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MCACS COUNCIL

President
Michael T. Jaklitsch, MD, FACS

President Elect
Anne C. Larkin, MD, FACS

Secretary
Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS

Treasurer
Peter T. Masiakos, MD, FACS

Past President
Terry L. Buchmiller, MD, FACS

ACS Board of Governors
Terry L. Buchmiller, MD, FACS
Marc S. Rubin, MD, FACS
Heena P. Santry, MD, FACS
Ali Tavakkoli, MD, FACS

ACS Board of Regents
Michael J. Zinner, MD, FACS

ACS Specialty Society Governor
Russell J. Nauta, MD, FACS

Historian
David McAneny, MD, FACS

Councilors
Mitchell H. Bamberger, MD, FACS
Claire T. Cronin, MD, FACS
Robert P. Driscoll, MD, FACS
Alok Gupta, MD, FACS
Kevin P. Moriarty, MD, FACS FAAP
Faina Nakhlis, MD, FACS
Vinod Narra, MD, FACS
Rocco Ricciardi, MD, FACS MPH
Ali Salim, MD, FACS
Heena P. Santry, MD, FACS
John O. Schorge, MD, FACS
Ali Tavakkoli, MD, FACS
Jacqueline J. Wu, MD, FACS

REP ACS Commission on Cancer
Peter S. Hopewood, MD, FACS

Rep. to EMCAB
Peter A. Burke, MD, FACS

Resident Member
Jordan D. Bohnen, MD
Beatrice Dionigi, MD

Chapter Offices
Elizabeth Chouinard, Exec. Director
500 Cummings Center, Suite 4550
Beverly, MA 01915

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November, 2016
 
Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
2016 Annual Business Meeting

Saturday, December 3, 2016
1:00-1:10 pm
American Ballroom South

2015 ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING MINUTES

  1. Call to Order

    Dr. Jaklitsch called the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m. and welcomed the members of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons to the Westin Copley Place for the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. He expressed his appreciation to the 2015 Sponsors and Exhibitors and invited them to join the membership for lunch immediately following the annual business meeting.

  2. Report of the President

    Dr. Jaklitsch congratulated Dr. Vinod Narra, the Scientific Program Committee Chair, for coordinating the educational program. He noted that the program began with a Breakfast at the Debates Symposium hosted by the SSAT. Some of the other program highlights were:
    • Debate: Appendicitis Treatment moderated by Andrew Doben, MD of Baystate Medical Center with the Pro given by Robert Driscoll, MD, FACS of South Shore Surgical Specialists and the Con by Christopher J. Burns, MD of Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
    • Resident Research Paper Competition.
    • The Survivor Game: Only the Strongest Survives moderated by Heena Santry, MD, FACS of the University of Massachusetts, and George Velmahos, MD, FACS of Massachusetts General Hospital.
    • Panel: New Data That Should Change Your Practice moderated by Lilian Chen, MD of Tufts Medical Center with presentations by Alok Kapoor, MD of the University of Massachusetts, Russell Zide, MD of the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, and Matthias Stopfkuchen-Evans, MD of Brigham & Women’s Hospital.
    • Maintenance of Certification Debate moderated by Jacqueline Wu, MD, FACS of Baystate Medical Center with presentations by James Whiting, MD of the Maine Medical Center representing the ABS and Henry A. Frissora, MD, FACS of Beverly Hospital, a private practice surgeon.
    • Presentation on the ACS Foundation by Jane E. Mendez, MD, FACS of Boston Medical Center.

    Dr. Jaklitsch noted that the keynote speaker is Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS of Massachusetts General Hospital who will give the lunch presentation on Appropriate Care for the Surgical Patient.

    Dr. Jaklitsch reported that the program will continue after lunch with the Chapter’s fifth Top Gun Competition with ten teams participating in a series of tests showcasing their laparoscopic skills. Dr. Jaklitsch thanked the Lahey Clinic, Applied Medical, Ethicon, and Karl Storz who provided the equipment for the competition.

    Dr. Jaklitsch gave special thanks to the members of the Chapter who contributed to the Resident Research Award.  He reported that the 3rd annual Joseph E. Murray Resident Research Prize for Basic Science will be presented in memory of Dr. Murray who conducted the world’s first successful organ transplant and received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1990.  He also thanked the members who participated in the program to “Sponsor A Resident” to the Annual Meeting.

    Dr. Jaklitsch announced that the Chapter is holding its fifth annual resident competition to attend the 2016 ACS Leadership Conference and Advocacy Summit that will be held April 9-12, 2016 in Washington, DC. To be considered for the competition the resident should submit an essay on why he or she wants to attend the conference and the role of advocacy in health care. He congratulated Dr. Prathima Nandivada of Boston Children’s Hospital who was the winner of the 2015 Mass Chapter, ACS Resident Essay Competition. He noted that her essay is posted on the Advocacy page of the Chapter’s website.

