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.