American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

The Communication Pulse: Leadership and Member Perspectives

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The events of last Wednesday have stimulated discussion across our nation. Our democracy is precious and admired as a beacon of inspiration. Independent of one's political persuasion, the ACS hopes the chorus of voices supporting the democratic ideals of freedom, equality, justice and lawfulness on which this country is founded can prevail. Our ongoing efforts to address societal injustices such as health care disparities and racism will endure, and we will apolitically partner with the new administration to promote access to high-quality surgical care.

L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, Chair, American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Regents (on behalf of the Board of Regents), and J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM, ACS President

Surgeon Voices

In this issue, Steven D. Wexner, MD, FACS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd, FRCSI(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon), Vice-Chair, ACS Board of Regents, and Director, Digestive Disease Institute at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, FL, interviews:

Dr. Levin, who discusses a renewed focus from the ACS in 2021 on engaging surgical specialists.

Heidi Nelson, MD, FACS, Medical Director, ACS Cancer Programs, and chair, surgery and colorectal surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, who discusses ACS Cancer Programs in 2021 and the upcoming Commission on Cancer centenary.