Virginia Chapter, American College of Surgeons

Virginia Chapter, American College of Surgeons To improve the quality of surgical care by connecting surgeons together. The Virginia Chapter, American College of Surgeons is one of 100 chapters of the American College of Surgeons.

The College exerts its influence at the community level through its local chapters. Chapter membership is open to all Fellows and Associate Fellows of the College, as well as to Resident and Medical Student Members. Chapters provide for a close association of their common effort to improve the quality of surgical care. They also offer a medium through which surgical experiences may be presented an

The College exerts its influence at the community level through its local chapters. Chapter membership is open to all Fellows and Associate Fellows of the College, as well as to Resident and Medical Student Members. Chapters provide for a close association of their common effort to improve the quality of surgical care. They also offer a medium through which surgical experiences may be presented an

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09/30/2021

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09/29/2021

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently authorized booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for certain populations, and the CDC endorses this decision. We encourage you to learn more about booster doses and #TalkItUp with your eligible patients.

This year’s virtual #ACSCC21 will again feature select sessions that include prerecorded presentations coupled with live discussions, in which you can interact with, and ask questions of, the session presenters. Read the Bulletin Brief to find out more about which sessions include live discussions.

For crucial literature, legislative news, clinical updates and more, read the Bulletin Brief here: https://www.facs.org/publications/bulletin-brief/092821

09/13/2021

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jennifer Salluzzo 🌟on being elected Vice-President of the Virginia Bariatric Society (VBS) for 2021-2023 and President for 2023-2025 term. https://bit.ly/392GjBz

Dr. Salluzzo is an assistant professor and bariatric surgeon at VCU School of Medicine on the MCV Campus and Program Director of the Advanced GI, MIS and Foregut Surgery Fellowship Program, VCU Surgery. Jenny Salluzzo👏

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09/13/2021

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ATTENTION Physicians-in-Training!  The ACS COC and ACS COT announce their call for abstracts for the 2021 Physician in T...
09/08/2021

ATTENTION Physicians-in-Training!

The ACS COC and ACS COT announce their call for abstracts for the 2021 Physician in Training Paper Competition in the fields of oncology and trauma.

Virtual competition: on Thursday, November 4th from 3-6 PM

--> Two of the presentations in the COC and in the COT competition will be selected as winners to receive a cash prize and present at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the 2022 Virginia Chapter, American College of Surgeons at the Kingsmill Resort.

The COT winners will be forwarded to the national level competition for consideration and possible presentation at the ACS Clinical Congress in 2022.

ATTENTION Physicians-in-Training!

The ACS COC and ACS COT announce their call for abstracts for the 2021 Physician in Training Paper Competition in the fields of oncology and trauma.

Virtual competition: on Thursday, November 4th from 3-6 PM

--> Two of the presentations in the COC and in the COT competition will be selected as winners to receive a cash prize and present at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the 2022 Virginia Chapter, American College of Surgeons at the Kingsmill Resort.

The COT winners will be forwarded to the national level competition for consideration and possible presentation at the ACS Clinical Congress in 2022.

Congratulations, Dr. Britt!
09/01/2021

Congratulations, Dr. Britt!

We are thrilled to announce that L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, DSc (Hon), FACS, FCCM, MAMSE, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FWACS(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCS(SA)(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon), will receive the ACS Lifetime Achievement Award on October 24 at Clinical Congress Convocation.

Dr. Britt will be the fifth surgeon to receive this prestigious award in our 108-year history. He holds countless honors and accolades in the medical field and served as Past-President of the ACS. Most notably he is known for introducing the term “acute care surgery” and was a principal architect of this emerging specialty.

Today Dr. Britt is the Henry Ford Professor and Edward J. Brickhouse Chairman, department of surgery, at Eastern Virginia Medical School and holds various other roles.

