The American College of Surgeons (ACS) will offer several new Didactic Courses (DC) and Skills Courses (SC) at the 2014 Clinical Congress, October 26-30, in San Francisco, CA, including the following:
• SC08 Social Media for Surgeons will focus on surgeons’ daily use of health care social media to enhance patient care and outcomes, medical student and resident education, career development and personal networking.
• DC20 How to Use ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, Trauma Quality Improvement Program, Cancer Quality Improvement Program, and the Surgeon Specific Registry in Your Institution will review the available programs and how surgeons may harness the information to drive quality improvement in their institutions that ultimately improves patient care.
• DC23 Reorganizing Care to Optimize Outcomes: How to Start an Enhanced Recover-after-Surgery Program at Your Hospital will provide a practical review of the components for creating enhanced recovery pathway (ERP) programs in digestive surgery. Course participants will discuss strategies for reorganization of care.
Several DC and SC Courses are back by popular demand. Reserve your space early for these courses:
• SC04 Measurement and Analysis for Health Care Delivery Transformation
• SC05 Ultrasound for Pediatric Surgeons
• SC06 Telemedicine: The Rapidly Expanding Field of Video-Based Telemedicine Health Care
• DC14 Emergency General Surgery Update
• DC19 MOC Review: Essentials for Surgical Specialties
• DC22 Employing an Allied Health Professional in Your Surgical Practice
Check the ACS website in early June when online registration opens for these and other courses at the 2014 Annual Clinical Congress. A Clinical Congress preview is now posted at http://www.facs.org/clincon2014/index.html.