Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons - September 2021
The cover story of the September issue of the Bulletin centers on the intersection of climate changes and surgery. Other highlights in this month’s issue are as follows:
- Lessons from COVID-19: Why adaptation is needed for surgical is needed for surgical climate readiness
- Surgeon asked why colleagues chose this profession: Giants of the era responded
- Tips for turning a strategic plan into active advocacy
- ACS Cancer Research Program: Role of radiation in the treatment of pancreatic adenocarcinoma in the neoadjuvant setting
- What surgeons should know about. . . the 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule
- From the Archives: The impact of brickmaking on Franklin Martin’s character and self-confidence
- ACS “Talk It Up” campaign helps surgeons talk with patients about COVID-19 vaccination
- ACS joins call for COVID-19 vaccine mandates for all health care workers
- Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, June 2021
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