2016 subject index

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ACCESS TO CARE (see: GLOBAL HEALTH CARE)

ACCREDITATION (see also: THE JOINT COMMISSION)

Accredited bariatric surgery centers have fewer postoperative complications, 101, 9:73

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

Applying advocacy skills: Gaining influence from the statehouse to Capitol Hill (Liepert), 101, 3:25

From residency to retirement: The defeat of Proposition 46 in California: A case study of successful surgeon advocacy (Maa, Sutton), 101, 1:61

Get out the vote: Make a difference on issues of critical concern to surgery (Carmody, Oehmen), 101, 10:29

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

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS (ACS)

Activities

–ACS-AEI Postgraduate Course focuses on simulation in surgical education, 101, 8:77

–ACS and AGS release geriatric perioperative recommendations, 101, 2:47

–ACS Comprehensive General Surgery Review Course starts July 28, 101, 5:57

–ACS in the news, 101, 5:70

–ACS joins effort to increase colorectal screening rates to 80 percent by 2018, 101, 10:91

–The ACS leads efforts to improve quality of care for older surgical patients, 101, 11:71

–ACS NSQIP National Conference inspires participants to innovate to make a difference (Glickson, Schneidman), 101, 10:73

–ACS WiSC addresses ongoing challenges for women in surgery (Grassi, Fripp, Pories), 101, 11:29

–Associate Fellows: Apply now for ACS Fellowship, 101, 10:89

–Board of Governors pillars at work: An update (Michelassi), 101, 8:78

–Calendar of events, 101, 1:96, 2:60, 3:64, 4:68, 5:76, 6:80, 7:80, 8:96, 9:92, 10:100, 11:80, 12:128

–Committee on Trauma introduces needs assessment tool aimed at resolving trauma center debate (Winchell, Stewart, Price), 101, 9:11

–Health Services Research Methods Course registration now open, 101, 11:73

JAMA Surgery publishes research agenda developed at NIH-ACS symposium on disparities, 101, 5:61

–National Surgical Patient Safety Summit participants stress teamwork, communication, and standards, 101, 10:92

–New standards for children’s surgery verification released, 101, 3:56

–PQRS reporting in 2016 and what the College is doing to help (Peltzman), 101, 5:25

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, October 2015 (Michelassi), 101, 1:90

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, February 2016 (Michelassi), 101, 5:64

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, June 2016 (Michelassi), 101, 9:78

–Surgeon Workforce Subcommittee develops Onboarding Checklist for Surgeons (Goldfarb), 101, 7:48

–TQIP now in all 50 states and Washington, DC, 101, 10:88

–Watch your inbox for redesigned, interactive ACS e-newletters, 101, 5:71

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

–ACS Chapter Grant Program supports opportunities to lobby state lawmakers (Ackerman), 101, 11:41

–ACS CoC creates awareness of cancer issues at state and federal levels (Ackerman), 101, 4:25

–Surgeons voice legislative priorities at 2016 Advocacy Summit (Walter), 101, 7:67

Alliance/ACS Clinical Research Program

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Diet and lifestyle can influence prostate cancer outcomes (Leapman, Clark, Meng, Boughey), 101, 7:50

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Dissemination and implementation: Translating cancer guidelines and clinical trial outcomes into everyday practice (Wilke, Dickson-Witmer, Boughey), 101, 2:33

–ACS Clinical Research Program: How successful is NST in increasing breast-conserving surgery rates in TNBC patients? (Ollila, Golshan, Boughey), 101, 4:40

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Improving rectal cancer outcomes through advocacy, education, and research: The OSTRiCh Consortium and the new NAPRC (Monson, Dietz, Boughey, You), 101, 11:45

–ACS Clinical Research Program: NRG GI002: Moving the needle toward TNT in locally advanced rectal cancer (George, Wu, You), 101, 10:61

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Rectal cancer resection: Laparoscopic or open—which way forward? (Fleshman, Boughey, You), 101, 1:64

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Second edition of Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery to be published in early 2017 (Katz, You, Boughey), 101, 12:69

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Studies address metabolic image-directed oncologic therapy for gastric cancer (Rocha, Boughey), 101, 5:48

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Two studies pave the way for preoperative therapy in pancreatic cancer patients (Katz, Ahmad, Boughey), 101, 8:57

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Why is surgeon qualification important for clinical trials, and how can it be achieved? (Kutzman, Boughey, You), 101, 9:51

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

–ACS Foundation Annual Report 2015, 101, 6:37

–Healy Award fundraising initiative achieves $200,000 goal, 101, 1:77

–MHS: Supporting the future: Amilu Stewart, MD, FACS: Silencing the skeptics (Klein), 101, 8:66

–MHS: Supporting the future: Dr. and Mrs. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.: Paying it forward (Klein), 101, 3:45

