Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons July 2022

This month’s cover story encourages readers to Get Ready for Clinical Congress 2022, highlighting the Named Lectures, Panel Sessions, and Special Sessions that should appeal to all surgeons at every stage of their career. Other articles include:


  • A Family Affair: Father-Daughter Surgeons Share a Love of Healing
  • Telemedicine in the COVID Era and Beyond: Overcoming Barriers to Improve Access to Care
  • Surgeon’s Perseverance Significantly Affects Rural Patient Care
  • The COT at 100: Evolution and Promulgation of ATLS and Surgical Skills Training
  • Profiles in ACS Leadership: A Few Questions for Danielle Saunders Walsh, MD, FACS, FAAP


  • Executive Director’s Update: The Top of the Escalator
  • ACS Cancer Research Programs: ALLIANCE A021806: A Phase III Trial of Perioperative vs. Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Resectable Pancreatic Cancer
  • A Look at The Joint Commission: Study Examines Effect of Palliative Care Consultation on Readmission Rates and Hospital Costs
  • Foundation Donations at Work: Chapter Initiatives Fund Supports Local Efforts to Advance the College’s Mission
  • From the Archives: The Leader Named Pack


  • Regenerative Medicine Pioneer Dr. Anthony Atala Receives 2022 ACS Jacobson Innovation Award
  • ACS Calls for Urgent, Bipartisan Action to Address Firearm Violence

Target Audience

All members of the ACS, including:

  • Medical students
  • Residents
  • Practicing surgeons
  • Retired surgeons
  • Members of the surgical care team

Learning Objectives

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.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
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Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (termed by the ACCME as “ineligible companies”, defined below) held in the last 24 months (see below for definitions). Please note that first authors were required to collect and submit disclosure information on behalf all other authors/contributors, if applicable.

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Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of an ineligible company with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation. 

Editorial Committee Disclosures

Diane Schneidman, Editor-in-Chief - Nothing to disclose

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information


The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
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