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

2007 Bulletin

We have compiled past issues of the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons and listed features for each issue. You can view the additional content and full issues of the Bulletin by clicking on the month or cover image.

January 2007 BulletinJanuary

Volume 92, Issue 1

  • ACS Closed Claims Study reveals critical failures to communicate
  • Current Procedural Terminology: Changes for 2007
  • Highlights of the 92nd annual Clinical Congress
  • Report of the Chair of the Board of Regents
  • Report of the Chair of the Board of Governors
  • Report of the Executive Director
  • ACS Officers and Regents

February 2007 BulletinFebruary

Volume 92, Issue 2

  • Rural surgical practice: A personal perspective
  • 2006 midterm elections bring dramatic change
  • Report from the Committee on Diversity Issues
  • Addressing disparities in surgical care

March 2007 BulletinMarch

Volume 92, Issue 3

  • The future of surgical simulation and surgical robotics
  • IOM and ACS warn of the impending crisis in emergency care: Emergency departments overwhelmed, underfunded, and dangerously fragmented
  • Using medical malpractice closed claims data to reduce surgical risk and improve patient safety
  • Surgical lifestyles: Surgeon melds music and medicine
  • Program for Accreditation of Education Institutes continues to grow

April 2007 BulletinApril

Volume 92, Issue 4

  • Surgery’s 2007 federal advocacy agenda
  • Staying safe: Simple tools for safe surgery
  • Surgical lifestyles: Retired surgeon is now a “clock doctor”
  • The economics of managed care reimbursement: A rationale for nonparticipation
  • Statement on surgery using lasers, pulsed light, radiofrequency devices, or other techniques

May 2007 BulletinMay

Volume 92, Issue 5

  • Is opting out of Medicare the answer? Surgical practices struggle with the ultimate question
  • Surgery in developing countries: Should surgery have a role in population-based health care?
  • Air medical transport safety
  • Facing the daily grind: How surgeons might cope with burnout
  • Statement on emergency surgical care

June 2007 BulletinJune

Volume 92, Issue 6

  • Indian Health Service: Providing care to Native Americans and Alaska Natives
  • The ACS Case Log System: A key tool for surgical self-evaluation, privileging, and maintenance of certification
  • The ACS Surgical Quality Alliance: Specialty societies improving quality for the surgical patient
  • Surgical research and the new privacy laws
  • The COT’s Resident Papers Competition: Promoting careers in trauma surgery

July 2007 BulletinJuly

Volume 92, Issue 7

  • From the Chair of RAS-ACS: The voices of young surgeons
  • The ACS Case Log System: A key tool for surgical self-evaluation, privileging, and maintenance of certification
  • The future of the American College of Surgeons: Uniting two perspectives
  • The road to innovation: Emerging technologies in surgery
  • The globalization of surgery: Surpassing the frontiers
  • International medical graduates in American surgery: Past, present, future
  • New trends and developments in fellowship training
  • New ways of practicing surgery: Alternatives and challenges
  • Congressman Michael Burgess, MD: The necessity of physician involvement in the political process
  • College recognizes ACS NSQIP hospitals
  • 2007 Clinical Congress preliminary program

August 2007 BulletinAugust

Volume 92, Issue 8

  • 21 years of reinvention: Dennis O’Leary, MD, discusses the past and future of The Joint Commission
  • Civilian hospital response to mass casualty events: Basic principles
  • The American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network: Establishing standards
  • Surgical lifestyles: The singing surgeon
  • Statement on the surgical workforce 

September 2007 BulletinSeptember

Volume 92, Issue 9

  • Surgery in a disaster: Assessing the lessons of the Katrina event
  • Access: The key concept for the ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC
  • Do barrier drapes reduce surgical site infections?
  • SDIF: One year later
  • Surgical lifestyles: Surgeon doctors cars
  • Program for Accreditation of Education Institutes continues to grow

October 2007 BulletinOctober

Volume 92, Issue 10

  • The value of surgeons teaching anatomy to first-year medical students
  • The Medicare trigger: What rising program costs could mean for surgery
  • Loupes Around the World: Helping surgeons in developing countries
  • Governors’ Committee to Study the Fiscal Affairs of the College: An update
  • Governors’ Committee on Socioeconomic Issues: An update
  • Governors’ Committee on Surgical Practice in Hospitals and Ambulatory Settings: An update
  • Statement on sharps safety

November 2007 BulletinNovember

Volume 92, Issue 11

  • The surgical hospitalist: A new solution for emergency surgical care?
  • Trauma funding for Tennessee: The incredible journey
  • 2007 state legislative activity
  • Evidence-Based Reviews in Surgery to begin its seventh year
  • A roadmap to safe surgical care: A view from Pennsylvania
  • Governors’ Committee on Blood-Borne Infection and Environmental Risk: An update
  • Governors’ Committee on Physician Competency and Health: An update

December 2007 BulletinDecember

Volume 92, Issue 12

  • Presidential Address: Competence, safety, quality: The path of the 21st century
  • Performance measures and the practicing surgeon
  • First trauma Verification Review Committee site visit outside the U.S.: Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany
  • Dispatch from Landstuhl
  • Statement on the physician acting as an expert witness