–MHS: Supporting the future: Dr. and Mrs. M. J. Jurkiewicz: A distinctive legacy of giving (Jurkiewicz Wilson, Klein), 101, 1:69

–MHS: Supporting the future: Planned giving: A powerful legacy (Klein), 101, 11:49

–MHS: Supporting the future: Yeu-Tsu Margaret Lee, MD, FACS: A life in service (Klein), 101, 5:46

ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

–January 17 deadline for 2016 ACS NSQIP National Conference abstracts, 101, 1:80

–ACS NSQIP National Conference inspires participants to innovate to make a difference (Glickson, Schneidman), 101, 10:73

–Using the ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator for surgical education and quality improvement (Abelson, Yeo, Pomp, Fehling, Michelassi), 101, 12:29

ACS Professional Association (ACSPA)

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, October 2015 (Michelassi), 101, 1:90

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, February 2016 (Michelassi), 101, 5:64

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, June 2016 (Michelassi), 101, 9:78

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

Archives

–From the Archives: Dr. Asa Yancey and the realization of his mentor’s dream (Cornwell), 101, 9:53

–From the Archives: Dr. Charles McBurney: A pioneer in the surgical treatment of appendicitis (Nesbit), 101, 1:67

–From the Archives: Dr. Rudolph Matas: Learned trailblazer, father of vascular surgery (Miller), 101, 4:43

–From the Archives: Drs. William J. Mayo and Franklin H. Martin: Leaders in establishing the College’s unique identity (Kernahan), 101, 7:53

–From the Archives: The historical link between the ACS leadership and the military (Rich, Welling, Lough, Elster), 101, 11:47

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

ACS now accepting 2017 Jacobson Promising Investigator Award applications, 101, 11:74

–Dr. Louis Argenta receives 2016 Jacobson Innovation Award, 101, 8:73

–Fellows honored for volunteerism and humanitarianism (Fox), 101, 9:62

–Final month to apply for 12th annual Jacobson Promising Investigator Award, 101, 2:49

–Frank G. Opelka, MD, FACS, chosen as 2016 Distinguished Service Award recipient, 101, 9:59

–Inaugural Mary Edwards Walker Award presented to Dr. Maniscalco-Theberge, 101, 11:60

–Mary H. McGrath, MD, MPH, FACS, to be honored with Distinguished Philanthropist Award, 101, 10:71

–Nominations for 2016 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 29, 101, 2:50

–Nominations for 2017 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 28, 101, 12:82

Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons

Bulletin moves online for most readers beginning with January 2017 issue, 101, 11:56

–Letters to the Editor, 101, 2:44

–New history of ACS Bulletin reflects history of College, 101, 11:72

Chapters

–Chapter news, 101, 2:52, 4:57, 6:70, 8:85, 10:93, 12:93

–From residency to retirement: Surgical skills competitions at ACS chapter meetings can increase resident engagement (Ardestani, Sheu, Nepomnayshy, Rubin, Buchmiller, Jaklitsch, Tavakkoli), 101, 5:44

Clinical Congress

Clinical Congress 2016 Preliminary Program, 101, 7:30

–Ethics Committee Town Hall on industry representatives in the OR highlights issues outlines in ACS statement (Hernandez, Weissler), 101, 10:84

–Highlights of Clinical Congress 2015, 101, 1:25

–Official notice: Annual Business Meeting of Members, American College of Surgeons, 101, 9:61

Commission on Cancer

–20 cancer care facilities receive biannual CoC Outstanding Achievement Award, 101, 11:74

–27 cancer care facilities receive CoC Outstanding Achievement Award, 101, 4:56

–ACS CoC creates awareness of cancer issues at state and federal levels (Ackerman), 101, 4:25

–ACS seeks to fill eight vacancies on Commission on Cancer, 101, 7:77

Disciplinary actions

–Disciplinary actions taken, 101, 1:85

Executive Director

–Executive Director’s annual report (Hoyt), 101, 12:46

–Looking forward (Hoyt), 101, 1:8 (strategic planning); 2:6 (integrated registry initiative); 3:7 (FIRST Trial); 4:7 (ACS communications); 5:8 (quality collaboratives); 6:8 (concurrent surgery); 7:7 (Morehouse mentorship program); 8:9 (team-based care); 9:8 (Clinical Congress 2016); 10:8 (surgical attire); 11:9 (Quality Payment Program); 12:9 (year-end wrap-up)

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

–A family tradition: Fellows describe influence of surgeon parents and other relatives (Glickson), 101, 4:15

Becker’s Hospital Review names Dr. Ko as one of 50 patient safety experts, 101, 6:69

–Dr. Ajit Sachdeva takes helm of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education, 101, 10:87

–Dr. Cato Laurencin honored with National Medal of Technology and Innovation, 101, 7:70

