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2012 MCACS Advocacy Day June 27, 2012 MA State House, Boston, MA Great Hall Room   9:00 am – 3:00 pm
2012 MCACS Advocacy Day
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Great Hall of Flags
Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA

"When in distress every man becomes our neighbor."
Dr. John Collins Warren and Dr. James Jackson

Summit With Legislators To Achieve Sustainable
High Quality Healthcare For All

Learning Objectives:

  • To describe the major initiatives of the American College of Surgeons that improves patient access, safety and quality.
  • To be able to describe how legislation is crafted at the State Level.
  • To be able to gain access to state legislators and policy makers.
  • To establish ongoing relationships with legislators and their staff so politicians understand what surgeons do.

9:00 am Registration
9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:45 am  Hands on Simulation Sessions On Colonoscopy, Endoscopy and Suturing
Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS; Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA

The Hands-On Session is not part of the MCACS scientific program and is not eligible for CME credit through the American College of Surgeons.

9:00 am - 9:50 am  Moderated Poster Session
Moderator: Peter Miller, MD; Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, MA

P1. Combating Resident Fatigue: A Novel Approach to Quantifying the Incidence, Risk and Specific Time-Intervals of Fatigue-Related Impairment
Frank McCormick, MD; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

P2. Teaching Medical Students About Cancer Impact Through a Longitudinal Surgical Experience
Arundhati Ghosh, MD; Cambridge Health Alliance, Winchester, MA

P3. Impact of Massachusetts Health Reform and Disparities in the Use of Endocrine Surgery
David McAneny, MD; Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

P4. Duration of Femoral-Popliteal Bypass Influences Patient Outcomes
Tze-Woei Tan, MD; Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA

P5. Public Service: Spectacular Examples of Community Outreach
Robert L. Sheridan, MD; Shriner’s Burns Institute, Boston, MA

9:50 am - 10:00 am Welcome and Introduction
Peter T. Masiakos, MD, FACS; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
10:00 am - 10:30 am 2010 Injury Prevention Legislation and Examples of the
Importance of Grassroots Advocacy

Peter T. Masiakos, MD FACS, Steve Baddour, Sherriff Peter Koutoujian, Mark and Katie Kearney
10:30 am - 11:30 am Guest Speakers (Talks will be followed by 10 minutes of discussion)
  
10:30 am - 10:50 am NSQUIP: Outcomes Matter When It Comes To Cost
Matthew M. Hutter, MD; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
10:50 am – 11:10 am Surgical Simulation and Patient Safety
Neal E. Seymour, MD; Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
11:10 am – 11:30 am From an Idea to Law: How Private Citizens Impact Legislation and the Political Process
Representative Jason Lewis and Senator Harriette Chandler
11:30 am  Lunch Provided
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Hands on Simulation Sessions on Colonoscopy, Endoscopy and Suturing
Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS; Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA

The Hands-On Session is not part of the MCACS scientific program and is not eligible for CME credit through the American College of Surgeons.
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Moderated Poster Session
Moderator: Peter Miller, MD; Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, MA
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Surgeons to visit with Legislators and Staff
3:00 pm Adjourn
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