Archive for February, 2019

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – February 2019

In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt underscores the College’s commitment to firearm injury prevention and safety and outlines the findings from a recent survey that assessed members’ experience with and attitudes toward firearm ownership.

Funding Global Outreach

Legal and financial models for public-private partnerships: Making global outreach more feasible

Public-private partnerships options to fund global outreach are described as are alternative forms of investing, such as impact investing and social impact bonds.

Metabolic Surgery Symposium

Collected papers of the ACS Metabolic Surgery Symposium Part III

This month’s articles focus on advances in metabolic and bariatric surgery and insulin as an outmoded therapy for type 2 diabetes.

Metabolic Surgery Symposium

Bariatric metabolic surgery: Advances continue

This article reviews the range of metabolic procedures being performed and the long-term outcomes of each and highlights the safety profile of these procedures since the establishment of large data registries and accreditation programs.

Metabolic Surgery Symposium

Insulin: The wrong therapy for type 2 diabetes Lessons learned from a half century of metabolic surgery

The benefits of metabolic surgery versus  insulin therapy for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus are identified.

RAS-ACS Essay Contest: Balance on a very thin wire

RAS-ACS Essay Contest: Balance on a very thin wire

Joshua J. Goldman, MD, 2018 RAS Communications Committee essay winner, describes an incident when his commitment to being a surgeon conflicted with his personal wellness.

Figure 1. Proportion of the U.S. Population Age 55 or Greater over Time

Thyroid cancer mortality in an aging population

To determine the impact of age on thyroid cancer mortality, researchers investigated trends in outcomes from these cases in the National Cancer Database.

Figure 1. PRODIGE 7 trial design

Cytoreduction with or without HIPEC: Where do we go from here?

Summarizes the results of the PRODIGE 7 trial, which compared the addition of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy with contemporary perioperative systemic chemotherapy and cytoreduction.

The Joint Commission

Study on value of accreditation falls flat on methodology, patient focus

This month’s column examines the methodology of a recently released study on the value of health care accreditation.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

The following comments were received regarding recent articles published in the Bulletin.

Dateline DC

Dateline: DC—Government shutdown ends, Congress begins work on health care priorities

This month’s column highlights new committee member assignments in the Senate and House of Representatives and how the ACS will continue to work with leadership.


TQIP annual meeting promotes strategies for improving trauma outcomes

Topics covered at the 2018 TQIP meeting in Anaheim, CA, are summarized, including TQIP and COT progress reports, pre-event and aftermath training for mass casualty events, and the pediatric perspective on firearm-related violence.

Leadership & Advocacy Summit 2019

Participate in the 2019 Leadership & Advocacy Summit

Registration is open for the 2019 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit, March 30–April 2, at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.

ACS News

ACS and MacLean Center offer fellowships in surgical ethics

The ACS Division of Education and the MacLean Center are offering two fellowships in surgical ethics.

ACS News

Disciplinary actions taken in 2018

This report summarizes the disciplinary actions taken by the ACS Board of Regents in 2018.

ACS News

Register now to participate in the 2019 annual ACS Surgical Simulation Summit

The 12th annual Surgical Simulation Summit will take place March 14–16 in Chicago, IL.

ACS News

AMA Interim House of Delegates advances health care policy

This report summarizes the topics that the College’s delegation addressed at the American Medical Association House of Delegates meeting in November 2018.

Brazil Chapter

Chapter news

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

ACS News

Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, October 2018

This report describes the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the American College of Surgeons Professional Association and the College as of October 2018.

ACS News

Call for nominations for ACS Officers-Elect and ACS Board of Regents

The 2019 Nominating Committee of the Board of Governors will select nominees for pending vacancies on the Board of Regents, and the 2019 Nominating Committee of the Fellows will select nominees for Officer-Elect positions.


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