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