As the Secretary of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, I hope that you will find the information contained on this site useful. Our Chapter invites you to attend our Annual Meetings and get involved with our Leadership.
Richard B. Wait, MD, PhD, FACS, Secretary
The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
(ACS) honored President Pro Tempore Richard T. Moore (D- Uxbridge)
and Representative Viriato Manuel deMacedo (R-Plymouth)
for their advocacy and leadership in helping to secure funding for 1.5 full-time positions for the Massachusetts State Trauma Registry. The event took place on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in the Ether Dome at Massachusetts General Hospital. The Department of Public Health will use these positions to study trauma care in Massachusetts and research the outcomes of every trauma patient who visits an emergency department in the state. Funding for these positions was a part of the overall all state budget for 2014-2015 which was passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Deval L. Patrick (D) in August.
In the photo from left to right: Robert DeLeo, MA Speaker of the House; Peter Masiakos, MD, FACS-MCACS Council Member and its Chair of the Legislative Advocacy Committee; Senator Richard T. Moore (D-Uxbridge) President Pro Tempore; Representative Viriato Manuel deMacedo (R-Plymouth); Terry Buchmiller, MD, FACS-MCACS President; Dr Peter Slavin, President of MGH
4th Annual Resident Competition
The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) is pleased to announce the 4th annual resident competition to attend the 2015 ACS Leadership Conference and Advocacy Summit that will be held April 18 - 21, 2015 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC.
The MCACS will sponsor one young surgeon to attend the conference and summit in 2015. To be considered for the MCACS competition the resident must be in an ACGME-approved Massachusetts surgery residency training program and submit a brief essay on why he/she wants to attend the conference and the role of advocacy in health care. The recipient will be reimbursed for his/her travel expenses and registration for the 2015 conference and summit in Washington, DC and the winning essay will be posted on the MCACS website, www.mcacs.org. The recipient will be expected to give a presentation at the MCACS 2015 State Advocacy Day that will take place in Boston. He/she will also be invited to give a report at the May 2015 MCACS Council meeting. Entries, along with the residents’ CVs, should be submitted to the MCACS by email, firstname.lastname@example.org. The statement should be limited to 1 typed page (double spaced, 12 point font).
The deadline for submitting an essay is January 5, 2015. Any resident who submits an essay for consideration will automatically become a member of the Massachusetts Chapter, ACS. If you have any questions about the competition, please contact the administrative offices, 978-927-8330.
4th Annual MCACS Membership Event
at Fenway Park
Members of the MCACS, their colleagues and their guests attended the 4th Annual MCACS Membership Event at Fenway Park on September 5, 2014. It was a perfect night for baseball and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays in extra innings. Thank you to all who attended this memorable event!