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ACS Program Updates, Resources and Announcements

February 15, 2022

ACS Accepting Applications for Health Policy Scholarships

Applications are now open for the ACS annual scholarship subsidizing attendance and participation in the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

Since 2004, the Heller School has offered an annual Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management for surgeon leaders. The program and scholarship are cosponsored by the ACS.

The intensive one-week program equips health leaders with the knowledge and skills essential for creating innovative and sustainable solutions to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness, and efficiency of healthcare service delivery, as well as participating in healthcare policy development and reform. Program sessions and case studies offer the latest information regarding national health policy and management frameworks.

Learn more about applying for this scholarship on the ACS Health Policy web page.

ACS Nomination and Application Deadlines

Final Call: Nominations for 2022 ACS Officers-Elect and Regents Due February 18

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, including President-Elect, First Vice-President-Elect, and Second Vice-President-Elect, as well as one vacancy on the Board of Regents.

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

Submit Applications for 2021 Jacobson Promising Investigator Award Is February 28

The ACS is accepting applications for the Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson II Promising Investigator Award through Monday, February 28.

The JPIA was established to recognize outstanding surgeons who are engaging in research, advancing the art and science of surgery, and demonstrating early promise of significant contribution to the practice of surgery and the safety of surgical patients. The award is supported through a generous endowed fund established by the donors and administered by the ACS Surgical Research Committee.

Special consideration will be given to surgeons who are at the "tipping point" of their research careers, with a track record indicative of early promise and potential (for example, a degree program in research or a K award).

Visit the JPIA web page for complete details on award criteria and nomination details. Contact Jorge Hernandez, Project Coordinator, ACS Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care–Continuous Quality Improvement, at jacobsonpia@facs.org or call 331-202-5319 with inquiries.

Nomination Period for ACS/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism Awards Is Open—Submit by February 28

The ACS/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism Awards recognize and celebrate ACS Fellows and members whose altruism, vision, leadership, and dedication provide models to emulate and whose contributions have made a lasting difference. Individuals can be nominated in six categories—academic global surgery, domestic, humanitarian, international, military, and resident.

The nomination application for the 2022 awards, accessible through the Operation Giving Back website, is open. The nomination period closes Monday, February 28. We strongly encourage you to submit nominations on behalf of your surgical peers deserving of an award in the various categories. Self-nominations also are permissible.

Contact OGB with any questions at ogb@facs.org or mmelone@facs.org.

Listen to the Podcast Corner: Legends of Surgery Describes History of Xenotransplantation

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 once again highlight the podcast Legends of Surgery. Given the recent interest in a heart transplant to a human using a genetically engineered pig as donor, this episode is a fascinating, whimsical discussion of the history of xenotransplantation. We hope you enjoy listening and learning!

RAS-ACS Leaders Host Session on DEI Challenges and Solutions for Surgical Trainees

The current generation of surgical residents and fellows are completing their medical education and training during an era of massive social change. The importance of mentorship, allyship, and sponsorship can often make or break the training experience. At 7:00 pm CT on Tuesday, February 22, leaders from the Resident and Associate Society of the ACS will explore the challenges and solutions surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion for surgical trainees during an AIS Channel session, Challenges and solutions for surgical trainees.

The program and faculty include:

  • Welcome and Introduction - Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD(Hon), FACS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd, ACS Communications Consultant, Yewande Alimi, MD, RAS-ACS Chair, and Julia Coleman, MD, RAS-ACS Vice-Chair
  • The Importance of Role Models: Mentorship and Sponsorship Addressing Challenges of Women in Surgery – Anne Fabrizio, MD, associate program director for the general surgery residency program and chair of the Department of Surgery DEI Committee, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Intentional Inclusion of LGBTQ+ Trainees in Surgery – Jad Abdelsattar, MD, breast surgical oncology fellow, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and member of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery's diversity and inclusion committee
  • Taking Action: How Trainee-Driven DEI Initiatives Can Have a Powerful Impact – Allison Martin MD, MPH, complex general surgical oncology fellow, and founding member and officer of the Housestaff Council on Diversity and Inclusion, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
  • Diversity as the New Non-Technical Surgical Skill for Surgeons - Luis Felipe Cabrera Vargas, MD, MACC, FACS, MACCVA MFELAC, general surgeon, fellow in vascular and endovascular surgery, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Bogota, Colombia
  • The Why, How, and Lessons Learned of Cultural Complications – Chelsea Harris, MD, a plastic surgery fellow at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, and creative director, American Journal of Surgery
  • Discussion and closing remarks – All faculty moderated by Drs. Alimi and Coleman

Register for the free session today.

New Career Opportunities: Division Chief of Acute Care Surgery, 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!

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