Archive for June, 2015

Dr. Hoyt

Looking forward – June 2015

A new manual, Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery, provides evidence-based standards for various cancer procedures and is described in this month’s column.

Global Surgery 2030

Global Surgery 2030: An introduction

A preview of the Executive Summary of The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery report on global health care disparities is provided.

Global Surgery 2030: Evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development: Executive Summary of The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Report

The five key messages of the The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery are outlined in this Executive Summary, including recommendations for improving access to safe, affordable surgical and anesthesia care.

Drs. Russell

The Distinguished Philanthropist Award: Celebrating a legacy of exceptional giving

Past recipients of the ACS’ Distinguished Philanthropist Award—which recognizes a record of service to the College and the ACS Foundation—are highlighted in this month’s cover story.

Brandeis University Heller Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management provides an education on the business side of surgery

Graduates of the Heller Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management describe how the course influenced their role as surgeon leaders.

Surgeons uncover the keys to life by performing classical music

Surgeons who are also classical musicians are profiled in this article.

The transition to ICD-10 before October 1 compliance deadline

This month’s column summarizes changes reflected in the new code sets and highlights resources available to aid in the transition.

Big data and GME: Expanding the scope of patient safety and QI training

This month’s column explores big data as it relates to enhancing graduate medical education, specifically how studying this information increases residents’ sense of ownership over the development of quality improvement initiatives.


New manual for cancer surgery issued: Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery

Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery, developed by the ACS Clinical Research Program Cancer Care Standards Development Committee, provides evidence-based guidelines for oncologic resections.

Omnibus per artem fidemque prodesse

The Surgeon Specific Registry and the ACS Member Profile enhance your practice

The first installment of the new “Your ACS benefits” column highlights two ACS member databases: the Surgeon Specific Registry and the ACS Member Profile.

A new direction for “A look at The Joint Commission”

Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), reveals his goals—including expanded topics addressing surgeon fatigue and enhanced patient postoperative recovery—for this column over the next year.

Hospital Discharge Status

Hit the road, jacked—road rash injuries

This month’s column examines the occurrence of motorcycle-related road rash injuries in the NTDB research dataset for 2013.

ACS declares victory with passage of law repealing the SGR

This news brief highlights passage of the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015, which provides necessary Medicare reforms and repeals the sustainable growth rate payment formula.

Hartford Consensus III focuses on empowering the public to serve as first responders

A preview of the Hartford Consensus III report, which focuses on educating the public on what they can do to help victims in mass-casualty situations.

Dr. MacLean

In memoriam: Dr. Lloyd MacLean, ACS Past-President and “The Chief” at McGill

Lloyd Douglas MacLean, MD, PhD, FACS, FRSC, an ACS Past-President, is remembered.

Build Community

News from the ACS Communities

The ACS Diversity Community—part of an online platform for members of the College with shared interests—is the focus of a new Bulletin column that will feature updates from ACS Community editors

Brigadier General John E. Hutton, Jr., MD, FACS,

Dr. John E. Hutton, Jr., physician to President Reagan, buried April 1

Retired Brigadier General John E. Hutton, Jr., MD, FACS, was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery April 1.


Print or digital Bulletin? The choice is yours

Members now have the opportunity to read a digital version of the Bulletin and opt out of receiving a print version of the publication.

Dr. Turner

Dr. Turner is first woman SBAS president-elect

Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS, Director, ACS Division of Member Services, was elected the first woman president-elect of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons.

Commission on Cancer to hold two educational programs in June

The ACS Commission on Cancer will sponsor two educational programs on June 17—one session will focus on using registry data for clinical decision making, and the other will provide information for developing a cancer program.


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