The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Women in Surgery Committee (WiSC) is accepting nominations through Thursday, June 30, for a new annual award, the Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award. The award, which will be presented at Clinical Congress 2016, honors the work of Mary Edwards Walker (1832-1919) the first female surgeon employed by the U.S. Army and the only woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor, the highest U.S. Armed Forces decoration for bravery.
Nominees must be ACS members, either in active practice or retired, who meet the following requirements:
• A demonstrated commitment to the advancement and inspiration of women in surgery.
• Current WiSC members are ineligible for this award.
• The awardee is expected to attend the ACS Clinical Congress 2016 in Washington, DC, to accept the award.
Nominations must include a letter of nomination outlining how the nominee has contributed to the advancement of women in surgery and the nominee’s current curriculum vitae. Self-nominations are acceptable and should include a letter of reference. E-mail all materials to Connie Bura, ACS Associate Director, Division of Member Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Ms. Bura for additional information.