Richard S. Swanson, MD, FACS
It has been my honor to serve as President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) for the past year. I am eager to host this year’s 66th Annual Meeting that will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Faina Nahklis, Chair of the Program Committee for the 2019 Annual Meeting, has planned an exceptional educational program. We will present resident research prize awards and the 7th Annual Dr. Joseph E. Murray Resident Research Prize for Basic Science. The annual meeting also includes the 9th annual “Top Gun" competition which will be held on Saturday afternoon.
Peter S. Hopewood, MD, FACS
Register online and please consider to select: Sponsor a Resident and be recognized for your tax-deductible contribution during the 2019 Annual Meeting.
The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons is pleased to welcome the following new members of the MA Chapter of the ACS. More
The Council of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) is accepting nominations for a resident to serve as a member of the MCACS Council, which develops policies and procedures for the Chapter and oversees its activities. The term is two years beginning when the resident is a PGY 3. The requirements for candidates to be considered are strong leadership skills and an interest in serving. The Council meets four times a year in February/March, May, September/October and December. To nominate a candidate to be considered by the Council, please email their CV along with a brief description about the candidate to Maria Favazza, by Saturday, November 30, 2019.
The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) will sponsor one surgery resident to attend the 2020 ACS Leadership Conference and Advocacy Summit, which will be held March 25-31, 2020 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. The recipient will be reimbursed for his/her travel expenses and registration.
To be considered for the MCACS competition, the resident must be in an ACGME-approved Massachusetts surgery residency training program, and submit a brief essay on why he/she wants to attend the conference and the role of advocacy in health care. The statement should be limited to 1 typed page (double spaced, 12 point font). Essays, along with the residents’ CVs, should be submitted by email to the MCACS administrative offices. The deadline for entries is Monday, January 6, 2020.
The MCACS is pleased to acknowledge member and industry support for the 65th Annual Meeting in 2018
William F. Bernhard, MD - Framingham, MA
David J. Bryan, MD - Burlington, MA
William A. Cook, MD - North Andover, MA
F. Ellis, MD - Boston, MA
James E. Ellis, MD - Acton, MA
George L. MacDonald, Jr, MD - Marblehead, MA
John A. Mannick, MD, FACS - Weston, MA
J. Greer McBratney, MD - South Dartmouth, MA
Joseph F. Nates, MD - Taunton, MA