Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons December 2021
The cover story of this month’s Bulletin is the Presidential Address that Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS, delivered at the virtual Clinical Congress 2021 titled #SurgeonSowingHope: Enhanced Postoperative Recovery and Elevated Healing. Other highlights in this month’s issue include the following:
Surgeon advocacy in state government: Listening and planning for future engagement
New Surgical Palliative Care Society aims to build community, alleviate suffering
Statement on Surgeon Well-Being
ACS Cancer Research Program: Synoptic reporting for cancer surgery: Current requirements and future state
A look at The Joint Commission: New campaign encourages patients to Speak Up Against Discrimination in health care
From residency to retirement: Importance of surgeon engagement in surgical health policy advocacy
E. Christopher Ellison, MD, FACS, MAMSE, is ACS President-Elect
ACS NSQIP hospitals have the opportunity to receive QVP verification
All members of the ACS, including:
- Medical students
- Practicing surgeons
- Retired surgeons
- Members of the surgical care team
To provide readers with information they can apply as leaders of their institutions and in their daily practices, as well as timely updates on ACS activities and initiatives.
Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons
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Diane Schneidman, Editor-in-Chief - Nothing to disclose
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