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Additional Resources

Hilton and American Express Offer Free Hotel Rooms to Frontline Medical Professionals

Hilton and American Express have partnered to donate up to 1 million free hotel nights to frontline medical professionals, which means American College of Surgeons members in good standing can have a safe and welcoming place to stay as you support those impacted by COVID-19. Bookings can be made for up to seven consecutive nights at a time and are currently open through May 9. The program will run through May 31 with rooms being added through the end of May on a rolling basis, subject to availability.

To search available hotels and book a reservation, click here to find a link to the program.

Webinars of Note

COVID-19 Cancer Management Challenges – Using Virtual Tumor Boards

Thursday, April 23 | 12:00 noon Central Time

In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, many cancer programs are exploring the option of hosting virtual tumor boards. In this upcoming webinar, leaders from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Cancer Programs Commission on Cancer (CoC) will discuss strategies for hosting effective tumor board sessions. Registration is limited to the first 1,000 attendees, but the webinar will be recorded and posted on the Cancer Programs website.

Heidi Nelson, MD, FACS, Medical Director, ACS Cancer Programs

Logistics of Arranging a Virtual Tumor Board Webinar
Craig Dulniak
, MPP, Cancer Service Line Administrative Coordinator, Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Hosting Virtual Tumor Boards During COVID-19
Lawrence Shulman
, MD, MACP, FASCO; Deputy Director for Clinical Services, Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Center for Global Cancer Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; Chair, Commission on Cancer

Hosting a Virtual Tumor Board Across Campuses
Timothy Mullett
, MD, MBA, FACS, Medical Director, Markey Cancer Center Network Development, Lexington, KY, Commission on Cancer Chair-Elect

Tumor Boards as Educational Opportunity During COVID-19 and Beyond
Kelly Hunt
, MD, FACS, Professor and Chair, Department of Breast Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX ; Chair, ACS Clinical Research Program

Establishing Medical Operations Coordination Cells for COVID-19

Friday, April 24 | 2:00 pm Eastern Time

This free webinar will cover establishing Medical Operations Coordination Cells (MOCCs), available guidance, and first-hand experience from states that have used this concept in previous emergencies and are currently using MOCCs to facilitate patient movement and resource allocation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Website Resource

American College of Gastroenterology Webinars and Resources on COVID-19

Medical Student Clerkships and Virtual Curriculum: Surgery Core Clerkship Required Video Review and Case Completion

The department of surgery at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, has developed a virtual three-week curriculum for third-year medical students who will miss out on their surgery rotations because of concerns about exposure to COVID-19. Details can be accessed here.