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The Surgical Metrics Project: What was achieved, and where is it headed?
Describes the purposes and participants’ reaction to The Surgical Metrics Project at Clinical Congress 2019, which used wearable technology to measure surgical decision making and technique.
Surgeons appointed by Spanish royalty contributed to development of oldest U.S. city: St. Augustine, FL
Figure 1. Juan Ponce de León, Florida conquistador and first documented surgical patient for an operation to remove a lodged arrow from his groin (public domain image)
Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture: Recapturing the joy of surgery
This edited version of the Olga M. Jonasson Lecture, delivered by Carol E.H. Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS, at Clinical Congress 2019, outlines strategies for surgeons to enhance personal and professional fulfillment.
ACS Clinical Research Program sessions at Clinical Congress 2019: A recap
A summary of the ACS Clinical Research Program sessions at Clinical Congress 2019 is provided.
Clinical Congress 2019 highlights
This Clinical Congress 2019 wrap-up summarizes key events at the annual meeting, Convocation, Named Lectures, and award winners and honorees.
Dr. Beth H. Sutton elected Chair of ACS Board of Regents
Beth H. Sutton, MD, FACS, and L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, were elected Chair and Vice-Chair of the ACS Board of Regents at Clinical Congress 2019.
Presidential Address: The joys of learning, collaborating, and giving back
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, identified the key principles of success for surgeons, namely a commitment to education, dedication to paradigm-shifting science, and support for collaboration across all specialties in her Presidential Address at Clinical Congress 2019.
J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM, is 2019-2020 ACS President-Elect
Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM, has been elected to serve as the 2019–2020 President-Elect of the ACS.
New ACS Secretary and Treasurer elected
Tyler G. Hughes, MD, FACS, was elected as ACS Secretary and Don K. Nakayama, MD, MBA, FACS, was elected Treasurer at the Annual Meeting of Members October 30 in San Francisco, CA.
New Regents, Board of Governors Executive Committee members elected
New ACS Regents were elected and new Board of Governors’ Executive Committee members were installed during the Annual Business Meeting of Members at Clinical Congress 2019.
RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Shift work surgery: Loss of continuity or sensible balance of responsibility?
The topic of this year’s ACS Resident and Associate Society Symposium is Shift Work Surgery: Loss of Continuity or Sensible Balance of Responsibility; the following are the second-place essays submitted, offering views from both sides of the debate.
Pro: Shift work surgery: Loss of continuity or sensible balance of responsibility?
This essay supports the perspective that shift work has been successfully implemented in other surgical specialties, including acute care and in hospitalist programs, and can help address the issues of burnout and work-life integration.
Con: Shift work surgery: Loss of continuity or sensible balance of responsibility?
This essay asserts that shift work disrupts the continuum of surgical patient care and interferes with residents’ full exposure to all phases of surgical care delivery.
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, installed as 2019–2020 ACS President
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, was installed as ACS President and John A. Weigelt, MD, DVM, FACS, and F. Dean Griffen, MD, FACS, were installed as First and Second Vice-President, respectively, at Clinical Congress 2019, San Francisco, CA.
Patricia J. Numann, MD, FACS, receives ACS Lifetime Achievement Award
Patricia J. Numann, MD, FACS, received the ACS Lifetime Achievement Award at Clinical Congress 2019, San Francisco, CA.
12 prominent surgeons awarded Honorary Fellowship in the ACS
Honorary Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons was awarded to 12 prominent surgeons from around the world at the October 27 Convocation at Clinical Congress 2019.
2019 Nizar N. Oweida Scholars named
Three surgeons have been selected to receive Nizar N. Oweida, MD, FACS, Scholarships.
Looking forward – September 2019
The Surgical Metrics Project—a new opportunity available at Clinical Congress 2019 in San Francisco, CA—will allow participants to use wearable technology to measure surgical decision making and technique.
Official notice: Annual Business Meeting of Members, American College of Surgeons
The Annual Business Meeting of Members of the ACS will take place at Clinical Congress 2019 on Wednesday, October 30, at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA.
Looking forward – August 2019
The educational programming and networking opportunities available at this year’s Clinical Congress in San Francisco, CA, are described.