Archive for April, 2018

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – April 2018

Dr. Hoyt identifies nine new action steps developed by the ACS Board of Regents, the COT, and the ACS COT Firearm Strategy Team (COT-FAST) that are intended to reduce the burden of firearm violence while balancing personal freedom with responsibility.

Excellence in surgery: Becoming the “best” you can be

Excellence in surgery: Becoming the “best” you can be

The traits of outstanding surgeons are described, as is the role of mentorship and open communication, both of which support achieving excellence in surgery.

What does it take to be a surgeon leader? The CMO and beyond

What does it take to be a surgeon leader? The CMO and beyond

The evolving nature of the CMO and other surgeon leadership roles are summarized, as are alternate pathways for participating in health care system administration.

Dr. Maxson being examined in the UAMS Hospital trauma center

Surgeon credits trauma system he helped to create with saving his life

The experiences of a trauma surgeon turned patient reveal the high level of care he received through the Arkansas Trauma System—a network he helped to create.

Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FRCS, FAAP

Profiles in surgical research: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FRCS, FAAP

Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FRCS, FAAP, a pediatric surgeon and prolific surgeon-scientist is the latest physician to be profiled in this ongoing series.

ACS Foundation 2017 Annual Report

ACS Foundation 2017 Annual Report

The ACS Foundation’s Annual Report 2017 highlights notable Foundation activities for the last year, including the support of scholarship funds, fellowships, and other philanthropic initiatives.

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Statement on Credentialing and Privileging and Volume Performance Issues

The Statement on Credentialing and Privileging and Volume Performance Issues was developed by the Credentialing and Privileging and Volume Performance Issues Workgroup and was approved by the Board of Regents at its February 2018 meeting in Chicago, IL.

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Statement on Medical Student Use of the Electronic Health Record

The ACS Board of Governors Surgical Training Workgroup developed the Statement on Medical Student Use of the Electronic Health Record, which was approved by the Board of Regents at its February 2018 meeting in Chicago, IL.

Rural Surgery

Shortage of rural surgeons: How bad is it?

An overview of the conflicting data on the shortage of rural surgeons and potential solutions to the dilemma are the focus of this month’s column.

Figure 1. Biliary tract cancers

Adjuvant therapies for biliary tract cancers

Three important trials examining adjuvant therapies for biliary tract cancers, which were recently completed and reported, are summarized.

Stop the Bleed program more important now than ever

An update on the Stop the Bleed® program, including enhancements to the website, is provided.

surgeon

Surgeons as second victims: Clinicians may experience trauma after adverse events

Identifies coping strategies for surgeons who are second victims after an adverse event.

Prevention Study Example

Using data to plan cancer prevention and screening activities

Studying behavioral risk factors are key in planning effective cancer prevention and screening programs.

Figure 1. Hospital Discharge status

The big bad wolf: COPD and trauma

This month’s column examines the occurrence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB®) research dataset.

NCCACS lobby day: Andre R. Campbell, MD, FACS, (left) ACS Governor, NCCACS, with Pascal Fuchshuber, MD, FACS, President, NCCACS, at the Stop the Bleed teaching session in Sacramento

Chapter news

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

Dateline DC

Dateline: DC—April 2018

Summarizes the provisions in the omnibus funding legislation (H.R. 1625) for fiscal year 2018 that correspond to key ACS legislative priorities, including cancer research, the opioid epidemic, trauma research, and violence prevention.

Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

Applications for ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators are now being accepted

Describes the background and goals of the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators as well as the application process for Membership and Associate Membership.

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ABS Announces Details of New Continuous Certification Program

The American Board of Surgery recently announced details regarding its new Continuous Certification Program, designed to provide greater value, flexibility, and convenience in maintaining ABS certification.

ACS WiSC seeks ACS Fellows to serve as new members

The ACS Women in Surgery Committee is seeking candidates to fill five vacancies beginning in October 2018.

Dr. Walker

Call for nominations: Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award

Nominations for the annual Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award are being accepted.

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