The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has also released a new surgical resource document, "Local Resumption of Elective Surgery Guidance," as a guide for health care facilities preparing to resume elective surgery once the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has peaked in their area. I hope that you and your healthcare facilities will find this useful.
Please stay well and THANK YOU for your perseverance and dedication to your patients.
Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS
Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
The 65th Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Rocco Ricciardi of Massachusetts General Hospital, the Program Chair, organized an exciting, comprehensive program addressing the theme, The Role of the Surgeon in Quality Improvement. Highlights of the program included sessions that appealed to seasoned surgeons, as well as Residents, the future of our practice:
- Breakfast with Exhibitors and an Exhibitor Passport
- Resident Research Paper Competition and Awards in General Surgery and Subspecialties covering basic and clinical topics in oral and poster formats
- ACS recognition from the Commission on Cancer and the Committee on Trauma
- Survivor Game challenging residents on case studies moderated by Dr. George C. Velmahos of Massachusetts General Hospital
- 3 Panels:
- Accreditation Programs in Surgery
- Impact of Enhanced Recovery Programs in Surgery
- Gender Bias in Surgical Training; Implications on Training and Patient Outcomes
- Keynote Luncheon: VA/NSQIP and the Seismic Change in the Surgical Landscape
Kamal M.F. Itani, MD, FACS of Boston University School of Medicine
- 7th Annual Top Gun Competition where residents from 8 Massachusetts surgical programs showcased their technical skills, chaired by Dr. Faina Nakhlis of Brigham and Women's Hospital
On behalf of the MCACS Council, we hope that you will find the information contained on this site useful. I invite you to attend the 66th Annual Meeting, get involved with advocacy, participate in fellowship activities and possibly join the leadership of the Chapter. If there are issues you would like the Council to address, please contact the Chapter's administrative offices by phone at 978-927-8330, email, or feel free to contact any of the Chapter Officers.
Finally, remember to follow the Chapter @MaChapterACS. We look forward to hearing from you and getting your Tweet!
Peter S. Hopewood, MD, FACS
Chapter Member Benefits
Dear Member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons:
On May 21, 2020 the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) hosted a 1 hour webinar with hospital leaders from around the state discussing their approach on the topic of "Re-starting Surgery in Massachusetts". This session had valuable take-away for many surgeons, hospital leaders and administrators. I encourage you and your colleagues to listen to the recording of this webinar and take advantage of this timely and unique information.
What follows was the content of this webinar:
- COVID-19 Pandemic: Overview
- Restarting Surgery: Following needs and rules of stake holders - State Government, patients and institutions
- Role of the local Chapter