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#StopTheBleed Efforts Featured In Media

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons' trip to Tallahassee on Jan. 30 and 31 to promote #StopTheBleed was a resounding success. Following a training session on Jan. 30 for members who made the trip, FCACS descended upon the State Capitol on Jan. 31 to educate... more

The American College of Surgeons has released their latest video, "100 Years of Setting the Quality Standard."

At the 2017 Clinical Congress last month, Dr. David B. Hoyt, Executive Director, ACS, debuted a new video about ACS and the 100 years of setting the quality standard in surgery.   The new video, “100 Years of Setting the Quality Standard” can be accessed at and downloaded at:https://www.facs.org/... more

2017 American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting Highlights

The American College of Surgeons annual meeting was held October 22-26, 2017 in San Diego, CA. The meeting was another great success. As President of the Florida Chapter and a Florida Chapter Governor, I wanted to update the Florida Chapter membership on several of the initiatives for the ACS and... more

Florida Reception at the ACS 2017 Clinical Congress

Please join us for the Florida Reception at the American College of Surgeons 2017 Clinical Congress on Monday, October 23 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. The reception is complimentary. Click here to RSVP by October 9, 2017. Sponsored by: Florida, Jacksonville, and... more

Florida Chapter Leader Honored as a Commission on Cancer State Chair of the Year.

We are pleased to announce that Christine Laronga, MD, FACS, has been selected by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Commission on Cancer (CoC) State Chair of the Year. We are looking forward to honoring her at the ACS Clinical Congress in October.  Dr. Laronga has served in the... more

Florida Chapter Delegation at the FMA

I would like our membership to know that our ACS Florida Chapter had a very successful FMA Delegation.  This is primarily due to the hard work and excellent planning of Dr. Dobbertein, our Legislative Chair, and our very capable staff-thank you Stacy, Brian and Ryan! First of all, we were... more

Florida Chapter Leader Named President of Association of Women Surgeons

Christine Laronga, MD, FACS, was recently elected as President of the Association of Women Surgeons.  Dr. Laronga is a senior member of the Comprehensive Breast Program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and serves as the current secretary of the Florida Chapter of the American College... more

Legislative Day Resident/Fellow Travel Grant

The Florida Chapter is offering up to four $250 travel grants for residents or fellows to attend the 2017 Legislative Day. The grant is intended to offset the travel expenses associated with attending the meeting in Tallahassee. Preference will be given to members of the Florida Chapter (Membership... more