2015 subject index

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ACCESS TO CARE (see also: GLOBAL HEALTH CARE and HEALTH CARE REFORM)

Dispatches from rural surgeons: Improving access to surgical care in rural America: An interview with J. David Richardson (Puls), 100, 10:34

No quality without access: ACS and NIH collaborate to ensure access to optimal care (Schneidman), 100, 8:52

ACCREDITATION (see: THE JOINT COMMISSION)

ADVOCACY AND HEALTH POLICY (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Advocacy and Health Policy and LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES)

Advocacy and grassroots: Leveraging local issues at the national level (Carmody, Oehmen), 100, 10:23

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (see: LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES: Federal)

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS (ACS)

Activities

–ACS and ASE develop Simulation-Based Surgical Skills Curriculum for medical students (Acton, Jones, Liscum, Sachdeva), 100, 4:35

–ACS and Hartford Foundation launch four-year geriatric initiative, 100, 8:78

–ACS announces four new Evidence-Based Decisions in Surgery modules, 100, 8:79

–ACS Comprehensive General Surgery Review Course starts July 30, 100, 4:65

–ACS in the news, 100, 2:62, 5:75, 7:92, 9:58, 12:76

–ACS launches home skills program for complex wound management, 100, 8:84

–Apply now for ACS Fellowship, 100, 11:62

–Apply now for ACS Surgeons as Leaders course in June, 100, 4:65

–Calendar of events, 1:76, 2:68, 3:52, 4:75, 5:84, 6:76, 7:96, 8:100, 9:72, 10:80, 11:68, 12:104

JACS receives highest impact factor to date, 100, 10:55

–NAPBC to co-host best practices session at NCBC Breast Conference, 100, 3:45

–No quality without access: ACS and NIH collaborate to ensure access to optimal care (Schneidman), 100, 8:52

–Register for ACS TQIP Conference, November 15–17, in Nashville, TN, 100, 9:60

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, October 2014 (Michelassi), 100, 2:45

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, February 2015 (Michelassi), 100, 5:68

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, June 2015 (Michelassi), 100, 9:62

–Save the date: Clinical Trials Methods Course, November 6–10, in Chicago, 100, 8:84

–SRGS is first education program highlighted in video series, 100, 8:80

Advocacy and Health Policy (see also: ADVOCACY AND HEALTH POLICY)

–2015 Health Policy Scholars announced, 100, 6:71

–ACS advocates on behalf of trauma patients: An update (Ackerman), 100, 9:9

–The College weighs in on leading health care issues (Gilley), 100, 11:29

–New resources from the College offer alternative approaches to medical liability reform (Coffron, Raykar, Selzer, Meara), 100, 3:14

–Registration now open for 2015 Leadership & Advocacy Summit, 100, 2:60

–State lobby days provide opportunity to influence legislative action (Rosen), 100, 11:34

Alliance/ACS Clinical Research Program

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Bio-marker driven adjuvant targeted therapy for NSCLC—the ALCHEMIST trials (Oxnard, Watt, Wigle, Boughey), 100, 9:25

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Improving resection rates in borderline resectable pancreatic cancer: Pilot study shows favorable results (Katz, Ahmad, Boughey), 100, 10:39

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Limited resection as a cure for early lung cancer: Time to challenge the gold standard? (Altorki, Kohrman, Veit, You, Boughey), 100, 5:57

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Multimodality treatment considerations in esophageal and gastric cancer: Are we making progress? (Roses, Jashodeep, You, Boughey), 100, 7:63

–ACS Clinical Research Program: New manual for cancer surgery issued: Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery (Martin, Veeramachaneni, Katz, You, Boughey, Nelson, Hunt), 100, 6:43

–ACS Clinical Research Program: PACES trial: Evaluating the effectiveness of eflornithine and sulindac in preventing colon adenomas (Zell, You, Boughey), 100, 8:70

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Progress in the PROSPECT trial: Precision treatment for rectal cancer? (Weiser, Fichera, Schrag, Boughey, You), 100, 4:51

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Prospective comparative effectiveness trial for malignant bowel obstruction: SWOG S1316 (Krouse, You), 100, 12:49

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Response to preoperative endocrine therapy in breast cancer patients can alter surgical and chemotherapy options (Leitch, Boughey, Hunt), 100, 11:43

ACS Foundation (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Scholarships and Fellowships)

–ACS Foundation presents two distinguished awards at 2015 Clinical Congress, 100, 9:45

–American College of Surgeons Foundation Annual Report 2014, 100, 5:29

–The Distinguished Philanthropist Award: Celebrating a legacy of exceptional giving (Dean, Klein, Sharp), 100, 6:16

–MHS: Supporting the future: Dr. and Mrs. Kenyon are committed to giving back (McGinnis, Sasser), 100, 11:46

–The Mayne Legacy: A look back at an influential charter member of the ACS (Klein, Sasser), 100, 9:18

ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

–55 hospitals represented at first semi-annual ISQIC meeting, 100, 3:47

–ACS NSQIP conference: 10 years of putting the patient first (Glickson), 100, 10:49