–Dr. Eberlein named honorary SBAS fellow and elected chair of NCCN, 101, 7:73

–Dr. Julie Ann Freischlag inducted into Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 101, 6:69

–Dr. Sachdeva delivers Distinguished Professor Lecture at USC, 101, 2:49

–Drs. A. Brent Eastman, Michael Sinclair named UCSF Alumni of the Year, 101, 6:68

–Drs. Pellegrini and Sachdeva receive prestigious surgical awards, 101, 12:91

–Fellow initiates program to train Future Doctors for South Sudan (Wilczak), 101, 9:43

–Howard University awards honorary degrees to President Obama and Dr. L. D. Britt, 101, 7:71

–Members in the news, 101, 1:87, 7:75, 12:89

–National Medical Association honors Dr. Turner with Service Award, 101, 10:88

–Profiles in surgical research: Anthony Atala, MD, FACS (Emamaullee, Itani), 101, 5:30

–Three ACS Fellows elected, two inducted to National Academy of Medicine, 101, 12:88

Governors, Board of

–2015 ACS Governors Survey: Surgeons describe the ACA’s effects on access to care (Puls), 101, 5:19

–2015 ACS Governors Survey: Surgeons express concerns regarding the EHR (Puls), 101, 4:29

–2015 ACS Governors Survey: Surgeons speak out on GME funding issues (Puls), 101, 6:27

–Board of Governors pillars at work: An update (Michelassi), 101, 8:78

History (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Archives)

–New history of ACS Bulletin reflects history of College, 101, 11:72

Honorary Fellowships

–Citation for Prof. Hernando Abaúnza Orjuela, MD, FACS, MACC(Hon) (Patti), 101, 11:65

–Citation for Prof. Jacques Belghiti, MD, PhD (Blumgart), 101, 11:66

–Citation for Prof. John F. Thompson, AO, MD, FACS, FRACS, FAHMS (Gershenwald), 101, 11:69

–Citation for Prof. S. Adibul Hasan Rizvi, MB, BS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd (Haberal), 101, 11:67

–Citation for Prof. Sachiyo Suita, MD, PhD (Coran), 101, 11:68

–Five outstanding surgeons conferred Honorary Fellowship in the ACS, 101, 11:63

In memoriam

Dr. Chad Rubin remembered as exceptional surgeon and consummate volunteer, 101, 8:75

–In memoriam: Barrett G. Haik, MD, FACS (Gigantelli), 101, 10:69

–In memoriam: Dr. Isidore Cohn, Jr.: A life well-lived (O’Leary), 101, 1:78

–In memoriam: Dr. John Connolly, pioneering cardiothoracic surgeon (Connolly, Chandler, Hoyt), 101, 4:52

Informatics

ACS Communities begins third year (Schwartz), 101, 12:87

Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS)

–Coming in August in JACS, and online now, 101, 6:68

–Coming in December in JACS, and online now, 101, 11:74

–Coming in January in JACS, and online now, 101, 12:85

–Coming in November in JACS, and online now, 101, 10:91

–Coming in October in JACS, and online now, 101, 9:72

–Coming in September in JACS, and online now, 101, 8:91

Meetings

–2016 Leadership Summit focuses on conflict resolution, cultural dexterity, and strategic thinking (Peregrin), 101, 7:59

–ACS NSQIP Conference in San Diego to focus on innovation, 101, 7:79

–Calendar of events, 101, 1:96, 2:60, 3:64, 4:68, 5:76, 6:80, 7:80, 8:96, 9:92, 10:100, 11:80, 12:128

–Last chance to register for 2016 ACS-AEI Consortium Meeting, 101, 2:48

–Register for ACS TQIP Conference, November 5–7 in Orlando, FL, 101, 9:72

–Save the date for the ACS Surgeons as Leaders Course in June, 101, 3:58

–Submit abstracts by November 2 for Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Meeting, 101, 9:74

–Surgeons voice legislative priorities at 2016 Advocacy Summit (Walter), 101, 7:67

Member benefits

–Your ACS benefits: JACS CME and the ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator (Carmichael, ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program team), 101, 6:53

–Your ACS benefits: Insure your family’s future with life and disability insurance (Winkleblack), 101, 4:45

–Your ACS benefits: Legislative activities and informed consent (Heneghan, Walter), 101, 8:61

–Your ACS benefits: Maximize your visibility and the benefits of Fellowship with the My Profile Web page (McAllister), 101, 10:63

–Your ACS benefits: Operation Giving Back and the ACS Archives offer opportunities for engagement (Tefera, Wilczak, Barber), 101, 12:70

–Your ACS benefits: SRGS and the COT trauma education programs: Keeping surgeons current on the provision of optimal patient care (Flint, Greer, Stewart, Drago, Hieronymus), 101, 2:35

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)

–Accredited bariatric surgery centers have fewer postoperative complications, 101, 9:73

