As the Secretary of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, I hope that you will find the information contained on this site useful. Our Chapter invites you to attend our Annual Meetings and get involved with our Leadership.
Richard B. Wait, MD, PhD, FACS, Secretary
SAVE THE DATE
62nd Annual Meeting
December 5, 2015
Westin Copley Hotel
Thank you to all who attended the 2014 Annual Meeting this past weekend in Worcester!
The MCACS gives special thanks to its industry sponsors who supported its 2014 Annual Meeting.
4TH Annual Resident Competition
|Prathima Nandivada, MD
Boston Children's Hospital
The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Prathima Nandivada of Boston Children’s Hospital is the winner of the 2015 MCACS Resident Essay Competition. Dr. Nandivada, sponsored by the MCACS, will attend the ACS Leadership Conference and Advocacy Summit that will be held April 18 - 21, 2015 in Washington, DC. Congratulations to Dr. Nandivada!
View Dr. Nandivada’s essay
Success in the Senate -- End of the SGR
The Senate mirrored the House’s previous action on HR 2 by passing the bill by a vote of 92-8. The President had previously indicated he would sign the legislation.
All Fellows can be justifiably proud of both their individual grassroots efforts and those of leadership and staff in seeing the achievement of this long sought after goal.
In addition to the permanent repeal and replacement of the SGR, HR 2 also contains a provision that precludes CMS from moving forward with its flawed plan to deconstruct global payment codes and provides for 2 additional years of CHIP funding.
While there is indeed much to celebrate, there is still much to be done. ACS will continue to lead in all aspects in the pursuit of quality surgical care.
Congratulations to all!
Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS
Mark C. Weissler, MD, FACS
Chair, ACS Board of Regents
Michael J. Zinner, MD, FACS
Chair, ACS Health Policy & Advocacy Group
David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS
Executive Director, ACS
MCACS is partnering with the ACS Italy Chapter
The MCACS is pleased to partner with the ACS Italy Chapter, www.facsitaly.org
, which is planning two events in 2015. The ACS Italy Chapter will have a joint meeting with the Greek and Lebanon Chapters in Greece from May 15-17, 2015 and from 21-24 October, it will have a Congress in conjunction with the Italian Society of Surgery (SIC) in Milan. Details will be posted here as they become available. We look forward to a successful relationship with the Italy Chapter.
The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
(ACS) honored President Pro Tempore Richard T. Moore (D- Uxbridge)
and Representative Viriato Manuel deMacedo (R-Plymouth)
for their advocacy and leadership in helping to secure funding for 1.5 full-time positions for the Massachusetts State Trauma Registry. The event took place on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in the Ether Dome at Massachusetts General Hospital. The Department of Public Health will use these positions to study trauma care in Massachusetts and research the outcomes of every trauma patient who visits an emergency department in the state. Funding for these positions was a part of the overall all state budget for 2014-2015 which was passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Deval L. Patrick (D) in August.
In the photo from left to right: Robert DeLeo, MA Speaker of the House; Peter Masiakos, MD, FACS-MCACS Council Member and its Chair of the Legislative Advocacy Committee; Senator Richard T. Moore (D-Uxbridge) President Pro Tempore; Representative Viriato Manuel deMacedo (R-Plymouth); Terry Buchmiller, MD, FACS-MCACS President; Dr Peter Slavin, President of MGH