Tag Archive for ‘advocacy’

The autonomy crisis: A call to action for resident advocacy

The autonomy crisis: A call to action for resident advocacy

Describes the surgeon’s role in advocacy-related efforts to enhance autonomy and summarizes regulations affecting medical training, including work-hour and billing restrictions.

Summit attendees engage with Mr. Gunn

2018 Leadership & Advocacy Summit focuses on strategic thinking and key health policy issues

This article summarizes the highlights of the annual Leadership & Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC.

Dr. Stokes goes to Washington

ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit: A resident’s perspective

Lessons learned at the 2018 Leadership & Advocacy Summit are summarized in this resident’s report.

Dateline DC

Dateline: DC—July 2018

This month’s column looks at the ACS’ and the Commission on Cancer’s cancer-related advocacy priorities, including pediatric cancer research, colorectal cancer screening, and quality of life improvement.

Get out the vote: Make a difference on issues of critical concern to surgery

Candidates and incumbents supported by the ACS Professional Association’s political action committee are the focus of this article, which also summarizes the College’s pre-election education resources.

Dr. Christmas

YFA Advocacy and Issues Workgroup Essay Contest: Weather the storm

The following essay is the winner of the YFA Advocacy & Issues Workgroup essay contest. This year’s contest focused on how young surgeons are achieving their personal best working within organized medicine by advocating to state and federal government officials for the safety and well-being of the surgical patient and/or for the surgeon.

YFA Advocacy and Issues Workgroup Essay Contest: Achieving our personal best through advocacy

The following essay is the winner of the YFA Advocacy & Issues Workgroup essay contest, which was on the topic of how they are achieving their personal best as a young surgeon working within organized medicine by advocating to state and federal government officials for the safety and well-being of the surgical patient and/or for the surgeon.

Expired and expiring ACA provisions

This month’s column summarizes provisions in the Affordable Care Act that have expired or are set to expire in the near future and offers guidelines for surgeons to advocate for extending key programs.

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