–Version 2.0 of MBSAQIP standards to take effect in October, 101, 7:65

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

–ACS-Military Health System Partnership focuses on surgeon readiness and sustaining trauma systems, 101, 6:66

–MHSSPACS and Excelsior Surgical Society issue call for abstracts, 101, 4:61

National Cancer Database (NCDB) (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Activities)

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Improving rectal cancer outcomes through advocacy, education, and research: The OSTRiCh Consortium and the new NAPRC (Monson, Dietz, Boughey, You), 101, 11:45

Officers and Staff

–ACS Officers, Regents, and Board of Governors’ Executive Committee, 101, 1:39

–Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, is 2016–2017 ACS President-Elect, 101, 12:76

–Call for nominations for the ACS Board of Regents and ACS Officers-Elect, 101, 1:81, 12:84

–Courtney M. Townsend, Jr., MD, FACS, installed as 97th President of the ACS, 101, 11:57

–New Regents and Governors elected, 101, 12:80

Operation Giving Back (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Awards and VOLUNTEERISM)

–Your ACS benefits: Operation Giving Back and the ACS Archives offer opportunities for engagement (Tefera, Wilczak, Barber), 101, 12:70

Patient education

–Optimal in-home postoperative care made possible through new Patient Feeding Tube Home Skills Kit (Heneghan, Klein, Strand, Daly), 101, 3:30

Presidential Address

–Presidential Address: Do what’s right for the patient: Franklin H. Martin and the American College of Surgeons (Townsend), 101, 12:12

Regents, Board of

–Call for nominations for the ACS Board of Regents and ACS Officers-Elect, 101, 1:81, 12:84

–Report from the Past-Chair of the Board of Regents: Impressions on the relevance of a professional organization (Weissler), 101, 3:37

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

–ACS Clinical Scholars benefit from access to outcomes measures and mentors (Bilimoria, Ko), 101, 1:76

–Improving quality in geriatric surgery: A blueprint from the American College of Surgeons (Russell, Berian, Rosenthal, Ko), 101, 12:22

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

–The 2015 RAS-ACS annual Communications Committee essay contest: An introduction (Sun), 101, 1:37

–The ACS and advocacy: A tradition of protecting our patients and advancing our profession (Koo, Sangji, Kuy, Ogunleye), 101, 8:30

–ACS Resident and Associate Society: Generations of surgeons: Honoring and modernizing tradition, 101, 8:11

–Exploring the limits of surgeon disclosure: Where are the boundaries? (Ginwalla, Reiss, Sangji, Ehlers, Ward), 101, 8:43

–Exploring the limits of surgeon disclosure: Where are the boundaries? First-place essay—Con (Mallick), 101, 11:38

–Exploring the limits of surgeon disclosure: Where are the boundaries? First-place essay—Pro (McNicoll), 101, 11:35

–First-place essay: The things I carry (Terracina), 101, 1:38

–Generations of surgeons: Honoring and modernizing tradition (Babu), 101, 8:12

–Not your father’s ACS: The view from the Chair of the RAS-ACS (Babu), 101, 2:27

–“Pimping”: Time-honored educational tradition or relic of the past? (Burgess, Bailey, Busch, Hoffman, Selby), 101, 8:24

–RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Residents debate the boundaries of surgeon disclosure (Ward), 101, 11:34

–Residents: Prepare to take your ACS membership to the next level, 101, 3:55

–Surgery comes of age: The ACS and the evolution of the surgical profession (Terzian, Sun, Hon, Jadeja, Grant), 101, 8:13

–Talking through time: Trends in communication and the evolving patient-physician relationship (Shipper, Hardaway, Garvey, Logghe), 101, 8:19

–Technology for teaching: New tools for 21st century surgeons (Eskander, Neuwirth, Kuy, Keshava, Meizoso), 101, 8:36

Scholarships/fellowships

–2016 international exchange travelers announced, 101, 8:92

–2016 Traveling Fellow to Japan reports on visits to hepatobiliary centers (Anaya), 101, 9:86

–ACS and Triological Society offer Clinical Scientist Development Award, 101, 3:60

–ACS announces 2016 Oweida Scholarship recipient, 101, 6:79

–ACS ANZ Traveling Fellows reports on experiences in New Zealand and Australia (Parangi), 101, 11:75

–ACS awards Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship to Dr. Joseph, 101, 2:58

–ACS awards six Resident Research Scholars for 2016–2018, 101, 5:74

–ACS cosponsors fellowships in ethics and leadership, 101, 3:57

–Applications being accepted for Faculty Research Fellowships for 2017–2019, 101, 8:93

–Apply by September 1 for Resident Research Scholarships for 2017–2019, 101, 8:95

–Apply now for 2016 Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship, 101, 4:67

