Archive for November, 2017
Dr. Hoyt’s column describes the economics of health care and addresses health care reform proposals.
This article provides suggested guidelines for surgeon leaders and hospital executives who are considering building or buying an ambulatory surgery center and provides a framework for assessing the potential investment opportunity of these centers.
The career and accomplishments of Frank R. Lewis, Jr., MD, FACS, who recently completed a 15-year term as the executive director of the American Board of Surgery, are described, particularly his role in developing surgical education, training, and certification around the world.
The evolving role of health information technology is outlined, including the challenges associated with achieving interoperability and improved data exchange.
This article describes how expanding the nursing workforce can improve trauma care in Latin America.
The topic of this year’s Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons Symposium was Reframing Surgical Leadership in 2017: Surgeon-Scientist or Surgeon-Advocate? The following are the second place essays submitted on both sides of the debate.
The second-place essay for the Surgeon-Scientist. The topic of this year’s Resident and Associate Society Symposium was Reframing Surgical Leadership in 2017: Surgeon-Scientist or Surgeon-Advocate?
The second-place essay for the Surgeon-Advocate. The topic of this year’s Resident and Associate Society Symposium was Reframing Surgical Leadership in 2017: Surgeon-Scientist or Surgeon-Advocate?
The steps providers can take to prepare for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services New Medicare Card Project are outlined.
This column describes Children’s Hospital of Alabama’s efforts to improve the imaging strategies for pediatric appendicitis by evaluating the rates of different imaging modalities.
Induction chemotherapy and minimally invasive transanal surgery to increase organ preservation in rectal cancer
The objectives of the NEO Trial (CCTG CO28) are described, specifically the feasibility and safety of induction chemotherapy and minimally invasive transanal surgery to allow sphincter preservation.
The College’s supporting role in treating President Eisenhower’s small bowel obstruction is described.
The revised and updated pain assessment and management standards published in the R3 Report are described.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of drivers injured while using a handheld interactive electronic device.
Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon) was installed as ACS President, and Charles D. Mabry, MD, FACS, and Basil Pruitt, Jr., were installed as First and Second Vice-President, respectively, at Clinical Congress 2017.
The Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award was presented to SreyRam Kuy, MD, MHS, FACS, at Clinical Congress 2017 in San Diego, CA.
Honorary Fellowship in the ACS was awarded to 10 prominent surgeons from around the world during Convocation ceremonies that preceded the official opening of Clinical Congress 2017.
Prof. Patrick J. Broe, MCh, FRCSI, FRCSEd(Hon), is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by A. Brent Eastman, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon).
Prof. Miguel A. Cainzos, MD, PhD, FACS, is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by Mark Malangoni, MD, FACS.
Citation for Prof. Francisco J. F. Castro Sousa, MD, FACS, is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by Enrique Moreno Gonzalez, MD, FACS(Hon).