2017 Subject index

2017 Bulletin coversA

ACCESS TO CARE (see: DISPARITIES IN SURGERY, GLOBAL HEALTH CARE)

ACCREDITATION (see: THE JOINT COMMISSION)

ADVOCACY AND HEALTH POLICY (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Advocacy and Health Policy, and LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES)

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (see: LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES: Federal)

AMBULATORY SURGERY

Should your health care system invest in an ambulatory surgery center? A decision-making framework (O’Neill, Frencher, Pellegrini, Flum), 102, 11:12

AMERICAN BOARD OF SURGERY (ABS)

Dr. Jo Buyske to serve as next ABS executive director, 102, 9:76

Frank R. Lewis, Jr., MD, FACS: 15 years of visionary leadership at the American Board of Surgery (Napolitano, Rizzo, Shiffer), 102, 11:24

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS (ACS)

Activities

–ACS accepting 2018 Jacobson Promising Investigator Award applications, 102, 11:84

–ACS Board of Regents approves new Foundation officers (Klein), 102, 5:57

–ACS in the news, 102, 1:90

–ACS launches AHRQ Safety Program for ERAS, 102, 3:50

–ACS leaders visit Cuba, discover opportunities for collaboration (Sinanan, Pellegrini, Riojas), 102, 12:18

–ACS releases quality and safety manual, 102, 9:75

–Associate Fellows: Apply now for ACS Fellowship, 102, 4:78, 11:87

–Board of Governors pillars at work: An update (Farmer), 102, 10:86

–Calendar of events, 102, 1:96, 2:80, 3:64, 4:80, 5:72, 6:80, 7:96, 8:112, 9:100, 10:100, 11:92, 12:136

–Register for 2017 ACS Residents as Teachers and Leaders Course, 102, 3:52

–Register now to participate in ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit 2017 (Bura, Carmody, Oehmen), 102, 2:68

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, October 2016 (Farmer), 102, 1:86

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, February 2017 (Farmer), 102, 5:60

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, June 2017 (Farmer), 102, 9:83

Advocacy and Health Policy (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: ACS Professional Association (ACSPA) and LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES)

–ACS Chapter Lobby Days Program: Surgeons work the halls of state capitols to advocate for the profession (Johnson), 102, 9:21

–ACS pushes forward on federal legislative priorities (Rosen), 102, 9:11

–Key ACS issues, including health care reform, dominate 2017 Advocacy Summit (Walter), 102, 8:95

–Register now to participate in ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit 2017 (Bura, Carmody, Oehmen), 102, 2:68

–Using advocacy to advance ACS policy priorities for surgeons and their patients (Rosen, Oehmen, Carmody), 102, 9:16

Alliance/ACS Clinical Research Program

–ACS Clinical Research Program: ACS CRP Dissemination and Implementation Committee issues call for participants in pilot project (Dickson-Witmer, Blair, Boughey), 102, 6:48

–ACS Clinical Research Program: ACS CRP sponsors educational sessions at Clinical Congress 2017 (Francescatti, Boughey, You, Hunt), 102, 9:58

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Current role of immunotherapy in urologic cancers (Meng, Boughey), 102, 8:74

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Gastrectomy for cancer: What are the benefits of a minimally invasive approach? (Strand, Strong, Fields, Boughey), 102, 7:68

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Induction chemotherapy and minimally invasive transanal surgery to increase organ preservation in rectal cancer (Kennecke, You, Boughey), 102, 11:55

–ACS Clinical Research Program: In search of the philosopher’s stone: The ALCHEMIST study for lung cancer (Veeramachaneni, Wigle, Boughey), 102, 3:37

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Interventions to promote better conversations about initial treatment for prostate cancer (Kim, Tilburt, Boughey), 102, 5:48

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Junior investigators: Get engaged in the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology (Uy, Katz, Boughey), 102, 4:62

–ACS Clinical Research Program: A new approach for advanced gastric cancer: Using PET scans as a biomarker of preoperative chemotherapy efficacy (Shah, Strong, Boughey), 102, 2:46

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Present and future cancer staging with the eighth edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual (Winchester, Amin, You, Boughey), 102, 12:70

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Preventing colorectal adenomas in cancer survivors: An update on the PACES/S0820 trial (Zell, Krouse, Boughey, You), 102, 10:61

–ACS Clinical Research Program: Surgery versus monitoring and endocrine therapy for low-risk DCIS: The COMET Trial (Youngwirth, Boughey, Hwang), 102, 1:62

ACS Foundation (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Scholarships and Fellowships)

–ACS Board of Regents approves new Foundation officers (Klein), 102, 5:57

–ACS Foundation insights: Honoring mentors: An ACS tradition (Klein), 102, 3:41

–ACS Foundation insights: National Doctors’ Day initiative highlights gratitude for mentors (Sasser), 102, 7:73

–ACS Foundation insights: New ACS Foundation board members installed (Klein), 102, 1:66

–ACS Foundation insights: Prof. Mehmet Ali Haberal receives Distinguished Philanthropist Award (Klein), 102, 10:68

ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

–ACS NSQIP best practices case studies: Impact of SSI reduction strategy after colorectal resection (Wilbert), 102, 1:49

–ACS NSQIP best practices case studies: Practice changes for reducing UTIs in colon and rectal surgery patients (Ward, Nagle), 102, 3:31

–ACS NSQIP best practices case studies: Practice changes lower rates of transfusion, superficial SSI, and morbidity (Wolcott), 102, 5:41

