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RAS E-News: September 2017

Welcome to the RAS E-News

In this issue, we highlight the upcoming annual meeting for surgeons worldwide—Clinical Congress 2017—and the many educational sessions, activities for personal growth, and networking opportunities it presents for residents and young fellows.  For those young surgeon leaders whose attendance at Clinical Congress marks the end of their liaison term, we thank you for your service. We also encourage you and other members to engage in the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) in new ways, such as holding a committee leadership position or representing ACS in other countries through the RAS-ACS International Exchange Scholar Program. We hope you enjoy reading this month’s issue and look forward to welcoming you in person in San Diego, CA.

Thank You, Outgoing Leaders!

Thank you to the RAS-ACS Liaisons who have contributed to the success of our mission by serving on an ACS Committee, Advisory Council, or Board of Governors workgroup.  The hours you spent on committee projects, conference calls, and traveling to in-person meetings has not gone unnoticed.  Please help us say thank you to the following liaisons for serving our society over the past three years:

Kristen Bush, MD
Video-Based Education Committee

Eileen Duggan, MD
Patient Education Committee

Carlos Rosati, MD
International Relations Committee

Cory Bushman, MD
Advisory Council for Rural Surgery

Konstantinos Spaniolas, MD
Advisory Council for General Surgery

Joseph Nezgoda MD
Advisory Council for Ophthalmic Surgery

Caitlin Smith, MD
Advisory Council for Pediatric Surgery

Vivian Jolley Bea, MD
Physician Competency and Health Board of Governor Workgroup

Alison Powers
RAS-ACS Administrator