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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

 

61sr Annual Meeting December 6, 2014 UMass Medical Center Worcester, Massachusetts
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December 6, 2014
UMass Medical Center
Worcester, Massachusetts


The Massachusetts Chapter ACS congratulates
the 2013 Top Gun Competition Winners:
 

 
2013 Top Gun Competition Winners
Lahey Clinic
Megan Applewhite, Andrew Gagnon, Victor Kim


Massachusetts Committee on Trauma
Resident Paper Competition Winners:
 

The Massachusetts Chapter ACS congratulates Drs. Alexandra Briggs and David Fink who are the winners of the annual Massachusetts Committee on Trauma Resident Paper Competition. Dr. Fink also won the New England regional competition and will represent Region 1 at the national ACS Committee on Trauma meeting in March, 2014.


 

Surgical Advocacy Summit at the State House
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We are pleased to report on the success of the second annual Surgical Advocacy Summit at the State House on Beacon Hill in Boston on November 19, 2013 that was sponsored by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS). There were over 100 participants including surgeons, medical personnel and legislators and their aides. A panel discussion about "The Surgical Experience and Impressions of the Marathon Bombing on April 15" was moderated by Mr. Steven Baddour and there were presentations by Dr. Frederick Millham of Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Chairman of the State Trauma Committee, Dr. George Velmahos of Mass General Hospital, Dr. Peter Burke of Boston Medical Center, and Dr. Russell Nauta of Mount Auburn Hospital. Mr. Robert DeLeo, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, received the second John Collins Warren Award. Senate President Therese Murray presented citations to representatives of the State's trauma centers and registrants met personally with their legislators and aides. A “white paper” was presented to the legislators and an article about the event was posted in the Boston Globe on November 19th. Photos of the event can be viewed here.

2013 Advocacy Day Agenda


 

CoC Annual Report December 2013

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


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Peter Hopewood, MD
Commission on Cancer

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


 

     

 
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The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons IMCACS) is pleased to invite its residents to participate in the following opportunities offered by the ACS.

The Communications Committee of the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) is sponsoring its sixth annual essay contest, open to all RAS members. Participants are asked to write an essay of 500 words or less on the topic “When I Want to Quit, and Why I Don’t,” describing an overwhelming situation that led them to consider abandoning their surgical career plans. Selected essays will be published in the ACS Bulletin, and the top essayist will receive a cash award of $500. The deadline for essay submissions is May 1. Read more.

Resident and Associate Members of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) are invited to participate in Surgical Jeopardy, a competition that will take place October 29 during the ACS 2014 Clinical Congress in San Francisco, CA. Surgical Jeopardy allows teams of residents to showcase their surgical knowledge. The deadline for submissions is April 15. Read more.

Current resident members of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) may submit their extraordinary case studies until 5:00 pm (CDT) on April 15 to be considered for presentation at the Spectacular Cases from Residents session at the 2014 ACS Clinical Congress. Read more.


SAVE THE DATE
The 4th Annual MCACS Membership Event at Fenway Park will take place on Friday evening, September 5, 2014. Tickets will be available on the Right Field Roof Box Terrace B for the Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays game. Mark your calendars now and plan on joining us to root on the World Champion Boston Red Sox. More details about obtaining tickets will be sent out in the next few weeks.


Schwartz Center Fellowships are available for the Massachusetts General Hospital Fall 2014 Clinical Pastoral Education Program. Fellowship applications are due by April 18, 2014. For more information, visit www.MGHChaplaincyCPE.org.


3rd Annual Resident Competition
The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jordan D. Bohnen of Massachusetts General Hospital is the winner of the 2014 MCACS Resident Essay Competition. Dr. Bohnen, sponsored by the MCACS, will attend the ACS Leadership Conference and Advocacy Summit that will be held March 29-April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. Congratulations to Dr. Bohnen!


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