Presidential Address: Achieving our personal best: Back to the future of the American College of Surgeons(Comments Off)
Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), highlighted the accomplishments and the legacy of Ernest Amory Codman, MD, FACS, in his Presidential Address at the Convocation Ceremony during the 2014 Clinical Congress.
David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, ACS Executive Director provides a detailed summary of the College’s activities and notable accomplishments in 2014.
A bariatric surgery pilot program developed by a Georgia coalition is highlighted as an example of a successful grassroots advocacy initiative at the regional level.
An overview of state legislation, regulation, and judicial rulings from 2014 is provided. Specific issues covered include updates on medical liability reform, trauma and injury prevention, and scope of practice.
Dr. Gamble’s accomplishments are profiled in this article, including his efforts to improve access to hospital care for all people in the Jim Crow South.
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