Florida Chapter
American College of Surgeons

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Florida Chapter Member Featured in JAMA Article

Florida Chapter Member, Joseph A. Ibrahim, MD, was featured in an article about healthcare response to mass violence that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Associations (JAMA) on September 13. The article addresses the mass shooting in Orlando's Pulse nightclub on June 12, and... more

Congratulations to Dr. Armstrong

The Florida Medical Association held its annual meeting at the Disney Yacht Club in Orlando Florida on July 29-31, 2016.  The meeting was informative and had some unexpected highlights. One of the Florida Chapter’s members, and current Treasurer, John H. Armstrong, MD, FACS, was... more

Joseph Gallagher, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Begins Term as Florida Chapter President at Annual Meeting in May

Orlando Surgeon Becomes Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons President Joseph Gallagher, MD, FACS, FASCRS, assumes his role as president of the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons, during the Annual Meeting, held May 6-7, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. As Florida Chapter president, Dr.... more

Nominating Committee Recommendations to the Membership for Election

Our bylaws state that Officers and the Council are elected by the membership at the Annual Business Meeting which will be held on May 7th during the Annual Meeting held at the CAMLS Center in Tampa. The bylaws call for the officers (5) plus Councilors (9 allowed only 7 appointed) elected by the... more

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