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Dr. Meredith

J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, chosen as 2014 Distinguished Service Award recipient(Comments Off)

October 1, 2014

For his contributions to the ACS, trauma care, and the field of surgery, J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, has been selected to receive this year’s Distinguished Service Award during the Convocation ceremonies at the 2014 Clinical Congress in San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Russell

In memoriam: Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS, remembered for his enduring contributions to the ACS

Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS, Executive Director of the ACS from January 2000 to January
2010, died August 4 at his ranch in Philo, CA, at age 73 after a four-year battle with cancer.

Dr. Cioffi (center) with Dr. David Harrington, MD, FACS, Past-Chair of the Rhode Island COT, and Senator Reed.

ACS-supported trauma legislation discussed at press conference

Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) participated in a tour of the trauma division and burn center at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence on August 29, and joined a press conference there with William Cioffi, Jr., MD, FACS, where they discussed recently enacted trauma legislation and trauma bills pending before Congress.

Preserving MICRA and patient access to surgical care in California

The need to preserve MICRA in California is essential to ensure the integrity of caps on noneconomic damages in other states and to ensure ongoing access to the millions of new patients who have health insurance coverage through Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange.

MOC review course offered at Clinical Congress

The ACS 2014 Clinical Congress will feature a Didactic Course titled Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Review: Essentials for Surgical Specialties, which will address fundamentals common across the surgical specialties.

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