• Attendee Question: What’s your initial impression of The Surgical Metrics Project?

    Sponsored by the ACS Committee on Surgical Skills Training for Practicing Surgeons, The Surgical Metrics Project employs wearable technologies to build a database of surgical decision making and technical approaches during repair of a small bowel enterotomy.

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  • Reminder: Claim your Clinical Congress 2019 CME Credit today

    If you attended Clinical Congress 2019 and have not yet claimed your Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit or evaluated your experiences, be sure to visit the Clinical Congress Credit and Evaluation Site.

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  • New this year: Clinical Congress e-Posters viewable online

    For the first time, the more than 500 e-Posters presented at Clinical Congress are now available for viewing online if you were not able to attend the conference.

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  • J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM, is 2019–2020 ACS President-Elect

    J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM, is 2019–2020 ACS President-Elect

    J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM, has been elected to serve as the 2019–2020 President-Elect of the American College of Surgeons. The First and Second Vice-Presidents-Elect also were elected at Wednesday’s Annual Business Meeting of the Members.

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  • New Regents, Board of Governors Executive Committee members elected

    New Regents, Board of Governors Executive Committee members elected

    The Board of Governors (B/G) of the ACS has elected two new members of the Board of Regents—Diana L. Farmer, MD, FACS, FRCS, and Steven C. Stain, MD, FACS. In addition, new B/G Executive Committee members have been elected.

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  • Special Session details ACS membership survey results on firearm injury prevention

    Special Session details ACS membership survey results on firearm injury prevention

    The ACS Committee on Trauma (COT) in 2018 commissioned a survey of approximately 55,000 ACS members to gauge their demographic status and attitudes on a variety of issues related to firearm violence and control measures. During a Tuesday morning Special Session, leaders from the ACS COT and ACS Trauma Programs detailed the results of the survey.

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  • New ACS Secretary and Treasurer elected

    New ACS Secretary and Treasurer elected

    Two new Officers of the ACS were elected at Wednesday’s Annual Meeting of the Members. Tyler G. Hughes, MD, FACS (left), is the new ACS Secretary and Don K. Nakayama, MD, MBA, FACS, is the new ACS Treasurer.

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  • MeTooSurgery session highlights need for system-wide culture change

    At least 50 percent of women medical students have reported an incidence of sexual harassment, according to a report issued last year by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, with forms of this disruptive behavior becoming more prevalent in most surgical workplace settings, according to panelists at the Wednesday morning session, MeTooSurgery: Tools for Addressing and Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Surgical Workplace.

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  • 2019 Jacobson Promising Investigator Award presented 
to Sam C. Wang, MD, FACS

    2019 Jacobson Promising Investigator Award presented 
to Sam C. Wang, MD, FACS

    Sam C. Wang, MD, FACS, received the Jacobson Promising Investigator Award on Wednesday at Clinical Congress. The award recognizes outstanding surgeons who are engaged in research to advance the art and science of surgery and who demonstrate early promise of significant contribution to the practice of surgery and the safety of surgical patients.

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  • Panelists provide strategies to reduce gender inequality through mentorship and training

    “Gender inequality really represents a spectrum of experiences,” said Amalia L. Cochran, MD, FACS, FCCM, in her opening remarks for Tuesday’s session, Gender Inequality. Dr. Cochran said that ideally “we would be able to prevent things that are based in gender inequality. But what we can do, until the time comes when we have actually been able to wipe this out as an issue, is be activists by supporting our trainees.”

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  • There’s still time to view SESAP® 17 at Clinical Congress 2019

    There’s still time to view SESAP® 17 at Clinical Congress 2019

    If you have not yet had a chance to review the new edition of the Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP® 17), test your knowledge and try the innovative program features at the SESAP 17 booth in the Moscone Center South Upper Lobby.

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  • Trauma surgeons review lessons learned from mass casualty events

    During a Wednesday session, Mass Casualty Events: Lessons Learned from Military-Civilian Collaboration, a panel of civilian and military trauma surgeons discussed lessons learned from U.S. civilian major mass casualty events that required active engagement between U.S. military medical resources and the civilian trauma system.

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  • AI outperforms clinicians’ judgment in triaging postoperative patients for intensive care, study finds

    Artificial intelligence in the form of a machine-learned algorithm correctly triaged most postoperative patients to the intensive care unit in its first proof-of-concept application in a university hospital setting, according to research presented at Clinical Congress.

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  • Researchers share findings on trauma recidivism in U.S. children

    Among U.S. children who survive major trauma—bodily injuries severe enough to require a hospital stay—nearly 3 percent experience another sudden injury in the same year and nearly one in five of these repeated injuries is the result of violence, according to research presented at Clinical Congress.

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