Archive for May, 2017
Dr. Hoyt describes the recently updated Surgeon Specific Registry, which will help surgeons more easily comply with regulatory mandates and ultimately will be a key element of a fully integrated platform for ACS clinical databases.
The authors describe a training program aimed at improving cultural competency among surgery residents in Italy, as well as current and future barriers facing the rotation
Summarizes developments in state legislation and identifies the resources available to surgeons who want to participate in regional advocacy efforts.
The efforts of a multiregional Latin America symposium, which seeks to implement recommendations from The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, are described, including strategies for improving access to affordable surgical care.
Surgeons’ views on the impact of acute care surgery on patient care and general surgery practice, based on the findings of the 2016 ACS Governors Survey, are summarized.
The ACS has developed a statement on health care reform featuring four core principles that should be reflected in any related legislation.
Researchers at Golisano Children’s Hospital (GCH), University of Rochester, NY, conducted a quality improvement project to determine best practices for reducing pediatric general and pediatric orthopaedic morbidity and mortality due to transfusion and surgical site infection-related complications.
Effective leadership skills for leading a team and advocating for patients are summarized.
Decision aids to enhance conversations with minority males entering prostate cancer treatment are described.
Dr. Ladd’s involvement in the Halifax Explosion and the launch of pediatric surgery as a specialty is highlighted.
Developing a culture of safety begins with incorporating lessons learned from adverse events and near misses in order to prevent future harm.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of femoral neck fractures in the National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB®) research dataset.
The ACS Board of Regents approved new officers of the ACS Foundation Board of Directors at the Regents’ February meeting in Chicago, IL.
Henri Ford, MD, FACS, member of the ACS Board of Regents, was accorded Honorary Fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng) on March 7 in London, U.K.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Personal and professional well-being of surgical residents in New England
This news brief highlights a JACS article that examines the well-being of surgical residents in New England.
This report describes the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the American College of Surgeons Professional Association and of the ACS as of February 2017.
As the 2016 Traveling Fellow to Germany, Perry Shen, MD, FACS, offers details about his personal and scientific interactions with German colleagues.
The International Relations Committee of the ACS announces the availability of two 2018 Community Surgeon Travel Awards, which allow surgeons outside the U.S. to participate in the annual ACS Clinical Congress.
The ACS is offering International Guest Scholarships in 2018 to outstanding young surgeons from countries other than the U.S. or Canada who have demonstrated a strong interest in teaching and research.
The Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Foundation is accepting applications for the 2018 Alliance Scholar Awards.