Archive for September, 2021
Dr. Hoyt provides an update on ACS diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism initiatives including a virtual summit that convened the House of Surgery in June to discuss the provision of equitable and value-based care, the work of the Board of Governors Diversity Pillar, and the hiring of the new ACS Director of Diversity
Climate change’s role in expanding existing racial and economic disparities in health care are described as is the surgeon’s role in leading sustainability efforts in the operating room.
Strategies for managing the COVID-19 pandemic response, such as increasing energy and resource efficiency, could inform the surgeon’s role in climate change mitigation.
This article describes how some trailblazing surgeons were inspired to pursue the surgical profession and highlights the multiple personal and professional factors that may influence a career in surgery.
Summarizes the differences between passive and active advocacy and identifies the importance of strategic planning for developing policy solutions.
Profiles in ACS leadership: A few questions for Steven D. Wexner, MD, FACS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd, FRCSI(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon)
This profile provides a look into the professional accomplishments and personal interests of Steven D. Wexner, MD, FACS, Vice-Chair, ACS Board of Regents, and Director, Digestive Disease Center, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston.
Summarizes the findings of recent studies examining the role of radiation therapy in the treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma in the contemporary neoadjuvant setting.
Note: Psychotherapy notes are excluded from the definition of EHI for purposes of the information-blocking regulations.
The notable achievements of the recipients of the 2020 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards are highlighted.
Franklin H. Martin’s, MD, FACS, work as a brickmaker during his formative years enhanced his stamina, focus, and teamwork skills, which he demonstrated later in his foundational work in surgery.
Dr. Britt, Past-President of the ACS, will receive the ACS Lifetime Achievement Award at Convocation, during the virtual Clinical Congress 2021 meeting.
In recognition of a career in leadership and mentorship, the ACS Board of Regents will present Dr. Winchester with its highest honor given annually, the Distinguished Service Award, at the virtual Clinical Congress 2021.
Describes the resources available in the ACS Talk It Up campaign, which was developed to help surgeons address patient concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccination.
Health care professional societies collaborated on a statement endorsing mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for health care workers.
Joint statement in support of COVID-19 vaccine mandates for all workers in health and long-term care
More than 50 health care professional organizations called for all health care employers to require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in a joint statement.
The Kosova College of Surgeons, composed of representatives from 13 surgical societies, will host its first Clinical Congress September 23−26, 2021, in Prishtina.
ACS advocacy resources, including SurgeonsVoice, which are intended to help facilitate engagement in health policy-related initiatives are summarized.
This report describes the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the ACSPA and the College as of June 2021.