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ACS Program Updates, Resources and Announcements

Actors Promote STOP THE BLEED® in New PSA to Bring Lifesaving Information to Ukraine

Actors from two popular medical TV dramas have joined with the ACS to spread lifesaving STOP THE BLEED® information to the people of Ukraine through a public service announcement (PSA) released last week. View the PSA below.

Featuring Ryan Eggold from New Amsterdam and Sophia Bush from Good Sam and their costars, the video was created with input from ACS surgeon, the American Red Cross, and other stakeholders. It displays subtitles so that Ukrainians can provide immediate medical attention to their fellow citizens as they wait for medical help. Ukrainian-born surgeon Nelya Melnitchouk, MD, FACS, from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, translated the script for the PSA.

"This PSA is going to help save lives because more people will be aware of the simple steps they can take to address uncontrolled bleeding. We are extremely grateful to these well-known television personalities for raising the profile of these critical skills, especially as we all work to support the people of Ukraine," said Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS, ACS Executive Director.

Share this PSA with your colleagues so that Ukrainian citizens can see this important message, and check the ACS website to see how you can help the College in aiding the people of Ukraine. Remember, you can directly fund delivery of STOP THE BLEED® resources to Ukraine through donations to the ACS Foundation STOP THE BLEED Help Ukraine Fund.

 

Call for ACS Secretary Nominations

The 2022 Nominating Committee of the Board of Regents (NCBR) will be selecting a nominee for Secretary of the College, a position that commences after the upcoming Clinical Congress. The deadline to submit nominations is May 31.

Visit the ACS website to view position responsibilities and criteria for consideration.

Submit nominations to SecretaryNominations@facs.org. If you have questions, contact Lynese L. Kelley, Director of Leadership Operations for the NCBR, at lkelley@facs.org or 312-202-5203.

 

Opportunities for Women Surgeons

Submit Nominations for Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Award

The ACS Women 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

WiSC also is seeking applications from women surgeons who would like to participate 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 to Discuss Microaggressions in the Workplace

The ACS and the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) AIS Channel will host a program on research and personal stories that underscore how microaggressions impede health systems and patient outcomes. The panel session, which will take place at 8:00 pm ET on Friday, April 29, 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 at Stanford University School of Medicine in CA, and Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD(Hon), FACS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd, ACS Communications Consultant and director of the Digestive Disease Institute at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston
  • Allyship, Policies, and Real Solutions – Paris Butler, MD, MPH, FACS, associate professor and vice-chair of diversity, equity, inclusion in the Department of Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine in 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 at Johns Hopkins Medicine in 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 in Washington, DC, and Chair, ACS Resident and Associate Society
  • Microaggressions & The Surgical Workplace – Dr. Pugh
  • Discussion and Closing Remarks – moderated by Dr. Pugh


New Career Opportunities: Surgeon Openings for Department of Surgery Chair, Trauma 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:

Opportunity Spotlight

Chair, Department of Surgery | Prisma Health, Columbia, SC

Prisma Health, the largest healthcare provider in South Carolina, seeks a dynamic, driven, forward- thinking leader to chair the department of surgery in the midlands. The department chair is a member of Prisma Health-Midlands and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine senior leadership and has a shared responsibility for the system’s overall performance. At the system level, the chair helps establish and achieve annual and multi-year goals. At the department level, the chair is responsible for organizing, developing, and aligning the department to be a positive contributor to the system by advancing clinical, academic, and medical staff activities. Learn more.

Other opportunities include:

Trauma Surgeons

General 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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