–ACS NSQIP best practices case studies: Preoperative smoking cessation: Every patient, every operation (Preston, Rosas, Peacock), 102, 9:50

–ACS NSQIP best practices case studies: Quality improvement in imaging strategies for pediatric appendicitis (Maizlin, Shroyer, Koppelmann, Russell), 102, 11:51

–ACS NSQIP conference gets new name, expanded focus, 102, 3:51

–ACS NSQIP honors 60 hospitals for meritorious outcomes in surgical care, 102, 1:79

ACS Professional Association (ACSPA)

ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC 2017–2018 election cycle update, 102, 12:85

–ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC makes an impact on 2016 congressional elections (Oehmen), 102, 1:80

–ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC maintains strong presence at 2017 Advocacy Summit, 102, 7:91

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, October 2016 (Farmer), 102, 1:86

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, February 2017 (Farmer), 102, 5:60

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, June 2017 (Farmer), 102, 9:83

Annual meeting (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Clinical Congress)

Archives

–From the Archives: Celebrating the sesquicentennial of Lord Joseph Lister (Nakayama), 102, 3:39

–From the Archives: The covert operations performed on President Grover Cleveland (Ehrhardt, O’Leary), 102, 9:60

–From the Archives: The Halifax Explosion and the unofficial birth of pediatric surgery (Nakayama), 102, 5:50

–From the Archives: J. Marion Sims: Paving the way (McGinnis, Jr.), 102, 1:64

–From the Archives: Politics and the president’s gallbladder (Pappas), 102, 7:71

–From the Archives: President Eisenhower and his bowel obstruction (Barr, Pappas), 102, 11:57

Awards (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Fellows and Members)

–ACS Foundation insights: Prof. Mehmet Ali Haberal receives Distinguished Philanthropist Award (Klein), 102, 10:68

–Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Award presented to Dr. Kuy, 102, 11:67

–Dr. Timothy Chuter receives 2017 ACS Jacobson Innovation Award, 102, 8:86

–Nominations for 2017 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 28, 102, 2:72

–Nominations for 2018 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 28, 102, 12:83

–Richard J. Finley, MD, FACS, FRCSC, to receive Distinguished Service Award, 102, 9:66

–Surgeons honored for volunteerism and humanitarianism (Fox), 102, 9:68

Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons

–Letters to the Editor, 102, 2:53, 7:84, 8:84

Chapters

–ACS Chapter Lobby Days Program: Surgeons work the halls of state capitols to advocate for the profession (Johnson), 102, 9:21

–Chapter news (Moreau, Bura, Frankel), 102, 2:75, 4:75, 6:68, 8:104, 10:92, 12:93

–Inaugural Chapter Officer Leadership Program promotes best practices for effective chapter management (Moreau), 102, 7:87

–Initiating a surgical society within the ACS: The renewed Excelsior Surgical Society (Knudson, Elster, Kirk), 102, 2:65

Clinical Congress

–Clinical Congress 2017 Preliminary Program, 102, 7:43

–From residency to retirement: Training and networking opportunities for medical students at the ACS Clinical Congress (Reiter, Williams, Li, Brownstein), 102, 7:64

–Highlights of Clinical Congress 2016, 102, 1:35

–Official notice: Annual Business Meeting of Members, American College of Surgeons, 102, 9:75

Commission on Cancer (see also: CANCER)

–22 cancer care facilities receive biannual CoC Outstanding Achievement Award, 102, 3:52

–CoC Chair Dr. Shulman works to improve quality of cancer care (Fox), 102, 7:19

Disciplinary actions

–Disciplinary actions taken, 102, 2:70

Executive Director

–Executive Director’s annual report: 2016–2017: A year of transformational growth (Hoyt), 102, 12:43

–Looking forward (Hoyt), 102, 1:8 (goals after seven years); 2:9 (College’s role in international surgery); 3:8 (ACS principles of health care reform); 4:9 (response to Ebola outbreak); 5:8 (new SSR); 6:8 (Achieving Zero Preventable Deaths conference); 7:10 (ACS Quality and Safety Conference); 8:10 (MOC changes); 9:9 (Clinical Congress 2017); 10:10 (metabolic and bariatric surgery progress); 11:10 (health care reform); 12:8 (year-end wrap-up)

Fellows and Members (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Awards)

–Dr. Britt awarded NIH grant to develop strategies to address health care disparities, 102, 9:77

–Dr. Henri Ford accorded honorary fellowship in RCSEng, 102, 5:59

–Dr. Jo Buyske to serve as next ABS executive director, 102, 9:76

–Dr. Turner concludes term as SBAS president, 102, 7:88

–Dream to become: Dr. Canady inspires an aspiring surgeon (Williams), 102, 2:20

–Frank R. Lewis, Jr., MD, FACS: 15 years of visionary leadership at the American Board of Surgery (Napolitano, Rizzo, Shiffer), 102, 11:24

–How do we improve patient safety? A look at the issues and an interview with Dr. Britt (Lipshy, Britt), 102, 2:22

–Introduction: Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture (Kozar, Pories), 102, 2:12

–Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, FACS, elected Vice-Chair of ACS Board of Regents, 102, 2:63

–Members in the news, 102, 9:79

–Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture: The journey: Becoming a neurosurgeon and back again (Canady), 102, 2:14

–Profiles in surgical research: Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon) (Ingraham), 102, 7:32

–Profiles in surgical research: Mary T. Hawn, MD, MPH, FACS (Emamaullee, Itani), 102, 1:26

