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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. 

2018 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

It was a Session that started amid sex scandals and ended with unprecedented protests regarding gun safety, but in between, the Florida Legislature did pass some meaningful legislation that will significantly impact physicians and their patients. Without a doubt, the most significant piece of... more

Notice to Membership – Annual Business Meeting & Proposal of Updated Bylaws

Pursuant to the Article III of the Bylaws of the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons, the Council is providing the necessary notice to the membership regarding upcoming annual Business meeting. Date:  April 7, 2018 Time:  5:30 PM ET Location:  Loews Sapphire... more

2018 Call for Nominations

Nominate Your Colleagues for Leadership Positions in the Florida Chapter Nominations are now open for the Florida Chapter officer and council positions and will be accepted until 5 p.m. EST on March 7, 2018.   Nominations may come from an FCACS member or the nominee himself/... more

Urgent – Contact Your Legislator Regarding Inappropriate Opioid Legislation

We need you to contact your legislators now and tell them that the proposed limitation compromises the safety and well-being of your patients. This legislation will be heard tomorrow, February 7, 2018. Florida House Bill 21 and Senate Bill 8, each under consideration by ... more