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American College of Surgeons elects new Board of Regents Chair and Vice-Chair for 2020-2021

L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, was elected Chair, and Steven D. Wexner, MD, FACS, was elected Vice-Chair, of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons during the College’s virtual Clinical Congress 2020.
15-Oct-2020 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Winston-Salem vascular surgeon Dr. Julie A. Freischlag is new President-Elect of the American College of Surgeons

Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd (Hon), DFSVS, an esteemed vascular surgeon from Winston-Salem, N.C., has been elected to serve as the 2020–2021 President-Elect of the American College of Surgeons.
12-Oct-2020 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American College of Surgeons honors three members with Surgical Volunteerism Awards

Today three surgeons received the 2020 American College of Surgeons (ACS)/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism Awards in recognition of their selfless efforts as volunteer surgeons who provide care to medically underserved patients.
6-Oct-2020 7:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Addressing social causes of violence will be key to reducing firearm deaths, American College of Surgeons task force says

As firearm deaths continue to increase in the United States, the American College of Surgeons Improving Social Determinants to Attenuate Violence (ISAVE) task force outlined steps the medical community must take to understand and address the root...
6-Oct-2020 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American College of Surgeons panels warn vaping and marijuana use before an operation can be harmful

At panel discussions during the virtual ACS Clinical Congress 2020, experts underscored the importance of helping patients stop tobacco, vaping and marijuana use before having an operation.
6-Oct-2020 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ACS Clinical Congress 2020 | Virtual Press Activities Schedule

The American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2020 (Oct. 3-7) is a virtual-only event. Here’s the listing of next week’s activities for media attendees.
5-Oct-2020 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Antibiotics treat appendicitis as well as an appendectomy in the short term for most patients

Seven of 10 adults with appendicitis can safely avoid surgical removal of their appendix (appendectomy) for at least several months by receiving a course of antibiotics.
5-Oct-2020 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Illinois surgeon Hilary A. Sanfey, MB BCh, MHPE, FACS, honored with 2020 Distinguished Service Award of the American College of Surgeons

Hilary A. Sanfey, MB BCh, MHPE, FACS, FRCSEd (Hon), FRCSI (Hon), received the 2020 Distinguished Service Award of the American College of Surgeons last night during the virtual Convocation ceremony.
5-Oct-2020 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Nationally Recognized Cancer Expert from American College of Surgeons Available to Discuss the BRCA-Positive Patient's Treatment Options

15-May-2013 2:30 PM EDT

National Surgical Experts Available to Discuss Breast Cancer Awareness Issues

Surgical experts affiliated with the Commission on Cancer and National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers are available to discuss breast cancer awareness issues
5-Oct-2011 10:15 AM EDT

Experts Available to Discuss Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer experts are available to serve as sources for reporters seeking to discuss breast cancer awareness.
22-Sep-2010 11:30 AM EDT

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