North Carolina Chapter of the
American College of Surgeons

NC-ACS April 2019 eNews

ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC Supports NC-ACS Member

ACS Governor Danielle Walsh, M.D., FACS, representing North Carolina presents a campaign contribution to Greg Murphy, M.D., FACS on behalf of the ACS-PAC in support of his run for the US House of Representatives.

Register Today! NC/SC –
ACS Joint Annual Meeting 2019

Registration is now open for the North Carolina/South Carolina Chapters Joint 2019 Annual Meeting to be held July 19-21, 2019 at the beautiful Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, NC.
The agenda has something for everyone with nationally renowned speakers addressing a wide variety of topics. Bring the whole family for a great weekend of professional development, networking and fun!
Registration is so easy. Just click here to get started. Then make your hotel reservations here.

Today is the Last Day to Register for
NC-ACS and NC-COT Advocacy Day

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with your local legislators and be heard on the issues that most affect your practice and your patients.

This year the NC-ACS Chapter is partnering with the North Carolina Medical Society’s White Coat Wednesday Program.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
  • 8:00 – 8:30 am – Arrive at the NC Medical Society Office Building at 222 North Person Street, Raleigh, NC (there is plenty of parking)
  • 8:30 – 9:00 am – Lite breakfast and morning briefing on current issues
  • 9:30 – 11:30 am – Walk over to the Legislative Office Building to meet one-to-one with your legislators, attend one of the Health Committee Meetings. 

ACS Quality and Safety Conference

The ACS QSC is the premier forum to learn about cutting-edge initiatives and topics in quality and safety in surgery specifically designed for everyone who cares for the surgical patient. There are also many opportunities to network with other health care professionals who are working on improvement at their local institutions, regionally, nationally, and even internationally!
July 19–22, 2019
Washington, DC

American College of Surgeons Leadership
and Advocacy Summit

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted the eighth annual Leadership and Advocacy Summit, March 30–April 2 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. The Summit is a dual meeting offering comprehensive and specialized sessions that 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.
NC-ACS was well represented. Here are just a few pictures from this packed four-day event.
Dr. Julie Freischlag shared her wisdom as part of the Getting to the C-Suite: How to Advance in Your Surgical Career Panel.
NC-ACS President Dr. David Grantham led the NC attendees in a Chapter strategic planning session.
Drs. Brett Starr, Besty Tuttle-Newhall, Matt Martin and David Grantham are faithful supporters of the Surgeons/PAC.
From left to right - Drs. Amy Hildreth, Ron Davis, Marc Colaco, Congressman Rich Hudson, Drs. David Grantham and Amy Voci.
From left to right, Dr. Matt Martin, Congresswoman Virginia Fox and Dr. David Grantham.

Save the Date! ACS Clinical Congress

Make sure to mark your calendars for Clinical Congress 2019 in San Francisco, CA, October 27–31. We will see you in San Francisco!
Book Your Accommodations

Plan ahead for Clinical Congress 2019 in San Francisco and book your hotel today.

Gerald B. Healy, MD, FACS,
Traveling Mentorship Fellowship

The Gerald B. Healy, MD, FACS, Traveling Mentorship Fellowship is intended to help young surgeons develop new ideas, innovative approaches, and well-informed attitudes about safety, quality, and professionalism through one or more visits to successful mentors. The award, in the amount of $5,000, will be used by the traveling fellow to cover travel and per diem costs incurred and subsidize lost revenue from days away from clinical duties. Requirements for this award are posted online.
Applications are due no later than May 15 and all applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by June 30. Items are to be e-mailed to the ACS Scholarships Administrator at

It’s Time To Pay Your Dues!

If you have already paid your North Carolina ACS dues for 2019, THANK YOU!  If you haven’t, why not click here and do it now. And ask your colleagues to join and support North Carolina ACS. We are stronger together.

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