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March 27, 2023

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Registration is Still OPEN for the 2023 MD-ACS Annual Meeting!

Registration is still OPEN for the 2023 MD-ACS Annual Meeting!

The 2023 Annual Meeting for the Maryland Chapter of the ACS is set for Saturday, April 1st, 2023 at the Hyatt Place Baltimore Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD. The event will be packed full of opportunities for Continuing Medical Education, networking and advancing the profession of surgery.  Online registration ends Tuesday, March 28 at midnight!  Don’t delay.

Featured Speakers

Michael J. Sutherland, MD, FACS, is the Director of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Member Services. He leads the Division’s efforts to provide value to ACS Fellows and members and help position the College as a leading voice in the House of Surgery. Dr. Sutherland is a trauma, critical care, and general surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and professor of surgery at The Ohio State University.
Dr. Sutherland will share all the latest updates from the American College of Surgeons.  In his role as Director of Member Services he ensures the delivery of an impactful membership experience for the College’s Fellows and members at every career stage from medical school through retirement, from around the world, and from all subspecialties. He makes certain that members realize the full value of benefits that support their professional development and practice.
MD-ACS is excited to welcome Brian K. Edwards, chief of external communications for the American College of Surgeons presenting Making the most of your Media Opportunities – Tips to Make Sure your Message Gets Through.
When you have the opportunity to be interviewed by the media, will you be ready? Do you know how to make sure that your message will get through—clearly and memorably? Are you equipped to handle those tricky questions that may trip others up? Are you confident that when you walk away from the interview, you will feel confident that the reporter got it right?
Come spend an hour with the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Surgeons on April 1, 2023, and you will be able to answer Yes! to all of these questions.
During this presentation, you will learn the skills and tips to confidently handle any type of media interview, and to communicate your message more effectively to any audience. Brian K. Edwards, chief of external communications for the American College of Surgeons, has helped hundreds of leaders develop the skills to successfully deliver their message in a variety of settings. During the session, he will share examples and provide practical advice about what and what not to do to make sure you are ready to make the most of your media opportunities. 
Sharon M. Henry, MD, Anne Scalea Professor of Trauma, University of Maryland, will speak to a very timely and important topic, Implicit Bias.

Deborah M. Stein, MD, MPH will present Modernizing the Approach to VTE Prevention in Patients with Orthopaedic Injuries.

Humair S. Quadri, MD will present Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis and Treatment in Patients With Cancer.

Ramy El-Diwany, MD, PhD will present That’s the Long and the Short of It: Time-Variable Training and EPAs for General Surgery Residency.
And a session dedicated to Practice Changing Papers in the areas of Pediatrics, Thoracic, and Plastics from:

  • Robin Yang, DDS, MD

  • Brian Englum, MD, MHS, FACS, FAAP

  • Stephen R. Broderick, MD, MPHS

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Transfer All Your Existing CME Data by April 3, 2023

If you are a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery (ABS), you need to be aware of changes that the ABS recently made to its CME processes. These changes impact the way that diplomates interact with the Board, upload CME credits, and meet Certification requirements.
The ability to directly transmit CME data from the ACS MyCME portal to the ABS has been a longtime ACS membership benefit, and the ACS is committed to making compliance with the Board’s new rules as seamless as possible. 
Many surgeons have previously used the easy, two-step process to upload CME credits from their ACS MyCME profile to the ABS. That same process can be followed now to remain in compliance, but those who are affected must ACT NOW! The ACS will be able to support your efforts to upload all of your CME credits until April 3.
What should you do?
  1. Access your 13-digit Authorization Code by logging into the ABS website, opening the Ongoing Requirements on the right side of the webpage, and then the CME Repository If you are not able to access your 13-digit code, contact the ABS at
  2. You must then log in to the ACS MyCME portal, select the Send CME Data tab at the top, and send your data utilizing the process with which you are familiar. (Step-by-step instructions are available.)
Once you do this, your CME credits will be securely transferred from the ACS.
These two steps represent the same process that has been used before to upload credits. Our process has not changed and MyCME will continue to be available to you. There is urgency, however, because the ABS has announced that it is turning off the manual upload option for diplomates on July 1, 2023. Diplomates should make sure their credits are transferred by completing the above process by April 3 to allow any issues that might arise to be addressed.
ACS Leadership Summit

ACS Leadership and Advocacy Summit

April 15-18, 2023 | Washington, DC

Register today for the ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit 2023, April 15–18 at the Grand Hyatt Washington, DC Hotel. The Summit offers comprehensive and specialized sessions to provide ACS members, leaders, and advocates with topics focused on effective surgeon leadership, as well as interactive advocacy training with coordinated visits to Congressional offices.
Register Today
Membership Dues

Did You Forget? 2023 MD-ACS Dues

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Click on the button below and use your ACS ID number to pay your dues for 2023. 

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