Annual Meeting update
Join us May 13 – 15, 2011 for the Virginia Chapter, American College of Surgeons 2011 Annual Meeting! The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Virginia Surgical Society at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump in Richmond. We are excited about the new meeting location; it will be the perfect place to bring your family!
We are delighted that Susan Briggs, MD, FACS has agreed to serve as the Chapter’s Guest Speaker and will discuss The Role of Surgeons in Disaster Response: Changing Priorities. Dr. Briggs is an Attending General and Trauma Surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Her address will be followed by a panel discussion centered on the same topic, in which Dr. Briggs and several surgeons from around the state will participate. The program will include a Healthcare Reform Update from the American College of Surgeons staff as well as a state legislative update from the Medical Society of Virginia staff. We will also feature a
session on sleep deprivation for surgeons with considerations of informed consent for elective procedures and an update from the winners of the 2010 Humanitarian grants to hear about their experiences.
Dr. Susan Briggs
The Keynote Speaker for the Virginia Surgical Society will be Michael E. Zenilman, MD from the Department of Surgery at Downstate Medical Center of the State University of New York. Dr. Zenilman will discuss "Surgery in the Elderly- Perioperative Considerations and “The Clinical Management of Pancreatitis.”
To view a copy of the meeting agenda, visit us online at www.virginiaacs.org
. Dr. Michael Zenilman
We hope that you will plan now to attend the annual meeting and that you will include your family. Richmond offers a host of activities for your family to enjoy Short Pump Town Center mall is minutes away from the hotel. Visit www.visitrichmondva.com
for more information.
We encourage you to make your room reservations early! Room reservations can be made by clicking the link on our website, www.virginiaacs.org
. Please note: Room block expires April 21, 2011.
Please note that you may also register and pay online at www.virginiaacs.org
or go online to download a registration form and pay by check!
Hurry! Room block expires April 21, 2011.
If you need further information and/or if you have questions, please call our Chapter Administrator, Susan McConnell, at (804) 643-6631or send an email to email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you in the spring! 2011 Leadership Conference & Fourth Annual Joint Surgical Advocacy Conference
The 2011 ACS Leadership Conference for Young Surgeons and Chapter Leaders and the Fourth Annual Joint Surgical Advocacy Conference (JSAC) was held on March 26 - 29, 2011 at the JW Marriott Hotel Washington. The Leadership Conference is for Young Surgeons and Chapter Leaders and consists of an educational program devoted to leadership topics. The JSAC Conference gives attendees from the surgical community the opportunity to join their peers in a collaborative advocacy effort.
The Virginia Chapter was well represented with members of the Council attending, and as always, we sent a Young Surgeon representative to the conference. This
year, Dr. Timothy Novosel from Eastern Virginia Medical School was our representative. Dr. Novosel Spring 2011 www.virginiaacs.org
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