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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


62nd Annual Meeting December 5, 2015 Westin Copley Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts


62nd Annual Meeting
December 5, 2015
Westin Copley Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts

Thank you to all who attended the 2014 Annual Meeting this past weekend in Worcester!

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The MCACS gives special thanks to its industry sponsors who supported its 2014 Annual Meeting.


MCACS is partnering with the ACS Italy Chapter

The MCACS is pleased to partner with the ACS Italy Chapter, www.facsitaly.org, which is planning two events in 2015. The ACS Italy Chapter will have a joint meeting with the Greek and Lebanon Chapters in Greece from May 15-17, 2015 and from 21-24 October, it will have a Congress in conjunction with the Italian Society of Surgery (SIC) in Milan. Details will be posted here as they become available. We look forward to a successful relationship with the Italy Chapter.

ACS Launches Membership Campaign Aimed At Young Surgeons

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) launched a new initiative this week to encourage the next generation of young surgeons to join the College. The campaign, Realize the Potential of Your Profession, focuses on communicating the value of ACS membership to a larger network of young surgeons through peer-to-peer connections and social sharing.

To highlight the benefits of ACS membership, the ACS has developed a video, 100 Years, 100 Reasons to Join, which highlights the career benefits of College membership.

In addition, stay tuned for upcoming “snapshot” videos, which will profile some of the best and brightest young surgeons and their reasons for maintaining ACS membership. The ACS will also hold networking events this year in cities across the country, giving young surgeons unique opportunities to engage with their peers and other more senior leaders in the field and the organization.

The success of these activities—and the College’s ability to increase membership and continue a legacy of excellence—will rely heavily on current Fellows’ involvement and willingness to share these videos and communicate the value of ACS membership to their colleagues in a way that resonates more with the younger generation—for example, using smaller, shareable bites of information and peer-to-peer influence.

ACS members are encouraged to distribute these videos via their social networks and to share with anyone who might be interested in more information about the College. To learn more about the Realize the Potential of Your Profession initiative, visit www.facs.org or contact Connie Bura at cbura@facs.org.

4th Annual Leadership & Advocacy Summit

The fourth annual American College of Surgeons (ACS) Leadership & Advocacy Summit, will be held April 18 to April 21, at the J.W. Marriott in downtown Washington, DC. This year’s program promises to educate, challenge and prepare you to shape the practice of surgery with ACS leaders, key policy makers, and your peers. Read More


2014-2015 CoC Update for Massachusetts Cancer Liaison Physicians
CoC Annual Report December 2013

Youtube presentation by Dr. Peter Hopewood, CoC, delivered to the
51 cancer liaison physicians in Massachusetts.

  Peter Hopewood, MD
  Commission on Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 2013
May is Melanoma Month May 2013


Event to honor President Pro Tempore Richard T. Moore and Representative Viriato Manuel deMacedo
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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


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Join your colleagues and become a member of the Chapter that serves as a critical grassroots organization of the national College. It is also the backbone of the College’s “farm system” for recruiting talented young surgeons to engage in local and national activities. The Chapter provides an important link to our rich local surgical heritage and a mechanism by which young surgeons can maintain close contacts with colleagues throughout the State.

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MCACS Announcement

The MCACS is pleased to announce that it is now a 501(c)3 entity and is classified as a public charity. Contributions to the Chapter are deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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