Board of Governors Annual Business Meeting will highlight successes and health policy issues

At its Annual Business Meeting Sunday, 
the Board of Governors (B/G) of the American College of Surgeon (ACS) will review the progress that B/G Workgroups and Pillars have made in 2018−2019, as well as receive special reports from the ACS Foundation, Advisory Councils, Resident and Associate Society, Young Fellows Association, and ACS Professional Association Political Action Committee (ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC). In addition, ACS Executive Director David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, will provide an ACS State of the College Update. Highlights of the 2019 Board of Governors Annual Survey results also will be presented.

At the Joint Session with the Board of Regents, attendees will engage in an interactive session on the Health Care Landscape in the Future, featuring brief talks on how the College, private practice surgeons, and quality programs fit into the picture. Another session will feature several brief talks on Surgeon Engagement in the Future. Both sessions will be followed by interactive and lively discussions.

During the ACS Health Policy Forum, Christian Shalgian, Director of the Division of Advocacy and Health Policy, will provide an overview of current health policy concerns and issues. The forum also will feature a focused session about the importance of political action committees, such as the ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC. A breakout session for International Governors will run concurrent to the Health Policy Forum. The Annual Business Meeting will conclude with comments by Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), FCSHK(Hon), FCCS(Hon), 2018–2019 ACS President.