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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

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Committee on Emerging Surgical Technology and Education

Mission

To improve the care of surgical patients by actively identifying and tracking innovations, evaluating their surgical potential, and promoting their safe and effective adoption.

Vision

To respond to emerging surgical technologies by evaluating their appropriateness; establishing educational processes for achieving, maintaining, and verifying competence in these technologies; and fostering liaisons with societies, certifying bodies, and organizations engaged in these new technologies.

Values

  • Optimize the safe and timely introduction of efficacious technologies
  • Rely on the best available evidence
  • Deploy good educational strategies
  • Use valid and reliable metrics
  • Work collaboratively with other organizations
  • Respond to the needs of society, patients, and Fellows

Reports

The document series entitled “Horizon Scanning in Surgery: Application to Surgical Education and Practice” was prepared for the ACS Division of Education by the Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures—Surgical (ASERNIP-S).

Committee on Emerging Surgical Technology and Education Roster

ACS Staff

Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, MAMSE
Patrice Gabler Blair, DrPH, MPH
Linda K. Lupi, MBA
Rachel Williams Newman, MS
Deirdre McGrory, JD
Peter Schmitt, MA

The Committee on Emerging Surgical Technology and Education welcomes your comments. Please contact the Committee's staff liaison, Rachel Williams Newman, at rnewman@facs.org.

Interested in joining a committee? E-mail ms@facs.org.