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Operation Giving Back

Operation Giving Back (OGB), the volunteerism initiative of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), serves as a comprehensive resource center where you can find information to investigate and participate in surgical volunteer opportunities. OGB provides the necessary tools to facilitate humanitarian outreach among ACS members of all specialties, at all stages of their profession, and with an emphasis on domestic and/or international service. Through a network of high-impact partner organizations, OGB directs you to volunteer opportunities that align with your skills, passions, and beliefs.

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Education Opportunity

Operation Giving Back is hosting a session, Defining Surgical Quality Indicators in Research, at the ACS Quality and Safety Conference, 2:30–5:30 pm on Saturday, July 21. The session will address how to define quality indicators and set research priorities in global surgery.

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Want to Volunteer?

We seek to engage members in an effort to address critical public health issues related to access to basic surgical care—domestically and abroad. Are you signed up to be a volunteer? View our many opportunities. If you are not a volunteer yet, sign up today!

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Helping Others

Dr. Mathews

John Mathews, MD, FACS, discusses how Operation Giving Back aligns with surgical service and the opportunity for surgeons to share their skills.

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