Register now for 2014 Rural Surgery Symposium, May 9–10, in Chicago

The 2014 Rural Surgery Symposium, titled Advocacy, Economics, and Patient Care, will take place at American College of Surgeons (ACS) headquarters in Chicago, IL, May 9–10. Register online for this limited-space meeting. The symposium will address issues that affect rural surgery, trends in rural surgery practice, and ACS resources for rural surgeons. Tyler G. Hughes, MD, FACS, an ACS Governor and Chair of the ACS Advisory Council for Rural Surgery, McPherson, KS; and David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, a Member of the Advisory Council for Rural Surgery, Cooperstown, NY, are the Symposium Directors.

Symposium participants will gain an understanding of national and local influences on surgical care in rural America as well as how changes in surgical education may affect future rural surgical care. Participants will also attend sessions examining the influences of health care reform on surgical care in rural America and staffing needs in rural health care.

Symposium topics are listed in below. To register for the Rural Surgery Symposium, visit the ACS website.

Symposium topics

  • Rural Health Care Systems—Surgical Perspective
  • Benign Liver Lesions—Practical Surgical Management
  • Rural Cancer Care
  • The Economic Impact of a General Surgeon to a Rural Community
  • Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, Stark Law, Critical Access Hospitals—What You Need to Know
  • Unusual Cases from the Frontier—“Stump the Chumps”—Symposium participants should bring a case study to share for a panel discussion

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