Tag Archive for ‘surgical volunteerism’

Dr. Cropsey (seated) with his wife, Shirley, at KKMCH in 2002. Shirley became a nurse anesthesiologist after her and Dr. Cropsey’s four children, who were raised in Togo, went to college.

Surgeons honored for volunteerism and humanitarianism

The Board of Governors’ Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards Workgroup has announced  the recipients of the 2017 ACS/Pfizer Surgical Humanitarian Award and Surgical Volunteerism Awards.

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.

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Domestic volunteerism: Dr. Freiwald brings surgical care to uninsured patients in San Diego

Dr. Friewald, recipient of the 2016 Domestic Surgical Volunteerism Award, describes her work with Project Access San Diego, an organization focused on improving community health and support for physicians through engaged volunteerism.

Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards

Nominations for 2017 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 28

The ACS, in association with Pfizer, Inc., is accepting nominations for the 2017 Surgical Volunteerism Award and the Surgical Humanitarian Award.

Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards

Nominations for 2017 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 28

The ACS, in association with Pfizer, Inc., is accepting nominations for the 2017 Surgical Volunteerism Award and Surgical Humanitarian Award.

Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards

Nominations for 2017 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 28

The ACS, in association with Pfizer, Inc., is accepting nominations for the 2017 Surgical Volunteerism Award and Surgical Humanitarian Award.

Map of Kurdistan

Two decades of humanitarian surgical outreach and capacity building in Kurdistan

This article describes the health care issues that affected the people of Kurdistan after decades of Iraqi dictatorship and the role ACS Fellows played in developing a sustainable health care system in this region.

Dr. Emil and the Africa Mercy

Dispatches from the Africa Mercy: A ship of hope and healing

Dr. Emil describes his pediatric surgery mission aboard the Africa Mercy.

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.

Dr. Stewart (center) with leaders of a Mundari cattle camp in Terekeka, South Sudan

Fellows honored for volunteerism and humanitarianism

The Board of Governors’ Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards Workgroup has announced the recipients of the 2016 ACS/Pfizer Surgical Humanitarian Award and Surgical Volunteerism Awards.

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.

Dr. Miller (left) works with an Operation Mend patient to plan his upcoming surgery

Dr. Timothy Miller: A career in service to military, patients, veterans

Timothy A. Miller, MD, FACS, former chief, division of plastic surgery, University of California-Los Angeles, and co-founder of Operation Mend—a program that provides reconstructive surgery to severely wounded veterans of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq—is the subject of this profile.

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. Briggs (right) at the ATLS Course for the Rwanda Surgical Society/Massachusetts General Hospital International Trauma and Disaster Institute, Kigali, Rwanda, 2011.

Fellows honored for volunteerism

The Board of Governors’ Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards Workgroup has announced the recipients of the 2015 ACS/Pfizer Surgical Humanitarian Award and Surgical Volunteerism Awards.

Register for Global Humanitarian Surgery Course, February 7–8

The third annual International Humanitarian Aid Skills Course, February 7–8, will review common conditions encountered in resource-limited environments.

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.

Submit 2015 ACS Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Award nominations, January 1–February 28

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

Dr. Price

Past recipients of the ACS/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards: Where are they now?

Since 2003, 38 individuals have received the ACS/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards, and this article provides updates on a few past recipients and their recent accomplishments.

Emergency room entrance to Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Surgical training abroad: It’s not about the cases

The challenges of surgical training abroad are addressed in this article as is the collaboration between Stanford University and the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences, which may serve as a model for other surgical training programs around the world.

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