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October 16-20 | San Diego, CA
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”