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June President's Message

Dr. Jay Redan shares his goals as President of the FCACS for 2020-2021.

ACS Shares Post-COVID-19 Readiness Checklist for Resuming Surgery

Material from the American College of Surgeons As many states have approved the resumption of elective surgery, we understand patients may have questions and specific uncertainties about the safety of undergoing elective operations in hospitals, regardless of whether... more

Congratulations to our 2020 Abstract & Case Competition Winners

The Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons held its first-ever Virtual Annual Meeting on May 2, 2020. This year, the Florida Chapter received 9 Basic Science, 41 Clinical Science, and 9 Commission on Cancer submissions. This morning, our top Basic Science and Clinical Science abstracts... more

ACS Releases Guidance for Resumption of Elective Surgery

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has released new guidance to help health care facilities prepare for resuming elective surgery. Read more at https://www.facs.org/media/press-releases/2020/resuming-surgery-041720.

Surgeon General Authorization to Travel to Provide Necessary Medical Services

Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees, MD has notified Florida law enforcement that travel during established curfew hours is authorized to deliver necessary medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, and/or health care delivery services to medical facilities. Click here to view Dr. Rivkees... more

3 Steps Toward Closing the Loop on COVID-19

Individual actions matter: Keep your hands away from your face Wash your hands frequently Stay home when you are sick Practice and share these actions:  readiness starts with you! More COVID-19 resources are at the American College of Surgeons website and the Centers for Disease Control and... more

NOTICE: 2020 Florida Chapter Annual Meeting to be Virtual on May 2, 2020 

  2020 Florida Chapter Annual Meeting to be Virtual on May 2, 2020  In light of the current state of COVID-19 and its impact in Florida, the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons, has made the decision to cancel the in-person 2020 Florida Chapter Annual Meeting in favor of a... more

Critical Action Required for Office Surgery in Florida by 12/31/2019

Critical Action Required for Office Surgery in Florida by 12/31/2019   The Law Allopathic and osteopathic physicians who hold an active Florida license and perform Level II surgical procedures in Florida with a maximum planned duration of five (5) minutes or longer or... more

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