Letter from the Editor

ACS special publications

This year has been one of unprecedented change in most of our lifetimes as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and the outcry against systemic racism. The monthly Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) went on pause for three months so we could devote resources to publishing Bulletin: ACS COVID-19 Updates as the pandemic spread rapidly across the nation. After 15 issues of the newsletter and as the curve began to flatten in early hot spots, we switched to a weekly format focused not only on COVID-19-related developments, but also other ACS business and activities in a weekly newsletter called Bulletin Brief, which you should receive every Tuesday and replaces ACS NewsScope. The new Bulletin Advocacy Brief e-newsletter will be released every other Thursday.

With this issue of the magazine, we resume a more regular publication schedule for the traditional Bulletin. One more issue of the Bulletin will be published this year in October. The Bulletin will resume monthly publication in January 2020.

Throughout all the upheaval and uncertainty, we hope that the Bulletin in its various forms has continued to serve as a trusted and valued resource for all members of the College. As always, please provide any comments or suggestions on how we can best serve you at bulletin@facs.org.

Thank you for your continued efforts “to serve all with skill and fidelity” and for your continued support of the Bulletin.

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