–ACS NSQIP hospitals significantly improve outcomes over time, 100, 5:64

–International ACS NSQIP and Surgical Education Scholarships awarded, 100, 11:65

–International ACS NSQIP Scholarships and International Surgical Education Scholarships deadlines approaching, 100, 2:67

–Study cites ACS NSQIP as exemplary clinical data registry, 100, 7:89

ACS Professional Association (ACSPA)

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, October 2014 (Michelassi), 100, 2:45

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, February 2015 (Michelassi), 100, 5:68

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, June 2015 (Michelassi), 100, 9:62

Annual meeting (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Clinical Congress)

Archives

–From the Archives: ACS Archives houses practice records of Franklin H. Martin (Carey, Barber), 100, 5:59

–From the Archives: American surgical history: Finding a home at the Clinical Congress (McGinnis, Rich), 100, 9:28

–From the Archives: College’s ancient Irish deer antlers have a storied history (Carey), 100, 1:57

–From the Archives: The College standardizes surgical dressings (Nahrwold), 100, 7:66

–From the Archives: Setting standards of efficiency (Nahrwold), 100, 3:35

Awards

–ACS CoC bestows National Achievement Award on 21 cancer care facilities, 100, 9:49

–ACS honors Gary L. Timmerman, MD, FACS, with Appreciation Award for service, 100, 1:71

–The Distinguished Philanthropist Award: Celebrating a legacy of exceptional giving (Dean, Klein, Sharp), 100, 6:16

–Fellows honored for volunteerism (Musolf), 100, 9:39

–Jacobson Promising Investigator Award deadline extended to March 27, 100, 2:61

–John A. Weigelt, MD, DVM, FACS, chosen as 2015 Distinguished Service Award recipient, 100, 9:35

–Joseph P. Vacanti, MD, FACS, receives 2015 Jacobson Innovation Award, 100, 8:76

–Nominations for 2015 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 29, 100, 1:68

–Nominations for 2016 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 26, 100, 12:63

–Profiles in surgical research: Dorry L. Segev, MD, PhD, FACS (Emamaullee, Besner), 100, 7:27

–Profiles in surgical research: Michael R. Harrison, MD, FACS (Emamaullee, Besner), 100, 1:35

–Profiles in surgical research: Michael T. Longaker, MD, MBA, FACS (Emamaullee, Besner), 100, 4:30

Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons

Bulletin online exclusive, 100, 7:88

–Correction, 100, 2:60, 5:73, 8:97

–Included with this month’s Bulletin: Compendium on improving survivability from mass casualty events, 100, 9:34

Letters to the Editor, 100, 2:39, 7:73

–Print or digital Bulletin? The choice is yours, 100, 6:60

Chapters

–ACS offers international chapters opportunity to create educational program, 100, 10:64

–Chapter news (Tieberg), 100, 2:54, 4:66, 6:66, 8:97, 10:68, 12:72

Clinical Congress

–ACS Foundation presents two distinguished awards at 2015 Clinical Congress, 100, 9:45

–Bleeding control spotlighted at new ACS Theater Sessions at Clinical Congress, 100, 9:43

–Clinical Congress 2015 Preliminary Program, 100, 7:34

–Highlights of the 2014 Clinical Congress, 100, 2:9

–Official notice: Annual Business Meeting of Members, American College of Surgeons, 100, 9:37

–Tour the cemetery where ACS leaders are buried: Visit Archives booth for information (Carey), 100, 9:54

Commission on Cancer

–75 cancer care facilities receive ACS CoC Outstanding Achievement Award, 100, 5:74

–ACS seeks to fill six vacancies on Commission on Cancer, 100, 7:91

–Commission on Cancer to hold two educational programs in June, 100, 6:61

Disciplinary actions

–Disciplinary actions taken, 100, 2:59, 5:67, 10:67

Executive Director

–Executive Director’s annual report (Hoyt), 100, 12:31

–Looking forward (Hoyt), 100, 1:8 (ACS membership campaign); 2:6 (military partnership); 3:7 (Operation Giving Back); 4:8 (perioperative care); 5:7 (Cook County Hospital); 6:8 (cancer care manual); 7:7 (women in surgery); 8:7 (dealing with patient death); 9:7 (Clinical Congress 2015); 10:8 (value of professional organizations); 11:8 (principles of team-based care); 12:7 (year-end summary)

Fellows and Members (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Awards)

Becker’s Hospital Review names Dr. Ko one of 50 patient safety experts, 100, 6:62

–Dr. Beverley Ketel: Surgeon who brought transplant surgery to Peoria, IL, reflects on a fulfilling career (Binder), 100, 9:22

