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Advancing quality surgical care through research, education, accreditation, and advocacy.
Advancing quality surgical care through research, education, accreditation, and advocacy.

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ACS Members: Find out what your colleagues are talking about in ACS Communities! http://bit.ly/1ShLLyt
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June 7 marks the 28th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day that brings cancer survivors together to show that there is life after receiving a diagnosis of cancer. The Commission on Cancer and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers encourage you to reach out to your community and sponsor activities that recognize cancer survivors, support patients with cancer, and screen and educate community members on cancer prevention and detection.
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The ACS Clinical Congress 2015, one of the largest international meetings of surgeons in the world will convene October 4-8 in Chicago, Ill.  This year’s theme is “Achieving Your Personal Best: Improvement Based on Evidence.”

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"Contrary to suggestions that sleepy surgeons might make more mistakes in the middle of the night, a large study finds no differences in patient deaths after trauma surgeries done at night or during the day," reports Reuters. "The studies here add to a growing body of evidence suggesting that surgeons, particularly experienced surgeons, can devise techniques to compensate for sleep disruption," said Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI (Hon.), immediate Past-President of the ACS.

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"Surgery chose me. I know this because I tried hard to like other specialties—afraid of those things that made me want to quit. But because surgery chose me, I feel a duty to fulfill my destiny—to persevere because maybe I, like all of us in this most difficult of professions, was chosen for a reason." ~ Rebecca L. Hoffman, MD

Happy New Year from the American College of Surgeons!

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In a world first, a paralyzed man is able to walk again after Polish surgeons, with the help of London scientists, transplanted cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.

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Our new verification program for pediatric surgical centers is the focus of an article by Laura Landro in the Wall Street Journal. "The goal is to see that every child in the United States receives care in a surgical environment matched to their individual medical, emotional and social needs," said Keith Oldham [MD,FACS], chairman of the task force that developed the new standards and surgeon in chief at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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"Dr. Ernest Amory Codman was in his mid-40s when his golden career as a sought-after Harvard surgeon began to unravel. He had quit in exasperation from Massachusetts General Hospital, and when he took his dispute with hospital leaders public, colleagues turned against him...A century later, many of Codman’s ideas are the bedrock of modern medicine. And a group of doctors, including a former Mass. General surgery chief, plans to make sure he gets the wider appreciation he deserves this week," reports the Boston Globe.

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"The creation of Iowa’s trauma system in 2001 has decreased the gap between what’s being taught in educational courses and what is needed in rural communities, the panelists said...[David Hoyt, MD, FACS] said since the system started, there has been a 49 percent decrease in traumatic brain injury and a 20 percent decrease in mortality," reports The Gazette.
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