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2012 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 PDF or Online.

January 2012 BulletinJanuary 2012

Volume 97, Issue 1

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  • Medical liability reform: Evidence for legislative and alternative approaches
  • Sanctity and organ donation’s societal value
  • Invited commentary: Sanctity and organ donation’s societal value in an opt-out country: The Austrian experience
  • CPT 2012 brings with it new codes and code changes
  • Highlights of the 97th Annual Clinical Congress

February 2012 BulletinFebruary 2012

Volume 97, Issue 2

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  • Gynecologic oncology surgeons spare patients’ fertility, enhance quality of life
  • Maximizing postgraduate surgical education in the future
  • Learning about health care in Africa: A physician’s experience in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Confronting the ethics, myths, and legends of restrictive covenants in the era of the contract surgeon
  • Expectations for state legislatures in 2012

March 2012 BulletinMarch 2012

Volume 97, Issue 3

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  • Cultural competence: Why surgeons should care
  • A crisis in the ED: Liability protection needed STAT
  • Survey shows social media usage increasing among ACS Fellows
  • Setting the record straight: The real history of Poland’s syndrome

April 2012 BulletinApril 2012

Volume 97, Issue 4

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  • Common origins: The two ACSs—100 years of collaboration to improve the lives of cancer patients
  • Cancer care closer to home: Dr. McKellar ensures rural patients get quality care
  • Surgeons experience more ergonomic stress in the OR
  • Recycling the retired surgeon: Surgical assisting—A Canadian’s perspective

May 2012 BulletinMay 2012

Volume 97, Issue 5

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  • Leadership skills in the OR: Part I: Communication helps surgeons avoid pitfalls
  • Physician leadership and the future of surgical practice
  • Sustainable growth rate repeal: The bandages are running out
  • A heart-to-heart with cardiothoracic surgeon and TV host Dr. Oz
  • State of the states: Defining surgery
  • Joint statement by the ACS and SAGES on FLS completion for general surgeons who perform laparoscopy

June 2012 BulletinJune 2012

Volume 97, Issue 6

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  • Public reporting of health care data: A new frontier in quality improvement
  • Joining Forces and the ACS: Dr. Holcomb dedicates career to improving trauma care for soldiers and civilians
  • Leadership skills in the OR: Part II: Recognizing disruptive behavior
  • Team approach minimizes risks in separating conjoined twins: An interview with Gary Hartman, MD, FACS

July 2012 BulletinJuly 2012

Volume 97, Issue 7

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  • Twenty-first century surgery: Have we entered uncharted waters?
  • Health information technology, meaningful use criteria, and their effects on surgeons
  • Enhancing American surgical training: Meeting the challenge of a globalizing world
  • ACS Board of Governors committee updates: Governors’ Committee on Chapter Relations
  • Governors’ Committee to Study the Fiscal Affairs of the College
  • ASSET: An effective educational experience for practicing surgeons
  • 2012 Clinical Congress Preliminary Program

August 2012 BulletinAugust 2012

Volume 97, Issue 8

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  • From the Chair of the RAS-ACS: Leadership skills continue to serve past RAS-ACS Chairs in their current roles
  • Surgical leadership and political advocacy
  • Advanced degrees for surgeons and their impact on leadership
  • Women leaders in surgery: Past, present, and future
  • Surgical leadership across generations
  • Surgery at the end of life: For love or money?
  • From battlefield to bedside—and back again
  • Training global surgery fellows

September 2012 BulletinSeptember 2012

Volume 97, Issue 9

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  • ACS Futures Committee takes a good, hard look at the year 2025
  • The Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons: Keeping Fellows informed for nearly 100 years
  • American College of Surgeons Bulletin No. 1: Requirements for Admission to Fellowship
  • The near-death of a president, and the birth of a career: An interview with Dr. Napolitano
  • The ACS and the ABCs of how quality measures are established and implemented
  • Capt. Brad Cooper provides an update on Joining Forces initiative

October 2012 BulletinOctober 2012

Volume 97, Issue 10

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  • New approaches to surgical volunteerism
    • Task shifting overcomes the limitations of volunteerism in developing nations
    • Using telemedicine to strengthen medical systems in limited-resource countries
  • ACS takes a stand on policies impacting the surgical workforce
  • Why the 2012 elections matter to you—the surgeon
  • ACS Bulletin: 1919 Hospital Standardization Series report

November 2012 BulletinNovember 2012

Volume 97, Issue 11

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  • The critical state of graduate medical education funding
  • RAS Issues Symposium: Surgery at the end of life: For love or money?
    • An argument against heroic intervention
    • Reining in the scalpel
  • Enhancing surgical advocacy at the state level: The Day at the State Capitol grant program in action
  • Progress report: Northern California Chapter’s legislative activities
  • Short-term surgical missions make a difference: A life-changing case in Ibi, Nigeria
  • Cruise to South America: The College’s first international outreach effort

December 2012 BulletinDecember 2012

Volume 97, Issue 12

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  • Presidential Address: The next hundred years
  • The 112th Congress: The year in review
  • Controlling state health care costs: Massachusetts forges ahead
  • 2012 Executive Director’s annual report
  • A look at the College’s first registry: The Bone Sarcoma Registry