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American College of Surgeons

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2016 Legislative Session Wrap Up

Session Wrap Up Christopher L. Nuland, Esq. General Counsel   The Year of the Deal   After the implosion of last year’s legislative session, legislators and lobbyists alike worked hard this year to achieve meaningful compromises on a series of issues. While nobody received... more

Florida Chapter Encourages Member Application

The FCACS 2016 dues statements and membership cards have been mailed. Please contact Nichole Vanderpool, Membership and Marketing Coordinator, at applicants@floridafacs.org if you have questions about your membership. To join the Florida Chapter, please Apply Online or download the Member... more

Florida Chapter Announces Annual Copeland Research Competition

Entries are being accepted for the 2016 Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons, Annual Copeland Resident Research Paper Competition. All medical students, residents and fellows enrolled in general surgery or subspecialty training programs in Florida who have not completed training before... more

Florida Chapter Advocacy Day Coming Up

The Florida Chapter will be holding its annual Legislative Advocacy Day on February 4, 2016 in Tallahassee, Florida. FCACS Council Members will lead a coalition comprised of representatives from other state surgical societies as they advocate on behalf surgeons and their patients. Fellows and other... more

Florida Chapter Annual Meeting to Be Held May 6-7, 2016

The Florida Chapter will hold their next Annual Meeting May 6-7, 2016 at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) at the University of South Florida in Tampa. The Annual Meeting will provide opportunities for continuing education in many surgical subspecialties, guidance on... more

Florida Chapter Holds Successful Reception in Chicago at Clinical Congress

The Florida reception was held on Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago. It was organized by the Florida Chapter, and co-hosted by the Florida, South Florida and Jacksonville Chapters of the American College of Surgeons. The University of Florida, Department of Surgery; the... more

Winner of Commission on Cancer Resident Paper Competition from Florida Chapter

This year’s winner of the Commission on Cancer Resident Paper Competition at the Clinical Congress is Andrew Gratzon, MD from the Orlando Health General Surgery residency program. The topic of his paper was “Vascularized Lymph Node Transfers for Treatment of Upper Extremity Lymphedema after Breast... more