–Dr. Ellner receives inaugural Roger Schenke Award from AAPL, 100, 6:62

–Dr. Eric Whitacre appointed co-chair of NQF MAP Clinician Workgroup, 100, 12:71

–Dr. Haile Debas examines future of global surgery in JAMA, 100, 12:70

–Dr. Henri Ford performs first separation of conjoined twins in Haiti, 100, 8:81

–Dr. Julie Ann Freischlag elected to National Academy of Medicine, 100, 12:70

–Dr. Lenworth Jacobs speaks at White House “Stop the Bleed” event, 100, 12:64

–Dr. Michelassi honored with National Physician of the Year Award, 100, 5:66

–Dr. Pellegrini elected to Royal National Academy of Spain, 100, 8:83

–Dr. Sachdeva delivers Bruce E. Spivey, MD, lecture at AAO meeting, 100, 4:70

–Dr. Sachdeva delivers named lectures at graduation day events for surgery residents, 100, 10:65

–Dr. Timothy Miller: A career in service to military, patients, veterans (Fox), 100, 12:28

–Dr. Turner is first woman SBAS president-elect, 100, 6:61

–Members in the news, 100, 3:46, 7:87, 9:56

–Peter N. Bretan, Jr., MD, FACS, receives AMA Benjamin Rush Award, 100, 1:73

–Profiles in surgical research: Dorry L. Segev, MD, PhD, FACS (Emamaullee, Besner), 100, 7:27

–Profiles in surgical research: Michael R. Harrison, MD, FACS (Emamaullee, Besner), 100, 1:35

–Profiles in surgical research: Michael T. Longaker, MD, MBA, FACS (Emamaullee, Besner), 100, 4:30

–Surgical Outcomes Club installs officers at October annual meeting, 100, 12:71

Governors, Board of

–ACS Officers, Regents, and Board of Governors’ Executive Committee, 100, 1:47

–Board of Governors pillars at work: An update (Michelassi), 100, 8:86

–New Regents, B/G Executive Committee members elected, 100, 12:60

History

–ACS Surgical History Group accepting poster abstracts until May 29, 100, 5:78

–From residency to retirement: The ACS motto: What does it really mean? (Weber), 100, 3:32

–The Mayne Legacy: A look back at an influential charter member of the ACS (Klein, Sasser), 100, 9:18

Honorary Fellowships

–Citation for Prof. Abraham Fingerhut, MD, FACS, FRCSP(g), FRCSEng (Wexner), 100, 11:59

–Citation for Prof. Eduardo de Santibañes, MD, PhD (Strasberg), 100, 11:60

–Citation for Prof. Emmanuel Quaye Archampong, MB, BS, FRCSEd, FRCSEng (Adebonojo), 100, 11:56

–Citation for Prof. Mahesh R. Desai, MB, BS, MS, FRCSEd, FRCSEng (Preminger), 100, 11:58

–Citation for Prof. Sir Errol Ricardo Walrond, MB, BS, BSc(Hon), FACS, FRSCEng, FCCS (Jacobs), 100, 11:61

–Citation for Prof. William B. Coman, MD, MB, BS, FACS, FRCSEd, FRCSEng, FRACS (Terris), 100, 11:57

–Six outstanding surgeons conferred Honorary Fellowship in the ACS, 100, 11:54

In memoriam

–Dr. John E. Hutton, Jr., physician to President Reagan, buried April 1 (Salander, Rich, Elster), 100, 6:58

–Dr. Judson Graves Randolph, pediatric surgeon, leaves lasting legacy (Newman, Fallat), 100, 9:52

–In memoriam: Dr. Lloyd MacLean, ACS Past-President and “The Chief” at McGill (Meakins), 100, 6:53

–In memoriam: Dr. Norman McSwain, a pioneer in comprehensive trauma care (Chapleau, Stewart), 100, 10:56

–In memoriam: Dr. Thomas Krizek, leader in plastic surgery (McGrath), 100, 12:65

–In memoriam: Renowned trauma surgeon and former COT Chair, Erwin Thal, MD, FACS, 100, 2:40

–James Haug, Past-Director, ACS Socioeconomic Affairs Department, dies (Schneidman), 100, 9:50

Informatics (see American College of Surgeons: Social media and SOCIAL MEDIA)

Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS)

–JACS receives highest impact factor to date, 100, 10:55

Inspiring Quality Campaign

–Health care leaders participate in ACS quality forum in Sacramento, CA, 100, 4:63

Meetings

–2015 Advocacy program: Attendees learn the power of a unified voice (Walter), 100, 7:83

–2015 Leadership program: Leading with influence and overcoming resistance to change (Peregrin), 100, 7:75

–A Fellow’s perspective on the summit: Why are you here? To lead, to advocate, and to connect (Hughes), 100, 7:80

–Register now for ACS NSQIP Conference, July 25–28, in Chicago, 100, 7:89

–Registration now open for 2015 Leadership & Advocacy Summit, 100, 2:60

Member benefits

–Your ACS benefits: ACS educational awards and MyCME (Early, Sachdeva, Nagler, Reeder), 100, 10:42

–Your ACS benefits: The ACS Surgery Career Connection and Coding Hotline (Bura, Kurusz), 100, 12:51

–Your ACS benefits: Resources for optimal patient care: EBDS and patient education programs (Dalal, Flint, Heneghan), 100, 8:65

–Your ACS benefits: The Surgeon Specific Registry and the ACS Member Profile enhance your practice (Agregado, Bura), 100, 6:45

