Archive for October, 2016

Dr. McGrath

Mary H. McGrath, MD, MPH, FACS, to be honored with Distinguished Philanthropist Award

Mary H. McGrath, MD, MPH, FACS, will receive the 2016 Distinguished Philanthropist Award from the ACS Foundation Board of Directors at Clinical Congress 2016, in Washington, DC.

Dr. Ko

ACS NSQIP National Conference inspires participants to innovate to make a difference

More than 1,500 individuals who work in hospital quality improvement programs participated in the ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program 2016 Annual Conference, July 16–19, in San Diego, CA.

Ethics Committee Town Hall on industry representatives in the OR highlights issues outlined in ACS statement

This news brief summarizes the Clinical Congress 2015 Town Hall meeting, which addressed the role of industry representatives in patient care, including in the operating room.

Dr. Ajit Sachdeva takes helm of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education

Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Director of the ACS Division of Education, was installed earlier this year as president of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education.

National Medical Association honors Dr. Turner with Service Award

The 2016 National Medical Association Council on Concerns of Women Physicians Service Award was given to Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS, Director of the ACS Division of Member Services, earlier this year.


TQIP now in all 50 states and Washington, DC

The ACS TQIP reached a key milestone August 2 with the addition of a new Level III site, which means the program is now in all 50 states and Washington, DC.

Associate Fellows: Apply now for ACS Fellowship

The qualifications for ACS Fellowship and the steps necessary to apply are described in this news brief.

ACS joins effort to increase colorectal screening rates to 80 percent by 2018

The goals of the “80% by 2018” campaign to reduce colorectal cancer are highlighted.

Apply now for 2017 ACS-UW Surgical Education Research Fellowship

A new fellowship intended for surgery residents who have completed a portion of postgraduate training can receive leadership skills education.


Coming in November in JACS, and online now: Development and Evaluation of the American College of Surgeons NSQIP Pediatric Surgical Risk Calculator

This news brief highlights a JACS article on the development and evaluation of the ACS NSQIP Pediatric Surgical Risk Calculator.

National Surgical Patient Safety Summit participants stress teamwork, communication, and standards

The National Surgical Patient Safety Summit drew more than 100 representatives of medical professional associations, insurers, health care systems, payors, and government agencies when it convened August 4−5 in Rosemont, IL.

Chapter news

ACS chapter meetings, events, and award presentations are summarized.


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