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
Chapter Members at Fenway Park
The Chapter had its 5th Annual MCACS Membership Event at Fenway Park on Friday evening, September 4, 2015 and the Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies! We look forward to other member events throughout the year.
2016 ACS Leadership Summit
Save the Date
5th Annual Leadership & Advocacy Summit
JW Marriott in Washington, DC.
April 9–12, 2016
5th Annual Resident Competition
The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) is pleased to announce the 5th annual resident competition to attend the 2016 ACS Leadership Conference and Advocacy Summit that will be held April 9 - 12, 2016 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC. The MCACS will sponsor one young surgeon to attend the conference and summit in 2016. 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 recipient will be reimbursed for his/her travel expenses and registration for the 2016 conference and summit in Washington, DC and the winning essay will be posted on the MCACS website, www.mcacs.org. The recipient will be expected to give a presentation at the MCACS 2016 State Advocacy Day that will take place in Boston. He/she will also be invited to give a report at the May 2016 MCACS Council meeting. Entries, along with the residents’ CVs, should be submitted to the MCACS by email, firstname.lastname@example.org. The statement should be limited to 1 typed page (double spaced, 12 point font). The deadline for submitting an essay is January 4, 2016. Any resident who submits an essay for consideration will automatically become a member of the Massachusetts Chapter, ACS. If you have any questions about the competition, please contact the administrative offices, 978-927-8330.
MCACS is partnering with the ACS Italy Chapter