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Annual Meeting Update:

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessity of creating the safest learning experience, this year’s MCACS Annual Meeting program that was to take place in person December 5, 2020, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA, will now be held virtually.

In the coming weeks you will receive additional information on the meeting, including registration and programmatic details. The MCACS is excited to offer this virtual meeting and hopes you will be able to join us. Thank you for your understanding.
COVID-19 Important Payment Information
Due to the ever evolving COVID-19 health crisis and the physical closure of the association offices, we are unable to accept payments by postal service at this time. Your association team is working virtually, and keeping society operations moving forward. We encourage and thank our members to continue their support of the Society by making their payments online.


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.

View Webinar Recording

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
  • Q&A

View Detailed Program

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.

Here is some other research on COVID 19 that you may find interesting and there is an additional article that you should also review.

Please stay well and THANK YOU for your perseverance and dedication to your patients.

Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS
President
Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons

CANCELLATION NOTICE: ACS made the decision to cancel the upcoming Leadership & Advocacy Summit and its related committee meetings. Given the cancelation, the Joint Board of Governors/Chapter Leadership Program, which was to be held on March 28, is also cancelled. We are currently exploring ways to repurpose the content that was to be presented and will be in touch later this Spring with more details.

Secretary's Message
Peter S. Hopewood, MD, FACS, Secretary I am delighted to represent the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS), a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was established to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. The MCACS addresses this mission through education, advocacy, professional consensus and fellowship. The Chapter is comprised of greater than 1000 ACS surgeons from the Commonwealth and is governed by a Council, led by President Dr. Dmitry Nepomnayshy of the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.

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MCACS 67th Annual Meeting, December 5, 2020

The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons is accepting abstracts for their 2020 Annual Meeting.

Please submit your abstracts today for consideration in the 2020 Annual Meeting.
Submit your Abstract
Deadline: Monday, August 10, 2020 at 11:59 pm EDT
Download Author Instructions


It has been announced that the 2020 Boston's Run To Remember is now a Virtual Race and is still the perfect opportunity for our runners to continue their training through the rest of 2020!

When it is safe to do so, the Chapter, likewise, encourages you to get some fresh air and run your half marathon or 5-mile race at a location and time of your choice. For more information on how to enter the Virtual Race please visit: https://www.bostonsruntoremember.org/.

Run to Remember Fun Run
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The Commission on Cancer (CoC) hosts an annual paper competition for physicians-in-training to foster the importance of oncologic research in support of its mission.

Abstracts will be accepted through June 30, 2020.
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Resident's Corner

9th Annual Resident Essay Competition Winner
Dr. Scott Levin, Boston Medical Center
Dr. Scott Levin
Boston Medical Center

Honorable Mention
Dr. Anna Alaska Pendleton, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Anna Alaska Pendleton
Massachusetts General Hospital



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