Archive for November, 2016
Dr. Hoyt’s column provides an overview of the new Quality Payment Program and summarizes the ACS resources and services available to Fellows who are preparing for the transition to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.
This article describes the continuity of care provided by Orlando Regional Medical Center surgeons and trauma team members to victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting and highlights lesson learned in the hours after the mass casualty event.
The need for surgeons to competently communicate of the quality-of-life benefits of nonsurgical and palliative care to patients and families is the focus of this article.
In honor of Veterans Day, November 11, the Bulletin is proud to publish this article about two victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings who received care at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, and found solidarity among the veterans who were receiving care at the facility.
This article examines the ongoing challenges women in surgery face, reports the results of the WiSC medical student call for applicants, and offers insights into how to make surgery a more welcoming profession for women surgeons.
The topic of this year’s Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons Symposium was Exploring the Limits of Surgeon Disclosure: Where Are the Boundaries? Read the first place essays submitted from both sides of the debate.
This essay supports a critical analysis of how to achieve true informed consent from surgical patients and the effects of surgeon disclosure.
This essay suggests that without conclusive evidence to confirm outcomes, surgeon disclosure might pander to public fears rather than improve patient safety.
The events and accomplishments of ACS Chapters this year—supported by the College’s Chapter Lobby Day Grant Program—are summarized.
Improving rectal cancer outcomes through advocacy, education, and research: The OSTRiCh Consortium and the new NAPRC
Over the last three decades, there has been a significant shift in cancer care from the generalist to the specialist setting. This shift is especially true in surgical oncology, where surgeons specializing in the care of breast cancer, esophageal cancer, and pancreatic cancer have become the norm for many facilities treating cancer patients in the […]
This month’s column highlights the contributions of three Past-Presidents of the ACS to both medicine and the military.
The accomplishments of three recipients of an ACS Faculty Research Fellowship or Resident Research Scholarship are the focus of this month’s column.
Najmedin Meshkati, PhD, a professor of civil/environmental engineering, industrial and systems engineering, and international relations, was the recipient of the Ernest Amory Codman Award this year.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of patients injured by firearms using information from NTDB research dataset.
The Bulletin transitions to online-only for most readers beginning with the January 2017 issue.
Courtney M. Townsend, Jr., MD, FACS, was installed as ACS President, and Hilary Sanfey, MB, BCh, MHPE, FACS, FRCSI, FRCS, and Mary C. McCarthy, MD, FACS, were installed as Vice-Presidents at Clinical Congress 2016.
The inaugural Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award was presented to Mary E. Maniscalco-Theberge, MD, FACS, at Clinical Congress 2016 in Washington, DC.
Honorary Fellowship in the ACS was awarded to five prominent surgeons from around the world during Convocation.
Prof. Hernando Abaúnza Orjuela, MD, FACS, MACC(Hon), is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by Marco Patti, MD, FACS.
Prof. Jacques Belghiti, MD, PhD, is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by Leslie H. Blumgart, MD, FACS, FRCS.