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Dr. Brown performing cataract surgery, Zimbabwe, 1989.

Fellows honored for volunteerism(Comments Off)

September 1, 2014

The Board of Governors’ Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards Workgroup has announced the recipients of the 2014 American College of Surgeons (ACS)/Pfizer Surgical Humanitarian Award and Surgical Volunteerism Awards.

Official notice: Annual Business Meeting of Members, American College of Surgeons

The Annual Business Meeting of members of the ACS will take place at the 2014 Clinical Congress on Wednesday, October 29, at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Codman

Headstone honoring Ernest A. Codman, MD, FACS, placed at Mount Auburn Cemetery

Leaders of the American College of Surgeons and several other medical organizations gathered July 22 to place a memorial headstone at the previously unmarked interment site of Ernest Amory Codman, MD, FACS.

Surgeons influence AMA policy

The annual meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates took place June 7–11 in Chicago, IL. More than 800 delegates as well as alternate delegates converged on the Windy City to consider and adopt policy for the AMA.

Participating at the Iowa forum (from left): Philip R. Caropreso, MD, FACS, general surgeon, clinical professor of surgery, UICCM; Dr. Scott-Conner; Richard A. Sidwell, MD, FACS, Committee on Trauma State Provincial Chair, and Past-President, Iowa Chapter; Dr. Hoyt; Keith J. Mueller, PhD, Gerhard Hartman Professor and Chair, department of health management and policy, UI College of Public Health; Jennifer Vermeer, MPA, former Medicaid Director, Iowa Medicaid Enterprise; Timothy A. Breon, MD, FACS, general surgeon, Mahaska Health Partnership; Dr. Weigel; and K. John Hartman, MD, FACS, President, Iowa Chapter.

ACS, Iowa health care leaders at IQ Forum focus on rural surgery

The College hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Iowa, June 27, in Des Moines—the 19th stop in a series of national discussions on how quality improvement efforts enhance surgical patient safety and reduce costs.


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