Archive for 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.
The traits of outstanding surgeons are described, as is the role of mentorship and open communication, both of which support achieving excellence in surgery.
The evolving nature of the CMO and other surgeon leadership roles are summarized, as are alternate pathways for participating in health care system administration.
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, a pediatric surgeon and prolific surgeon-scientist is the latest physician to be profiled in this ongoing series.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three important trials examining adjuvant therapies for biliary tract cancers, which were recently completed and reported, are summarized.
An update on the Stop the Bleed® program, including enhancements to the website, is provided.
Identifies coping strategies for surgeons who are second victims after an adverse event.
Studying behavioral risk factors are key in planning effective cancer prevention and screening programs.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB®) research dataset.
ACS chapter meetings, events, and award presentations are summarized.
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.
Describes the background and goals of the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators as well as the application process for Membership and Associate Membership.
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.
The ACS Women in Surgery Committee is seeking candidates to fill five vacancies beginning in October 2018.
Nominations for the annual Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award are being accepted.