National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) (see: American College of Surgeons: Commission on Cancer)

Military Health System Strategic Partnership American College of Surgeons (MHSSPACS)

–M. Margaret Knudson, MD, FACS, new Medical Director of MHSSPACS, 100, 3:42

–MHSSPACS Leadership Group holds inaugural meeting in Chicago, IL, 100, 5:65

–Renewed Excelsior Surgical Society hosts first meeting at 2015 ACS Clinical Congress, 100, 9:48

Officers and staff

–ACS Officers, Regents, and Board of Governors’ Executive Committee, 100, 1:47

–Call for nominations for ACS Officers-Elect, 100, 1:66

–Call for nominations for ACS Officers-Elect, 100, 12:69

–Courtney M. Townsend, Jr., MD, FACS, next ACS President-Elect, 100, 12:57

–Girma Tefera, MD, FACS, joins ACS staff as OGB Medical Director, 100, 3:40

–J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, installed as President of the ACS, 100, 11:51

–M. Margaret Knudson, MD, FACS, new Medical Director of MHSSPACS, 100, 3:42

–Robert Hope succeeds Felix Niespodziewanski as Director of ACS Convention and Meetings, 100, 12:67

Operation Giving Back (see: American College of Surgeons: Awards and VOLUNTEERISM)

Presidential Address

–Presidential Address: Challenges for the Second Century (Richardson), 100, 12:9

Regents, Board of

–ACS Officers, Regents, and Board of Governors’ Executive Committee, 100, 1:47

–Board of Regents approves new seats; nominations due September 10, 100, 8:82

–Call for nominations for the ACS Board of Regents, 100, 12:68

–Call for nominations for the American College of Surgeons Board of Regents, 100, 1:64

–Mark C. Weissler, MD, FACS, elected Chair, Board of Regents, 100, 1:63

–New Regents, B/G Executive Committee Members elected, 100, 12:60

–Report from the Past-Chair of the Board of Regents: Fostering innovation at the ACS through strategic planning (Freischlag), 100, 3:18

Research and Optimal Patient Care (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and QUALITY OF CARE)

–ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence Program: Celebrating 10 years of training surgeons (Bilimoria, Winchester, Ko), 100, 1:70

–Study: Readmissions due to post-discharge complications, 100, 4:64

Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) (see also: EDUCATION AND TRAINING)

–The 2014 RAS-ACS annual essay contest: When I want to quit and why I don’t (Economopoulos), 100, 1:41

–2015 Resident Trauma Papers Competition winners announced, 100, 6:63

–A chosen path (Hoffman), 100, 1:45

–Anecdotes (Johnson), 100, 1:46

–Commitment (Pierce Schatz), 100, 1:44

–Defining your own success: An introduction (Sakran), 100, 8:12

–Feedback fundamentals in surgical education: Tips for success (Hoffman, Petrosky, Eskander, Selby, Kulaylat), 100, 8:35

–The patient’s wound I carry with me (Pajak), 100, 1:42

–Political advocacy in surgery: The case for individual engagement (Ogunleye, Bliss, Kuy, Leichtle), 100, 8:40

–RAS-ACS announces winners of Leadership Scholarship Awards, 100, 4:73

–The RAS-ACS: Recruiting medical students and training future leaders (Grant, Hon, Iyer, Smith, Sun), 100, 8:23

–RAS-ACS: Seeking success, 100, 8:11

–RAS-ACS Symposium: First-place essay—Con: The writing is on the (Facebook) wall: The threat posed by social media (Kodadek), 100, 11:21

–RAS-ACS Symposium: First-place essay—Pro: Social media: An essential tool for the academic surgeon (Riesel, Raykar), 100, 11:18

–RAS-ACS Symposium essays—Social media: Threat to professionalism and privacy or essential for current surgical practice? (Leichtle), 100, 11:17

–Surgeons and social media: Threat to professionalism or an essential part of contemporary practice? (Azoury, Bliss, Ward, Liepert, Leichtle), 100, 8:45

–Talking the talk: The keys to effective workplace communication (Sun, Garvey, Hogan, Economopoulos), 100, 8:16

–Teaching in the OR: New lessons for training surgical residents (Busch, Kehsava, Kuy, Nezgoda, Allard-Picou), 100, 8:29

–Why we stay: For the patients yet to come (Huntington), 100, 1:43

Scholarships/fellowships

–2014 IGS reports on experience from the perspective of a woman surgeon (Raymundo), 100, 5:80

–2015 international scholarships for surgical education now available, 100, 3:49

–ACS awards five Faculty Research Fellowships, 100, 6:73

–ACS awards six Resident Research Scholarships, 100, 6:75

–ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence Program: Celebrating 10 years of training surgeons (Bilimoria, Winchester, Ko), 100, 1:70

–ACS Division of Education collaborates with universities to offer two new fellowships, 100, 4:72

