• Health problems no match for several U.S. Supreme Court justices, veteran journalist says

    Health problems no match for several U.S. Supreme Court justices, veteran journalist says

    Nina Totenberg, award-winning legal affairs correspondent for National Public Radio, delivered the Martin Memorial Lecture, The Health of the Supreme Court, on Monday, October 28, at Clinical Congress. Ms. Totenberg’s husband, H. David Reines, MD, FACS, is a trauma surgeon and Past-Governor of the ACS.

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  • Board of Regents/Governors session examines the evolving role of the ACS in health care

    Sunday’s Joint Meeting of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Regents and Board of Governors identified the College’s role in the future of health care, described surgeon engagement activities—including a communications strategy update—and provided a summary of ACS health policy initiatives in the areas of surprise billing and Medicare physician payment.

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  • Dr. Rusch encourages Initiates to discover the joys of lifelong learning, collaborating, and giving back

    Dr. Rusch encourages Initiates to discover the joys of lifelong learning, collaborating, and giving back

    Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, the 100th President of the American College of Surgeons, urged the nearly 1,000 Initiates at Convocation during Clinical Congress to uphold the values passed on for generations of surgeons—to commit to lifelong learning, to collaborating, and to giving back.

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  • Dr. Bowyer discusses repairing the bridge over military surgery’s troubled waters

    Dr. Bowyer discusses repairing the bridge over military surgery’s troubled waters

    Representatives of the U.S. military health system met Sunday at Clinical Congress for the Excelsior Surgical Society meeting, and a highlight of the daylong session was the fifth annual Army Major John P. Pryor Lecture by retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Mark W. Bowyer, MD, FACS.

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  • First RAS-ACS Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award presented to Dr. Danielle Saunders Walsh

    First RAS-ACS Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award presented to  Dr. Danielle Saunders Walsh

    The Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) presented the inaugural Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award to Danielle Saunders Walsh, MD, FACS, FAAP, on Sunday, October 27, during Convocation at Clinical Congress 2019.

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  • AWS Foundation honors 2019 award recipients

    AWS Foundation honors 2019 award recipients

    Each year, the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) Foundation presents awards to outstanding individuals who are supportive of the AWS mission to inspire, encourage, and enable women surgeons to meet their professional and personal goals. The AWS Foundation proudly honored the 2019 Award recipients at the AWS Foundation Awards Dinner Monday night at Clinical Congress.

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  • SESAP® 17 promotes excellence through personalized learning

    SESAP® 17 promotes excellence through personalized learning

    The recently unveiled edition of the Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP® 17) provides the same high-caliber, rigorously peer-reviewed content as past editions, as well as many new features that allow surgeons to tailor their learning experience to address individual needs and preferences.

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  • ACS Communities celebrates fifth anniversary

    ACS Communities celebrates fifth anniversary

    The American College of Surgeons’ members-only networking platform, ACS Communities, has been in place for five years and continues to be a popular member benefit. Since its launch in 2014, the platform has received nearly 4.2 million pageviews, and more than 35,000 members of the College have agreed to the site’s terms of use.

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  • Special Session honors women pioneers in surgery

    Special Session honors women pioneers in surgery

    During a Clinical Congress 2019 Special Session, Women Pioneers in Surgery, a distinguished panel of women surgeons, including Mary H. McGrath, MD, MPH, FACS, celebrated the stories of the first five women Fellows of the American College of Surgeons, as well as the stories of some of the other women whose dedication and drive to learn and practice the art of medicine helped pave the way for today’s women surgeons.

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  • 25 residents from Colombia attending Clinical Congress thanks to scholarship program

    25 residents from Colombia attending Clinical Congress thanks to scholarship program

    The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Colombia Chapter collaborated with the Colombian Association of Surgery on a scholarship program, The Surgeon for the New Colombia, to shape the future of resident training and patient care. The competitive program recognizes aspiring general surgery residents with a full scholarship to attend the ACS Clinical Congress.

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  • Commission on Cancer honors three State Chairs for outstanding performance

    Commission on Cancer honors three State Chairs for outstanding performance

    The Commission on Cancer recognized three State Chairs at Clinical Congress 2019 for their outstanding performance in 2018: Maria Castaldi, MD, FACS, Manhattan Council State Chair; Susan Lee, MD, FACS, Brooklyn – Long Island State Chair; and Ingrid Lizarraga, MD, FACS, Iowa State Chair.

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  • Commission on Cancer announces 2019 paper competition winners

    Commission on Cancer announces 2019 paper competition winners

    The Commission on Cancer announced the winners of its annual Cancer Research Paper Competition at Clinical Congress. Jennifer Leiting, MD, was the first-place winner for her paper, “Temsirolimus is Effective Against Patient-Derived Metastatic Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma In Vitro and In Vivo.”

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