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The BoG Newsletter is published quarterly and contains news of relevance and interest to Governors, covering American College of Surgeons (ACS) news and events, special human interest stories, and Pillar updates.

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Call for Nominations Open for Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is accepting nominations for the 2015 Surgical Volunteerism Award(s) and Surgical Humanitarian Award, made possible in part through grant support from Pfizer, Inc. These awards have become synonymous with a celebration of the power of humanitarian outreach and are considered an esteemed honor among the College’s membership.

The stories shared by these extraordinary surgeons are incredibly inspirational and memorable experiences.  The 2014 recipient of the Surgical Volunteerism Award, Robert Bach, MD, FACS, offered the following comments regarding the awards: "I think it is a wonderful thing you are doing promoting giving back, [because] my experience in Nicaragua has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my life. If I had to summarize in a few sentences I would quote St. Francis of Assisi who said ‘It is in giving that we receive.’ We always take away more than we give. I would also say that the one-to-one relationships that we form in helping our colleagues abroad teach us how to do and live with less. The experience of receiving the award at the Clinical Congress enabled me to meet surgeons with similar interests, take practical courses of value on the field, and feel honored by a highly respected organization." 

All nominations must be received by Friday, February 27. Please visit to submit a nomination.  More details about the awards are available on the ACS website.


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