–ANZ, Japan, and German exchange travelers for 2015 announced, 100, 11:66

–Applications for 2017 ACS Traveling Fellowships due November 16, 100, 8:98

–Applications for ACS/Triological Society Award due May 15, 100, 4:74

–Applications now being accepted for 2016–2018 Faculty Research Fellowships honoring ACS leaders, 100, 10:78

–Apply by February 1 for 2016 Scholarships for Heller School Executive Leadership Program, 100, 12:77

–Apply for Heller School Executive MBA for Physicians Program by December 1, 100, 11:67

–Apply now for 2015 Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship, 100, 3:51

–Apply now for 2016 Nizar N. Oweida, MD, FACS, Scholarship, 100, 10:77

–International ACS NSQIP and Surgical Education Scholarships awarded, 100, 11:65

–International ACS NSQIP Scholarships and International Surgical Education Scholarships deadlines approaching, 100, 2:67

–Oweida Scholar reports on experience at Clinical Congress (McBee), 100, 2:65

–RAS-ACS announces winners of Leadership Scholarship Awards, 100, 4:73

–TTP Program positions still available for 2015–2016 academic year, 100, 4:70

See Something, Do Something: Improving Survival—Strategies to Enhance Survival in Active Shooter and Intentional Mass Casualty Events: A Compendium

Bulletin reprint: Active Shooter and Intentional Mass-Casualty Events: The Hartford Consensus II (Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance Survivability from Mass Casualty Shooting Events), 100, 1S:35

Bulletin reprint: Improving Survival from Active Shooter Events: The Hartford Consensus (Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance Survivability from Mass Casualty Shooting Events), 100, 1S:32

Bulletin reprint: Initial management of mass-casualty incidents due to firearms: Improving survival (Jacobs, Burns, McSwain, Carver), 100, 1S:28

Bulletin reprint: The Hartford Consensus III: Implementation of Bleeding Control (Jacobs, Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance Survivability from Intentional Mass-Casualty and Active Shooter Events), 100, 1S:40

–The continuing threat of active shooter and intentional mass casualty events: Local law enforcement and hemorrhage control (Eastman), 100, 1S:56

–The continuing threat of intentional mass casualty events in the U.S.: Observations of federal law enforcement (Fabbri), 100, 1S:47

–The Department of Homeland Security’s role in enhancing and implementing the response to active shooter and intentional mass casualty events (Brinsfield, Mitchell), 100, 1S:24

–Hemorrhage control devices: Tourniquets and hemostatic dressings (Holcomb, Butler, Rhee), 100, 1S:66

–Implementation of the Hartford Consensus initiative to increase survival from active shooter and intentional mass casualty events and to enhance the resilience of citizens (Jacobs), 100, 1S:83

–Increasing survival, enhancing citizen resilience (Hoyt), 100, 1S:8

–Integrated education of all responders (McSwain), 100, 1S:78

–Intentional mass casualty events: Implications for prehospital emergency medical services systems (Levy), 100, 1S:72

–Letter from the Vice-President (Biden), 100, 1S:9

–The military experience and integration with the civilian sector (Woodson), 100, 1S:22

–Military history of increasing survival: The U.S. military experience with tourniquets and hemostatic dressings in the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts (Butler), 100, 1S:60

–Presidential Policy Directive: National preparedness (Obama), 100, 1S:10

–Public health education: The use of unique strategies to educate the public in the principles of the Hartford Consensus (Carmona), 100, 1S:53

–Role of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma in the care of the injured (Weireter, Stewart), 100, 1S:75

–Roundtable meetings, 100, 1S:18

–Strategies to enhance survival in active shooter and intentional mass casualty events (Jacobs), 100, 1S:16

–Summary (Jacobs), 100, 1S:88

–A systematic response to mass trauma: The public, organized first responders, and the American College of Surgeons (Warshaw), 100, 1S:14

Social media (see also: SOCIAL MEDIA)

–College hits its stride in social media usage (Schwartz), 100, 4:58

–News from the ACS Communities (Williams), 100, 6:57

–News from the ACS Communities: ACS extends invitation to join online military community (Knudson), 100, 8:85

Statements

–Statement in support of motorcycle helmet laws, 100, 5:51

–Statement on medical liability reform, 100, 3:30

–Statement on physician tiering and narrow network programs, 100, 5:52

–Statement on trauma center designation based upon system need, 100, 1:51

Trauma (see also: American College of Surgeons: See Something, Do Something: Improving Survival—Strategies to Enhance Survival in Active Shooter and Intentional Mass Casualty Events: A Compendium and DISASTER MANAGEMENT and TRAUMA)

–ACS advocates on behalf of trauma patients: An update (Ackerman), 100, 9:9

–NTDB® data points: 2014 Pediatric Report: How severe is it? (Fantus, Nance), 100, 2:37

–NTDB® data points: Affordable trauma care? (Fantus), 100, 3:38

–NTDB data points: All smoke, no fire (Fantus, Rivera), 100, 7:70

–NTDB® data points: Annual Report 2014: How severe is it? (Fantus, Nance), 100, 1:61