–Apply now for 2016 international scholarships for surgical education, 101, 3:62

–Apply now for 2017 ACS-UW Surgical Education Research Fellowship, 101, 10:91

–Award named in honor of Dr. Clowes available for 2017, 101, 6:76

–Community Surgeon Travel Awards available for 2017, 101, 3:61

–Five Faculty Research Fellowships awarded, 101, 5:72

–Health Policy Scholars for 2016 selected, 101, 6:77

–International chapter opportunity: Develop an ACS-based education course, 101, 12:101

–International Guest Scholarships available for 2017, 101, 3:62

–New ACS/American Society of Breast Surgeons International Scholarship announced, 101, 9:90

–Report from the 2015 Murray F. Brennan, MD, FACS, International Guest Scholar (Irvine), 101, 4:63

Selected Readings in General Surgery

–Your ACS benefits: SRGS and the COT trauma education programs: Keeping surgeons current on the provision of optimal patient care (Flint, Greer, Stewart, Drago, Hieronymus), 101, 2:35

Statements

–American College of Surgeons Statements on Principles, 101, 9:19

–Revised statement on health care industry representatives in the operating room, 101, 10:48

–Revised statement on the prevention of unintentionally retained surgical items after surgery, 101, 10:50

–Revised statement on safe surgery checklists, and ensuring correct patient, correct site, and correct procedure surgery, 101, 10:52

–Revised statement on sharps safety, 101, 10:53

–Revised statement on surgical technology training and certification, 101, 10:56

–Statement on the aging surgeon, 101, 1:42

–Statement on distractions in the operating room, 101, 10:42

–Statement on documentation and reporting of accidental punctures and lacerations during surgery, 101, 10:45

–Statement on general helmet use, 101, 9:48

–Statement on the importance of parental leave, 101, 4:35

–Statement on older adult burn prevention, 101, 1:44

–Statement on operating room attire, 101, 10:47

–Statement on physician-led, team-based surgical care, 101, 8:50

–Statement on prevention of non-traffic vehicle-related injuries in children, 101, 1:46

–Statement on principles of patient education, 101, 5:36

–Statement on safety belt laws and enforcement, 101, 1:48

Trauma (see also: TRAUMA)

–ACS Committee on Trauma pledges to make zero preventable deaths a reality (Stewart, Jenkins, Winchell, Rotondo), 101, 10:23

–Committee on Trauma introduces needs assessment tool aimed at resolving trauma center debate (Winchell, Stewart, Price), 101, 9:11

–First year of Future Trauma Leaders program a success (Bulger), 101, 5:56

–Japan Board of Surgery now recognizes ATOM as a credential for board certification (Lefor, Mizobata), 101, 9:76

–NTDB data points: 2015 Pediatric Report: Pediatric regional trauma (Fantus, Nance), 101, 2:44

–NTDB data points: Annual Report 2015: Regional trauma (Fantus, Nance), 101, 1:74

–NTDB data points: Biting the hand that feeds you (Fantus, Ezeamuzie), 101, 6:60

–NTDB data points: Cold-blooded killer (Fantus, Ezeamuzie), 101, 5:53

–NTDB data points: Deadly rush hour (Fantus), 101, 9:57

–NTDB data points: Don’t sugarcoat it (Fantus, Sakai), 101, 12:74

–NTDB data points: Guns and the golden years (Fantus, Sakai), 101, 11:54

–NTDB data points: Look up and die (Fantus, Fantus), 101, 4:49

–NTDB data points: Keep an eye out (Fantus, Fantus), 101, 3:50

–NTDB data points: The rise of the smombies and the fall of pedestrians (Fantus), 101, 8:71

–NTDB data points: Stairway to heaven (Fantus), 101, 10:67

–NTDB data points: The walking dead (Fantus), 101, 7:57

–Your ACS benefits: SRGS and the COT trauma education programs: Keeping surgeons current on the provision of optimal patient care (Flint, Greer, Stewart, Drago, Hieronymus), 101, 2:35

Young Fellows Association

–Not your father’s ACS: The view from the Chair of the YFA (Moalem), 101, 2:24

AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (AMA)

Advancing the surgical agenda: AMA House of Delegates (Armstrong, Sutton), 101, 9:68

AMA HOD approves ACS-sponsored resolution on mass casualty bleeding control, 101, 8:76

JAMA Surgery publishes research agenda development at NIH-ACS symposium on disparities, 101, 5:61

Modernizing the AMA Code of Medical Ethics (Armstrong, Sutton), 101, 4:55

B

BARIATRIC SURGERY (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Metabolic and  Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program [MBSAQIP])

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 also: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT and REIMBURSEMENT)

Coding and practice management corner: Modifier 25 under fire: Are you using it correctly? (Savarise, Senkowski, Romano, Nagle), 101, 12:65

D

DISASTER MANAGEMENT (see also: TRAUMA)

Empowerment over charity: How surgeons turned Armenia’s tragedy into an opportunity (Ariyan), 101, 2:9

