Archive for July, 2015

Dr. Hoyt

Looking forward – July 2015

Being a Woman Surgeon, a new book featuring the personal experiences of women surgeons of all ages, specialties, and backgrounds is highlighted in this month’s column

What’s next? The future of Medicare physician payment in the post-SGR era

The efforts leading up to the repeal of the sustainable growth rate payment formula are described in this article as are the payment mechanisms available under the Medicare Access and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act, including a new Merit-based Incentive Payment System.

The American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification Program: The first 10 years

The history of the American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification program is summarized in this article, as are current requirements and the future direction of the program, particularly in light of evolving best practices and new standards.

If you see something, do something

The Hartford Consensus III: Implementation of Bleeding Control

The Hartford Consensus III report describes the three levels of responders to intentional mass-casualty or active shooter events with an emphasis on immediate responders, providing guidelines for bleeding control programs and public education.

Dr. Segev

Profiles in surgical research: Dorry L. Segev, MD, PhD, FACS

The latest installment in a series highlighting prominent ACS surgeon-scientists is an interview with Dorry L. Segev, MD, PhD, FACS, a transplant surgeon at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

Clinical Congress 2015

Clinical Congress 2015 Preliminary Program

The Clinical Congress Preliminary Program offers an overview of Panel Sessions, Postgraduate Courses, Named Lectures, Meet-the-Expert Luncheons, and other information related to Clinical Congress 2015, October 4-8, in Chicago, IL.

Quality and Resource Use Reports

The purpose and methodology of Quality and Resource Use Reports are explained in this month’s column.

Dr. Aaland with a patient at a rural hospital in Jamestown

The North Dakota Rural Surgery Support Program: Providing surgical services to communities in need

This column outlines the rationale for starting the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Rural Surgery Support Program, explains how it works, and describes the initial effects of the initiative.

Multimodality treatment considerations in esophageal and gastric cancer: Are we making progress?

This column addresses the efficacy of combining existing approaches with active therapeutic combinations to treat cancers of the stomach and esophagus.

The College standardizes surgical dressings

The history of the standardization of surgical dressings in 1930 and its ongoing effects are summarized in this month’s column.


TST: The right operation, on the right patient, in the right location

This month’s column provides an update of The Targeted Solutions Tool for Safe Surgery.

Hospital discharge status

All smoke, no fire

This month’s column examines the occurrence of smoke inhalation injuries based on information in the 2013 NTDB research dataset.

Letters to the Editor

Correspondence and feedback regarding recent articles published in the Bulletin are featured on this month’s letters page.

Summit attendees take part in a breakout session

2015 Leadership program: Leading with influence and overcoming resistance to change

This article summarizes the leadership portion of the 2015 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC, which focused on leading with influence, chapter success stories, and overcoming resistance to change.

A Fellow’s perspective on the Summit: Why are you here? To lead, to advocate, and to connect

Kathryn A. Hughes, MD, FACS, provides an ACS Fellow’s perspective on the 2015 Leadership & Advocacy Summit.

Retired U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal,

2015 Advocacy program: Attendees learn the power of a unified voice

An overview of the advocacy portion of the 2015 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC, is provided including a summary of key issues presented during meetings with legislators on Capitol Hill.

Dr. Asensio

Members in the news

The newsworthy accomplishments of ACS members are summarized in this news brief.

Study cites ACS NSQIP as exemplary clinical data registry

According to results from a study published recently in the Journal for Healthcare Quality, the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement is one of few exemplary clinical data registries currently in use.

Register now for ACS NSQIP Conference, July 25–28, in Chicago

Online registration is now available for the 2015 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Conference, July 25−28, at the Chicago Hilton, IL.

ACS seeks to fill six vacancies on Commission on Cancer

The American College of Surgeons is seeking six Fellows to fill vacancies on the Commission on Cancer.


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