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ACS Program Updates, Resources and Announcements

Access COT 100th Anniversary Video Presentations from COT Annual Meeting

If you missed the recent ACS COT Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA, you can watch four 100th anniversary presentations that celebrate the COT and provide context for various seminal accomplishments over the last century.  Presentations include:

  • ACS COT: Looking to the Future
    Current and future leaders highlight new programs and emerging projects as they share their vision for the future of the COT and trauma care.
  • The Regional COT and Global Engagement
    Explore the history and importance of the Regional COT and its impact on patient care across the globe.
  • ACS COT Recognition of Military Service
    The importance of the collaboration between the ACS COT and the military on patient care is celebrated and a special recognition is given for all members who have served or are actively serving in the military.
  • Reflections on the Impact of the COT
    Past Chairs share their thoughts on the COT’s 100 years of contributions to all areas related to quality surgical care.

Learn more at cot100.facs.org.


CoC Announces New Accreditation Standards for Pediatric Cancer Programs

The CoC has added new accreditation standards for pediatric cancer programs. The new standards are included in the Optimal Resources for Cancer Care (2020 Standards) manual, also accessible on the CoC website. In addition, a new secondary accreditation category offering will be available later this year for accredited adult hospitals that treat a large pediatric patient population. The new Pediatric Cancer Program category definition is posted on the CoC website.

A workgroup of leading pediatric oncology specialists worked to create a standard definition for a pediatric cancer program along with standards that better address the needs of pediatric cancer patients, are more relevant to freestanding pediatric/children’s hospitals, and can be applied to those CoC-accredited hospitals that treat many pediatric patients in addition to their adult population.

These new standards will allow CoC-accredited adult hospitals that treat a large number of pediatric patients the opportunity to pursue a secondary accreditation designation to recognize the quality of care they provide to pediatric patients.

Accredited pediatric cancer programs, those considering applying for CoC accreditation, and accredited adult hospitals interested in applying for the secondary designation will be required to demonstrate compliance with the new standards beginning January 1, 2023. The first site visits to review compliance will take place in 2024. Pediatric hospitals that are not accredited by the CoC are encouraged to review the new standards and apply for accreditation. A new application process for accredited adult hospitals that want to apply for the secondary designation will be released later this year.

Direct questions to coc@facs.org.

Opportunities for Women Surgeons

Submit Nominations for Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Award

The ACS in Surgery Committee (WiSC) is accepting nominations for the annual Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award, which will be presented at Clinical Congress 2022. The award will recognize an individual's significant contributions to the advancement of women in surgery.

Read more and submit your nominations by Friday, May 20.

Apply for ACS Women in Surgery Committee Mentorship Program

The ACS is seeking applications from women surgeons who would like to be mentors and mentees in the WiSC Mentorship Program.

Participation as a mentee is an opportunity for early-career women surgeons to develop a mentoring relationship with established surgeons practicing in all the specialties represented in the ACS. Participation as a mentor is for established surgeons with 10 or more years in practice to share their knowledge, expertise, and experience in professional and personal development.

Read more and submit you applications by Friday, May 20.

ACS and Society of Black Academic Surgeons Leaders to Discuss Microaggressions in the Workplace

Surgical teams depend on information exchange, pattern recognition, cohesion, and the mutual respect and trust of fellow team members to make complex surgical decisions. When the health system seeks to provide surgical care within a social ecosystem built on inequity, it is difficult to deliver high-quality care. In partnership with the ACS and the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS), at 8:00 am ET April 29, AIS Channel will host a session with leaders from the SBAS who will present research and personal stories that underscore how microaggressions impede health systems and patient outcomes. The panel session will elaborate on past challenges and suggest potential solutions, including allyship, to forge a path forward.

The session program and faculty include:

  • Welcome and Introduction – Carla Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS, professor of surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA, and Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD(Hon), FACS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd, ACS Communications Consultant and director, Digestive Disease tler, MD, MPH, FACS, associate professor and vice-chair of diversity, equity, inclusion, department of surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Microaggressions and the Black Male Physician – Fabian Johnston, MD, MHS, FACS, FSSO, division chief of gastrointestinal oncology and associate professor of surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Microaggressions and the Black Female Physician – Lola Fayanju, MD, MPHS, FACS, Helen O. Dickens Presidential Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania; chief of breast surgery and surgical director, Rena Rowan Breast Center, Penn Medicine, Philadelphia
  • Microaggressions in Surgical Training – Yewande Alimi, MD, minimally invasive and bariatric surgeon, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, and Chair, Executive Committee of the Resident and Associate Society of the ACS
  • Microaggressions & The Surgical Workplace – Dr. Pugh
  • Discussion and Closing Remarks – moderated by Dr. Pugh

New Career Opportunities: Surgeon Openings for General Surgeons, Pediatric Surgeons, and More

With ACS Surgery Career Connection you can search more than 1,000 surgeon-specific positions and apply for positions of interest. It is the premier resource to connect highly qualified surgeons with the best career opportunities across the country. Log on today and find your next career opportunity. You can tailor your search to target the opportunities of interest to you. Current selections include:

General Surgeons

Trauma Surgeons

Breast 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!

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