Archive for September, 2017
Dr. Hoyt’s column highlights the Scientific Program of Clinical Congress 2017, as well as other educational and member engagement opportunities offered during the annual meeting.
ACS advocacy-related activities for the first half of 2017 are described, and updates on the CoC and Stop the Bleed initiatives are provided.
Describes how a bill becomes a law, the four congressional committees that have jurisdiction over most health care legislation, and how ACS DAHP tracks relevant legislation.
ACS Chapter Lobby Days Program: Surgeons work the halls of state capitols to advocate for the profession
The advocacy-related activities of several ACS chapters this year—many supported by the ACS Chapter Lobby Day Grant program—are summarized.
The link between LCoGS indicator 2 and acute care surgery education and training are outlined as is acute care surgery’s role in responding to World Health Assembly resolution 68.15.
Describes two collaborative international volunteerism programs that provide care to underserved patients in the Philippines.
The Global Tracheostomy Collaborative’s mission is highlighted as are the five key drivers of tracheostomy care improvement.
Summarizes the purpose of Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and the ACS-Brandeis Advanced (A-APM) proposal.
Summarizes the challenges and benefits of launching a preoperative smoking cessation program.
The Surgicon Project and its global surgical training methodology are examined.
A summary of five ACS CRP Clinical Congress 2017 sessions is provided.
President Cleveland’s secret operation performed aboard a friend’s private yacht is the focus of this month’s column.
Details regarding The Joint Commission’s four new performance measures for advanced certification in total hip and knee replacement are provided.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of injured patients with a diagnosis of HIV in the National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB®) research dataset.
Richard J. Finley, MD, FACS, FRCSC, a general thoracic surgeon, has been selected to receive this year’s Distinguished Service Award, the College’s highest honor.
The Board of Governors’ Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards Workgroup has announced the recipients of the 2017 ACS/Pfizer Surgical Humanitarian Award and Surgical Volunteerism Awards.
The Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety manual, which introduces key concepts in quality, safety, and reliability, is intended for surgeon leaders seeking to improve patient care.
The Annual Business Meeting of Members of the ACS will take place at Clinical Congress 2017 on Wednesday, October 25, at the San Diego Convention Center, CA.
Jo Buyske, MD, FACS, has been elected as the next executive director of the American Board of Surgery.
Operation Giving Back, the volunteerism initiative of the ACS, will host two informational meetings at Clinical Congress 2017 in San Diego, CA.