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Message from the Chair

Dear members of RAS-ACS,

Naveen SangjiOn behalf of Drs. Alimi, Sun, and myself, we are pleased to share the results of the recent RAS Executive Secretary election. The online voting results confirm that Dr. Julia Coleman will serve as the secretary this coming year (October 2020–October 2021) following the ACS Board of Regents approval and serve as chair in (October 2022–October 2023). We offer our thanks to Dr. Woody Smelser for offering to serve in this capacity as well and putting forth his nomination. The campaign statements from both candidates were compelling and the messages resonated with the 550 members who voted. We look forward to welcoming our new executive committee member and continue the good work of those who have preceded them. Congratulations. 


Naveen F. Sangji, MD, MPH
Chair, RAS-ACS Executive Committee

RAS recognizes and thanks Dr. Sangji for her expert leadership this year. We couldn’t have done it without you.


Clinical Congress Highlights

RAS Annual Meeting, Wednesday, September 30, 6:00 pm (CDT)

Clinical Congress 2020Witness the changing face of RAS leadership virtually as we thank the outgoing leaders and encourage new and returning leaders. Incoming RAS Chair Raphael Sun, MD, will share the group’s plan for the next year. Register here.

If the registration fills up, you can stream the meeting live on Facebook Live. 

RAS-Symposium: Resident Unionization, October 4, 4:00-5:30 pm (CDT)

Read about the RAS Symposium in our teaser article!