Governors, Board of

–2016 ACS Governors Survey: Issues affecting surgical practice (Puls, Welsh, Paramo, Andreone), 102, 7:37

–2016 ACS Governors Survey: MACRA: Are surgeons ready? (Welsh, Puls, Paramo, Andreone), 102, 6:42

–2016 ACS Governors Survey: Will acute care surgery change the surgical landscape? (Paramo, Puls, Welsh, Andreone), 102, 5:28

–2016 ACS International Governors Survey: Membership benefits and challenges for International Fellows are revealed in first-time study (Puls, Paramo, Andreone), 102, 4:34

–Board of Governors pillars at work: An update (Farmer), 102, 10:86

New Regents, Board of Governors Executive Committee members elected, 102, 12:80

–Survey of the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors on firearm injury prevention: Consensus and opportunities (Puls, Kuhls, Campbell, Burke, Michelassi, Stewart), 102, 10:30

History (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Archives)

Honorary Fellowships

–Citation for Prof. Clare L. Marx, CBE, DL, MB, BS, FRCS (Sanfey), 102, 11:80

–Citation for Prof. Francisco J. F. Castro Sousa, MD, FACS (Moreno González), 102, 11:75

–Citation for Prof. Fu-Chan Wei, MD (Lin), 102, 11:82

–Citation for Prof. Juan Hepp, MD, FACS (Numann), 102, 11:77

–Citation for Prof. Masatoshi Makuuchi, MD, PhD (Machi), 102, 11:79

–Citation for Prof. Miguel A. Cainzos, MD, PhD, FACS (Malangoni), 102, 11:74

–Citation for Prof. Orgoi Sergelen, MD, PhD, FACS (Price), 102, 11:81

–Citation for Prof. Patrick J. Broe, MCh, FRCSI, FRCSEd(Hon) (Eastman), 102, 11:73

–Citation for Prof. Renzo Dionigi, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), ASA(Hon) (Britt), 102, 11:76

–Citation for Prof. Valerie J. Lund, CBE, MB, BS, FRCS, FRCSEd (Healy), 102, 11:78

–Honorary Fellowship in the ACS awarded to 10 prominent surgeons, 102, 11:69

In memoriam

–In memoriam: Denton A. Cooley, MD, FACS, a fierce competitor (Fraser), 102, 4:70

–In memoriam: Jay L. Grosfeld, MD, FACS, champion for pediatric surgery patients (Oldham), 102, 1:73

–In memoriam: Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD, FACS, organ transplantation pioneer (Barker), 102, 6:59

Informatics

–Looking forward: 102, 5:8

–Your ACS benefits: ACS Case Reviews in Surgery and AHRQ Safety Program for ERAS: New ACS programs enhance quality patient care (Greer, McSwine), 102, 4:64

–Your ACS benefits: Next generation SSR helps surgeons comply with regulatory mandates and improve performance (Langenscheidt), 102, 8:78

Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS)

Coming next month in JACS and online now, 102, 1:74, 2:69, 3:52, 4:79, 5:59 6:71, 8:110, 9:77, 10:85, 11:86, 12:91

Meetings

–2017 Leadership Summit: Leading from behind, building resiliency, and strengthening nontechnical skills (Peregrin), 102, 8:88

–ACS NSQIP conference gets new name, expanded focus, 102, 3:51

–Calendar of events, 102, 1:96, 2:80, 3:64, 4:80, 5:72, 6:80, 7:96, 8:112, 9:100, 10:100, 11:92, 12:136

–Inaugural ACS Quality and Safety Conference: Achieving quality across the continuum of care (Schneidman), 102, 10:77

–Key ACS issues, including health care reform, dominate 2017 Advocacy Summit (Walter), 102, 8:95

–Official notice: Annual Business Meeting of Members, American College of Surgeons, 102, 9:75

–Register for ACS TQIP Conference November 11−13 in Chicago, 102, 9:87

–Register now to participate in ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit 2017 (Bura, Carmody, Oehmen), 102, 2:68

–TQIP annual meeting continues to advance quality trauma care (Peregrin), 102, 2:54

Member benefits

–Access new surgeon and resident well-being resources, 102, 4:77

–Your ACS benefits: ACS Case Reviews in Surgery and AHRQ Safety Program for ERAS: New ACS programs enhance quality patient care (Greer, McSwine), 102, 4:64

–Your ACS benefits: Local and global opportunities for member engagement (Moreau, Frankel, Tefera, Wilczak), 102, 10:64

–Your ACS benefits: New resources available for your personal and professional development (Bura, Francescatti), 102, 6:51

–Your ACS benefits: Next generation SSR helps surgeons comply with regulatory mandates and improve performance (Langenscheidt), 102, 8:78

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)

–Looking forward (Hoyt), 102, 10:10

Military Health System Strategic Partnership American College of Surgeons (MHSSPACS)

–Initiating a surgical society within the ACS: The renewed Excelsior Surgical Society (Knudson, Elster, Kirk), 102, 2:65

National Cancer Database (NCDB) (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Activities)

–NCDB cancer bytes: The impact of financial barriers on access to quality care in breast cancer (James), 102, 10:72

–NCDB cancer bytes: Using the NCDB to explore trends in cancer (Hopewood), 102, 7:78

Officers and Staff

–ACS Officers, Regents, and Board of Governors’ Executive Committee, 102, 1:46

–Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon), installed as 98th ACS President, 102, 11:63

–Call for nominations for the ACS Board of Regents and ACS Officers-Elect, 102, 1:82, 11:83, 12:90

–Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, is 2017−2018 President-Elect, 102, 12:77