–NTDB data points: Black Wednesday (Fantus), 100, 11:49

–NTDB data points: Fireworks (Fantus), 100, 10:47

–NTDB data points: Hit the road, jacked—road rash injuries (Fantus, Rivera), 100, 6:48

–NTDB data points: A hot mess: Clothing-related burn injuries (Fantus, Rivera), 100, 8:74

–NTDB data points: “Holiday Road” (Fantus), 100, 12:55

–NTDB data points: Kickback (Fantus), 100, 9:32

–NTDB data points: What’s cookin’? Who’s lookin’? (Fantus, Rivera), 100, 5:62

NTDB® data points: Where’s the fire? (Fantus, Rivera), 100, 4:55

Young Fellows Association

–YFA announces 2014–2015 Chair, Governing Council, 100, 1:73

–YFA Essay Contest: Introduction (Pellegrini), 100, 10:28

–YFA Essay Contest winner: Promise of the profession: The chance to be human (Thomason), 100, 10:29

AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (AMA)

AMA HOD Annual Meeting sparks adoption of new policies (Armstrong, Sutton), 100, 10:59

AMA House of Delegates takes action on spectrum of issues (Armstrong, Sutton), 100, 2:41

Peter N. Bretan, Jr., MD, FACS, receives AMA Benjamin Rush Award, 100, 1:73

B

BARIATRIC SURGERY

Bariatric surgery, liability, and trauma: Key issues debated in state legislatures (Rosen, Sutton), 100, 12:21

C

CANCER (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Commission on Cancer and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Alliance/ACS Clinical Research Program)

CLINICAL TRIALS (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Alliance/ACS Clinical Research Program)

CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY (CPT) (see: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT and REIMBURSEMENT)

D

DISASTER MANAGEMENT (see also: TRAUMA)

Surgeons help with recovery after earthquake in Nepal (Katz, Russell, Cardinale, White, Reddish, Scaife), 100, 11:24

E

EDITORIAL

Looking forward (Hoyt), 100, 1:8 (ACS membership campaign); 2:6 (military partnership); 3:7 (Operation Giving Back); 4:8 (perioperative care); 5:7 (Cook County Hospital); 6:8 (cancer care manual); 7:7 (women in surgery); 8:7 (dealing with patient death); 9:7 (Clinical Congress 2015); 10:8 (value of professional organizations); 11:8 (principles of team-based care); 12:7 (year-end summary)

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

ACS and ASE develop Simulation-Based Surgical Skills Curriculum for medical students (Acton, Jones, Liscum, Sachdeva), 100, 4:35

The American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification Program: The first 10 years (Malangoni, Shiffer), 100, 7:15

Graduate of the first acute care surgery fellowship reflects on the experience (Wu), 100, 10:11

PreOp program: Can we achieve a “trickle-up” effect? (Venn, Lazow, Dakin), 100, 5:18

ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (see also: LEGISLATION: Federal)

Big promise and big challenges for big health care data (Coffron, Opelka), 100, 4:10

From residency to retirement: Big data and GME: Expanding the scope of patient safety and QI training (Chang, Bohnen, Mullen, Carter), 100, 6:40

ETHICS

Sharing clinical photographs: Patient rights, professional ethics, and institutional responsibilities (Means, Kodner, Brown, Ray), 100, 10:17

G

GLOBAL HEALTH CARE

Dispatches from rural surgeons: Guam surgeons face unique challenges (Eusebio), 100, 1:53

Dr. Haile Debas examines future of global surgery in JAMA, 100, 12:70

Global Surgery 2030: An introduction (Meara, Greenberg), 100, 6:10

Global Surgery 2030: Evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development: Executive Summary of The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Report, 100, 6:12

The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery makes progress in first year of work: An update (Greenberg, Vega, Bowder, Meara), 100, 4:23

Register for Global Humanitarian Surgery Course, February 7–8, 100, 1:66

Surgeons develop visionary plan to bring corneal transplants to developing countries (Waller, Altieri, Jindal), 100, 5:22

Surgeons help with recovery after earthquake in Nepal (Katz, Russell, Cardinale, White, Reddish, Scaife), 100, 11:24

To Bangalore and back: Resident leads software design effort at Indian heart hospital (Palm), 100, 3:21

Universities form research partnership to improve care in Mozambique (Rose, Bendix, Funzamo, Vaz, Assis da Costa, Bickler, Noormahomed), 100, 1:27

WHO recognizes surgery and anesthesia in universal health coverage, 100, 7:94

GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS (see: THE JOINT COMMISSION)

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HEALTH CARE REFORM (see also: LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES and REIMBURSEMENT)

ACS and NIH initiate effort to address disparities in surgical care, 100, 7:94

Study examines effects of duty-hour reforms on surgical patients, 100, 2:61

HISTORY (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Archives and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: History)

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IN MEMORIAM (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: In memoriam)

INFORMATICS (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Social media and ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS and SOCIAL MEDIA)

INNOVATION

Profiles in surgical research: Dorry L. Segev, MD, PhD, FACS (Emamaullee, Besner), 100, 7:27

Profiles in surgical research: Michael R. Harrison, MD, FACS (Emamaullee, Besner), 100, 1:35

