Archive for February, 2019
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt underscores the College’s commitment to firearm injury prevention and safety and outlines the findings from a recent survey that assessed members’ experience with and attitudes toward firearm ownership.
Public-private partnerships options to fund global outreach are described as are alternative forms of investing, such as impact investing and social impact bonds.
This month’s articles focus on advances in metabolic and bariatric surgery and insulin as an outmoded therapy for type 2 diabetes.
This article reviews the range of metabolic procedures being performed and the long-term outcomes of each and highlights the safety profile of these procedures since the establishment of large data registries and accreditation programs.
Insulin: The wrong therapy for type 2 diabetes Lessons learned from a half century of metabolic surgery
The benefits of metabolic surgery versus insulin therapy for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus are identified.
Joshua J. Goldman, MD, 2018 RAS Communications Committee essay winner, describes an incident when his commitment to being a surgeon conflicted with his personal wellness.
To determine the impact of age on thyroid cancer mortality, researchers investigated trends in outcomes from these cases in the National Cancer Database.
Summarizes the results of the PRODIGE 7 trial, which compared the addition of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy with contemporary perioperative systemic chemotherapy and cytoreduction.
This month’s column examines the methodology of a recently released study on the value of health care accreditation.
The following comments were received regarding recent articles published in the Bulletin.
This month’s column highlights new committee member assignments in the Senate and House of Representatives and how the ACS will continue to work with leadership.
Topics covered at the 2018 TQIP meeting in Anaheim, CA, are summarized, including TQIP and COT progress reports, pre-event and aftermath training for mass casualty events, and the pediatric perspective on firearm-related violence.
Registration is open for the 2019 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit, March 30–April 2, at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.
The ACS Division of Education and the MacLean Center are offering two fellowships in surgical ethics.
This report summarizes the disciplinary actions taken by the ACS Board of Regents in 2018.
The 12th annual Surgical Simulation Summit will take place March 14–16 in Chicago, IL.
This report summarizes the topics that the College’s delegation addressed at the American Medical Association House of Delegates meeting in November 2018.
ACS chapter meetings, events, and award presentations are summarized.
This report describes the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the American College of Surgeons Professional Association and the College as of October 2018.
The 2019 Nominating Committee of the Board of Governors will select nominees for pending vacancies on the Board of Regents, and the 2019 Nominating Committee of the Fellows will select nominees for Officer-Elect positions.