Maryland Chapter of the
American College of Surgeons

Maryland Chapter ACS eNews April 2018

April17, 2018

Still Time To Register For 2018 Maryland ACS Meeting

The 2018 Maryland ACS Meeting is set for Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Marriott Inner Harbor Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD. The event will be packed full of opportunities for Continuing Medical Education, networking, and advancing the profession of surgery. To register, click here.
Some of the presentations scheduled for the 2018 Maryland ACS Meeting include:
What will changes in MOC (Continuous Certification) mean to you?
Jo Buyske, MD, FACS
Executive Director
American Board of Surgery 
Social Media and the Surgeon
Moderated by Joseph Sakran, MD, FACS
John Hopkins Hospital
with panelists
Elizabeth Dovec, MD, FACS
Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Chelsea A. Harris, MD, MS
University of Maryland
Acute Surgical Management of Gastric and Duodenal Ulcers
David V Feliciano, MD, FACS
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

Maryland Surgeons Honored at EAST Meeting 

Colonel Raymond Fang, MD, FAC
S       Christian D. Jones, MD, FACS  

Maryland surgeons made quite a showing at the recent Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) meeting in January in Orlando, FL. In addition to numerous scientific presentations from surgeons representing institutions across the state, two local surgeons received prestigious awards.

Colonel Raymond Fang, MD, FACS, recent Director of the U.S. Air Force Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (C-STARS)-Baltimore (based at Shock Trauma) and the new trauma director at Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital was awarded the John P. Pryor Distinguished Service Award. This award commemorating Dr. Pryor, a trauma surgeon who was killed in action while deployed in Iraq, is given to an EAST member who has distinguished themselves in the field of military casualty care. Christian D. Jones, MD, FACS, an acute care surgeon at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, was the recipient of this year's Presidential Distinguished Service Award for his role in developing the EAST online Twitter-based Journal club.
Four Maryland trauma surgeons currently have EAST leadership roles. Elliott R. Haut, MD, PhD, FACS is the newly named President-elect. Deborah Stein, MD, MPH, FACS is the newly appointed Secretary. William Chiu, MD, FACS, FCCM remains a Director- at-large. Joseph V. Sakran, MD, MPH, MPA, FACS was selected Chair of the Injury Control and Violence Prevention Committee. For more information go to the EAST website at or follow at @EAST_Trauma on Twitter.

Take Survey on Value and Future of Continuing Certification

Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future, a commission convened by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), is seeking feedback regarding the current and future state of continuing board certification. The "Vision Initiative" survey is available on the commission website, open to comment from physicians and other healthcare professionals.

The commission brings together multiple stakeholders to envision a system that is responsive to the needs of those who rely on it and that is relevant, meaningful, and of value to physicians.

The survey will be open until May 11. The ABMS encourages sharing this link with your colleagues and organizations.

ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit

Registration Now Open
The American College of Surgeons will host the seventh annual Leadership & Advocacy Summit, May 19–22 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. The Summit is a dual meeting offering comprehensive and specialized sessions that provide volunteer leaders and advocates with the skills and tools they need to be effective in their roles.


Do you participate in #SurgTweeting? Don’t forget to follow Maryland ACS on Twitter at @MDSurgeons. Follow and mention us in your tweets! We will retweet! We are also on Facebook and LinkedIn.

It’s Time To Pay Your Dues!

If you have already paid your Maryland ACS dues for 2018, THANK YOU! If you haven’t, why not click here and do it now. And ask your colleagues to join and support Maryland ACS. We are stronger together.

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