Tag Archive for ‘Clinical Congress 2021’

Beecher’s Bombshell and the Complicated History of Informed Consent 

Describes Dr. Beecher’s role in the development of bioethics and the regulation of research, and outlines his pioneering work in the area of informed consent.

RAS-ACS Symposium: Pro: Competency-Based Training: Is There Any Other Way?

This ACS RAS Symposium second-place essay winner identifies the benefits of competency-based training.

RAS-ACS Symposium: Con: Competency-Based Training: A Gateway to Efficiency or a Sprint to the Finish Line?

This ACS RAS Symposium second-place essay winner outlines the challenges associated with competency-based training.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, MD: Ophthalmologist, Author, and Defender of Justice

While Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, MD, is perhaps best known for creating the character of Sherlock Holmes, he also made notable contributions to medicine, some of which remain relevant today.


Olga M. Jonasson Lecture: Grit in Spite of Adversity in the Pursuit of Excellence

This edited version of the Olga M. Jonasson Lecture, delivered by ACS Regent Andrea Hayes, MD, FACS, at Clinical Congress 2021, describes the role of intangible resilience (grit) in shaping her career as a pediatric surgical oncologist.

Clinical Congress 2021 highlights

This Clinical Congress 2021 wrap-up summarizes key events and programs at the virtual annual meeting, including Convocation, Named Lectures, and award winners and honorees.

Anton N. Sidawy, MD, MPH, FACS, elected Chair, ACS Board of Regents

Anton N. Sidawy, MD, MPH, FACS, a renowned vascular surgeon, was elected the new Chair of the ACS Board of Regents in October 2021.

Presidential Address: #SurgeonsSowingHope: Enhanced postoperative recovery and elevated healing

Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS, identified lessons learned from enhanced postoperative recovery and how this approach may be applied to challenges raised by the pandemic in her Presidential Address at Clinical Congress 2021.

E. Christopher Ellison, MD, FACS, MAMSE, is ACS President-Elect

Christopher Ellison, MD, FACS, MAMSE, has been elected to serve as 2021-2022 President-Elect of the ACS.

Julie A. Freischlag MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS, installed as President of the ACS

Julie A. Freischlag MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS, was installed as the 2021-2022 ACS President, and Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, and Richard A. Lynn, MD, FACS,RPVI, were installed as First and Second Vice-President, respectively, at Virtual Clinical Congress 2021.

10 prominent surgeons accorded Honorary Fellowship in the ACS

Honorary Fellowship in the ACS was awarded to 10 prominent surgeons from around the world during Convocation at the virtual Clinical Congress 2021.

Lieutenant General Paul K. Carlton, Jr., to receive Distinguished Military Contribution Award

Paul K. Carlton, MD, FACS, will receive the ACS Distinguished Military Contribution Award at the Clinical Congress 2021 virtual Convocation ceremony.

Trauma surgeon Dr. M. Margaret Knudson to be honored for inspiring women in surgery

Margaret “Peggy” Knudson, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA, will receive the 2021 ACS Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award at the Clinical Congress 2021 virtual Convocation.

Official notice: Annual Business Meeting of Members, American College of Surgeons

The Annual Business Meeting of Members of the ACS will take place Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at the virtual Clinical Congress 2021.

Dr. L.D. Britt to receive ACS Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Britt, Past-President of the ACS, will receive the ACS Lifetime Achievement Award at Convocation, during the virtual Clinical Congress 2021 meeting.

Dr. David P. Winchester to receive Distinguished Service Award

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.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – August 2021

In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt outlines the educational programming available at this year’s virtual Clinical Congress, including the return of Postgraduate Courses and Special Sessions on timely topics of interest.

RAS-ACS Symposium: Competency-based training: A gateway to efficiency or a hurried sprint to the finish line

The benefits and challenges associated with competency-based training, which is the topic of the 2021 RAS Symposium, are summarized.

Clinical Congress 2021 Preliminary Program

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


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