In this year’s Scudder Oration, Lenworth M. Jacobs, Jr., MD, MPH, DSc(Hon), FACS, FWACS(Hon), focused on three courses promulgated by the ACS Committee on Trauma as examples of how structured processes and targeted communication can affect the care of the injured patient.
Panelists at a Special Session today will discuss ACS quality improvement programs that likely will set a course for the future of patient care. Presenters include Lillian S. Kao, MD, FACS, MAMSE; Michael Chang, MD, FACS; Ronnie A. Rosenthal, MS, MD, FACS; and David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS.
Hospitals participating in the ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program® will have a new resource available to further improve surgical quality for patients beginning in January 2022: the ACS Quality Verification Program.
Globally, more than 228 million people have been infected with COVID-19 and more than 4.6 million have died from infection. Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, FACS, and Catherine J. Hunter, MD, FACS, presented the rationale behind the viewpoints supporting and opposing vaccine mandates.
Raghu Ram Pillarisetti, OBE, MS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd, FRCSG, FRCSI, FACS, FRCST(Hon), FCSSL(Hon), FCCS(Hon), FASGBI(Hon), will share the revolutionary changes that he was instrumental in bringing about in his country of origin.
Clinical Congress provides leading-edge educational opportunities for surgeons, medical students, surgical residents, and other members of the operating room team. Today’s programming begins at 9:00 am Central Time.
Girma Tefera, MD, FACS, Medical Director, OGB, moderated a session detailing the achievements and challenges of developing and maintaining surgery training programs in low- and middle-income countries during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Panelists detailed the steps involved in brainstorming, protecting an idea, assessing the value of a concept, and the involvement of academic institutions in surgical innovation. “Innovation is a process, and as such, it can be learned and it can be supported to be more successful,” said session moderator Ali Tavakkoli, MBBS, FACS.
The Annual Business Meeting of Members of the American College of Surgeons will take place at 5:00 pm Central Time on Wednesday, October 27. ACS President Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS, will preside.
Kathryn Spanknebel, MD, FACS; Mohsen Shabahang, MD, PhD, FACS, MAMSE; and Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD, FACS, MAMSE, shared how the pandemic has affected surgical residency in a Special Session at Clinical Congress.