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The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) is a non-profit organization formed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The purposes of the Chapter are educational and professional, which includes elevating the standards of surgery and educating the public and the profession with respect to surgical care. The Chapter is comprised of about 1300 surgeons and is governed by a Council. The President of the organization is Dr. Michael T. Jaklitsch of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The Chapter sponsors a meeting annually as part of its continuing medical education program. The 62nd Annual Meeting will be held on December 5, 2015 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. The Chapter advocates on your behalf at the state and national levels and holds an annual advocacy day at the Massachusetts State House. 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. I invite you to attend our Annual Meetings and get involved with our Leadership and participate in the activities of the Chapter.

Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS, Secretary


62nd Annual Meeting December 5, 2015 Westin Copley Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts

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Abstract submission is now open for the 2015 MCACS Annual Meeting.

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Call for Nominations for the MMS House of Delegates

The leadership of the MCACS is seeking nominations for its representative to the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) House of Delegates. The MMS House of Delegates is the Society's policymaking body. During the House's two sessions each year, it deliberates and acts on issues related to health policy, managed care, public health, programming, and Society administration. Nominees must be an MMS member for one year and an active member of the Chapter. The House of Delegates 2015 Interim Meeting will be held December 4-5, 2015. View the responsibilities and roles of the House of Delegates. If you are interested in serving as the MCACS representative on the House of Delegates, please forward a statement of interest and your CV to admin@mcacs.org by July 23, 2015. We appreciate your support of the activities of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.

ACS Board of Regents Approves New Seats – Nominations due September 10, 2015

The ACS Board of Regents has approved the addition of two additional seats on the Board. The Nominating Committee of the Board of Governors will be accepting nominations for surgeons to fill the new Regents positions through September 10, 2015. For more information, please contact Betty Sanders, Staff Liaison for the NCBG, bsanders@facs.org.

Congratulations to the Organizers of the RTTDC!

The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons is pleased to recognize the first Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC) in Massachusetts that was held on May 19th at the Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington. The RTTDC which was sponsored by the American College of Surgeons was a great success. This is only the second course that has taken place in New England and another one is planned to be held in western MA.

Congratulations to the Organizers of the RTTDC!
Pictured from left to right: Tracy Disilva, Berkshire Medical Center trauma program manager; Lisa Patterson, MD, Baystate Medical Center; Mike Clapp, Baystate EMS Liaison; Sarah Cairo, MD; Ron Gross MD, Baystate Medical Center; and Kristen Sihler MD, RTTDC proctor from Maine

2016 ACS Leadership Summit

Save the Date
5th Annual Leadership & Advocacy Summit

JW Marriott in Washington, DC.
April 9–12, 2016

MCACS is partnering with the ACS Italy Chapter

The MCACS is pleased to partner with the ACS Italy Chapter, facsitaly.org, which will have a Congress in conjunction with the Italian Society of Surgery (SIC- comunicazioni.sichirurgia.org) from 21-24 October, in Milan. Sessions have been scheduled in ATLS and Trauma, Surgical Jeopardy, Best Resident Paper Competition and Surgical Training. We look forward to a successful relationship with the Italy Chapter.


2014-2015 CoC Update for Massachusetts Cancer Liaison Physicians
CoC Annual Report December 2013

Youtube presentation by Dr. Peter Hopewood, CoC, delivered to the
51 cancer liaison physicians in Massachusetts.

  Peter Hopewood, MD
  Commission on Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 2013
May is Melanoma Month May 2013

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Join your colleagues and become a member of the Chapter that serves as a critical grassroots organization of the national College. It is also the backbone of the College’s “farm system” for recruiting talented young surgeons to engage in local and national activities. The Chapter provides an important link to our rich local surgical heritage and a mechanism by which young surgeons can maintain close contacts with colleagues throughout the State.

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MCACS Announcement

The MCACS is pleased to announce that it is now a 501(c)3 entity and is classified as a public charity. Contributions to the Chapter are deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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