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ACS Committee on Diversity Issues Seeks New Members



Nominations for candidates to fill two vacancies on the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Diversity Issues are due Thursday, June 30, for assignments that will begin in October 2016.

The committee’s mission is to study the educational and professional needs of underrepresented surgeons and surgical trainees. In addition, committee members will study the impact that the committee’s work may have on the elimination of health care disparities among diverse population groups. Committee work will include developing proposals and sessions on diversity for the ACS Clinical Congress, and advancing tools and resources to enhance surgeons’ cultural competency.

Nominees must be ACS Fellows or Associate Fellows who are able to fulfill the following criteria:

• Serve an initial three-year term, 2016-2019

• Attend one in-person meeting at the ACS Clinical Congress and participate in regular committee conference calls

• Actively contribute to committee initiatives

Nominees should submit:

• A letter of interest highlighting their skills and expertise, along with a list of contributions they would offer the committee

• A summary of their curriculum vitae, in fewer than five pages

For additional information and to submit nominations, contact Connie Bura, Associate Director, ACS Division of Member Services, at

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