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2019 Legislative Session Concludes

Amidst the usual last-minute shenanigans and deal-making, I am happy to report that, overall, the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons had an extraordinary 2019 Legislative Session.     On the defensive front, we thwarted all attempts at Scope of Practice expansion, including pharmacists,... more

Top 10 List - ACS Board of Regents - February 2019

Dr. Daniel Dent, Vice Chair of the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors, along with Dr. Steven Stain, Chair, and Dr. Ronald Weigel, Secretary, provided the summary below of the Top 10 items discussed at the February 2019 ACS Board of Regent meeting.... more

Notice to Membership - 2019 Annual Business Meeting

Notice to Membership – Annual Business  Pursuant to the Article III of the Bylaws of the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons, the Council is providing the notice to the membership regarding upcoming annual Business meeting. Date:  March 23, 2019 Time: ... more

2019 FCACS Council Nominations

The Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (FCACS) is now accepting nominations for positions on the council. Noimnations will be accepted until 5 p.m. EST February 4, 2019.  Nominations may come from an FCACS member or the nominee himself/herself. The brief written... more

CDR. Dobbertien Elected to the FMA Board of Governors Surgical Specialty Seat

We are pleased to announce that CDR. Mark Dobbertien, DO, FACS was elected to the Florida Medical Association Board of Governors Surgical Specialty Seat. We look forward to the leadership that CDR. Dobbertien will provide as he works to carry out his vision of providing an inclusive... more

ACS Strategic Priorities 2018-2019

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Regents met June 7-9, 2018 and presented the following 2018-2019 strategic priorities: 1. Division of research and optimal care / continuous quality improvement      1. Next Phase of Registry Operations     2.... more

Representatives from Florida Met at the 2018 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit

The 2018 American College of Surgeons (ACS) Leadership & Advocacy Summit, held May 19-22, 2018 in Washington, DC, provides a great opportunity for the surgeons of Florida to get network and work together. See the images below of Florida's surgeons participating in the 2018 meeeting.... more

Advocacy Days 2019 | January 29-30, 2019

Join the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons for the Advocacy Days held in Tallahassee on January 29-30, 2019. Registration and agenda are coming soon.