COVID-19 has resulted in asymmetrical hospital utilization: certain regions’ health care systems have experienced a surge in patients, while others have excess capacity. Patient transfer coordination, through dedicated staffing and data collection/analysis, can improve patient allocation at the sub-state, state, and federal levels. This webinar covers this topic with a number of resources.
Tuesday, April 28 | 8:00 pm Central Time
Members of the American College of Surgeons Resident and Associate Society (RAS-ACS) Membership Committee will lead attendees through an informal conversation, including time to decompress and talk about difficult cases or life experiences during COVID-19, and lighter moments to enjoy some COVID-19-free time with peers. Jeremy Kauffman will share bits of a RAS-ACS-sponsored Grand Rounds Webinar Series from John D. Mellinger, MD, FACS, of SIU, “Physician, Heal Thyself, a Reflection on Resident Wellness,” then lead a discussion.
Week 6: Gastric Cancer and Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)
Quarantine Surgical Education Video:
Multidisciplinary Approach for Gastric Cancer, Dr. Waddah B. Al-Refaie
Bozzetti F, Marubini E, Bonfianti G, Miceli R, Piano G, Gennari L. Subtotal Versus Total Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer: Five-Year Survival Rates in a Multicenter Randomized Italian Trial. Italian Gastrointestinal Tumor Study Group. Ann Surg. 1999;230(2):170-178.
Valsangkar N, Sehdev A, Misra S, Zimmers TA, O’Neil BH, Koniaris LG. Current management of gastrointestinal stromal tumors: Surgery, current biomarkers, mutations, and therapy. Surgery. 2015; 158(5):1149-1164.
We welcome feedback on any of the materials presented. Please subscribe to Quarantine Surgical Education on YouTube for additional didactic and technique videos. If you know of a surgical educator with a great didactic or technique lecture who may be willing to record and provide to the resident community, please e-mail RASnews@facs.org.
Episode 6: ENTs’ Personal COVID-19 Experiences: Managing Your Wellness
Jo Shapiro, MD, FACS, a member of the ACS Board of Governors, representing the Society of University Otolaryngologists, recently participated in a podcast on “Managing Your Wellness” hosted by the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Shapiro, who is currently recovering from COVID-19 and is the founder of the Center for Professionalism and Peer Support at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, discusses the importance of physician wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Several hotel chains and American Express have developed discount programs for members of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) who are on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Examples are as follows: