Archive for June, 2016

Dr. Hoyt

Looking forward – June 2016

Dr. Hoyt’s column summarizes the ACS’ recent efforts to clarify the organization’s position on concurrent and overlapping operations.

The Millennium Development Goals

Progress in achieving universal access to surgical care: An update and a path forward

This article summarizes recent efforts by the ACS, the World Bank, and The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery to improve global access to surgical care.

Annotated Tweet

The surgeon and social media: Twitter as a tool for practicing surgeons

A basic primer on social media, specifically Twitter, this article describes how these platforms promote collaboration and the exchange of ideas and current information.

Dr. Turner

Stay connected and informed: Start tweeting

The Director of the Division of Member Services offers her views on the benefits of using Twitter, including improved direct communication between ACS members and College leadership.

Figure 1. Age range of ACS Governors

2015 ACS Governors Survey: Surgeons speak out on GME funding issues

Surgeons’ views on alternate sources of graduate medical education funding, based on the findings of the 2015 ACS Governors Survey, are summarized.

ACS Foundation Annual Report 2015

ACS Foundation Annual Report 2015

The ACS Foundation’s Annual Report 2015 highlights notable Foundation activities for the last year, including the support of scholarship funds, fellowships, and other philanthropic initiatives.

Teri Romano, RN, MBA, CPC, CMDP

Early ICD-10 audits indicate a learning curve for general surgeons

This column discusses common problems with the transition to ICD-10 codes and solutions for correcting these issues.

Figure 1. Introductory and disclaimer statements

JACS CME and the ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator

Two ACS resources are highlighted in this month’s column—JACS and the ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator.

Dr. Pellegrini

Support surgical time outs on National Time Out Day— and all year long

Suggestions for effectively using time outs are summarized in this month’s column.

Figure 1. Hospital discharge status

Biting the hand that feeds you

This month’s column examines the occurrence of dog bites to the upper extremity in the NTDB research dataset for 2014.

Dr. Park

Study shows micro breaks have big benefits

Targeted micro breaks and their positive effect on surgeon and patient safety are described.

Dr. Knudson

ACS-Military Health System Partnership focuses on surgeon readiness and sustaining trauma systems

The recent activities of the Military Health System Strategic Partnership American College of Surgeons are summarized as the collaborative effort enters its second year.

Dr. Eastman

Drs. A. Brent Eastman, Michael Sinclair named UCSF Alumni of the Year

Drs. Eastman and Sinclair received the University of San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Alumni Association’s 2016 Alumni of the Year awards at the 50th reunion of the UCSF School of Medicine.


Coming in July in JACS, and online now: Surgical training in the United States: Is it time for a paradigm shift?

This news brief highlights a new study published in JACS on the topic of gender-based disparities in promotion criteria.

Dr. Freishlag (center) at the RCSEd induction, with Michael Lavelle Jones, MB, BCh, MD, FRCSEng, FRCSEd (left); and John L. Duncan, MB, BCh, FACS.

Dr. Julie Ann Freischlag inducted into Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, FACS, Past-Chair, American College of Surgeons Board of Regents, was inducted into the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) on April 22.

Becker’s Hospital Review names Dr. Ko as one of 50 patient safety experts

Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS, Director, ACS NSQIP and Director, ACS Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, has been named one of 50 experts in patient safety in the U.S. by Becker’s Hospital Review for a second consecutive year.

Nevada Chapter: Attendees at the chapter meeting included (from left) Camille Spenner, Chapter Director; and Drs. Kuhls, Barber, and Baynosa

Chapter news

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

Dr. Clowes

Award named in honor of Dr. Clowes available for 2017

The College is accepting applications for the George H.A. Clowes Jr., Memorial Research Career Development Award which is intended to provide support for the research of a promising young surgical investigator.

Health Policy Scholar Dr. Misra

Health Policy Scholars for 2016 selected

A total of 17 surgeons will attend the Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management in June at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

Dr. Musikasinthorn

ACS announces 2016 Oweida Scholarship recipient

Chayanin Musikasinthorn, MD, MPH, FACS, a general and trauma/critical care surgeon, has been selected to receive the 2016 Nizar N. Oweida, MD, FACS, Scholarship of the ACS.


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