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ACS Program Updates, Resources and Announcements

February 1, 2022

ACS Celebrates Black Surgeons and Their Achievements with New Book—Download Free PDF

Black Surgeons and Surgery in America book cover
Black Surgeons and Surgery in America book cover

As the US celebrates Black History Month, the ACS invites members to learn about the historical and ongoing contributions that Black surgeons have made to the profession and social progress, as chronicled in the recently released Black Surgeons and Surgery in America. The book presents the history of the issues that shape the current debate on racial disparities in healthcare and celebrates the heroes who dedicated themselves to achieving racial equity in surgical care.

"The book describes the background of health disparities in America and gives a historical perspective of the inequities we face today," said Don K. Nakayama, MD, MBA, FACS, clinical professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; ACS Treasurer; and Past-Chair, ACS History Committee, "Traced from start to finish, it's the story of America." said Dr. Nakayama, Editor for Black Surgeons and Surgery in America.

A PDF of this book is available for free download to ACS members (member number is required for download), and it also is available for purchase in print format. Get your copy of Black Surgeons and Surgery in America today.

ACS Quality and Safety Conference 2022: Call for Abstracts

The ACS has issued a call for abstracts for presentation at the 2022 Quality and Safety Conference, July 15-18. The deadline for submitting abstracts is March 13, 2022.

Individuals at participating sites are encouraged to submit a 250-word abstract for poster and/or podium presentation related to surgical quality improvement initiatives, including the development, implementation, or validation of best practices.

Submissions in the following categories are welcomed:

  • Bariatric
  • Cancer
  • Collaboratives
  • Education
  • Efficiency and Value
  • Geriatric
  • Health Equity and Access
  • Healthcare Informatics for Quality
  • Pediatrics
  • PROs/Patient Centeredness
  • Trauma/Acute Care
  • Surgical Potpourri

As a result of constraints presented by the pandemic, all abstracts will be available on-demand only during the 2022 Quality and Safety Conference. Individuals whose abstracts are selected are not required to attend the in-person event.

Visit the ACS website to learn more about the Quality and Safety Conference Call for Abstracts.

For details, send an email to acsqsconference@facs.org or call 312-202-5319.

Listen to the Podcast Corner: AMA Moving Medicine Describes Telehealth in the Post-Pandemic Era

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 highlight AMA Moving Medicine. In this segment, American Medical Association Chief (AMA) Experience Officer Todd Unger talks with Meg Barron, AMA's vice-president of digital health strategy, about the role of telehealth in the post-pandemic era. We hope you enjoy listening and learning.

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 Friday, February 18, 2022. Review the selection criteria and submit your nominations before the deadline.

New Career Opportunities

Section Chief of Heart Transplant, Colorectal Surgeon with Advanced Training, 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!

This week, two positions are highlighted:

Section Chief of Heart Transplant
RWJBarnabas Health, the largest health care provider in NJ, is seeking their next Section Chief of Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC). This surgical leader will be expected to help lead the defining program for NBIMC, the health system's leading heart transplant center. Candidates must be prominent leaders in surgical heart transplantation, experienced in multiple location/large systems-based transplant and mechanical circulatory support programs, and have a proven track record of success in growth, quality, and achieving the highest level of patient care.

Colorectal Surgeon Advanced Training in Hereditary Colorectal Surgery Syndromes
The Cleveland Clinic Sanford R. Weiss, MD Center for Hereditary Colorectal Neoplasia and the Department of Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic are seeking candidates for an Advanced Training Fellowship focusing on all aspects of hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes. The Clinical Fellowship in Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndromes will practice at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus Hospital. The ideal candidate will be fellowship trained in Colorectal Surgery and board certified/eligible. An active research interest in hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes is encouraged and will be supported. This is the first and only fellowship of its kind in the world. The 12-month advanced training provides a tremendous opportunity to focus specifically on the breadth and depth of hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes.

Other opportunities include the following:

General Surgeons

Vascular Surgeons

The ACS Surgery Career Connection site is the premier resource to connect highly qualified surgeons with the best career opportunities around the country. Find your next career opportunity. Log on today!

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

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