09/01/2021

Dr. L.D. Britt has served in numerous leadership roles nationally and internationally. Now, he has a new title to add to the list: EVMS Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs.
His extensive experience in clinical care, education and research will certainly benefit EVMS, the community and our healthcare partners.
Read more in EVMS Pulse: https://www.evms.edu/pulse/archive/brittnamedvicedeanforclinicalaffairs.php

Elective surgeries are being delayed again. Doctors want to handle it differently this timeAs during the pandemic’s firs...
08/30/2021

Elective surgeries are being delayed again. Doctors want to handle it differently this time
As during the pandemic’s first wave a year ago, hospitals in hard-hit places, including Florida, Louisiana, and Tennessee, have in recent days had to pause, delay, or reschedule tests, procedures, and surgeries that are considered “elective” and nonurgent. This means that hospital staff are going through a frustrating moment of déjà vu.
https://www.statnews.com/2021/08/13/elective-surgeries-delayed-again-doctors-response/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Issue:%202021-08-16%20Healthcare%20Dive%20%5Bissue:36105%5D&utm_term=Healthcare%20Dive

Elective surgeries are being delayed again. Doctors want to handle it differently this time
As during the pandemic’s first wave a year ago, hospitals in hard-hit places, including Florida, Louisiana, and Tennessee, have in recent days had to pause, delay, or reschedule tests, procedures, and surgeries that are considered “elective” and nonurgent. This means that hospital staff are going through a frustrating moment of déjà vu.
https://www.statnews.com/2021/08/13/elective-surgeries-delayed-again-doctors-response/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Issue:%202021-08-16%20Healthcare%20Dive%20%5Bissue:36105%5D&utm_term=Healthcare%20Dive

08/26/2021

#talkitup

Twenty-nine Virginia health care organizations, including the Virginia Chapter, ACS, issued an urgent vaccination plea t...
07/22/2021
Joint Statement from Virginia Health Care Organizations Urging People to be Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Twenty-nine Virginia health care organizations, including the Virginia Chapter, ACS, issued an urgent vaccination plea to state residents who are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19 but who so far have not been, reports the Henrico Citizen.

The organizations warned that while more than 4.5 million Virginians (more than half the state’s population) have been fully vaccinated, many others who are eligible have not been, which is placing them and others who can’t be vaccinated in danger, as the highly contagious delta variant of the virus becomes more dominant.

Joint Statement from Virginia Health Care Organizations Encouraging People to be Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Joint Statement Endorsed by the Medical Society of Virginia, the Richmond Academy of Medicine, the Richmond Ambulance Authority, the Virginia Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, the Vi...

Jose Trevino, MD, VCU Massey Cancer Center Surgeon in Chief, and Chair of VCU Division of Surgical Oncology & Virginia C...
07/14/2021
Minority Surgeons Continue to Hit Glass Ceiling in America

Jose Trevino, MD, VCU Massey Cancer Center Surgeon in Chief, and Chair of VCU Division of Surgical Oncology & Virginia Chapter, ACS Council Member, explains the findings of his recent paper published in JAMA Surgery showing that Black and Hispanic surgeons are largely shut out of leadership positions.

Jose Trevino, M.D., VCU Massey Cancer Center Surgeon in Chief, explains the findings of his recent paper published in JAMA Surgery showing that Black and His...

The ripple effect of a huge drop in cancer screenings during the pandemic…
07/14/2021
The Ripple Effects Of A Huge Drop In Cancer Screenings : Short Wave

The ripple effect of a huge drop in cancer screenings during the pandemic…

At the height of the pandemic, routine cancer screenings declined by 90 percent. Screenings are resuming and doctors are diagnosing later-stage cancers — cancers that might have been caught earlier. NPR science correspondent Yuki Noguchi of talks about whom this affects most, and about the ripple ...

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07/14/2021

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A new generation of trauma leaders will help shape trauma care in the United States and around the world. As an initiate of the first FTL class, Megan Brenner, MD, FACS knows how rewarding a career in trauma surgery can be.

Trauma surgeons are shaped by strong teams, mentors, and leaders. As the Committee on Trauma celebrates its 100-year anniversary in 2022, it has never been clearer how vital programs such as these are.

