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Attend ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators Virtual Grand Rounds on Robotics and Surgical Education 

The ACS Division of Education, through the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™, will offer Virtual Grand Rounds on Robotics and Surgical Education, 7:00–8:00 pm CT, Thursday, July 15. 

Following introductory comments by Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, MAMSE, Director, ACS Division of Education, the Grand Rounds will be moderated by Mohsen M. Shabahang, MD, PhD, FACS, Chair of the Academy’s Subcommittee. Panelists will include Michael M. Awad, MD, PhD, FACS; John R. Porterfield, MD, FACS; and Dana A. Telem, MD, MPH, FACS. This panel will discuss robotics in surgical education, and address questions such as the following: 

  • How much emphasis should be placed on robotics?
  • How do we best incorporate robotics in residency and fellowship training?
  • Is this technology here to stay? 

Following brief presentations by the speakers, audience members will be invited to participate in the discussion. 

The Grand Rounds will be available to all members of the surgical community at no cost. 

Register today!

The session will also be recorded and available for viewing on the Academy’s website. It is designated for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

For additional information on this Grand Rounds Series, contact Dr. Sachdeva at asachdeva@facs.org; Alisa Nagler, JD, MA, EdD, at anagler@facs.org; or Susan Newman, MPH, at snewman@facs.org

Register for Free Patient Education Webinar on Safely Minimizing Opioid Use After Abdominal Cancer Surgery

The ACS Patient Education Program invites you to participate in a free webinar, Safely Minimizing Opioid Use After Abdominal Cancer Surgery: Advice and Guidelines for Practicing Surgeons, 6:00–7:00 pm CT, July 20. This webinar is being offered at no cost and is presented in collaboration with the Society of Surgical Oncology and the ACS Commission on Cancer. Expert faculty include Cornelius A. Thiels, DO, MBA; Naruhiko Ikoma, MD; and Lesly Dossett, MD, MPH, FACS, who will present on the following topics:

  • Opioid Overprescribing and Persistent Use in Patients with Early-Stage Cancer
  • Strategies to Minimize Opioid Usage after Minimally Invasive Cancer Surgery
  • Evidence-Based Opioid Prescribing Guidelines after Major Abdominal Cancer Surgery

This webinar will include a question-and-answer session, during which attendees are encouraged to share best practices for pain management. 

Register here for the free webinar. Participants may earn up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 

This webinar is part of the Safe Pain Control Surgical Specialty Series, and is partially funded by an Educational Grant from Pacira Biosciences, Inc. to the ACS Foundation. 

For additional information, contact Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, MAMSE, at asachdeva@facs.org; Kathleen C. Heneghan, PhD, MSN, RN, FAACE, at kheneghan@facs.org; Nancy Strand, MPH, RN, at nstrand@facs.org; or Tarra G. Barot, PhD, at tbarot@facs.org.

ACS Division of Education Call for Nominations for Two 2021 Resident Awards due July 16

The ACS Division of Education is now accepting nominations for two 2021 resident awards through July 16. Information on the awards follows.

2021 ACS Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching

The Division of Education has announced the call for nominations for the 2021 ACS Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching. The award, presented annually, aims to recognize teaching excellence and highlights teaching as an important academic pursuit of surgery residents.

Eligible nominees must be residents in good standing from an accredited surgery residency program, including surgery specialty programs. Graduating chief residents are eligible. Each surgery residency program may nominate one resident. Nominations will be accepted from program directors and department chairs and will be reviewed by an independent review panel appointed by the ACS Committee on Resident Education and the Division of Education. The nomination period closes July 16. Visit the ACS Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching web page for more details.

2021 Jameson L. Chassin, MD, FACS, Award for Professionalism in General Surgery

To recognize Jameson L. Chassin, MD, FACS, and his career and professional interests, the Ninth Annual Chassin Award is being offered through the generosity of the Chassin family, contributors to the Chassin Memorial Fund and ACS Foundation. In accordance with the wishes of the Chassin family, the Jameson L. Chassin, MD, FACS, Award for Professionalism in General Surgery will be presented to a chief resident in general surgery who exemplifies the values of compassion, technical skill and devotion to science and learning.

Eligible nominees must be chief residents in good standing at an accredited surgery residency program. Each surgery residency program may nominate one resident. Nominations will be accepted from program directors and department chairs and will be reviewed by an independent review panel appointed by the ACS Committee on Resident Education and the Division of Education. The nomination period closes July 16. Visit the Chassin Award web page for more details.

For additional information on the two Resident Awards, contact Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, MAMSE, at asachdeva@facs.org, Director, ACS Division of Education; Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH, at pblair@facs.org; Kim Echert at kechert@facs.org; or Krashina S. Hudson, MS, at ResidentAwards@facs.org.