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Participate in ACS Survey on Intimate Partner Violence

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Task Force recently invited U.S. members of the College to participate in a brief, anonymous survey. The feedback received through the survey will help the ACS IPV Task Force to gauge members’ understanding of the issue and to identify resources needed to address IPV in the surgical health care community. Participation in this brief, 11-question survey should take only a few minutes of your time and will help advance many of the ACS IPV Task Force’s initiatives. The deadline to participate is January 18.

The ACS Intimate Partner Violence Task Force was formed in 2018 and is co-chaired by Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, Immediate Past-President of the ACS, and Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS, Director of the ACS Division of Member Services. The mission of the ACS IPV Task Force is to raise awareness of the incidence of IPV in the surgical community; educate surgeons to recognize the signs and consequences of IPV in themselves and their colleagues; provide resources for survivors, including prevention and escape strategies; and create resources and curricula in partnership with other national professional and educational organizations to instruct surgeons to recognize IPV in colleagues and trainees.

Take the survey now. This survey is anonymous, and you are not required to answer every question. The ACS Intimate IPV Task Force only will be use the data in the aggregate to determine the types of resources needed for the surgical community to address IPV.

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