North Carolina Chapter of the
American College of Surgeons

NC-ACS eNews January 2018

Save the Date - May 23, 2018!
Stop The Bleed Advocacy Day in Raleigh

Save the Date – May 23, 2018 and make plans to spend the day at the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh. Join your colleagues as they teach your assembly how to Stop The Bleed and advocate for funding for statewide training and trauma kits in schools. More information will be coming your way in the near future! Watch your inbox and but for now, block your calendar!

NC Resident Wins Regional IV Annual Trauma Paper Competition

NC ResidentCongratulations to Jared Gallaher, MD on winning the Region IV Trauma Paper Competition which was held on November 18, 2107 in Biloxi, Mississippi.  Dr. Gallahar will present,
The Malawi Trauma Score: A Model for Predicting Trauma-Associated Mortality in a Resource-Poor Setting again on March 8, 2018 at the National Committee on Trauma Paper Competition in San Antonio Texas. 
Dr. Gallaher is a chief resident in general surgery at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. During residency, he completed a 2-year research fellowship with the Malawi Surgical Initiative, spending 1 year living in Lilongwe, Malawi under the mentorship of Dr. Anthony Charles and earned a Master of Public Health at UNC. His research focuses on trauma, burn, and emergency general surgery care in developing countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. After graduation this year, Dr. Gallaher will attend Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon for fellowship training in trauma and critical care. He lives in Durham, NC with his wife Laura, and his two sons, Lincoln and Ezra.

2018 NC/SC Chapters ACS Joint Annual Meeting

The 2018 NC/SC Chapters ACS Joint Annual Meeting is set for July 13-15, 2018 at Marriott Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC. The event will be packed full of opportunities for Continuing Medical Education, networking, and advancing the future of medicine in a relaxing, enjoyable setting. Here are a few important dates to remember:
Meeting Registration Opens
Monday, April 2, 2018
Call for Abstracts
Deadline is Wednesday, May 16, 2018
To submit an abstract, click here
Hotel Reservations
Reserve your room no later than Saturday, June 16, 2018
To reserve your hotel room, click here
2018 NC/SC Chapters ACS Joint Annual Meeting
July 13-15, 2018
Marriott Grand Dunes (about the hotel)
Myrtle Beach, SC

NC-ACS Board of Directors Meeting

The Board of Directors of the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons will hold the mid-year meeting on Sunday, January 28 in Chapel Hill to continue planning and overseeing Chapter initiatives and activities.


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Advocacy & Communications
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