
A compendium of commentaries and policy directives from national and surgical leaders, as well as the Hartford Consensus reports that have been published previously in the Bulletin, is mailing with this month’s Bulletin. The compendium encourages people at mass casualty events to “see something, do something.”
John A. Weigelt, MD, DVM, FACS, has been selected to receive this year’s Distinguished Service Award, the College’s highest honor.
The Annual Business Meeting of members of the ACS will take place at Clinical Congress 2015 on Wednesday, October 7, at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.
The Board of Governors’ Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards Workgroup has announced the recipients of the 2015 ACS/Pfizer Surgical Humanitarian Award and Surgical Volunteerism Awards.
A new bleeding control course has been developed for direct training of immediate responders in external hemorrhage control and will be spotlighted at Clinical Congress 2015 in the ACS Theater.
The ACS Foundation’s Distinguished Philanthropist Award and a new Distinguished Organization Award will be presented at Clinical Congress 2015.
The newly reformed Excelsior Surgical Society will convene at the 2015 Clinical Congress with a focus on The Way Forward.
The ACS Commission on Cancer has granted its mid-year 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award to 21 accredited cancer programs throughout the U.S
James N. “Jim” Haug, Past-Director, ACS Socioeconomic Affairs Department (now the Division of Advocacy and Health Policy), died at his home in Lena, IL, June 18, at age 78.
Judson Graves Randolph, MD, FACS, Past-ACS Governor, died May 17, at his home in Nashville, TN, at age 87.
Clinical Congress attendees are invited to tour Graceland Cemetery, the final resting place of ACS Founder Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, and his wife, Isabelle.