ACS seeks to fill eight vacancies on Commission on Cancer

CoC member criteria

  • May not be a former CoC member who represented the ACS
  • Full ACS Fellowship status
  • Staff appointment at a CoC-accredited cancer program and a participant in cancer program activities
  • Serve as an effective State Chair or Cancer Liaison Physician
  • Knowledge of the CoC’s goals and initiatives
  • Represent a surgical specialty, geographic area, or diverse group not currently represented on the CoC
  • Interest in contributing to and enhancing CoC programs and committee work
  • Ability to serve on at least one CoC committee
  • Attend and participate in at least two in-person meetings annually
  • Attend and participate in committee conference calls

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is seeking eight Fellows to fill vacancies on the Commission on Cancer (CoC). The initial term of appointment is three years with eligibility for re-election to a second term. Members may hold office or serve as vice-chair of a committee or subcommittee during their second term. New members will be recommended by the Nominating Committee, selected in October by the Executive Committee, and then brought before the full CoC membership for approval at the CoC’s Annual Meeting. The ACS Board of Regents will confirm the final list of new members, and the CoC will announce the new members in late October.

Surgeons who meet the criteria and are interested in becoming a member of the CoC should contact cocapplication@facs.org to receive an application. The completed application, curriculum vitae, and any letters of recommendation must be received at the same address by Friday, August 19.

CoC member criteria appear at right. For more information, contact cocapplication@facs.org.

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