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ACS NSQIP to mark 10th anniversary in New York



The 2014 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) Conference at the New York, NY, Hilton Midtown, July 26-29, will mark ACS NSQIP’s 10th anniversary.

Keynote speakers will include Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), ACS President-Elect, W. Gerald Austen Distinguished Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, and surgeon-in-chief and chairman emeritus, department of surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, who will speak on Surgery: Where Are We Going?; and Linda K. Groah, MSN, RN, CNOR, chief executive officer and executive director of the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurse, who will address the question, Accountability and Quality Care: Are They a Match?

The ACS NSQIP Conference this year again will focus on lessons in achieving health care quality and ways to continually develop leadership.

Highlights in the General Session will include Reducing Surgical Site Infection (SSI): A Surgical Imperative; Creating Value: Understanding the Quality/Cost Equation; and Regulatory Update: The Alphabet Soup of Programs and Reporting—Basic Understanding of How ACS NSQIP and ACS Can Help You and Your Hospital. Preconference workshops will take place Saturday, July 26.

For more information, refer to the ACS NSQIP Conference brochure at

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