DISPARITIES IN SURGERY (see: GLOBAL SURGERY)

DIVERSITY IN SURGERY

ACS WiSC addresses ongoing challenges for women in surgery (Grassi, Fripp, Pories), 101, 11:29

Women’s role in otolaryngologic medicine (Friedman, Fang, Zubair, Kalyoussef), 101, 12:40

E

EDITORIAL

Looking forward (Hoyt), 101, 1:8 (strategic planning); 2:6 (integrated registry initiative); 3:7 (FIRST Trial); 4:7 (ACS communications); 5:8 (quality collaboratives); 6:8 (concurrent surgery); 7:7 (Morehouse mentorship program); 8:9 (team-based care); 9:8 (Clinical Congress 2016); 10:8 (surgical attire); 11:9 (Quality Payment Program); 12:9 (year-end wrap-up)

EDUCATION AND TRAINING (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons and YOUNG SURGEONS)

FIRST Trial shows flexibility in resident work hours does not affect patient safety, 101, 3:53

Looking forward [FIRST Trial] (Hoyt), 101, 3:7

Using the ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator for surgical education and quality improvement (Abelson, Yeo, Pomp, Fehling, Michelassi), 101, 12:29

ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (see also: INFORMATICS and LEGISLATION: Federal)

2015 ACS Governors Survey: Surgeons express concerns regarding the EHR (Puls), 101, 4:29

Meaningful use: A program in transition (Resnick, Meara, Peltzman, Gilley), 101, 3:10

What surgeons should know about…Meeting meaningful use requirements in 2016 (Peltzman), 101, 7:40

ETHICS

Ethics Committee Town Hall on industry representatives in the OR highlights issues outlines in ACS statement (Hernandez, Weissler), 101, 10:84

Exploring the limits of surgeon disclosure: Where are the boundaries? (Ginwalla, Reiss, Sangji, Ehlers, Ward), 101, 8:43

Modernizing the AMA Code of Medical Ethics (Armstrong, Sutton), 101, 4:55

Seeking equilibrium in decision making: The balance between clinical judgement and patient goals (Moses, Kodner, Brown, Nussenbaum, Yu), 101, 7:24

Surgical futility and patient-centered care: The effects of human nature in decision making (Hatchimonji, Sisti, Martin), 101, 11:20

EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE (see: QUALITY OF CARE)

G

GERIATRIC SURGERY

ACS and AGS release geriatric perioperative recommendations, 101, 2:47

The ACS leads efforts to improve quality of care for older surgical patients, 101, 11:71

Improving quality in geriatric surgery: A blueprint from the American College of Surgeons (Russell, Berian, Rosenthal, Ko), 101, 12:22

GLOBAL HEALTH CARE

Dispatches from the Africa Mercy: A ship of hope and healing (Emil), 101, 9:35

Fellow initiates program to train Future Doctors for South Sudan (Wilczak), 101, 9:43

JAMA Surgery publishes research agenda development at NIH-ACS symposium on disparities, 101, 5:61

Progress is achieving universal access to surgical care: An update and a path forward (Raykar, Mukhopadhyay, Ng-Kamstra, Lin, Saluja, Scott, Anderson, Meara, Tefera, Bickler), 101, 6:12

Surgeons lead effort to establish a sustainable eye bank in developing nation (Waller, Pasternak, Sugrim, Mehta, Soni, Jindal), 101, 5:11

Two decades of humanitarian surgical outreach and capacity building in Kurdistan (Chu, Zibari, Annamalai), 101, 10:33

GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS (see: THE JOINT COMMISSION)

H

HEALTH CARE REFORM (see also: LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES, REIMBURSEMENT, and VALUE-BASED CARE)

From residency to retirement: Surgery in Maryland: Guidelines for navigating health care reform (Katlic), 101, 8:53

JAMA Surgery publishes research agenda development at NIH-ACS symposium on disparities, 101, 5:61

What surgeons should know about…Preparing for MACRA implementation (Coffron, Ollapally), 101, 2:30

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

Women’s role in otolaryngologic medicine (Friedman, Fang, Zubair, Kalyoussef), 101, 12:40

I

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

INFORMATICS (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Informatics)

What surgeons should know about…The Physician Compare website (Peltzman), 101, 3:41

Looking forward [integrated registry initiative] (Hoyt), 101, 2:6

INNOVATION

Dr. Louis Argenta receives 2016 Jacobson Innovation Award, 101, 8:73

Profiles in surgical research: Anthony Atala, MD, FACS (Emamaullee, Itani), 101, 5:30

J

THE JOINT COMMISSION

A look at The Joint Commission: Antibiotic resistance causing issues for surgical patients (Pellegrini), 101, 1:72

A look at The Joint Commission: Cognitive biases can lead to serious patient safety events (Pellegrini), 101, 12:72