The #FTL100 program is donation based, and we ask you to give what you can if you are able. 2020 taught us the necessity of highly trained and functional trauma teams, and we hope you will contribute to their education.
https://www.facs.org/about-acs/acs-foundation/initiatives/ftl100

07/07/2021
Tips and Tricks of Transitioning to Practice - Resident Panel happening now.  Moderated by Dr. Brianna Ruch; Panelists: ...
05/22/2021

Tips and Tricks of Transitioning to Practice - Resident Panel happening now. Moderated by Dr. Brianna Ruch; Panelists: Drs. Stephen Cohen, Shayna Showalter, and Kendall Endicott.

Tips and Tricks of Transitioning to Practice - Resident Panel happening now. Moderated by Dr. Brianna Ruch; Panelists: Drs. Stephen Cohen, Shayna Showalter, and Kendall Endicott.

All star panel discussion on Embracing Change in Surgery with Drs. L.D Britt, Reid Adams, Barbara Bass, Martha Zeiger an...
05/22/2021

All star panel discussion on Embracing Change in Surgery with Drs. L.D Britt, Reid Adams, Barbara Bass, Martha Zeiger and David Hoyt! Moderated by Drs. Jennifer Rosen and Jonathan Dort. American College of Surgeons

All star panel discussion on Embracing Change in Surgery with Drs. L.D Britt, Reid Adams, Barbara Bass, Martha Zeiger and David Hoyt! Moderated by Drs. Jennifer Rosen and Jonathan Dort. American College of Surgeons

Dr. David Hoyt from the American College of Surgeons addressing "Embracing Change in Surgery" at our virtual annual meet...
05/22/2021

Dr. David Hoyt from the American College of Surgeons addressing "Embracing Change in Surgery" at our virtual annual meeting this morning!
www.virginiaacs.org/annual-meeting

Dr. David Hoyt from the American College of Surgeons addressing "Embracing Change in Surgery" at our virtual annual meeting this morning!
www.virginiaacs.org/annual-meeting

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05/18/2021

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"This school, with our integrated community focus, has addressed healthcare disparities since the beginning. When patients have no insurance, no resources, where do they go to get healthcare? Here, to our school and our residents."
-L.D. Britt, MD, MPH the Edward J. Brickhouse Chair in Surgery, the Henry Ford Professor of Surgery and Professor and Chair of EVMS Surgery

Register today for the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 22.  Earn 8 Category 1 CME Credits / Learn from fant...
04/16/2021
Annual Meeting | Virginia Chapter, American College of Surgeons

Register today for the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 22. Earn 8 Category 1 CME Credits / Learn from fantastic speakers / Join us from the comfort of your own chair! Nonmembers welcome!

Our Program Committee has put together another fantastic lineup of speakers and topics.  Members and Nonmembers are encouraged to attend! 

03/30/2021
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02/26/2021

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Lunzy Delano “L.D.” Britt, MD, MPH, DSc(Hon), FACS, FCCM, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FWACS(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCS(SA)(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon), MAMSE, grew an interest in pursuing medicine after witnessing shortages of doctor appointments as a child. After graduating from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Britt quickly flourished as a successful surgeon. In 1994, Dr. Britt became chairman at the department of surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School, making him the first African American in the U.S. to hold an endowed chair of surgery.

Throughout his career, Dr. Britt received numerous awards, honors, and accolades in the medical community. Additionally, he participated in over 100 visiting professorships and distinguished lectureships throughout the world. In 2010, Dr. Britt became the third Black president of the ACS.

Today he is dedicated to serving the rural Virginia community and teaching medical students to help ensure surgical patients receive the highest quality care. #BlackHistoryMonth

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01/21/2021

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A new multimodal pain regimen kept patient self-reported pain scores low while also reducing the daily and total amount of opioid drugs given to trauma patients. Study results appear today on the website of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons: https://bit.ly/35XgB0c

Save the Date!
01/21/2021

Save the Date!

Save the Date!

Norfolk Doctor Explains How Race And Health Care Intersect
01/18/2021
Norfolk Doctor Explains How Race And Health Care Intersect

Norfolk Doctor Explains How Race And Health Care Intersect

Although public health officials have been at pains to explain the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for people from all racial groups, people of color have valid concerns about racism in medicine. Healthcare outcomes are worse for people of color, who receive worse care than white patients.

