Archive for June, 2019

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – June 2019

The benefits of attending Clinical Congress 2019 in San Francisco, CA, are identified, including new public safety measures developed by city leaders.

New pathways for medical student education address concerns of both students and educators

New pathways for medical student education address concerns of both students and educators

Innovative approaches to medical school education are described, including the three-year model and the integrated curriculum with early clinical exposure.

ACS Governors Survey

2018 ACS Governors Survey: Burnout—a growing challenge

The results of a survey of ACS Board of Governors are summarized, including surgeon viewpoints and experiences concerning surgeon burnout.

Metabolic Surgery Symposium

Collected papers of the ACS Metabolic Surgery Symposium: Part VII

This month’s articles focus on ACS quality and safety programs in metabolic surgery and accreditation of metabolic surgery centers.

Metabolic Surgery Symposium

American College of Surgeons quality and safety programs in metabolic surgery

The College’s commitment to continuing quality improvement and its ongoing efforts to improve the care of the metabolic and bariatric surgical patient are outlined.

Metabolic Surgery Symposium

The American College of Surgeons and accreditation of metabolic surgery

The impact of the ACS and ASMBS efforts to promote patient safety through the development and maintenance of the MBSAQIP is summarized.

surgeons in caps in the OR

Chicago Committee on Trauma responds to intimate partner shootings

The Chicago Committee on Trauma’s suggested guidelines for meeting the challenges of intimate partner violence and firearm-related violence are described.


Opportunities at Clinical Congress 2019 to increase surgeon participation in clinical research

The ACS CRP will offer sessions at Clinical Congress 2019 on the topics of developing clinical trial and decreasing administrative burden associated with those trials.

The Joint Commission

Joint Commission focuses on strategies to detect, prevent drug diversion

Detection and prevention of drug diversion in health care is the focus of this month’s column.

Figure 1. Hospital Discharge Status

Bullet to the bean: Renal gunshot wounds

This month’s column examines the occurrence of patients with gunshot wounds to the kidneys in the National Trauma Data Bank®.

Dateline DC

Dateline DC—Stop the Bleed demonstrates how advocacy has the power to effect change

The effectiveness of collaborative advocacy-related efforts to develop, launch, and expand the Stop the Bleed® program are summarized.

Dr. Pruitt

Dr. Pruitt remembered as a leader in burns, trauma, critical care

Basil A. Pruitt, Jr., MD, FACS—a surgeon-scientist and Second Vice-President of the ACS—died March 17 at the age of 88.

ACS seal

Unlock savings on products and services through the ACS

An update on resources available for enhancing professional and personal goals is provided.

Coming next month in JACS and online now

Researchers report that the addition of adjuvant immunotherapy to chemotherapy is associated with improved survival after curative-intent resection of pancreatic adenocarcinoma.

Florida Chapter (FCACS): Chapter Council members at the FCACS Annual Meeting, March 22–23, Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Studios, Orlando. More than 130 participants learned about navigating challenges in surgery, including community cancer care, technology, and strategic advocacy. The program featured record-setting abstract and case competition submissions, as well as Surgical Jeopardy and Surgical Olympics.

Chapter news

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

SSC Women’s Committee lunch, with the UTSW Medical Center department of surgery women faculty and residents. SSC members include, from left (all MD, FACS): Seated, front row: Omaida C. Velazquez; Anne C. Mosenthal; Barbara L. Bass; Leigh A. Neumayer; Sandra L. Wong; Sharmila Dissanaike; and Nita Ahuja. Standing (all MD, FACS): Patricia L. Roberts (second from left); Dr. Killackey (back row, near center, in pink shirt); Margaret Dunn (middle row, center, in red top); Melina R. Kibbe (third from right); and Janet Tuttle-Newhall (far right).

SSC Women’s Committee hosts third annual leadership event

Highlights from the third annual leadership meeting of the Society of Surgical Chairs Women’s Committee are summarized.

Check your inbox twice a week for My ACS NewsScope

Details regarding the May launch of My ACS NewsScope—which uses artificial intelligence to curate e-newsletter content based on the user’s specialty and interests—are summarized.

Dr. Sohn

Health Policy Scholars for 2019 announced

A total of 18 surgeons will attend the Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management in June at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.


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