A look at The Joint Commission: Credentialing and privileging: Five tips for ASCs (Pellegrini), 101, 2:40

A look at The Joint Commission: Ernest Amory Codman Award honoree furthers quality improvement mission (Pellegrini), 101, 11:52

A look at The Joint Commission: Hand hygiene TST helps hospitals reduce HAI rates (Pellegrini), 101, 4:47

A look at The Joint Commission: Henry Ford Health System opens up about pilot testing Oro 2.0 (Pellegrini), 101, 9:55

A look at The Joint Commission: Improvements continue in surgical care accountability measures (Pellegrini), 101, 3:48

A look at The Joint Commission: Joint Commission executive vice-president addresses pain management standard concerns (Pellegrini), 101, 7:55

A look at The Joint Commission: New Patient Blood Management Certification aimed at eliminating unnecessary transfusions (Pellegrini), 101, 8:69

A look at The Joint Commission: Support surgical time outs on National Time Out Day—and all year long (Pellegrini), 101, 6:58

A look at The Joint Commission: Total hip and total knee replacement certification focuses on continuum of care (Pellegrini), 101, 5:51

A look at The Joint Commission: Workplace bullying is a real problem in health care (Pellegrini), 101, 10:65

L

LEADERSHIP

2016 Leadership Summit focuses on conflict resolution, cultural dexterity, and strategic thinking (Peregrin), 101, 7:59

Leading without a title (Wieland), 101, 2:18

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

Affordable Care Act

–2015 ACS Governors Survey: Surgeons describe the ACA’s effects on access to care (Puls), 101, 6:19

–The new Medicare physician reimbursement system: Building the Quality Payment Program (Shalgian, Bailey), 101, 10:20

–What surgeons should know about…The Physician Compare website (Peltzman), 101, 3:41

–What surgeons should know about…Understanding Medicare Part B incident to billing (Agrawal), 8:51

Federal

–2015 ACS Governors Survey: Surgeons speak out on GME funding issues (Puls), 101, 5:27

–What surgeons should know about…Preparing for MACRA implementation (Coffron, Ollapally), 101, 2:30

State

–2016 state legislative year in review and a look ahead (Liepert, Ackerman), 101, 12:35

LIFESTYLES

A family tradition: Fellows describe influence of surgeon parents and other relatives (Glickson), 101, 4:15

Is there a surgeon in the house? (Pories), 101, 9:71

M

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

The 2017 Inpatient Prospective Payment System: What it means for surgery (Peltzman), 101, 12:32

The new Medicare physician reimbursement system: Building the Quality Payment Program (Shalgian, Bailey), 101, 10:20

What surgeons should know about…Medicaid program expansion (Coffron, Sutton), 101, 5:37

What surgeons should know about…Preparing for MACRA implementation (Coffron, Ollapally), 101, 2:30

What surgeons should know about…Understanding Medicare Part B incident to billing (Agrawal), 101: 8:51

MILITARY SURGERY (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Military Health System Strategic Partnership American College of Surgeons [MHSSPACS] and TRAUMA)

O

OPERATING ROOM ENVIRONMENT (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Statements)

Ethics Committee Town Hall on industry representatives in the OR highlights issues outlines in ACS statement (Hernandez, Weissler), 101, 10:84

Young surgeons speak up: Stringent OR attire restrictions decrease morale without improving outcomes (Moalem, Alseidi, Broghammer, Suliburk, Klaristenfeld, Sakran, Sutherland, Turner), 101, 10:10

OUTCOMES (see: QUALITY OF CARE)

P

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

Optimal in-home postoperative care made possible through new Patient Feeding Tube Home Skills Kit (Heneghan, Klein, Strand, Daly), 101, 3:30

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

PHYSICIAN WELL-BEING

Study shows micro breaks have big benefits (Glickson), 101, 6:62

Young surgeons speak up: Stringent OR attire restrictions decrease morale without improving outcomes (Moalem, Alseidi, Broghammer, Suliburk, Klaristenfeld, Sakran, Sutherland, Turner), 101, 10:10

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT (see also: REIMBURSEMENT)

The benefits of attending a 2016 ACS Surgical Coding Workshop (Kurusz), 101, 1:54

Coding and practice management corner: CMS eases restrictions imposed under the Two-Midnight Rule (Ollapally), 101, 3:43

Coding and practice management corner: Coding and reimbursement for colonscopy (Savarise), 101, 5:40

Exploring the limits of surgeon disclosure: Where are the boundaries? (Ginwalla, Reiss, Sangji, Ehlers, Ward), 101, 8:43

Health care networks: Surprise billings for surgical patients (Sutton), 101, 7:19

Surgeon Workforce Subcommittee develops Onboarding Checklist for Surgeons (Goldfarb), 101, 7:48

What surgeons should know about…The benefits of attending a 2017 ACS Surgical Coding Workshop (Nagle), 101, 12:63

