Archive for April, 2016
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt highlights key initiatives aimed at improving communication between rank-and-file Fellows and the ACS leadership, including enhanced social media engagement and the online ACS Communities.
Dr. Rodriguez and a team of more than 100 health care professionals established new standards of care after completing the most extensive facial transplant to date.
Generations of practicing surgeons are profiled in this article, including descendants of the original founders of the College.
This article describes the ACS CoC’s role in advocating for quality cancer care and provides an update on key issues including raising the smoking age, coverage parity for oral chemotherapy, and regulating tanning bed use.
The findings of the 2015 ACS Governors Survey, specifically the benefits and challenges associated with the EHR, are summarized.
The following statement on parental leave was developed by the ACS Women in Surgery Committee and was approved by the Board of Regents at its February 2016 meeting.
The benefits of the Nora Institute Advanced Skills Course for Rural Surgeons, including enhanced confidence and patient care, are described.
Historically, neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NST) has been mainly used to convert breast cancer from inoperable to operable; however, today NST also is incorporated into the treatment of patients who initially present with operable disease. NST can allow some patients with stage II-III breast cancer who initially present with disease extent necessitating mastectomy to possibly undergo […]
Rudolph Matas, MD, FACS, a founding member of the College and a pioneer in the area of modern vascular surgery, is profiled in this month’s column.
The long-term value of life and disability insurance is the focus of this month’s column.
This month’s column describes how the Memorial Hermann Health System used The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare’s Targeted Solutions Tool to improve compliance with hand hygiene guidelines.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of orbital floor blowout of fractures in the NTDB research dataset for 2014.
John Earle “Jack” Connolly, MD, FACS, Past-Second Vice-President and Vice-Chair of the Board of Regents of the ACS died on January 20 at 92 years old.
The American Medical Association House of Delegates has been working on updates to the AMA Code of Ethics.
The ACS Commission on Cancer has granted its second installment of the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Awards.
ACS chapter meetings, events, and award presentations are summarized.
The Military Health System Strategic Partnership American College of Surgeons and the Excelsior Surgical Society invites military surgeons to submit their research for presentation at the Clinical Congress 2016.
Tracey Irvine, MB, BS, MSc, MA, FRCS, an oncoplastic breast surgeon and a recipient of the ACS Murray F. Brennan, MD, FACS, International Guest Scholarship, reports on her experiences at Clinical Congress 2015 and visiting medical centers in the U.S.
The ACS is now accepting applications for the 2016 Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship.