Archive for February, 2018

Application deadline extended for ACS and MacLean Center fellowships in surgical ethics

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education is offering fellowships in surgical ethics with the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago, IL. The MacLean Center will prepare two surgeons for careers that combine clinical surgery with scholarly studies in surgical ethics, beginning with a five-week, full-time course in Chicago in […]


Coming next month in JACS and online now: Empowering postsurgical patients to improve opioid disposal: A before-and-after quality improvement study

A study published in an upcoming issue of JACS found that dissemination of an educational brochure improved disposal of unused opioids after surgery.

ACS Seal

Disciplinary actions taken in 2017

This report summarizes the disciplinary actions taken by the ACS Board of Regents in 2017.

Making quality stick: Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety: Individual disciplines working together in an increasingly regulated environment

This excerpt from Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety describes some of the external regulatory pressures facing health care professionals and underscores the importance of a commitment to accountability and transparency to meet these demands.

Nevada Chapter: From left: Drs. McNickle, McNicoll, Chestovich, Rivera, and Kuhls

Chapter news

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

ACS in the News

ACS in the News

This summary provides excerpts from external media outlets covering research and activities from the ACS Clinical Congress 2017 in San Diego, CA.

American College of Surgeons

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.

Stand out in 2018—update your ACS member profile

The benefits of updating your College member profile are highlighted.

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.

Scholarships and Fellowships

Apply for International Scholarships for Surgical Education by March 1

The ACS Division of Education and the International Relations Committee have announced three international scholarships focused on surgical education.

Dateline DC

Dateline: DC—February 2018

This month’s column provides updates on the government shutdown, ACS’ 2018 legislative priorities, and state lobby days.


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