Archive for January, 2018

Letters to the Editor

The following comments were received regarding a recent column published in the Bulletin.

ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence

ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence benefit from access to outcomes measures and mentors

The ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence program is accepting applications for the 2019–2021 positions.


ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC year-end update

An update on ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC fundraising and disbursement activities is provided.


ACS NSQIP honors 66 hospitals for meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care

ACS NSQIP recognized 66 hospitals for meritorious outcomes in surgical patient care in 2016.

ACS and MacLean Center offer fellowships in surgical ethics

The ACS Division of Education and the MacLean Center are offering two fellowships in surgical ethics.

Applications for Jacobson Award accepted through February 23

The ACS Surgical Research Committee is accepting applications for the 2018 Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson II Promising Investigator Award

Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety

Making quality stick: Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety: Creating a culture of high reliability

This excerpt from Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety describes strategies, such as patient safety reports and root-cause analysis, which can be used to cultivate a culture of patient safety.

The Great Mace

Call for nominations for the ACS Board of Regents and ACS Officers-Elect

The 2018 Nominating Committee of the Fellows and the Nominating Committee of the Board of Governors will select nominees for pending leadership vacancies in the College.

Coming next month in JACS and online now: Critical underreporting of hernia mesh properties and development of a novel package label

A study published in an upcoming issue of JACS addresses underreporting of mesh properties and describes new standardized label development.

CoC Outstanding Achievement Award

16 cancer care facilities receive CoC Outstanding Achievement Award

The ACS Commission on Cancer has granted its mid-year 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award to a select group of accredited cancer programs throughout the U.S.

Operation Giving Back

Nominations for 2018 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 28

The ACS, in association with Pfizer, Inc., is accepting nominations for the 2018 Surgical Volunteerism Award(s) and Surgical Humanitarian Award.

A Fellowship applicant has listed you as a reference: Now what?

This news brief provides an overview of the ACS Fellowship reference process.

Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, October 2017

This report describes the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the ACSPA and the College as of October 2017.

IGS reports on journey through the halls of U.S. surgical research

Marcello Donati, MD, a general surgeon, and a recipient of the ACS International Guest Scholarship, reports on his experiences at Clinical Congress 2016.

ACS announces recipients of ACS and COSECSA Women Scholars scholarship

Nine women from Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia, Rwanda, and Uganda were recipients of the inaugural ACS and COSECSA scholarships.


Apply for 2018 International ACS NSQIP Scholarships

Application details and deadlines for the 2018 International ACS NSQIP Scholarships are provided in this news brief.

Brandeis University Heller School

Apply now for 2018 health policy leadership scholarships

The ACS is offering scholarships to subsidize attendance and participation in the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

Scholarships and Fellowships

2018 Nizar N. Oweida, MD, FACS, Scholarships now available

The ACS Board of Governors is accepting applications for the 2018 Nizar N. Oweida, MD, FACS Scholarship.

Dateline DC

Dateline: DC—January 2018

This column provides updates on College advocacy and health policy activities, including advanced alternative payment models, Stop the Bleed, the Physician Compare website, and HIPAA guidance on the opioid epidemic.


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