Archive for February, 2016

Dr. Hoyt

Looking forward – February 2016

In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt describes an ACS initiative that will allow all of the College’s clinical registries to consolidate into a unified quality reporting platform, including full electronic health record integration.

Earthquake rubble

Empowerment over charity: How surgeons turned Armenia’s tragedy into an opportunity

This article describes U.S. health care providers’ response to an Armenian earthquake in the 1980s and the long-term benefits of training native physicians in resource-poor areas.

Leading without a title

Strategies for leadership development and physician engagement are summarized in this article, including three key traits of effective leaders: conviction, communication, and collaboration.

2014–2015 YFA Governing Council at Clinical Congress 2015

Not your father’s ACS: The view from the Chair of the YFA

This article highlights the College’s efforts to be more inclusive of young surgeons in its educational programming and among its leadership ranks and summarizes future goals of the YFA.

Attendees at the Clinical Congress 2015 RAS Symposium

Not your father’s ACS: The view from the Chair of the RAS-ACS

The mission and future goals of the RAS-ACS’ four standing committees—Education, Issues & Advocacy, Membership, and Communication—are outlined in this article.

Preparing for MACRA implementation

This column describes the reimbursement systems that will replace the sustainable growth rate formula and offers recommendations on how surgeons can prepare for the transition.

Dissemination and implementation: Translating cancer guidelines and clinical trial outcomes into everyday practice

Dissemination strategies and implementation research programs, which examine how clinical trials data may be incorporated into clinical use, are the focus of this month’s column.

SRGS and the COT trauma education programs: Keeping surgeons current on the provision of optimal patient care

Selected Readings in General Surgery and ACS Committee on Trauma educational programming are the subject of this month’s column.

Credentialing and privileging: Five tips for ASCs

This month’s column highlights practical tips for navigating the credentialing and privileging process.

Incidents by region

2015 Pediatric Report: Pediatric regional trauma

The 2015 Annual Pediatric Report of the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB®)—which outlines a variety of issues regarding the current state of care for injured pediatric patients in the U.S. and Canada—is highlighted in this month’s column.

Letters to the Editor

Following are comments received on recent articles published in the Bulletin.

ACS and AGS release geriatric perioperative recommendations

The new Optimal Perioperative Management of the Geriatric Patient: A Best Practices Guideline—developed by the ACS and American Geriatrics Society provides a framework for addressing complex issues facing patients of advanced age.

Last chance to register for 2016 ACS-AEI Consortium Meeting

February 29 is the deadline to register for the ninth annual ACS Accredited Education Institutes Consortium Meeting, which will take place in Chicago, IL, in early March..

Demetrios Demetriades, MD, PhD, FACS, professor of surgery; and director, division of acute care surgery, USC (left), presents a plaque to Dr. Sachdeva.

Dr. Sachdeva delivers Distinguished Professor Lecture at USC

Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Director, ACS Division of Education, delivered the Distinguished Professor Lecture at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles.

Jacobson Award

Final month to apply for 12th annual Jacobson Promising Investigator Award

The deadline to apply for the 12th Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson II Promising Investigator Award is February 26.

Nominations for 2016 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 29

The ACS, in association with Pfizer, Inc., is accepting nominations through February 29 for the 2016 Surgical Volunteerism Award(s) and the Surgical Humanitarian Award.

Florida chapters: ACS Florida chapter leaders, from left: Jaime H. Membreno, MD, FACS, President, Florida Chapter; Juan Paramo, MD, FACS, President, South Florida Chapter; and Joseph T. Gallagher, MD, FACS, President-Elect, Florida Chapter.

Chapter news

ACS chapter meetings, events, and award presentations are summarized.

Dr. Joseph

ACS awards Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship to Dr. Joseph

Kathie-Ann Joseph, MD, MPH, FACS, chief, breast surgery, and associate professor of surgery, Bellevue Hospital Center, New York University Langone Medical Center, NY, was selected to receive the ACS 2015 Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship.

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