Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons June 2022

This month’s cover story, “Surgeon Inventors Transform Patient Care with Creative Problem-Solving”, and the Executive Director’s Update by Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS, center on surgical innovation and how it is improving patient care. The cover story is accompanied by an interview with Bartley P. Griffith, MD, FACS, who performed the first pig to human heart transplant.

Other highlights include:

Features

  • SurgeonsVoice and Grassroots Advocacy: Your Questions Answered
  • The Surgeon’s Voice Is Critical on Capitol Hill: Make Sure Yours Is Heard
  • Take a Seat: How Surgeons Can Influence State Telehealth Legislation
  • The Role of Social Determinants of Health on Cancer Screening

Departments

  • ACS Cancer Research Program: To Operate or Not in De Novo Stage IV Breast Cancer: Is That Still a Question?
  • DEI in Action: ACS Profiles in Diversity Podcast: Lessons Learned and Strategies Implemented

News

  • 2022 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit Focuses on Surgeon Well-Being, Legislative Priorities
  • Report on ACSPA/ACS Activities, February 2022
  • More than 2 Million People Trained to STOP THE BLEED®
     

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.

Contact

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
06/01/2022
Course expires: 
08/31/2022

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.

Ineligible company

The ACCME defines an “ineligible company” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships

Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit.  Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected.  ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Conflict of Interest

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

Accreditation

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.

 

CME Credit Claiming Information

All learners must complete the course evaluation in order to claim a CME Certificate or a Certificate of Completion. Participants may only claim a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per month.

Available Credit

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