2018

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Bulletin January 2018January 2018

Volume 103, Issue 1

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  • Reimbursement changes in 2018
    • The 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule: An overview of provisions that will affect surgical practice
    • 2018 CPT coding changes
  • The 2017 RAS-ACS annual Communications Committee essay contest: An introduction
  • First-place essay: Gravitas
  • Highlights of Clinical Congress 2017
  • ACS Officers, Regents, and Board of Governors’ Executive Committee

 

Bulletin February 2018February 2018

Volume 103, Issue 2

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  • Lessons learned from 2017 Atlantic hurricane season are summarized
  • The 2017 Olga M. Jonasson Lecture, delivered by Kathryn D. Anderson is presented
  • Efforts to improve cancer resection specimens are described
  • Outlines the origins and evolution of the scalpel
  • 2017 ACS state legislative priorities are explored

 

Bulletin March 2018March 2018

Volume 103, Issue 3

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  • A collection of features explores the legacy and future of ATLS
  • The second year of QPP, including noteworthy changes regarding nonparticipation, is discussed
  • Lessons learned from the Las Vegas mass shooting are described
  • New ACS CQGS course looks at best practices in geriatric surgical care

 

Bulletin April 2018April 2018

Volume 103, Issue 4

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  • Guidelines for achieving excellence in surgery are described
  • The role of the surgeon leader is defined
  • Trauma system started by a surgeon saves his life
  • Henri Ford, MD, FACS, is profiled
  • ACS Foundation provides annual update

 

Bulletin May 2018May 2018

Volume 103, Issue 5

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  • Models for improving global surgical and obstetrical care are described
  • Programs enhancing access surgical care in the Asia Pacific are identified
  • WFSA leaders describe plan for WHA 68.15 implementation
  • Royal Colleges of U.K. and Ireland collaborate to address global surgical disparities
  • COSECSA’s plans to address surgical shortages in Africa are explored
  • WACS’s goals of alleviating surgical workforce shortages are reported
  • The five WHA 68.15 areas of focus aimed at providing adequate global surgical and anesthesia care are highlighted
  • Mid-session state legislative activities are summarized

 

Bulletin June 2018June 2018

Volume 103, Issue 6

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  • A model of military-civilian training is described
  • Content updates for ATLS 10th edition are identified
  • Board of Governors Survey describes ergonomic injuries and prevention strategies
  • PIH/ZL’s efforts to enhance surgical services in central Haiti are summarized
  • ACS trauma legislative priorities are highlighted

 

Bulletin July 2018July 2018

Volume 103, Issue 7

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  • The evolution of TTP to Mastery of General Surgery Program is described
  • Graduates of the ACS Clinical Scholars are profiled
  • Summarizes history and current status of U.S. firearm policy
  • Identifies the link between communication proficiency and moral distress
  • Board of Governors Survey outlines the increasing role of APPs
  • Preliminary Program highlights sessions at Clinical Congress 2018

 

Bulletin August 2018August 2018

Volume 103, Issue 8

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  • An introduction to the theme from the RAS Chair
  • A call to action for resident advocacy
  • Communicating with patients regarding trainee involvement in surgical care
  • The role of physician extenders
  • Surgical resident autonomy and contemporary trainees
  • Paradigms to facilitate autonomy in resident education
  • Perceptions of resident operative autonomy

 

Bulletin September 2018September 2018

Volume 103, Issue 9

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  • The increasing presence of women in ACS leadership roles is described
  • A model for treating pediatric burn patients from LMICs it outlined
  • EHR usability challenges are summarized and a call to share experiences is issued
  • An opioids legislative report is provided
  • Recent ACS advocacy/grassroots activities are summarized

 

Bulletin October 2018October 2018

Volume 103, Issue 10

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  • An update on the IPV task force is provided
  • The link between firearms access and IPV is described
  • Surgeon-scientist Dr. John Alverdy is profiled
  • The ethical conflict between patient rights and institutional policy is explored
  • 2018 state Lobby Days events are summarized

 

Bulletin November 2018November 2018

Volume 103, Issue 11

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  • ACS leaders visit Israel
  • Locum tenens surgeons enhance access to quality care
  • Contributing factors to drug shortages are explored
  • 2018 Stop the Bleed advocacy initiatives are summarized
  • RAS-ACS Symposium essays consider the role of physician extenders
  • The legacy of Carrico Champions is highlighted

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