Operation Giving Back (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Awards and VOLUNTEERISM)

–Domestic volunteerism: Dr. Freiwald brings surgical care to uninsured patients in San Diego (Wilczak), 102, 6:36

–Nominations for 2017 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 28, 102, 2:72

–Nominations for 2018 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 28, 102, 12:83

–OGB convenes informational meetings at Clinical Congress 2017, 102, 9:76

–Surgeons honored for volunteerism and humanitarianism (Fox), 102, 9:68

Patient education

–New ACS surgical practice guidelines now include patient education (Dalal, Strand), 102, 6:67

Presidential Address

–Presidential Address: The joy and privilege of a surgical career (Bass), 102, 12:11

Quality Programs

–ACS launches AHRQ Safety Program for ERAS, 102, 3:50

–ACS releases quality and safety manual, 102, 9:75

–Children’s Surgery Verification program officially under way, 102, 3:48

–Making quality stick: Optimal Resources for Quality and Safety, 102, 10:85

–Making quality stick: Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety: The SQO and review processes: Keys to staying on track, 102, 11:86

–Making quality stick: Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety: The SQSC and credentialing and privileging processes ensure sustainability of standards, 102, 12:89

–TQIP annual meeting continues to advance quality trauma care (Peregrin), 102, 2:54

Regents, Board of

–Call for nominations for the ACS Board of Regents and ACS Officers-Elect, 102, 1:82, 11:83, 12:90

–Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, FACS, elected Vice-Chair of ACS Board of Regents, 102, 2:63

–Michael J. Zinner, MD, FACS, elected Chair of ACS Board of Regents, 102, 2:62

New Regents, Board of Governors Executive Committee members elected, 102, 12:80

Research and Optimal Patient Care (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: American College of Surgeons National Quality Improvement Program and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Quality Programs and QUALITY)

–ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence benefit from access to outcomes measures and mentors (Bilimoria, Ko), 102, 1:77

–ACS releases quality and safety manual, 102, 9:75

Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) (see also: EDUCATION AND TRAINING, and YOUNG SURGEONS)

–The 2016 RAS-ACS annual Communications Committee essay contest: An introduction (Garvey), 102, 1:33

–ACS Resident and Associate Society: Surgeon stewardship of the opioid epidemic: An introduction (Mouawad), 102, 8:12

–First-place essay: Paying it forward: When the mentee becomes the mentor (Koo), 102, 1:34

–The general surgeon’s role in enhancing patient education about prescription opioids (Torres, Eskander, Held, Chang, Harris), 102, 8:15

–Preoperative communication promotes opioid stewardship (Scarlet, McNicoll, Colosimo, Shipper, Logghe, Hardaway), 102, 8:41

–Postoperative opioid prescriptions: How surgeons can alleviate the opioid crisis (Alimi, Economopoulos, Smelser, Tanner, Sudarshan, Hon), 102, 8:21

–RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Residents debate the future of leadership in surgery (Sangji), 102, 11:43

–Reframing surgical leadership in 2017: Surgeon-scientist or surgeon-advocate? (Sangji, McNicoll, Sood, Ehlers), 102, 8:49

–Reframing surgical leadership in 2017: Surgeon-scientist or surgeon-advocate? Surgeon-advocate (Nagarajan), 102, 11:46

–Reframing surgical leadership in 2017: Surgeon-scientist or surgeon-advocate? Surgeon-scientist (Patel), 102, 11:44

–Residents, prepare to take your ACS membership to the next level, 102, 8:103

–Surgeons and the opioid epidemic: Treatment and education strategies for the practicing surgeon (Flink, Duggan, Neuwirth, Nosanov, Petrosky, Williams, Selby), 102, 8:27

–Surgical leadership is required to reverse the opioid crisis (McNicoll, Yorkgitis, Sangji, Reiss, Barrera, Keshava), 102, 8:32

Scholarships/fellowships

–2017 Heller School Executive Leadership Program Scholarship applications due February 1, 102, 1:94

–2018–2020 Faculty Research Fellowships available, 102, 9:95

–ACS ANZ Traveling Fellow reports on experience at Australian trauma centers (Burlew), 102, 9:88

–ACS awards six Resident Research Scholarships for 2017–2019, 102, 6:73

–ACS Traveling Fellow to Germany 2016 reports on his experiences (Shen), 102, 5:64

–Applications for 2017 Nizar N. Oweida, MD, FACS, Scholarship due March 1, 102, 1:92

–Applications for 2018 Alliance Scholar Awards accepted through June 30, 102, 5:70

–Applications for international 2019 ACS Traveling Fellowships due November 15, 102, 9:93

–Apply for 2018 ACS/ASBrS International Scholarship, 102, 9:97

–Apply for Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship, 102, 3:63

–Apply through February 15 for International ACS NSQIP Scholarships 2017, 102, 1:93

–ASBrS hosts first ACS/ASBrS International Scholar, 102, 7:90

–Award named in honor of Dr. Clowes available for 2018, 102, 7:94

–Community Surgeons Travel Awards available for 2018, 102, 5:68

–Dr. Pon Fund supports international chapter educational programs, 102, 10:97

–Faculty Research Fellows for 2017–2019 announced, 102, 6:74

–First ACS/ASBrS International Scholar announced, 102, 3:63

From residency to retirement: ACS Health Policy Scholar reports on the value of small acts (Kuy), 102, 12:66

–Health Policy Scholars for 2017 selected, 102, 6:76

–International Guest Scholar: Paving the way from reconstructive to regenerative surgery (Cheng), 102, 3:56

