Archive for September, 2017

Dr. Britt

Dr. Britt awarded NIH grant to develop strategies to address health care disparities

L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, DSc(Hon), FACS, FCCM, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FWACS(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCS(SA)(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon), a Past-President of the ACS was recently award a National Institutes of Health research grant to address health care disparities in surgical specialties.


Coming next month in JACS and online now: Combination of oral antibiotics and mechanical bowel preparation reduces surgical site infection in colorectal surgery

A new JACS study found that the combination of oral antibiotics with a mechanical bowel preparation was the strongest predictor of decreased surgical site infection.

Dr. Bowyer (right) receiving the Robert Danis Prize from Marco Patti, MD, FACS, president of the ISS/SIC

Members in the news

The newsworthy accomplishments of ACS members are summarized.

Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, June 2017

This report describes the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the American College of Surgeons Professional Association and of the College as of June 2017.

Register for ACS TQIP Conference November 11−13 in Chicago

The eighth annual Trauma Quality Improvement Program Scientific Meeting and Training will take place November 11−13, in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Burlew (left) in Auckland with Professor and Mrs. Civil

ACS ANZ Traveling Fellow reports on experience at Australian trauma centers

As the 2016 Australian/New Zealand (ANZ) Traveling Fellow, Clay Cothren Burlew, MD, FACS, offers details about her personal and scientific interactions with ANZ colleagues.

Scholarships and Fellowships

Applications for international 2019 ACS Traveling Fellowships due November 15

The International Relations Committee of ACS has announced the availability of traveling fellowships to each of the following countries: Australia and New Zealand, Germany, and Japan.

Scholarships and Fellowships

2018–2020 Faculty Research Fellowships available

The ACS is offering two-year Faculty Research Fellowships for surgeons entering academic careers in surgery or a surgical specialty

Scholarships and Fellowships

Apply for 2018 ACS/ASBrS International Scholarship

The ACS and the American Society of Breast Surgeons are offering an international scholarship for surgeons working to improve the quality of breast cancer surgical services in countries other than the U.S. and Canada.


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