Strategic Advocacy: How to Do It
Medicare payment, opioid prescription, and graduate medical education: the government regularly sets policies that affect surgical practice. How can surgeons be effective in shaping legislative and regulatory policies? In this session, participants will apply the nine-point American College of Surgeons (ACS) strategic advocacy framework to specific policy issues affecting optimal surgical care. Following an initial 30-minute interactive discussion, participants will work with a faculty member in small groups to create an action plan for a specific issue (selected from a menu). Each group will then present its action plan to all course participants and faculty. Strategic planning skills will be emphasized.
Moderator: John H. Armstrong, MD, FACS, Ocala, FL
Co-Moderator: James W. Gigantelli, MD, FACS, Huntington, WV
Strategic Advocacy in 10 Questions
John H. Armstrong, MD, FACS, Ocala, FL
Applying Strategic Advocacy: Firearms
Christian Shalgian, Washington, DC
Applying Strategic Advocacy: Unanticipated Medical Bills
Patrick V. Bailey, MD, FACS, FAAP, Washington, DC
Applying Strategic Advocacy: Changing Evaluation and Management (E&M) Codes
Vinita Ollapally, Washington, DC
Lessons in Strategic Advocacy
James W. Gigantelli, MD, FACS, Huntington, WV
Sponsored by the Committee on Surgical Skills Training for Practicing Surgeons, the Legislative Committee, and the Health Policy and Advocacy Group
- Practicing surgeons
- Apply new knowledge and ideas to improve their surgical practice
- Adapt concepts and quality measures in support of research advancements
- Enhance the quality of patient care
For questions about the course, please contact email@example.com.
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 relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. For additional information, please visit the ACCME website.
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 a activity, please report it on the evaluation.
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Faculty and Disclosures
Christian Shalgian - Nothing to Disclose
James W. Gigantelli MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
John H. Armstrong MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Patrick V. Bailey MD, MLS, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Vinita Ollapally JD - Nothing to Disclose
Program Committee and Disclosures
CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - Nothing to Disclosure
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - Nothing to Disclosure
David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - Nothing to Disclosure
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Cynthia D. Downard, MD, FACS, Louisville, KY - Nothing to Disclosure
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - Nothing to Disclosure
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - Nothing to Disclosure
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - Nothing to Disclosure
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - Nothing to Disclosure
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Nothing to Disclosure
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Edith Tzeng, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA - Nothing to Disclosure
Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCOSECSA(Hon), Houston, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - Nothing to Disclosure
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - Nothing to Disclosure
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - Nothing to Disclosure
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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 1.5 credits meets the requirements for Self-Assessment.
Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.50 Certificate of Completion
- 1.50 Self Assessment Credit