Archive for July, 2021

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – July 2021

Describes the development of the Optimal Resources for Surgery Residency Training manual, scheduled for be released later this year, which seeks to create a common vision of the goals of surgical training and clarify and improve the training process though enhanced stakeholder engagement.

Empowering patients through education: ACS launches Your Breast Cancer Surgery Program

The goals of the ACS Your Breast Cancer Surgery Program are summarized as are the measures for defining this patient education program’s success.

Opportunities for global volunteerism: How two practices in Michigan make it work

Outlines how two practice groups support their partners’ international humanitarian service efforts and identifies the benefits and barriers associated with private practice surgeons engaged in overseas missions.

Expressing value in health care

Describes the role of value-based health care in providing results that align with patients’ goals and expectations and summarizes strategies for expressing value in a more meaningful way to different types of stakeholders.


Facts about PACs: The role of political programs and the importance of engagement

This article addresses frequently asked questions about PACs, including the origin and purpose of PAC categories, and describes the ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC governance and disbursements.

Clinical Congress 2021 Preliminary Program

The Preliminary Program highlights sessions at the ACS virtual Clinical Congress 2021 meeting in October.

Profiles in ACS leadership: A few questions for John H. Stewart IV, MD, MBA, FACS

This profile provides a at the professional accomplishments and personal interests of John H. Stewart IV, MD, MBA, FACS, Chair of the ACS Advisory Council Chairs.

Surgical oncology for the general surgeon

The latest advances in tumor biology as they pertain to the surgical care of cancer patients are summarized.

Joint Commission launches new advanced certification program in spine surgery

Outlines the new Advanced Certification for Spine Surgery, which is intended to improve the quality of care for spine surgery patients.

Presidential illness, privacy, and a surgeon’s character: Some artifacts

Letter opener presented to Dr. Ravdin in 1950 by Penn Medical School’s Agnew Surgical Society

Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS, named next Executive Director of the ACS

Dr. Turner will begin her new role as Executive Director-Elect on October 1, 2021, and she will formally assume the role of Executive Director on January 1, 2022.

Surgeon and reproductive scientist Patricia Kilroy Donahoe, MD, FACS, receives 2021 Jacobson Innovation Award

Dr. Donahoe received the ACS 2021 Jacobson Innovation Award in June for her outstanding work in the areas of reproductive developmental biology and oncology.

Record number of surgeons participate in virtual 2021 Leadership & Advocacy Summit

This article summarizes the highlights of the virtual 2021 Leadership & Advocacy Summit.


Tele-Education Assisted Mentorship in Surgery: Inaugural international ACS-sponsored course on oncoplastic breast surgery

The ACS hosted the first TEAMS course developed for general and breast surgeons to learn oncoplastic surgical techniques.


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