Archive for May, 2021

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – May 2021

In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt presents an overview of the College’s past experience with matters of race and outlines steps the organization is taking to create a more diverse and inclusive membership.

Social determinants of health and surgery: An overview

Describes the social determinants of health such as economics, environment, education, and access to care and examines these factors within a surgical quality improvement framework.

Discussing the role of surgical trainees with patients: Challenges and opportunities

Identifies the benefits and challenges associated with the surgical trainee’s role in patient care and provides recommendations for discussing trainee involvement with patients.

Well-played: An interview with Dr. Phuong D. Nguyen

Dr. Nguyen—a pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgeon and member of an indie rock band—describes his experience performing at the 2021 virtual presidential inauguration celebration.

Lunch with Norm

Dr. Rich’s ability to connect with and influence colleagues and mentees is described as is his pioneering work in vascular repair.

2020 ACS Governors survey: Peer review: A necessity and a challenge

The results of a survey of the ACS Board of Governors and the ACS Young Fellows Association are summarized, including viewpoints and experiences regarding peer review.

Profiles in ACS leadership: A few questions for Raphael Sun, MD

This profile provides a look into the professional accomplishments and personal interests of Raphael Sun, MD, Chair of the Executive Committee of the Resident and Associate Society of the ACS.

Reducing duration of postoperative prophylactic antibiotics in neonatal surgery

The results of a quality improvement initiative in the intensive care unit at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, focused on reducing inappropriate prophylactic antibiotic use in neonatal patients.

Clinical trial for patients with incidentally discovered T2 or T3 gallbladder cancer: OPT-IN/EA2197

Describes the aim and structure of the OPT-IN trial, which was developed to address the high recurrence rates seen in patients with presumably localized disease after re-resection of incidentally diagnosed gallbladder cancer.

COVID 19: Looking back on the past year’s challenges

The challenges faced by health care professionals during the peak of COVID-19, including rapidly evolving guidelines and patient surges, are summarized.

Trauma nights: Caring for our patients and ourselves

A resident describes her experience during night call at a Level I trauma center and calls for the development of coping strategies for overcoming grief for future generations of trauma surgeons.

Leading the way: American surgery, the ACS, and specialization

Describes the ACS’ role in leading the profession toward surgical specialization in the U.S.


Profiles of 2020 ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars: Part I

Profiles the 2020 ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars.

ACS introduces new funding opportunity for surgeon scientists

The ACS announced a new National Surgeon Scientist Program to provide funding for faculty members with a research focus on cancer-related disease who are within their first five years of appointment.

Don’t miss the 2021 Virtual Leadership & Advocacy Summit this month

Program highlights for the upcoming Leadership & Advocacy Summit 2021 are summarized.

Register for the 2021 ACS Quality and Safety Conference

Registration is open for the 2021 ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL, July 12-16.

Call for nominations for Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award

Nominations for the annual Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award are now being accepted.

Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, February 2021

This report describes the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the ACSPA and the College as of February 2021.


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