Archive for June, 2019
The benefits of attending Clinical Congress 2019 in San Francisco, CA, are identified, including new public safety measures developed by city leaders.
Innovative approaches to medical school education are described, including the three-year model and the integrated curriculum with early clinical exposure.
The results of a survey of ACS Board of Governors are summarized, including surgeon viewpoints and experiences concerning surgeon burnout.
This month’s articles focus on ACS quality and safety programs in metabolic surgery and accreditation of metabolic surgery centers.
The College’s commitment to continuing quality improvement and its ongoing efforts to improve the care of the metabolic and bariatric surgical patient are outlined.
The impact of the ACS and ASMBS efforts to promote patient safety through the development and maintenance of the MBSAQIP is summarized.
The Chicago Committee on Trauma’s suggested guidelines for meeting the challenges of intimate partner violence and firearm-related violence are described.
The ACS CRP will offer sessions at Clinical Congress 2019 on the topics of developing clinical trial and decreasing administrative burden associated with those trials.
Detection and prevention of drug diversion in health care is the focus of this month’s column.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of patients with gunshot wounds to the kidneys in the National Trauma Data Bank®.
The effectiveness of collaborative advocacy-related efforts to develop, launch, and expand the Stop the Bleed® program are summarized.
Basil A. Pruitt, Jr., MD, FACS—a surgeon-scientist and Second Vice-President of the ACS—died March 17 at the age of 88.
An update on resources available for enhancing professional and personal goals is provided.
Researchers report that the addition of adjuvant immunotherapy to chemotherapy is associated with improved survival after curative-intent resection of pancreatic adenocarcinoma.
ACS chapter meetings, events, and award presentations are summarized.
Highlights from the third annual leadership meeting of the Society of Surgical Chairs Women’s Committee are summarized.
Details regarding the May launch of My ACS NewsScope—which uses artificial intelligence to curate e-newsletter content based on the user’s specialty and interests—are summarized.
A total of 18 surgeons will attend the Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management in June at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.