This year’s AWSF Awards honorees include Kathleen Casey, MD, FACS; Mary Brandt, MD, FACS, FAAP; Felicitas Koller, MD, FACS; David Livingston, MD, FACS; Chelsea Harris, MD; Kelly Brennan, MD; and Abra Shen, MD.
The National Safety Council Award for Service to Safety awardee is Susan M. Briggs, MD, FACS. Sponsored by the National Safety Council and nominated by the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the ACS COT, the award recognizes outstanding service to safety by surgeons or surgical organizations.
Since 1967, the Scientific Forum program has been dedicated to a surgeon who exemplifies the qualities of a successful academic surgeon. Dr. Ashley is described as “a selfless and committed educator and mentor.”
Dr. Knudson’s pioneering career, including as a visiting surgeon in Iraq, has paved the way for young women in surgery, exemplifying the spirit of the Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award.
This year’s skills didactic on regional anesthesia showed surgeons how the implementation of the transversus abdominis plane block, ilioinguinal block, and pectoral block can benefit patient recovery. The course also contrasted an infiltrative and laparoscopic approach with traditional ultrasound-guided delivery of regional anesthesia.
The ACS Division of Education provides Continuing Medical Education in a range of learning formats for not-for-profit organizations outside of the ACS. Educational content is available for physicians and other health care professionals.
This year’s conference will bring together trauma medical directors, program managers, coordinators, and registrars from Trauma Quality Improvement Program centers across the country, with content focusing on performance improvement, best practices, new trauma standards, and more.
The American College of Surgeons is launching a new effort to renew our promise to patients and our communities, challenging ourselves to recommit to fundamental ethos of surgery, salute and reignite our dedication and purpose, and rededicate ourselves to the leadership role we must play.
Edward C. Benzel, MD, FACS, will explain the legacy of a turf battle that culminated with the two groups on the receiving end of potentially devastating legal and public relations campaigns over the use of pedicle screws.
In the I. S. Ravdin Lecture in the Basic and Surgical Sciences, Melina R. Kibbe, MD, FACS, FAHA, will review her lab’s work developing a suite of targeted nanotherapies and the lessons learned on how scientists approach research.
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 with the Opening Ceremony at 8:00 am Central Time.
The State Chair Outstanding Performance Award recipients for 2021— Richard Bold, MD, FACS; Amanda Kong, MD, FACS; Richard White, MD, FACS; and Peter Wu, MD, FACS—were recognized for their leadership and innovation, and for their contributions to the improvement of cancer care in a state or region.
Updated learning opportunities available in the coming months include the third edition of the Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM) Student Textbook and live training course, the Advanced Disaster Medical Response online course, and the Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness online course.
Practicing physicians are eligible to claim CME Credits for sessions they attend during the five-day meeting as well as sessions they engage in throughout the claiming period following the meeting—until February 1, 2022.
Your Breast Cancer Surgery Program uses scientifically derived skill development techniques, engaging instructional media, and checklists to coach patients into becoming fully informed and active participants in their care and best recovery.
All of the content in SESAP® 17 and SESAP 17 Advanced is newly constructed for the 17th edition. All content underwent a multiyear, rigorous writing and peer-review process with expert surgeon authors representing a range of clinical and academic environments, general surgery, and surgical specialties and practices.