Archive for September, 2015

Dr. Hoyt

Looking forward – September 2015

This month, Dr. Hoyt’s column highlights the educational programming and member engagement activities scheduled for the 2015 Clinical Congress, Chicago, IL.

State Trauma Art

ACS advocates on behalf of trauma patients: An update

This article examines injury prevention and trauma-related issues considered in state legislatures and by the AMA HOD over the last year.

Global Codes

Changes on the horizon for global services payment

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.

Earl Mayne, MD, FACS

The Mayne legacy: A look back at an influential charter member of the ACS

Dr. Mayne’s surgical career and philanthropic leadership are highlighted in this article.

Dr. Ketel

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.

Figure 1. ALCHEMIST schema

Biomarker-driven adjuvant targeted therapy for NSCLC—the ALCHEMIST trials

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.

Franklin-Martin-reading

American surgical history: Finding a home at the Clinical Congress

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.

operating-room

Safety culture is a great fit for the OR

To create a culture of safety in the OR, surgeons need to establish a nonthreatening environment that eliminates the traditional hierarchy.

Location of Injury

Kickback

This month’s column examines the occurrence of chain saw-related injuries in the NTDB research dataset for 2013.

Compendium

Compendium on improving survivability from mass casualty events

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.”

Dr. Weigelt

John A. Weigelt, MD, DVM, FACS, chosen as 2015 Distinguished Service Award recipient

John A. Weigelt, MD, DVM, FACS, has been selected to receive this year’s Distinguished Service Award, the College’s highest honor.

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Official notice: Annual Business Meeting of Members, American College of Surgeons

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.

Dr. Briggs (right) at the ATLS Course for the Rwanda Surgical Society/Massachusetts General Hospital International Trauma and Disaster Institute, Kigali, Rwanda, 2011.

Fellows honored for volunteerism

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.

Bleeding control spotlighted at new ACS Theater Sessions at Clinical Congress

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.

Dr. and Mrs. Robinette

ACS Foundation presents two distinguished awards at 2015 Clinical Congress

The ACS Foundation’s Distinguished Philanthropist Award and a new Distinguished Organization Award will be presented at Clinical Congress 2015.

Excelsior Surgical Society

Renewed Excelsior Surgical Society hosts first meeting at 2015 ACS Clinical Congress

The newly reformed Excelsior Surgical Society will convene at the 2015 Clinical Congress with a focus on The Way Forward.

ACS CoC bestows national achievement award on 21 cancer care facilities

The ACS Commission on Cancer has granted its mid-year 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award to 21 accredited cancer programs throughout the U.S

Dr. Haug

James Haug, Past-Director, ACS Socioeconomic Affairs Department, dies

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.

Dr. Randolph

Dr. Judson Graves Randolph, pediatric surgeon, leaves lasting legacy

Judson Graves Randolph, MD, FACS, Past-ACS Governor, died May 17, at his home in Nashville, TN, at age 87.

The Martin family headstone

Tour the cemetery where ACS leaders are buried: Visit Archives booth for information

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.

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