Archive for February, 2017
The ACS’ role as an international organization that meets the needs of surgeons and patients around the world, particularly in the areas of membership, education, quality programs, and surgical capacity building, is the focus of Dr. Hoyt’s column this month.
A brief history of the Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture and an overview of the latest Jonasson Lecturer—Alexa Canady, MD, FACS, the first African-American woman neurosurgeon in the U.S.—are provided.
Alexa Canady, MD, FACS, describes her career path as the first African-American woman neurosurgeon in the U.S., outlines the benefits of peer support for the success of minority physicians, and highlights the importance of retirement planning to avoid surgeon burnout.
Estell Williams, MD, a surgical resident, describes how Alexa Canady, MD, FACS, affected her decision to pursue a career in surgery.
In his welcoming remarks at the 40th annual meeting of the Association of Veterans Administration Surgeons (AVAS) in April 2016, L. D. Britt, MD, MPH, DSc(Hon), FACS, FCCM, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FWACS(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCS(SA)(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon), Past-President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), expressed concern that surgeons have made little progress in the prevention of adverse […]
Dr. Britt, ACS Past-President, shares his views on the state of patient safety in an interview with Dr. Lipshy.
Guidelines for participating in a global surgery program and a curated list of resources for surgeons interested in pursuing these opportunities are provided.
This article describes a program at Maricopa Medical Center aimed at preparing residents for medical liability litigation and defines lessons learned for developing a program that prepares students for the possibility of being deposed in a liability lawsuit.
A rural surgeon highlights the benefits associated with practicing in a non-urban setting, such as surgeon autonomy and the opportunity to deliver care to people who reside in your community.
A new approach for advanced gastric cancer: Using PET scans as a biomarker of preoperative chemotherapy efficacy
This month’s column describes how new technology may improve outcomes for patients diagnosed with gastric cancer, specifically the use of PET scans as a biomarker of preoperative chemotherapy efficacy.
The scope-of-care requirements for the Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification program, which helps facilities offer a complete range of high-quality services for cardiac patients, is the focus of this month’s column.
The 2016 Annual Pediatric Report of the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB®)—which outlines a variety of issues regarding the current state of care for injured pediatric patients in the U.S. and Canada—is highlighted.
The following comments were received regarding recent articles published in the Bulletin.
Topics covered at the 2016 TQIP meeting in Orlando, FL, are summarized, including practice guidelines for palliative care, the ACS TQIP Collaboratives program, and lessons learned from the Pulse nightclub mass casualty event.
The ongoing revitalization of the Excelsior Surgical Society is described.
Registration is open for the ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit 2017, May 6–9, at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.
This news brief highlights a JACS article which examines how the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers has affected compliance with the post-mastectomy radiation quality measure.
This report summarizes the disciplinary actions taken by the ACS Board of Regents in 2016.
The ACS, in association with Pfizer, Inc., is accepting nominations for the 2017 Surgical Volunteerism Award and the Surgical Humanitarian Award.
ACS chapter meetings, events, and award presentations are summarized.