Archive for August, 2017

Leadership Summit attendees

2017 Leadership Summit: Leading from behind, building resiliency, and strengthening nontechnical skills

This article summarizes the leadership portion of the 2017 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC, which focused on a range of topics including managing difficult people and the role of nontechnical skills in the operating room.


Key ACS issues, including health care reform, dominate 2017 Advocacy Summit

An overview of the advocacy portion of the 2017 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit summarizes key issues presented during meetings with legislators on Capitol Hill.

American Medical Association (AMA)

ACS delegation influences AMA policy at HOD meeting

This report summarizes the topics that the College’s delegation addressed at the American Medical Association House of Delegates meeting in June.

ACS Resident brochure

Residents, prepare to take your ACS membership to the next level

Resident Members of the ACS are encouraged to apply for Associate Fellowship.

Michigan Chapter: Michigan Chapter members meet with Senator Stabenow (center, in red) at the Leadership and Advocacy Summit, and included the following (from left): Peter Beaulieu, DO, vascular surgery resident, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids; Nicolas J. Mouawad, MD, MPH, MBA, RPVI, chief, vascular and endovascular surgery, McLaren Bay Region, Bay City, and Chair, Resident and Associate Society of the ACS; Dr. Mansour; Senator Stabenow; David L. Chengelis, MD, FACS, advanced laparoscopic surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Detroit; Beth Stallman, MD, general surgery resident, St. John Hospital, Detroit; Farwa Batool, MD, general surgery resident, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor; and David A. Bloom, MD, FACS, chair, department of urology, and Jack Lapides Professor of Urology, University of Michigan

Chapter news

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


Coming next month in JACS and online now: Oncologic safety of nipple-sparing mastectomy in women with breast cancer

A new JACS study found that rates of locoregional and distant recurrence are acceptably low after nipple-sparing mastectomy in breast cancer patients.

Register for ACS Course on Simulation-Based Surgical Education and Training

The 10th annual American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institutes (ACS-AEI) Postgraduate Course will take place September 8−9 at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Simulation, Portland.


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