What surgeons should know about…The one-year grace period for correct use of ICD-10 codes (Reyes), 101, 1:50

PROFESSIONALISM

Exploring the limits of surgeon disclosure: Where are the boundaries? (Ginwalla, Reiss, Sangji, Ehlers, Ward), 101, 8:43

Q

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

From residency to retirement: Primum non nocere: A therapeutic imperative for modern wound care (Elster, Franz, Robson), 101, 9:49

R

REGULATORY ISSUES (see: LEGISLATIVE/GOVERNMENT ISSUES)

FIRST Trial shows flexibility in resident work hours does not affect patient safety, 101, 3:53

Looking forward [FIRST Trial] (Hoyt), 101, 3:7

REIMBURSEMENT (see also: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT)

Coding and practice management corner: Coding and reimbursement for colonscopy (Savarise), 101, 5:40

Coding and practice management corner: Early ICD-10 audits indicate a learning curve for general surgeons (Romano, Hovey), 101, 6:50

The new Medicare physician reimbursement system: Building the Quality Payment Program (Shalgian, Bailey), 101, 10:20

PQRS reporting in 2016 and what the College is doing to help (Peltzman), 101, 5:25

Reimbursement changes in 2016: 2016 CPT coding changes and their effects (Barney, Savarise), 101, 1:18

Reimbursement changes in 2016: Provisions in the 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule that will affect surgical practice: An overview (Agrawal, Sage, Ollapally), 101, 1:11

The 2017 Inpatient Prospective Payment System: What it means for surgery (Peltzman), 101, 12:32

What surgeons should know about…Preparing for MACRA implementation (Coffron, Ollapally), 101, 2:30

What surgeons should know about…Understanding Medicare Part B incident to billing (Agrawal), 8:51

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

RURAL SURGEONS

Dispatches from rural surgeons: ACS Advisory Council for Rural Surgery hard at work (Sarap, Puls), 101, 1:57

Dispatches from rural surgeons: The joy of teaching as a rural surgeon (Hughes), 101, 7:45

Dispatches from rural surgeons: Rural surgery and the volume dilemma (Molt), 101, 10:57

Dispatches from rural surgeons: Skills course helps rural surgeons stay current (Halverson), 101, 4:37

S

SOCIAL MEDIA (see also: INFORMATICS)

Stay connected: Start tweeting (Turner), 101, 6:25

The surgeon and social media: Twitter as a tool for practicing surgeons (Ferrada, Suliburk, Bryczkowski, Selby, Lee, Torres, Kothari, Kulaylat), 101, 6:19

ACS Communities begins third year (Schwartz), 101, 12:87

SURGICAL RESEARCH

Profiles in surgical research: Anthony Atala, MD, FACS (Emamaullee, Itani), 101, 5:30

T

TECHNOLOGY (see: EDUCATION AND TRAINING and INFORMATICS)

3-D printing: Revolutionizing preoperative planning, resident training, and the future of surgical care (Fox, Peregrin), 101, 7:9

Face forward: Transplant surgeon overcomes challenges with teamwork and technology (Peregrin), 101, 4:9

TRAUMA (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Trauma and DISASTER MANAGEMENT)

ACS lobbyist experiences the relevance of trauma centers firsthand (Rosen), 101, 9:17

Boston Marathon survivors find treatment, care, and solidarity among veterans (Glickson), 101, 11:24

The Hartford Consensus IV: A Call for Increased National Resilience (Jacobs, Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance Survivability from Intentional Mass Casualty and Active Shooter Events), 101, 3:17

Orlando Regional Medical Centers responds to Pulse nightclub shooting (Cheatham, Smith, Ibrahim, Havron, Lube, Levy, Ono), 101, 11:12

Survey: Civilians support wider access to education on how to help victims of mass casualty events, 101, 5:58

V

VALUE-BASED CARE (see QUALITY OF CARE)

VOLUNTEERISM

Fellows honored for volunteerism and humanitarianism (Fox), 101, 9:62

Nominations for 2016 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 29, 101, 2:50

Nominations for 2017 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 28, 101, 12:82

W

WOMEN IN SURGERY (see: DIVERSITY IN SURGERY)

WORKFORCE ISSUES

ACGME announces FIRST Trial continuation, 101, 7:73

ACS WiSC addresses ongoing challenges for women in surgery (Grassi, Fripp, Pories), 101, 11:29

FIRST Trial shows flexibility in resident work hours does not affect patient safety, 101, 3:53

Looking forward [FIRST Trial] (Hoyt), 101, 3:7

Y

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

Young surgeons speak up: Stringent OR attire restrictions decrease morale without improving outcomes (Moalem, Alseidi, Broghammer, Suliburk, Klaristenfeld, Sakran, Sutherland, Turner), 101, 10:10

 

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