Profiles in surgical research: Michael T. Longaker, MD, MBA, FACS (Emamaullee, Besner), 100, 4:30

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THE JOINT COMMISSION

A look at The Joint Commission: Addressing surgeon fatigue and sleep deprivation (Pellegrini), 100, 8:72

A look at The Joint Commission: Eisenberg Award presented to ACS NSQIP for quality improvement efforts, 100, 4:53

A look at The Joint Commission: The high reliability journey: A look in the mirror with Oro 2.0 (Pellegrini), 100, 12:53

A look at The Joint Commission: High reliability science and surgery: The Joint Commission’s Robust Process Improvement methodology (Pellegrini), 100, 10:45

A look at The Joint Commission: Hospitals continue to improve on surgical care accountability measures, 100, 2:35

A look at The Joint Commission: Managing medication in ambulatory surgery centers, 100, 3:36

A look at The Joint Commission: Monitoring OR fires to improve patient safety, 100, 5:61

A look at The Joint Commission: A new direction for “A look at The Joint Commission” (Pellegrini), 100, 6:48

A look at The Joint Commission: RPI can be used to improve surgical care (Pellegrini), 100, 11:47

A look at The Joint Commission: Safety culture is a great fit for the OR (Pellegrini), 100, 9:30

A look at The Joint Commission: Surgeons should play leading role in Safety Leadership Rounds, 100, 1:59

A look at The Joint Commission: TST: The right operation, on the right patient, in the right location, 100, 7:68

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LEADERSHIP

Brandeis University Heller Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management provides and education on the business side of surgery (Peregrin), 100, 6:20

LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES (see also: MEDICARE/MEDICAID, PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY, and REIMBURSEMENT)

Affordable Care Act

–What surgeons should know about…Expired and expiring ACA provisions (Coffron), 100, 4:45

Federal

–ACS declares victory with passage of law repealing SGR, 100, 6:51

–Welcome to the 114th Congress: The implications for surgery (Morse, Bailey), 100, 3:10

State

–Bariatric surgery, liability, and trauma: Key issues debated in state legislatures (Rosen, Sutton), 100, 12:21

–State legislatures get back to work (Ackerman, Rosen), 100, 4:17

LIFESTYLES

Surgeons uncover the keys to life by performing classical music (Glickson), 100, 6:27

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MEDICARE/MEDICAID (see also: ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS and REIMBURSEMENT)

ACS declares victory with passage of law repealing SGR, 100, 6:51

What’s next? The future of Medicare physician payment in the post-SGR era (Coffron), 100, 7:10

What surgeons should know about…Medicare and Medicaid audits (Kurusz), 100, 11:39

MILITARY SURGERY (see American College of Surgeons: Military Health System Strategic Partnership (MHSSPACS) and TRAUMA)

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OPERATING ROOM ENVIRONMENT

Strategies for sustainability: Going green in the OR (Peregrin), 100, 5:10

OUTCOMES (see: QUALITY OF CARE)

Wall Street Journal article features enhanced recovery protocols, 100, 6:65

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PATIENT EDUCATION AND PROTECTION (see: THE JOINT COMMISSION, OPERATING ROOM ENVIRONMENT, and QUALITY OF CARE)

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and THE JOINT COMMISSION and MEDICARE/MEDICAID and QUALITY OF CARE)

PHYSICIAN WELL-BEING

The 2014 RAS-ACS annual essay contest: When I want to quit and why I don’t (Economopoulos), 100, 1:41

A chosen path (Hoffman), 100, 1:45

Anecdotes (Johnson), 100, 1:46

Commitment (Pierce Schatz), 100, 1:44

Managing burnout: Seek outside help and foster a true work-life balance (Rose), 100, 3:26

Patient loss: Surgeons describe how they cope (Rose), 100, 2:25

The patient’s wound I carry with me (Pajak), 100, 1:42

Why we stay: For the patients yet to come (Huntington), 100, 1:43

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT (see also: QUALITY OF CARE and REIMBURSEMENT)

Coding and practice management corner: ACS develops ICD-9 to ICD-10 crosswalk to assist in billing (Gokak), 100, 2:31

Coding and practice management corner: CMS creates new place of service code for outpatient care at hospitals (Agrawal), 100, 12:47

Coding and practice management corner: The importance of detailed documentation in ICD-10 (McNally), 100, 8:63

Surgeons can avoid PQRS and value-based modifier payment penalties (Gokak), 100, 4:40

What surgeons should know about…The benefits of attending a 2015 ACS Surgical Coding Workshop (Kurusz, Peltzman), 100, 2:29

What surgeons should know about…Medicare and Medicaid audits (Kurusz), 100, 11:39

What surgeons should know about…Successfully navigating the transition to ICD-10 terminology (Kurusz), 100, 12:44

What surgeons should know about…The transition to ICD-10 before October 1 compliance deadline (Kurusz, Rubin, Morisy), 100, 6:34

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY

New resources from the College offer alternative approaches to medical liability reform (Coffron, Raykar, Selzer, Meara) 100, 3:14