–International Guest Scholarships available for 2018, 102, 5:69

–International scholarships for surgical education now available, 102, 3:62

–Resident Research Scholarships for 2018–2020 available, 102, 7:93

–Traveling Fellow to Japan reports on experience (Wick), 102, 11:88

Statements

–American College of Surgeons 2017 Statement on Health Care Reform, 102, 5:35

–Revised Statement on the Development and Use of Proprietary Guidelines for Accountable Patient-Centered Care, 102, 8:60

–Revised Statement on the Rationale for Emergency Surgical Call, 102, 8:62

–Statement on Gender Salary Equity, 102, 8:57

–Statement on Lithium Batteries, 102, 10:49

–Statement on the Opioid Abuse Epidemic, 102, 8:58

–Statement on Opioids and Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention, 102, 10:51

–Statement on the Use of General Anesthetics and Sedation Drugs in Children and Pregnant Women, 102, 4:39

Trauma (see also: TRAUMA)

–The COT’s consensus-based approach to firearm injury: An introduction (Stewart, Kuhls, Campbell, Letton, Burke, Dicker, Gaines), 102, 10:13

–Looking forward (Hoyt), 6:8

–NTDB data points: 2016 Pediatric Annual Report: Almost a 10 (Fantus), 102, 2:51

–NTDB data points: Amusement park injuries are not amusing (Fantus), 102, 7:82

–NTDB data points: Annual Report 2016: Almost a 10 (Fantus), 102, 1:71

–NTDB data points: Asleep at the wheel: Obstructive sleep apnea (Fantus), 102, 6:57

–NTDB data points: Distraction: Driving and cell phone use (Fantus), 102, 11:61

–NTDB data points: “Gone viral”: Trauma and hepatitis C (Fantus), 102, 8:82

–NTDB data points: Gone retroviral: Trauma and HIV (Fantus), 102, 9:64

–NTDB data points: I broke my neck: Femur fractures (Fantus), 102, 5:55

–NTDB data points: Irregular trauma: Trauma and atrial fibrillation (Fantus), 102, 10:75

–NTDB data points: No bones about it (Fantus), 102, 4:68

–NTDB data points: What you don’t see can kill you (Fantus), 102, 3:46

–NTDB data points: You’re in trouble: Urethral injuries (Fantus, Fantus), 102, 12:75

–Register for ACS TQIP Conference November 11−13 in Chicago, 102, 9:87

–TQIP annual meeting continues to advance quality trauma care (Peregrin), 102, 2:54

Young Fellows Association (see: YOUNG SURGEONS)

AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (AMA)

ACS delegation influences AMA policy at HOD meeting (Armstrong, Sutton), 102, 8:99

Post-election health policy takes center stage at AMA HOD meeting (Armstrong, Sutton), 102, 3:53

B

BARIATRIC SURGERY (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program [MBSAQIP])

BLEEDING CONTROL (see: TRAUMA)

C

CANCER (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Commission on Cancer, and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Alliance/ACS Clinical Research Program)

ACS Clinical Research Program: Present and future cancer staging with the eighth edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual (Winchester, Amin, You, Boughey), 102, 12:70

Important changes made in AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, Eighth Edition (Winchester), 102, 1:75

CLINICAL TRIALS (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Alliance/ACS Clinical Research Program)

CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY (CPT) (see also: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT, and REIMBURSEMENT)

Coding and practice management corner: ACS Surgical Coding Workshops help improve profit margins (Chalasani), 102, 12:64

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT (see: TRAUMA)

DISPARITIES IN SURGERY

Dr. Britt awarded NIH grant to develop strategies to address health care disparities, 102, 9:77

DIVERSITY IN SURGERY

Dream to become: Dr. Canady inspires an aspiring surgeon (Williams), 102, 2:20

Introduction: Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture (Kozar, Pories), 102, 2:12

Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture: The journey: Becoming a neurosurgeon and back again (Canady), 102, 2:14

SSC Women’s Committee hosts leadership symposium, 102, 7:89

Statement on Gender Salary Equity, 102, 8:57

E

EDITORIAL

Letters to the Editor, 102, 2:53, 7:84, 8:84

Looking forward (Hoyt), 102, 1:8 (goals after seven years); 2:9 (College’s role in international surgery); 3:8 (ACS principles of health care reform); 4:9 (response to Ebola outbreak); 5:8 (new SSR); 6:8 (Achieving Zero Preventable Deaths conference); 7:10 (ACS Quality and Safety Conference); 8:10 (MOC changes); 9:9 (Clinical Congress 2017); 10:10 (metabolic and bariatric surgery progress); 11:10 (health care reform); 12:8 (year-end wrap-up)

EDUCATION AND TRAINING (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons, and YOUNG SURGEONS)

From residency to retirement: Surgical training, global surgery, and a generally applicable training model (Berg), 102, 9:54

ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS

A history of health information technology and the future of interoperability (Lukazewski), 102, 11:29

Blockchain technology in health care: A primer for surgeons (Peters, Till, Meara, Afshar), 102, 12:27

ETHICS

To protect and serve: The ethical dilemma of allowing police access to trauma patients (Ott, Brown, Kodner, Bernabe, Yu), 102, 10:42

EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE (see: QUALITY OF CARE)

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FIREARM INJURY PREVENTION (see: American College of Surgeons: Trauma, and TRAUMA)

G

GERIATRIC SURGERY

CQGS releases preliminary standards for quality surgical care for older adults, 102, 6:64

