Archive for September, 2016
Dr. Hoyt’s column highlights the Scientific Program of the Clinical Congress 2016, as well as other key educational and networking opportunities offered during the annual surgical meeting.
This article describes the development and deployment of an ACS Needs Based Assessment of Trauma Systems tool, which measures the trauma needs of various regions across the U.S.
An ACS lobbyist’s experiences at the R. Adams Crowley Shock Trauma Center highlight the importance of a trauma-focused message on Capitol Hill.
The recently revised ACS Statements on Principles, which describe the surgeon’s responsibilities in providing operative care, are reprinted in their entirety.
Dr. Emil describes his pediatric surgery mission aboard the Africa Mercy.
Dr. Waxman describes the challenges and benefits of developing a program to train future physicians in South Sudan.
The following statement on general helmet usage was developed by the ACS Committee on Trauma through its Subcommittee on Injury Prevention and Control and was approved by the Board of Regents at its June 2016 meeting.
The need for products that help acute and chronic wounds to heal without causing undue harm to healing tissue is the focus of this month’s column.
This month’s column underscores the importance of clinical trial participation, in particular surgeons who have a demonstrated capability and knowledge in conducting research-related operations.
The legacy and achievements of Asa Yancey, MD, FACS, are the focus of this month’s column.
This month’s column describes The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare’s Oro 2.0 High Reliability Organizational Assessment application, which can help organization achieve better outcomes.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of highway shootings in the NTDB research dataset for 2014.
Frank G. Opelka, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Quality and Health Policy, ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy, Washington, DC, has been selected to receive the 2016 Distinguished Service Award.
In accordance with Article I, Section 6, of the Bylaws, the Annual Business Meeting of Members of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is called for 4:15 pm the afternoon of Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. This session constitutes the Annual Business Meeting of Members, at which […]
The Board of Governors’ Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards Workgroup has announced the recipients of the 2016 ACS/Pfizer Surgical Humanitarian Award and Surgical Volunteerism Awards.
This report summarizes the topics addressed by the College’s delegation at the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates meeting in June.
Dr. Pories’ cartoon compendium, Is There a Surgeon in the House?, is available for $12.95 plus shipping and handling on amazon.com.
The seventh annual Trauma Quality Improvement Program Scientific Meeting and Training will take place November 5–7, in Orlando, FL.
This news brief highlights a JACS article on the topic of solid organ transplant outcomes and insurance type.
A survey of published studies suggests patients who have weight loss operations at non-accredited U.S. bariatric surgery facilities are up to 1.4 times more likely to experience serious postoperative complications and more than twice as likely to die after the procedure.