Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons June 2023
The June issue of the ACS Bulletin includes a cover story on artificial intelligence in surgery, as well as features on writing a winning grant, ATLS promulgation in Ethiopia, virtual tumor boards for rural cancer patients, and highlights from the ACS Leadership Survey.
In this issue:
Executive Director’s Update
Making Quality Improvement Frictionless and Ubiquitous
Dr. Patricia Turner explains the importance of quality improvement in healthcare and encourages all surgeons to be advocates for quality. “We know that improving quality is imperative because serving patients to the best of our ability is the core of what we as surgeons do,” she shared.
AI Is Poised to “Revolutionize” Surgery
The daily barrage of news stories about artificial intelligence (AI) shows that this disruptive technology is here to stay and on the verge of revolutionizing surgical care. Surgeons should look at AI as “an opportunity to augment the great work we do more than as a threat to what we do,” said Dr. Danielle Saunders Walsh.
Write a Winning Grant
Adhering to good grantsmanship protocols and seeking the advice of experienced mentors can help surgeon-scientists at all stages of their careers pursue funding opportunities. Learn important details related to the three phases of approaching proposals: planning, writing, and submission.
ATLS Promulgation Is Leading the Way for Trauma Care in Ethiopia
The ACS supports the promulgation of its Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS®) course as a way to teach a systematic approach for the care of the injured patient. This article describes the 2-year process to bring the ATLS program to Ethiopia.
Virtual Tumor Boards Provide Care Access for Rural Cancer Patients
As the world emerges from the pandemic, virtual multidisciplinary tumor boards not only have improved coordination and communication among physicians, but they also have allowed increased efficiencies with the potential to improve outcomes for cancer patients—especially in rural settings.
ACS Leadership Survey Highlights Surgeon Compensation, APPs, Diversity, and Other Issues
With a 63% response rate, the ACS Leadership Survey revealed information on advanced practice providers, compensation, diversity, equity, and inclusion, leadership communications, surgical volunteerism, and wellness.
New ACS Quality Framework and Toolkit Offer Organized Approach to QI
Study Analyzes Wrong-Site Surgery Data in Medical Malpractice Complaints
Achieving Excellence in Surgery Requires Safety and Equity
Chapter Annual Report Pinpoints Best Practices, New Initiatives
Clinical Congress 2023 Registration Is Open
New Member Benefit Helps Surgeons Negotiate Compensation
ACS 2023 Health Policy Scholars Are Announced
STOP THE BLEED Program Brings Bleeding Control Education to Wrigley Field
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- Medical students
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- Members of the surgical care team
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Editorial Committee Disclosures
Natalie Boden, MBA - Nothing to disclose
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