Tag Archive for ‘Operation Giving Back’

Figure 3. Resource Center

Local and global opportunities for member engagement

This month’s column focuses on the value of joining your local ACS chapter and of participating in Operation Giving Back.

Dr. Zalamea (left) performing a right inguinal hernia repair on a young boy in Victorias, December 8, 2015

International volunteerism: Dr. Zalamea leads collaborative mission in the Philippines

Describes two collaborative international volunteerism programs that provide care to underserved patients in the Philippines.

Operation Giving Back

OGB convenes informational meetings at Clinical Congress 2017

Operation Giving Back, the volunteerism initiative of the ACS, will host two informational meetings at Clinical Congress 2017 in San Diego, CA.

OGB and Archives

Operation Giving Back and the ACS Archives offer opportunities for engagement

This month’s column describes the member engagement opportunities offered through the ACS Operation Giving Back program and the ACS Archives.

South Sudan (Photograph by John Wollerth/Shutterstock.com)

Fellow initiates program to train Future Doctors for South Sudan

Dr. Waxman describes the challenges and benefits of developing a program to train future physicians in South Sudan.

Nominations for 2016 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 29

The ACS, in association with Pfizer, Inc., is accepting nominations through February 29 for the 2016 Surgical Volunteerism Award(s) and the Surgical Humanitarian Award.

Nominations for 2016 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 29

The ACS, in association with Pfizer, Inc., is accepting nominations for the 2016 Surgical Volunteerism Award and Surgical Humanitarian Award.

Nominations for 2016 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 29

The ACS, in association with Pfizer, Inc., is accepting nominations for the 2016 Surgical Volunteerism Award and Surgical Humanitarian Award.

Dr. Turner and her daughters

Looking forward – March 2015

The revitalized ACS Operation Giving Back program, under the direction of new Medical Director Girma Tefera, MD, FACS, is the focus of Dr. Hoyt’s column this month.

Dr. Tefera

Girma Tefera, MD, FACS, joins ACS staff as OGB Medical Director

A profile of Girma Tefera, MD, FACS, the new Medical Director for Operation Giving Back, is the focus of this news brief.

Nominations for 2015 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 27

The ACS, in association with Pfizer, Inc., is accepting nominations for the 2015 Surgical Volunteerism Award and Surgical Humanitarian Award.

Dr. Selim (second from left) with MAFH surgical residents on the fourth floor of the hospital, where the surgery offices and wards are located.

Teaching the teacher: An ethical model for international surgical missions

This article describes the ongoing health care needs of patients in low-resource nations, describes the shortcomings of current efforts to deliver this care and foster surgical education in the developing world, and offers an ethical model for training a sustainable global surgical workforce.

College seeks Medical Director for Operation Giving Back

The ACS has initiated a search for a full-time Medical Director for the Operation Giving Back (OGB) program and is accepting applications for the position through May 30.

2014 Volunteerism and Humanitarian Award nominations due February 28

The ACS, in association with Pfizer, Inc., is accepting nominations for the 2014 Surgical Volunteerism Award and Surgical Humanitarian Award.

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Preoperative telemedicine evaluation of surgical mission patients: Should we use it routinely?

On-site preoperative evaluation of global surgery patients is a complex, time-consuming, and often chaotic process, however, telemedicine may expedite the delivery of lifesaving care. This article describes how the authors reviewed patient information and radiologic studies using store-and-forward telemedicine (SAFT) before embarking on a surgical mission in the Philippines.

Nominations for 2014 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 28

The ACS, in association with Pfizer, Inc., is accepting nominations for the 2014 Surgical Volunteerism Award and Surgical Humanitarian Award.

Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: October 2013

This report details the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the American College of Surgeons Professional Association and of the ACS as of October 2013.

Nominations for 2013 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 22

The ACS, in association with Pfizer, Inc., is accepting nominations for the 2013 Surgical Volunteerism Award and Surgical Humanitarian Award.

Dr. Brady with a patient at La Clinica.

Fellows honored for volunteerism

The Board of Governors’ Committee on Socioeconomic Issues has announced the recipients of the 2012 ACS/Pfizer Surgical Humanitarian Award and Surgical Volunteerism Awards.

Dr. Kaafarani (left) operating in the Central African Republic.

Enhancing American surgical training: Meeting the challenge of a globalizing world

Surgical diseases historically have received less public health attention and less global support than have the conditions other medical specialties treat.1 Over the past decade, however, the surgical specialties have seen exponential growth in both interest and involvement within the global health education community.

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