From residency to retirement: Surgical training, global surgery, and a generally applicable training model (Berg), 102, 9:54

GLOBAL HEALTH CARE

Above and beyond: A primer for young surgeons interested in global surgery (Ferrada, Sakran, Dubose, Vergis, Peck, Alseidi, Moalem, Tefera, Turner), 102, 2:33

ACS leaders visit Cuba, discover opportunities for collaboration (Sinanan, Pellegrini, Riojas), 102, 12:18

Acute care surgery’s role in expanding the surgical workforce in Latin America (Peck, Blitzer, Boeck, de Moya, Ferrada, Vaz Ferreira, Gracias, Meara, Mejia Toro, Ribiero, Rodas, Sakran, Schroeder, Del Valle, Zakrison), 102, 9:26

From residency to retirement: Surgical training, global surgery, and a generally applicable training model (Berg), 102, 9:54

The Global Tracheostomy Collaborative: Multidisciplinary quality improvement in tracheostomy care (Roberson, Healy) 102, 9:44

Health care leaders develop strategies for improving access to surgical care in Latin America (Saluja, Citron, Amundson, dos Santos Souza, Scheffer, Ferreira, Riviello, Peck, Lobão, Moutinho, Alonso), 102, 5:21

Implementing World Health Assembly Resolution 68.15: National surgical, obstetric, and anesthesia strategic plan development—the Zambian experience (Mukhopadhyay, Lin, Mwaba, Kachimba, Makasa, Lishimpi, Silverstein, Afshar, Meara), 102, 6:28

Italian training program in Cameroon: A model for developing cultural competence (Cavallaro, Mariani, Guaitoli, de Vito, Sterpetti, Stipa), 102, 5:11

Latin America Indicator Research Coalition examines prehospital care using a trauma systems application of LCoGS indicator 1 (Peck, Blitzer, Citron, Dutton, Foianini, Gracias, Manzano, Meara, Mehta, Model, Morales, NeMoyer, Ordoñez, Pino, Puyana, Rodas, Schroeder, Sullivan, Torres, Truché, Vega), 102, 7:23

Nursing workforce in surgery and trauma care delivery: A global call to action (Peck, Badillo, Burbano, Citron, Domingues, Lang, Falcón, Martin, Muñiz, Murphy, Roy, Willard), 102, 11:34

UM Ryder Trauma Center/Israel fellowship program provides a model for global trauma training (Ginzburg, Goodman, Sussman, Klein), 102, 4:17

Using global surgical indicators to improve trauma care in Latin America (Peck, Saluja, Blitzer, Sarma, Anderson, Rodas, Foianini, Puyana, Meara, Morales, Ordonez, Gracias), 102, 4:11

GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS (see: THE JOINT COMMISSION)

H

HEALTH CARE REFORM (see also: LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES, REIMBURSEMENT, and VALUE-BASED CARE)

American College of Surgeons 2017 statement on health care reform, 102, 5:35

Looking forward (Hoyt), 102, 3:8, 11:10

QPP in 2017: Navigating the transition year (Coffron, Bailey), 102, 4:22

HISTORY (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Archives)

A history of health information technology and the future of interoperability (Lukazewski), 102, 11:29

I

IN MEMORIAM (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: In memoriam)

INFORMATICS (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Informatics, and ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS)

INNOVATION

Dr. Timothy Chuter receives 2017 ACS Jacobson Innovation Award, 102, 8:86

Profiles in surgical research: Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon) (Ingraham), 102, 7:32

Profiles in surgical research: Mary T. Hawn, MD, MPH, FACS (Emamaullee, Itani), 102, 1:26

J

THE JOINT COMMISSION

A look at The Joint Commission: Annual report provides details on patient safety, quality improvements (Pellegrini), 102, 1:69

A look at The Joint Commission: Are handoff communications a common problem for your OR team? (Pellegrini), 102, 12:72

A look at The Joint Commission: Improper sterilization and high-level disinfection of equipment challenges organizations (Pellegrini), 102, 8:80

A look at The Joint Commission: The Joint Commission clarifies stance on secure text messaging of patient care orders (Pellegrini), 102, 3:44

A look at The Joint Commission: Joint Commission details new pain assessment, management standards in R3 Report (Pellegrini), 102, 11:59

A look at The Joint Commission: Joint Commission now offering Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification (Pellegrini), 102, 2:49

A look at The Joint Commission: Joint Commission releases data on challenging requirements for OBS practices (Pellegrini), 102, 7:75

A look at The Joint Commission: The Joint Commission releases new measures for hip and knee replacement operations (Pellegrini), 102, 9:62

A look at The Joint Commission: Leadership is crucial to establishing safety culture, reducing adverse events (Pellegrini), 102, 5:52

A look at The Joint Commission: New resources for surgeons to obtain true informed consent (Pellegrini), 102, 4:66

A look at The Joint Commission: Noise and distractions in the OR can affect patient, staff safety (Pellegrini), 102, 10:70

A look at The Joint Commission: Time-outs and their role in improving safety and quality in surgery (Pellegrini), 102, 6:54

L

LEADERSHIP

2017 Leadership Summit: Leading from behind, building resiliency, and strengthening nontechnical skills (Peregrin), 102, 8:88

From residency to retirement: Principles of leadership for the young surgeon (Ferrada), 102, 5:45

Reframing surgical leadership in 2017: Surgeon-scientist or surgeon-advocate? (Sangji, McNicoll, Sood, Ehlers), 102, 8:49