Resident Paper Competition - November 5 from 4-7PM.  Submit an abstract today!
10/08/2020
Paper Competition | Virginia Chapter, American College of Surgeons

Resident Paper Competition - November 5 from 4-7PM. Submit an abstract today!

The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ACS COC) and Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) announce their call for abstracts for the 2020 Physician in Training Paper Competition. The competition fosters the development of physician scientists in the fields of oncology and trauma.  We will ho...

Medical Society of Virginia
08/21/2020

Medical Society of Virginia

‼️Your voice is necessary for healthcare change‼️

Have you registered for our upcoming webinar: How to be a Successful Advocate? Our speakers will give you tips and tricks to be a successful and effective advocate, so physicians and PAs can continue to successfully advocate for necessary healthcare change. https://bit.ly/34g5tLM

Order PPE for your practice from the AMA
07/23/2020
Order PPE for your practice from the AMA

Order PPE for your practice from the AMA

The AMA is collaborating with Project N95, a not-for-profit organization, to reserve quality-certified PPE (personal protective equipment) for AMA members to purchase with no minimum.

07/09/2020
American College of Surgeons

Virginia Chapter, ACS Past President Paula Ferrada, MD discusses discuss trauma resuscitation.

Treatment of trauma patients has prioritized care of the airway first— the ABC sequence of care. But some of the physiological effects and data support prioritizing circulation before intubation in patients who are in severe hypovolemic shock—should ABC become the CAB? Read more in the ACS Bulletin Brief: bit.ly/31XjRrc

American College of Surgeons
06/12/2020

American College of Surgeons

Reusable elastomeric respirator masks cost at least 10x less per month than disinfecting and reusing N95 masks, and provide equal or better protection, according to study appearing today on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website: https://www.facs.org/media/press-releases/2020/reusable-masks-061220

Photo courtesy of Highmark Health.

NBC12
06/11/2020

NBC12

Dr. Levi Procter - Trauma/General Surgeon

Dr. Procter is a highly trained and specialized medical care professional who performs both elective and emergency surgeries on patients suffering from all types of conditions and illnesses. His compassion for his patients and fellow staff members goes above and beyond. He’s a friendly face in the hallways and an extremely talented surgeon. VCU loves Dr. Procter.

Thank you Dr. Procter!

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Chapters are the channels of representation and communication for individual members and provide the opportunity for members to get involved in committees, programs, and College initiatives. We are a busy, energetic Chapter! Here are just some of our activities and member services: • Annual weekend CME Conference • Weekly electronic newsletter, “News You Can Use” • Quarterly newsletter “The Surgical Scene” • Legislative Advocacy o Issues Committee o Surgeons’ Day at the Capitol • Rural Surgery Committee • Two Young Surgeons scholarships for the Leadership & Advocacy Summit • Annual Humanitarian Surgical Resident Travel Grants • Participation in the College’s Committee on Trauma and Commission on Cancer • page • And more! The Virginia Chapter is member supported. Whether you are a medical student planning a career in Surgery, a surgical resident in training, a fellow in a surgical subspecialty, an academic surgeon or a community-based surgeon; or whether you are a young physician or a seasoned practitioner we need YOU! The Chapter offers a medium through which surgical experiences may be presented and discussed and constitutes a common ground for specialties in various branches of surgery to communicate with each other. Chapters provide a forum through which young surgeons, who have not yet gained membership in more limited surgical societies, can share their thoughts and experiences with more established surgeons. Finally, it is through the College’s chapters that Fellows in the community are able to cooperate with other professionals and with civic groups, third-party carriers, and state government agencies that are concerned with community health care and the socioeconomic and legislative aspects of health care. In addition, Fellows support College activities through local College chapters such as the field force in trauma and the Cancer Liaison Program of the Commission on Cancer. The annual meetings of the Virginia Chapter are held in conjunction with the Virginia Surgical Society. The meeting program will offer exciting speakers and informative presentations. But, equal in importance, it will be at our annual gathering that we exchange information, form friendships, and solidify our presence in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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