PROFESSIONALISM

The disruptive physician: Addressing the issues (Santin, Kaups), 100, 2:20

From residency to retirement: One surgeon’s principles (Buchwald), 100, 5:54

Sharing clinical photographs: Patient rights, professional ethics, and institutional responsibilities (Means, Kodner, Brown, Ray), 100, 10:17

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QUALITY OF CARE (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Inspiring Quality Campaign; and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: National Surgical Quality Improvement Program; and HEALTH CARE REFORM)

Big promise and big challenges for big health care data (Coffron, Opelka), 100, 4:10

From residency to retirement: Big data and GME: Expanding the scope of patient safety and QI training (Chang, Bohnen, Mullen, Carter), 100, 6:40

YFA Essay Contest: Introduction (Pellegrini), 100, 10:28

YFA Essay Contest winner: Promise of the profession: The chance to be human (Thomason), 100, 10:29

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REGULATORY ISSUES (see also: LEGISLATIVE/GOVERNMENT ISSUES)

When silicon medical devices were under attack: A regulatory leviathan (Fisher), 100, 12:14

REIMBURSEMENT (see also: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT)

2015 CPT coding changes will have mixed effects on payment for general surgeons (Barney, Savarise), 100, 1:17

2015 Medicare fee schedule: How the changes will affect surgical practice (Agrawal, Gokak, Sage, Ollapally), 100, 1:10

Changes on the horizon for global services payment (Ollapally), 100, 9:14

Surgeons can avoid PQRS and value-based modifier payment penalties (Gokak), 100, 4:40

What surgeons should know about…The final rule on the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Agrawal), 100, 10:31

What surgeons should know about…Quality and Resource Use Reports (Gokak), 100, 7:56

What’s next? The future of Medicare physician payment in the post-SGR era (Coffron), 100, 7:10

RESIDENTS (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) and EDUCATION AND TRAINING)

Study examines effects of duty-hour reforms on surgical patients, 100, 2:61

RURAL SURGEONS

Dispatches from rural surgeons: Guam surgeons face unique challenges (Eusebio), 100, 1:53

Dispatches from rural surgeons: Improving access to surgical care in rural America: An interview with J. David Richardson (Puls), 100, 10:34

Dispatches from rural surgeons: The North Dakota Rural Surgery Support Program: Providing surgical services to communities in need (Sticca, Aaland), 100, 7:58

Dispatches from rural surgeons: Responding to the need for rural surgery training sites: A how-to (Deveney, Jarman, Sticca), 100, 4:47

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SOCIAL MEDIA (see also: American College of Surgeons: Social media)

#ILookLikeASurgeon goes viral: How it happened (Hughes), 100, 11:10

RAS-ACS Symposium: First-place essay—Con: The writing is on the (Facebook) wall: The threat posed by social media (Kodadek), 100, 11:21

RAS-ACS Symposium: First-place essay—Pro: Social media: An essential tool for the academic surgeon (Riesel, Raykar), 100, 11:18

RAS-ACS Symposium essays—Social media: Threat to professionalism and privacy or essential for current surgical practice? (Leichtle), 100, 11:17

SPECIALTIES

Graduate of the first acute care surgery fellowship reflects on the experience (Wu), 100, 10:11

SURGICAL RESEARCH

Profiles in surgical research: Dorry L. Segev, MD, PhD, FACS (Emamaullee, Besner), 100, 7:27

Profiles in surgical research: Michael R. Harrison, MD, FACS (Emamaullee, Besner), 100, 1:35

Profiles in surgical research: Michael T. Longaker, MD, MBA, FACS (Emamaullee, Besner), 100, 4:30

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TECHNOLOGY (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Social media and EDUCATION AND TRAINING and INFORMATICS and SOCIAL MEDIA)

TRAUMA (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: See Something, Do Something: Improving Survival—Strategies to Enhance Survival in Active Shooter and Intentional Mass Casualty Events: A Compendium and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Trauma and DISASTER MANAGEMENT)

Hartford Consensus III focuses on empowering the public to serve as first responders, 100, 6:52

The Hartford Consensus III: Implementation of Bleeding Control (Jacobs, Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance Survivability from Intentional Mass-Casualty and Active Shooter Events), 100, 7:20

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VOLUNTEERISM (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Awards)

Fellows honored for volunteerism (Musolf), 100, 9:39

Surgeons help with recovery after earthquake in Nepal (Katz, Russell, Cardinale, White, Reddish, Scaife), 100, 11:24

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WOMEN SURGEONS

2014 IGS reports on experience from the perspective of a woman surgeon (Raymundo), 100, 5:80

Dr. Beverley Ketel: Surgeon who brought transplant surgery to Peoria, IL, reflects on a fulfilling career (Binder), 100, 9:22

WORKFORCE ISSUES (see also: GLOBAL HEALTH CARE)

Study examines effects of duty-hour reforms on surgical patients, 100, 2:61

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YOUNG SURGEONS (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Young Fellows Association and EDUCATION AND TRAINING

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