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The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) is a non-profit organization formed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The purposes of the Chapter are educational and professional, which includes elevating the standards of surgery and educating the public and the profession with respect to surgical care. The Chapter is comprised of about 1300 surgeons and is governed by a Council. The President of the organization is Dr. Michael T. Jaklitsch of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The Chapter sponsors a meeting annually as part of its continuing medical education program. The 62nd Annual Meeting will be held on December 5, 2015 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. The Chapter advocates on your behalf at the state and national levels and holds an annual advocacy day at the Massachusetts State House. 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. I invite you to attend our Annual Meetings and get involved with our Leadership and participate in the activities of the Chapter.

Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS, Secretary


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

Registration is now open for the 62nd Annual Meeting!
Register online to avoid onsite registration lines.

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Abstract Submission Now Closed.

Join Us at Fenway Park

The Chapter is having its 5th Annual MCACS Membership Event at Fenway Park on Friday evening, September 4, 2015. We are pleased to offer tickets to Chapter members and your colleagues at the discounted rate of $45 each. Tickets are in the infield grandstand for the game between the Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies and are limited. To reserve your tickets please email, admin@mcacs.org. We look forward to seeing you at the game!

ACS Board of Regents Approves New Seats – Nominations due September 10, 2015

The ACS Board of Regents has approved the addition of two additional seats on the Board. The Nominating Committee of the Board of Governors will be accepting nominations for surgeons to fill the new Regents positions through September 10, 2015. For more information, please contact Betty Sanders, Staff Liaison for the NCBG, bsanders@facs.org.

Congratulations to the Organizers of the RTTDC!

The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons is pleased to recognize the first Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC) in Massachusetts that was held on May 19th at the Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington. The RTTDC which was sponsored by the American College of Surgeons was a great success. This is only the second course that has taken place in New England and another one is planned to be held in western MA.

Congratulations to the Organizers of the RTTDC!
Pictured from left to right: Tracy Disilva, Berkshire Medical Center trauma program manager; Lisa Patterson, MD, Baystate Medical Center; Mike Clapp, Baystate EMS Liaison; Sarah Cairo, MD; Ron Gross MD, Baystate Medical Center; and Kristen Sihler MD, RTTDC proctor from Maine

2016 ACS Leadership Summit

Save the Date
5th Annual Leadership & Advocacy Summit

JW Marriott in Washington, DC.
April 9–12, 2016

MCACS is partnering with the ACS Italy Chapter

The MCACS is pleased to partner with the ACS Italy Chapter, facsitaly.org, which will have a Congress in conjunction with the Italian Society of Surgery (SIC- comunicazioni.sichirurgia.org) from 21-24 October, in Milan. Sessions have been scheduled in ATLS and Trauma, Surgical Jeopardy, Best Resident Paper Competition and Surgical Training. We look forward to a successful relationship with the Italy Chapter.


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

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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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