Archive for January, 2016

Antibiotic resistance causing issues for surgical patients

An overview on prescribing antibiotics safely to surgical patients is provided by Lisa Waldowski, MS, APRN, CIC, The Joint Commission’s infection control specialist.

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Annual Report 2015: Regional trauma

The 2015 Annual Report of the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB®)—an updated analysis of the largest aggregation of U.S. and Canadian trauma registry data—is highlighted in this month’s column.

ACS Clinical Scholars benefit from access to outcomes measures and mentors

The ACS Clinical Scholar in Residence program is accepting applications for the 2017–2019 positions.

Dr. Healy standing next to a list of donors to his eponymous traveling mentorship award at the ACS Clinical Congress 2015 in Chicago, IL

Healy Award fundraising initiative achieves $200,000 goal

The fundraising initiative for the Gerald B. Healy Traveling Mentorship Award has reached a successful conclusion.

Dr. Cohn

In memoriam: Dr. Isidore Cohn, Jr.: A life well-lived

Obituaries have always been somewhat challenging to me. An individual is born, lives his life to the fullest, and then dies. And so it was with Isidore Cohn, Jr., MD, FACS, who died October 14, 2015, at age 94. However, in Dr. Cohn’s case, living life to the fullest was an incredible adventure that had […]

January 17 deadline for 2016 ACS NSQIP National Conference abstracts

The deadline for submitting abstracts for presentation at the 2016 ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) National Conference is January 17.

Call for nominations for the ACS Board of Regents and ACS Officers-Elect

The College has issued a call for nominations for Fellows to serve on the ACS Board of Regents and for three Officer-Elect positions.

Nominations for 2016 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 29

The ACS, in association with Pfizer, Inc., is accepting nominations for the 2016 Surgical Volunteerism Award and Surgical Humanitarian Award.

Disciplinary actions taken

This report summarizes the disciplinary actions the ACS Board of Regents took at its October 3, 2015, meeting.

At the October Ceremony for the Presentation of Diplomas, Dr. Ghali (center) is flanked by Mr. Roger Currie, member of the Council of the RCSEd (left), and Prof. Derek Bell, president of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.  

Members in the news

The newsworthy accomplishments of ACS members are summarized in this news brief.

Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, October 2015

This report details the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the American College of Surgeons Professional Association and of the ACS as of October 2015.

Chuck in 2015

Dedication: This issue of the Bulletin is dedicated to Chuck Giorno

Members and staff of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) mourn the passing of Chuck Giorno, our dear friend and event photographer since 1975.

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