Archive for 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.
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.
Strategies for leadership development and physician engagement are summarized in this article, including three key traits of effective leaders: conviction, communication, and collaboration.
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.
The mission and future goals of the RAS-ACS’ four standing committees—Education, Issues & Advocacy, Membership, and Communication—are outlined in this article.
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.
This month’s column highlights practical tips for navigating the credentialing and privileging process.
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.
Following are comments received on recent articles published in the Bulletin.
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.
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..
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.
The deadline to apply for the 12th Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson II Promising Investigator Award is February 26.
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.
ACS chapter meetings, events, and award presentations are summarized.
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.