Reframing surgical leadership in 2017: Surgeon-scientist or surgeon-advocate? Surgeon-advocate (Nagarajan), 102, 11:46

Reframing surgical leadership in 2017: Surgeon-scientist or surgeon-advocate? Surgeon-scientist (Patel), 102, 11:44

Register for 2017 ACS Residents as Teachers and Leaders Course, 102, 3:52

SSC Women’s Committee hosts leadership symposium, 102, 7:89

Surgical leadership is required to reverse the opioid crisis (McNicoll, Yorkgitis, Sangji, Reiss, Barrera, Keshava), 102, 8:32

LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES (see also: ADVOCACY AND HEALTH POLICY, MEDICARE/MEDICAID, PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY, and REIMBURSEMENT)

Federal

–ACS pushes forward on federal legislative priorities (Rosen), 102, 9:11

–QPP in 2017: Navigating the transition year (Coffron, Bailey), 102, 4:22

–Using advocacy to advance ACS policy priorities for surgeons and their patients (Rosen, Oehmen, Carmody), 102, 9:16

State

–2017 state legislative year in review and a look toward 2018 (Johnson, Johnson), 102, 12:37

–Trauma care funding, scope of practice, and cancer prevention lead state legislative agendas (Johnson), 102, 5:17

M

MEDICAL LIABILITY

The art of the deposition: Teaching residents about medical liability (Goldberg, Goldberg, Caruso), 102, 2:39

MEDICARE/MEDICAID (see: ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS, and REIMBURSEMENT)

MILITARY SURGERY (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Military Health System Strategic Partnership American College of Surgeons [MHSSPACS], and TRAUMA)

The future of trauma care on Capitol Hill: Implementing military-civilian trauma care and establishing a national trauma system (Zlatos, Rosen), 102, 4:29

O

OPERATING ROOM ENVIRONMENT

From residency to retirement: The surgical cap: Symbol, science, argument, and evidence (Gibbons, Snyder, Schwaitzberg, Levy), 102, 10:58

OPIOID EPIDEMIC

ACS Resident and Associate Society: Surgeon stewardship of the opioid epidemic: An introduction (Mouawad), 102, 8:12

The general surgeon’s role in enhancing patient education about prescription opioids (Torres, Eskander, Held, Chang, Harris), 102, 8:15

The opioid epidemic: What can surgeons do about it? (Saluja, Selzer, Meara, Heneghan, Daly), 102, 7:13

Preoperative communication promotes opioid stewardship (Scarlet, McNicoll, Colosimo, Shipper, Logghe, Hardaway), 102, 8:41

Postoperative opioid prescriptions: How surgeons can alleviate the opioid crisis (Alimi, Economopoulos, Smelser, Tanner, Sudarshan, Hon), 102, 8:21

Statement on the Opioid Abuse Epidemic, 102, 8:58

Statement on Opioids and Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention, 102, 10:51

Surgeons and the opioid epidemic: Treatment and education strategies for the practicing surgeon (Flink, Duggan, Neuwirth, Nosanov, Petrosky, Williams, Selby), 102, 8:27

Surgical leadership is required to reverse the opioid crisis (McNicoll, Yorkgitis, Sangji, Reiss, Barrera, Keshava), 102, 8:32

OUTCOMES (see: QUALITY OF CARE)

P

PATIENT SAFETY (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety, and THE JOINT COMMISSION, OPERATING ROOM ENVIRONMENT, and QUALITY OF CARE)

Evolving insights for preventing surgeon errors: Balancing professionalism and cognition with knowledge and skill (Ballard, Samra, Griffen), 102, 3:10

From residency to retirement: The surgical cap: Symbol, science, argument, and evidence (Gibbons, Snyder, Schwaitzberg, Levy), 102, 10:58

How do we improve patient safety? A look at the issues and an interview with Dr. Britt (Lipshy, Britt), 102, 2:22

Revised Statement on the Development and Use of Proprietary Guidelines for Accountable Patient-Centered Care, 102, 8:60

Statement on Lithium Batteries, 102, 10:49

Statement on the use of general anesthetics and sedation drugs in children and pregnant women, 102, 4:39

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, and THE JOINT COMMISSION, and QUALITY OF CARE)

PHYSICIAN WELL-BEING

Presidential Address: The joy and privilege of a surgical career (Bass), 102, 12:11

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT (see also: CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY [CPT] and REIMBURSEMENT)

Medicare participation: Know your options (Foe), 102, 12:86

Should your health care system invest in an ambulatory surgery center? A decision-making framework (O’Neill, Frencher, Pellegrini, Flum), 102, 11:12

What surgeons should know about…Health insurance audit processes, penalties, and appeals (Foe), 102, 8:64

What surgeons should know about…The New Medicare Card Project (Foe, Chalasani), 102, 11:49

PROFESSIONALISM

Evolving insights for preventing surgeon errors: Balancing professionalism and cognition with knowledge and skill (Ballard, Samra, Griffen), 102, 3:10

From residency to retirement: Trust: The keystone of the physician-patient relationship (Pellegrini), 102, 1:58

Q

QUALITY OF CARE (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Quality of care, and HEALTH CARE REFORM, and PATIENT SAFETY)

Evolving insights for preventing surgeon errors: Balancing professionalism and cognition with knowledge and skill (Ballard, Samra, Griffen), 102, 3:10

Inaugural ACS Quality and Safety Conference: Achieving quality across the continuum of care (Schneidman), 102, 10:77

Patient-reported outcomes in surgery: Listening to patients improves quality of care (Liu, Pusic, Temple, Ko), 102, 3:19

