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Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

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Bulletin Brief

ACS Program Updates, Resources and Announcements

January 18, 2022

Access to TQIP Conference Content Still Available on Demand; Claim CME by February 17

Educational content from the virtual 2021 TQIP (Trauma Quality Improvement Program) Annual Conference is available on demand. Note that you must be a registered attendee to log in and view conference sessions on demand. Registration will remain open through Thursday, February 17, 2022. The deadline to claim Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education (CE) credit or a Certificate of Attendance also is February 17. Your registration gives you access to:

  • Special sessions including the Keynote Address, Creating Change When Change Is Hard, by Chip Heath, PhD, and Trauma Survivor Speaker Heather Martin, who describes Surviving Columbine: Lessons Learned in Survivor Care and Recovery
  • A total of 20 oral abstract presentations on Registry, Geriatrics, Performance Improvement, and Trauma Systems and Collaboratives
  • Sessions on how change can impact programmatic growth; a Fireside Chat with Immediate-Past ACS Executive Director David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, on the growth of quality in trauma care; how the TQIP Mortality Reporting System can mitigate unanticipated mortality events and improve patient care; and many more

Register now!

Call for Nominations for 2022 ACS Officers-Elect and Regents

The ACS 2022 Nominating Committee of the Fellows and the Nominating Committee of the Board of Governors will be selecting nominees for leadership positions in the College starting in 2022. The deadline for submitting nominations is February 18, 2022. You are encouraged to review the selection criteria and submit your nominations in the coming months.

Listen to the Podcast Corner: Cold Steel Discusses the Rich History of Black Surgeons in Canada

Podcast selections are curated by Frederick L. Greene, MD, FACS, and reviewed by the Bulletin Brief editorial board.

In this edition of the Podcast Corner, we again feature the podcast, Cold Steel, produced by the Canadian Journal of Surgery. In this edition, Don Nakayama, MD, FACS, editor of the recently released ACS book Black Surgeons and Surgery in America, joins Vivian McAllister, MBBCh, FACS, FRCSC, FRCSI, a Canadian surgeon, to discuss the rich history of Black surgeons in Canada.

We hope you enjoy listening and learning at the following link: https://bit.ly/3nyDj7O.

ACS Leaders Presents Session on Pregnancy, Parenting, and Parity

Women surgeons are a critical component of the surgical workforce. As their numbers grow, it is essential for the profession to improve support of pregnant and parenting surgeons through policies and pathways that promote flexibility and parity for all.

The AIS Channel will host a session, presented by leaders from the ACS Board of Governors, to discuss some of the issues and solutions for successfully navigating this challenge. Pregnancy, Parenting and Parity, Supporting Surgeons Personally and Professionally will take place 8:00 am ET on Tuesday, January 25.

Program and faculty include:

  • Welcome and Introduction - Danielle Saunders Walsh, MD, FACS, FAAP, Chair, ACS Board of Governors Executive Committee; Nancy Gantt, MD, FACS, Past-ACS Board of Governors Quality, Research, and Optimal Patient Care Pillar Lead; and Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD(Hon), FACS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd, ACS Communications Consultant and Immediate Past-Vice-Chair, ACS Board of Regents
  • Women in the Surgical Workforce – Dr. Gantt
  • Policies and Procedures Around the Globe – Dr. Walsh
  • A View from the Ground – Cherisse Berry, MD, FACS, ACS Board of Governors Diversity Pillar Lead
  • Surgical Training and Supporting the Parenting Trainee – Aurora Pryor, MD, FACS, President, ACS Eastern Long Island Chapter
  • Parity through National Policy – Kerstin Sandelin, MD, PhD, FRCSEng
  • Discussion and Closing Remarks All faculty moderated by Dr. Walsh and Dr. Gantt

Register for the free session today.

New Career Opportunities: Openings for Breast Surgeons, General Surgeons, and More

With the ACS Surgery Career Connection, you can search more than 1,000 surgeon-specific positions and submit your application. The ACS Surgery Career Connection site is the premier resource to connect highly qualified surgeons with the best career opportunities across the country. Find your next career opportunity. Log on today!

Career Opportunity Spotlight

System Chair of Surgery - Nuvance Health Connecticut and New York

Nuvance Health is seeking a System Chair of Surgical Services for its seven-hospital network in Western Connecticut and the Mid-Hudson Valley region of New York State. The System Chair provides clinical and strategic leadership for all components of the Surgical Service Line across our network hospitals to ensure the highest standard of excellence in the care and safety of all surgical patients. The Chair will work with Nuvance Health System Leadership to set the strategic vision and priorities for the Surgical Services Line and will establish performance targets for the areas of responsibility and manage the performance of the staff in meeting those targets.

Additional Opportunities

Clinical Faculty: Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Banner University Medical Center Tucson (BUMC-T) | Tucson, AZ

Breast Surgeon Opportunity with Growing Practice in South Central PA
Penn State Health | Metro Harrisburg, PA

Trauma Medical Director/Acute Care Surgeon
Northwell | Bayshore, NJ

General Surgeons

Pinnacle Health Group | Southern MS

Association of South Bay Surgeons | Torrance, CA

Ascension Medical Group | Multiple openings, WI

Tailor your Surgery Career Connection search to target the opportunities of interest to you.