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2019 state legislative review: State legislatures tackle a range of patient safety, access, and quality of care issues

2021 state legislative session wrap-up: Advancing surgical priorities in a time of uncertainty

Action on state legislative priorities in 2021, including bills addressing COVID-19, surprise billing for out-of-network services, and expanding access to care is summarized.

COVID-19’s impact on advocacy: Virtual versus in-person meetings

The benefits and challenges of virtual advocacy activities are described as are the advantages of hybrid virtual and in-person advocacy meetings.

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

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

 

How the San Diego-Imperial Chapter maintained surgical health policy advocacy in the era of COVID-19

Summarizes the efforts of an ACS chapter to organize a virtual advocacy meeting with a California state senator and other stakeholders.

 

Chapter News

Chapter news

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

Chapter News

Chapter news

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

Screenshot of Virtual Business Meeting

Lessons from a virtual chapter annual meeting

The Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons pivoted their annual meeting to be a virtual event and share their lessons learned.

Chapter News

Chapter news

ACS President Valerie Rusch, MD, FACS, was Honorary Presenter. Pictured in the photo, from left, upper row: John H. Armstrong, MD, FACS, then Florida Chapter President; Dr. Rusch; Astrid Büren, MD; Thomas Schmitz-Rixen, MD, President, the German Society of Surgery; and Ernst Klar, MD, FACS, Germany Chapter Governor. Additional presentations included “FamSurg—A Program for Establishing Family-Friendly Structures in Surgery,” by Kim Honselmann, MD, University of Lübeck; and “The Male’s View,” by Jakob Izbicki, MD, FACS(Hon), University of Hamburg.

Chapter News

Chapter news

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

Terry L. Buchmiller, MD, FACS, then-B/G Member Services Pillar Lead; Steven Stain, MD, FACS, then-B/G Chair; John Como, MD, FACS, President, Ohio Chapter; David Wormuth, MD, FACS, Governor, New York Chapter; and Daniel Dent, MD, FACS, then-B/G Vice-Chair.

Chapter news

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

2019 state legislative review: State legislatures tackle a range of patient safety, access, and quality of care issues

2019 state legislative review: State legislatures tackle a range of patient safety, access, and quality of care issues

Action on state legislative priorities in 2019, including bills addressing surprise billing for out-of-network services, scope of practice, and Stop the Bleed legislation, is summarized.

Photo, from left: Austin Healy, MD, postgraduate year (PGY)-1; Anthony Tran, MD, PGY-4; and Constantine “Dean” Poulos, MD, PGY-2.

Chapter news

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

Stop the Bleed

Stopping the bleed in Texas: The importance of surgeons and health care professionals as advocates

The steps taken by the North and South Texas Chapters to achieve passage of hemorrhage control legislation that supports bleeding control kits in public schools are identified.

State legislatures consider surprise billing legislation in 2019

State legislatures consider surprise billing legislation in 2019

A status update of state-level surprise billing legislation in 2019.

2019 State Lobby Days: Advocating for patient care in state capitols

2019 State Lobby Days: Advocating for patient care in state capitols

Summarizes activities and issues discussed at State Lobby Days in 2019, including Stop the Bleed® awareness training.

Thailand Chapter

Chapter news

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

Brooklyn-Long Island Chapter (BLIACS)

Chapter news

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

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.

State capitol dome

Trauma and cancer take center stage in the state legislatures

Developments in state legislation in the first quarter of 2019, including bills related to Maintenance of Certification, single-payor coverage, and unanticipated billing, are summarized.

Chapter news

Domestic and international chapters of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) met in the last several months to host a variety of activities, including annual meetings, award presentations, advocacy days, and more. Following are highlights and photos from these programs. Idaho Chapter Hosted the Annual Regional Meeting of the Idaho, Montana-Wyoming, and Utah Chapters January […]

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