R

REGULATORY ISSUES (see: LEGISLATIVE/GOVERNMENT ISSUES)

REIMBURSEMENT (see also: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT)

Coding and practice management corner: Coding for dialysis circuit interventions (Roddy, Nagle), 102, 7:57

Coding and practice management corner: Coding for nipple-sparing and skin-sparing mastectomies (Whitacre, McNally, Nagle), 102, 3:29

Coding and practice management corner: Hernia repair and complex abdominal wall reconstruction (Senkowski, Savarise, Roth, Nagle), 102, 4:52

Coding and practice management corner: Unlisted procedures: Strategies for successful reimbursement (Simon, Smith, Romano, Nagle), 102, 8:71

QPP in 2017: Navigating the transition year (Coffron, Bailey), 102, 4:22

Reimbursement changes in 2017: 2017 CPT coding changes (Bothe, McNally, Nagle), 102, 1:16

Reimbursement changes in 2017: The 2017 Medicare physician fee schedule: An overview of provisions that will affect surgical practice (Foe, Nagle, Ollapally), 102, 1:11

Value-based health care: How to succeed in a bundled care APM (Engelman), 102, 3:24

What surgeons should know about…The 2018 Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule (Sage, Chalasani, Foe), 102, 12:59

What surgeons should know about…Alternative Payment Models (Coffron), 102, 9:47

What surgeons should know about…Health insurance audit processes, penalties, and appeals (Foe), 102, 8:64

What surgeons should know about…The Merit-based Incentive Payment System for small and rural practices (Chalasani), 102, 10:52

What surgeons should know about…Postoperative data reporting for global services (Ollapally), 102, 7:54

What surgeons should know about…Reporting global codes data in 2017 (Ollapally), 102, 4:40

RESIDENTS (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS), and EDUCATION AND TRAINING)

The art of the deposition: Teaching residents about medical liability (Goldberg, Goldberg, Caruso), 102, 2:39

RURAL SURGEONS

Dispatches from rural surgeons: ACS advocacy efforts in 2017 that will affect rural surgery (Zlatos, Foe, Savarise), 102, 10:55

Dispatches from rural surgeons: Diamonds in the rough—a case for rural surgery rotations (Kreimier), 102, 4:60

Dispatches from rural surgeons: RS3—the Montana Rural Surgery Support System—is a model for surgical care in rural CAHs (Sheldon), 102, 7:61

Dispatches from rural surgeons: Rural surgery: High pressure but rewarding (Long), 102, 1:55

From residency to retirement: A rural surgeon looks back on his experiences (Reddy), 102, 2:43

S

SURGICAL RESEARCH (see: INNOVATION)

T

TECHNOLOGY (see also: EDUCATION AND TRAINING, and INFORMATICS)

Blockchain technology in health care: A primer for surgeons (Peters, Till, Meara, Afshar), 102, 12:27

A history of health information technology and the future of interoperability (Lukazewski), 102, 11:29

TRAUMA (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Military Health System Strategic Partnership American College of Surgeons [MHSSPACS], and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Trauma)

Bleeding control training: An opportunity for local volunteerism, community engagement, and peer education (Moalem), 102, 6:17

Capitol Hill lawmakers participate in bleeding control simulations, 102, 4:79

The COT’s consensus-based approach to firearm injury: An introduction (Stewart, Kuhls, Campbell, Letton, Burke, Dicker, Gaines), 102, 10:13

The future of trauma care on Capitol Hill: Implementing military-civilian trauma care and establishing a national trauma system (Zlatos, Rosen), 102, 4:29

New adult trauma center on Chicago’s South Side will treat violence as a disease (Peregrin), 102, 6:21

Out of unspeakable tragedy comes progress in bleeding control (Jacobs), 102, 6:11

Revised Statement on the Rationale for Emergency Surgical Call, 102, 8:62

Survey of the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors on firearm injury prevention: Consensus and opportunities (Puls, Kuhls, Campbell, Burke, Michelassi, Stewart), 102, 10:30

To protect and serve: The ethical dilemma of allowing police access to trauma patients (Ott, Brown, Kodner, Bernabe, Yu), 102, 10:42

Trauma surgeon uses traveling fellowship to learn about HVIPs (Bonne), 102, 10:37

Violence intervention programs: A primer for developing a comprehensive program for trauma centers (Dicker, Gaines, Bonne, Duncan, Violano, Aboutanos, Allee, Burke, Masiakos, Hink, Kuhls, Shapiro, Stewart), 102, 10:20

V

VALUE-BASED CARE (see also: QUALITY OF CARE, and REIMBURSEMENT)

Value-based health care: How to succeed in a bundled care APM (Engelman), 102, 3:24

VOLUNTEERISM

Domestic volunteerism: Dr. Freiwald brings surgical care to uninsured patients in San Diego (Wilczak), 102, 6:36

From residency to retirement: ACS Health Policy Scholar reports on the value of small acts (Kuy), 102, 12:66

International volunteerism: Dr. Zalamea leads collaborative mission in the Philippines (Wilczak), 102, 9:36

Nominations for 2017 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 28, 102, 1:84

Surgeons honored for volunteerism and humanitarianism (Fox), 102, 9:68

W

WOMEN IN SURGERY (see: DIVERSITY IN SURGERY)

Y

YOUNG SURGEONS (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS), and EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Above and beyond: A primer for young surgeons interested in global surgery (Ferrada, Sakran, Dubose, Vergis, Peck, Alseidi, Moalem, Tefera, Turner), 102, 2:33

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