A longtime leader within the American College of Surgeons, Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS, has been elected to serve as the 2020–2021 President-Elect of the College. She was elected at the October 7, 2020, Annual Business Meeting of the Members.
Following their election at Clinical Congress, L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, is Chair of the ACS Board of Regents and Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD(Hon), FACS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd, FRCSI(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon), is Vice-Chair.
Improving Social Determinants to Attenuate Violence (ISAVE), a multidisciplinary task force, urges health care leaders to treat this violence as a public health crisis and understand its social causes.
Mass Casualty Preparedness featured a panel of experts who discussed the importance of integrated all-hazards disaster plans in the areas of mass shootings, preparedness in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the special challenges of rural preparedness.
The first-place winners of the 43rd Annual Resident Trauma Papers Competition were Julia R. Coleman in basic science and Alexandra Dixon in clinical research, as announced during the at the COT Business Session.
Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH, FACS, identified technology-based opportunities for engaging in lifelong learning—similar to the evolution of telehealth during the pandemic—in the Olga M. Jonasson Lecture.
Whether due to a personal orfamily health leave, burnout, impairment, or a career change, transitioning back to a clinical role after time away can be challenging, as John S. Minasi, MD, FACS, can attest.
Physicians make ethical decisions in every conversation they have with a patient, and this is the heart of microethics, says Robert D. Truog, MD, who will deliver this year’s John J. Conley Ethics and Philosophy Lecture.
Drawing from a lifelong interest in mathematics databases and prognostic outcome tools, Sir Murray F. Brennan, GNZM, MD, FACS, will assert there is a better way than the status quo in the Commission on Cancer Oncology Lecture, Cancer Care: Medicine Meet Math.
In The Opioid Problem: What a Surgeon Needs to Know, Kavita Babu, MD, and other panelists discuss the opioid addiction crisis in the U.S., mitigation strategies for outpatient prescribing, and public health approaches to the solution.
As one of the panelists for Leadership, Workforce, Communication during COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned, George Agriantonis, MD, FACS, describes how the largest municipal hospital system in the U.S. confronted the COVID-19 surge.
The Owen H. Wangensteen Scientific Forum Committee dedicated the abstract supplement to Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, FACS, at this year’s Clinical Congress, and 24 Excellence in Research Awards were distributed.
With recent advances in breast cancer care, there is a need to help patients better understand their treatment decisions and survival benefits from a complex menu of choices. The ACS Division of Education has responded with Your Breast Cancer Surgery.
A panel of orthopaedic surgeons including a pioneer in minimally invasive joint replacement surgery, Richard A. Berger, MD, discusses a shift in joint replacement recovery for the surgical team and patients in the session Ambulatory Surgery: Transforming Inpatient Care to Outpatient Care across the Continuum.
A variety of studies show long-term smoking cessation rates are higher in patients who quit in anticipation of an operation, as discussed in the session When and How to Quit Cigarettes, Vaping, and Marijuana Use Prior to Surgery.
James Fleshman, MD, FACS, FASCRS, will share strategies that further continuous surgical quality improvement in the Herand Abcarian Lecture: Quality, Leadership, and Zero Harm. “Quality is the bedrock, it requires leadership, and the result is zero harm,” he says.
Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Jonathan Woodson, MD, FACS, USAR, will discuss how technology has accelerated the pace of change for health care delivery in the Excelsior Surgical Society/Edward D. Churchill Lecture.
In this year’s Scudder Oration on Trauma: I’m Not Comfortable with This, Gregory J. Jurkovich, MD, FACS, explores the mindset behind a refrain that has become increasingly common as specialization grows in medicine.
Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH, FACS, challenges the surgery community to find innovative ways to interact online in the Olga M. Jonasson Lecture: Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste: Continuing Professional Development in COVID-19.