    Dr. Jaklitsch reported that the Chapter held its fifth membership event at Fenway Park last September. He noted that Council members attended the Intern Orientation program at each of the respective surgical residencies throughout the state in June. Brief presentations about the ACS and the MCACS were made and the programs allowed members of the Chapter to recruit new members. This was quite successful in engendering enthusiasm with over 45 new resident members welcomed.

  3. Report of the Secretary

    Dr. Dmitry Nepomnayshy gave the report of the Secretary. He requested a motion to approve the Minutes of the Annual Business Meeting of Saturday, December 6, 2014 that had been circulated in the Chapter’s Newsletter.

    IT WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND VOTED TO APPROVE the minutes.

    Dr. Nepomnayshy reported on the membership statistics for the Chapter as of December 2015:

    Active 424
    Senior 417
    Associate Fellows 51
    Affiliate Members 3
    Medical Students 3
    Residents 457
    Total 1355

    He noted there are 585 Fellows of the ACS who are not members of the Massachusetts Chapter and encouraged the membership to invite their colleagues to become members of the Chapter.

    Dr. Nepomnayshy reported that the following Fellows have passed away over the past year and asked the membership for a moment of silence:

    Nicholas P. Coe, MD, Springfield
    Michael Davidson, MD, Boston
    Frank O. Franco, MD, Brookline
    William E. Johnson, MD, Swampscott
    John E.D. McGuigan, Jr., MD, Webster
    Louis W. Meeks, MD, Brookline
    Robert G. Mondou, MD, Lowell
    Robert J. Silkman, MD, East Dennis
    Richard E. Stiles, MD, Atlantis, FL
    Gordon C. Vineyard, MD, Boston

    Dr. Jaklitsch asked for a motion to approve the report of the Secretary.

    IT WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND VOTED TO APPROVE the Report of the Secretary.

    Dr. Jaklitsch called on Dr. Richard Swanson to present the report of the Treasurer.

  4. Report of the Treasurer

    Dr. Swanson presented the summary report for the first ten months of fiscal year 2015. The Chapter’s Total Cash as of October 31, 2015 was $186,891, comprised of funds in the checking account and a money market account with TD Bank. Total revenue received in 2015, as of the end of October, was $114,355 and total disbursements were $58,960.

    Dr. Swanson thanked the representatives from industry for their support.

    Dr. Jaklitsch asked for a Motion to approve the Report of the Treasurer.

    IT WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND VOTED TO APPROVE the Report of the Treasurer.

  5. Report of the ACS Board of Governors

    Dr. Jaklitsch called upon Dr. Terry Buchmiller to present a report from the ACS Board of Governors. Dr. Buchmiller reported that the ACS Board of Governors has been organized into five “Pillars” - Member Services; Education; Advocacy and Health Policy; Quality, Research, and Optimal Patient Care; and Communication. She asked the membership to contact the Chapter’s members on the ACS Board of Governors with any issues of importance.

  6. Nominating Committee Report

    Dr. Jaklitsch then asked Dr. Buchmiller to present the report of the Nominating Committee. Dr. Buchmiller presented the following slate on behalf of the Massachusetts Chapter Nominating Committee:

    OFFICE TERM NOMINEE
    President (2-year term) Michael T. Jaklitsch, MD, FACS
    Past President (2-year term) Terry L. Buchmiller, MD, FACS
    President-Elect (2-year term) Anne C. Larkin, MD, FACS
    Treasurer (3-year term) Peter T. Masiakos, MD, FACS
    Historian   David McAneny, MD, FACS
    Councilors (3-year terms) Mitchell H. Bamberger, MD, FACS
      Claire T. Cronin, MD, FACS
      Robert P. Driscoll, MD, FACS
      Kevin P. Moriarty, MD, FACS
      Heena P. Santry, MD, FACS
      John O. Schorge, MD, FACS

    Dr. Buchmiller reported that Dr. Peter Masiakos is nominated as Treasurer and Dr. David McAneny as Historian. Drs. Mitchell Bamberger and John Schorge are nominated as Councilors for three-year terms and Drs. Claire Cronin, Robert Driscoll, Kevin Moriarty and Heena Santry are nominated for a second term as Councilors.

    Dr. Jaklitsch thanked Dr. Buchmiller and asked if there were any nominations from the floor. Hearing none, he requested a motion that the nominations be closed and the Secretary be instructed to cast one ballot for the entire slate as presented by the Nominating Committee.

    IT WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND VOTED TO APPROVE the Report of the Nominating Committee.

    Dr. Jaklitsch thanked Dr. Richard Swanson, who served on the Council as Treasurer since 2010 and before that as a Councilor and Drs. Peter Hopewood and Thomas Tsai who are rotating off the Council.

  7. Old Business

    There was no Old Business to be discussed.

  8. New Business

    There was no New Business to be discussed.

  9. Adjournment

    Dr. Jaklitsch requested a motion to adjourn the meeting.

    IT WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND VOTED TO APPROVE to adjourn the meeting.

    There being no further business to come before the Membership, the meeting was adjourned at 1:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS, Secretary
Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS
Secretary


 
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