Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons March 2023
The March issue of the ACS Bulletin includes a cover story on trends in hernia repair, as well as features on inclusion for LGBTQ+ surgeons, surgeons helping the environment, injury prevention and trauma outreach, and the first woman surgeon in Texas.
In this issue:
Executive Director’s Update
Bringing Our Quality Programs to Every Community
Dr. Patricia Turner highlights the Power of Quality—a multiyear, national campaign to promote the important role the ACS surgical quality programs can play in improving patient outcomes while enhancing hospital efficiencies. She also details how surgeons can serve as champions of the programs.
New Approaches, Trends Are Emerging in Hernia Repair
Among the trends in hernia repair surgery are increased use of robotics, non-permanent mesh, shared video learning, machine learning applications, and a more holistic approach that encompasses abdominal core health.
The Doctor Is Out: Supporting Inclusion for LGBTQ+ Surgeons
The Association of Out Surgeons and Allies—an organization comprising LGBTQ+ surgeons and allies from all surgical specialties—is committed to providing a “space for LGBTQ+ surgeons and trainees that promotes a dignified and successful surgical career without stigma, judgment, or discrimination.”
Surgeons Can Drive Quality—and Help the Environment
As an energy- and resource-intensive field, surgery plays an outsized role in carbon output, and surgeons are beginning to take action and address the unintended environmental impact of their practice.
Brazen in Brazoria: Dr. Sofie Herzog Was First Woman Surgeon in Texas
Railway surgeons were some of the first physicians to practice new ideas, form specialized societies, and revolutionize medical transport of critically ill patients. Among them was one of the first female surgeons in America—Dr. Sofie Herzog.
Outreach Program Teaches Teens about Trauma, Injury Prevention
Since 2012, the EAST Community Outreach Program has educated several thousand high school students from different regions of the country about distracted driving, firearm safety, interpersonal violence, substance abuse, STOP THE BLEED®, burn safety, and trauma survivorship.
Surgeons Have a Duty to Improve Planetary Health
Mutational Profiling Using Circulating Tumor DNA Helps Guide Treatment Decisions for Patients with Colorectal Cancer
Andean Adventure Brings Together the ACS and Latin American Surgeons
Leadership & Advocacy Summit Promises to Inspire, Bring Fresh Focus
ABS Changes CME Reporting Process, Submit Existing CME by April 3
Report on ACSPA/ACS Activities February 2023
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