American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Special Sessions

Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators (SL01)

Monday, October 28 | 1:15–2:15 pm

Developed under the auspices of the ACS Division of Education, the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™, recognizes surgeon educators who have devoted their careers to surgical education. The Academy’s mission is to play a leadership role in advancing the science and practice of education across all surgical specialties, promoting the highest achievements in the lifetimes of surgeons. The Inaugural Class was inducted into the Academy in October 2018, and the second cohort of Academy Members, Associate Members and Affiliate Members were inducted on October 4, 2019. The next application cycle will open in March 2020. 
At this Special Session, an update on the Academy will be shared with the Congress attendees and their feedback will be sought. Panelists are Members or Associate Members of the Academy who will address programs of the Academy, and share their perspectives on the importance of the Academy and how they have benefited from membership in the Academy. 

This session will be moderated by L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, DSc(Hon), FACS, FCCM, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FWACS(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCS(SA)(Hon), FRCS(Glas)(Hon), and Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME. The panelists for the session are Brenessa Lindeman, MD, MEHP, 2019 Initiate for ACS Fellowship; Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS, and Anton Nicholas Sidawy, MD, MPH, FACS.

ACS Membership Survey Results on Firearm Injury Prevention (SL02)

Tuesday, October 29 | 11:30 am–12:30 pm

This session will present the results of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) member survey on Firearm Injury Prevention and Advocacy. During the session, the panel will also communicate the potential impact of the survey results on the Firearm Injury Prevention Strategic Action Plan and obtain feedback from ACS members on the results and implications.

This session will be moderated by Deborah A. Kuhls, MD, FACS, FCCM, and co-moderated by Ronald M. Stewart, MD, FACS. Brendan T. Campbell, MD, FACS, will serve as a panelist.

Cancer Surgery and Quality of Care Standards (SL03)

Cancer ProgramsWednesday, October 30 | 11:30 am–12:30 pm

Is your surgical resection on cancer patients adhering to the new Commission on Cancer quality metrics? Surgical standards (in breast, colon, lung, melanoma and rectal cancer) from the Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery manuals will be implemented as standards in the more than 1,500 Commission on Cancer accredited programs beginning in 2020. A panel of experts in this Special Session will discuss the standards and the supporting data and address opportunities and challenges associated with implementation of the technical and synoptic reporting requirements.  Clinical Congress attendees will be encouraged to submit feedback during this session through an audience response system.

This session will be co-moderated by Kelly K. Hunt MD, FACS, and Matthew H.G. Katz MD, FACS, and feature the following speakers: Sarah Blair MD, FACS; David Dietz MD, FACS; Matthew Facktor, MD, FACS; and Sandra Wong MD, FACS.

Sponsored by ACS Cancer Programs.