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Submit nominations for Surgical Volunteerism, Humanitarian Awards



The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is accepting nominations for the 2015 Surgical Volunteerism Award(s) and Surgical Humanitarian Award, made possible in part through grant support from Pfizer, Inc. All nominations for the awards, which celebrate the power of humanitarian outreach, must be received by Friday, February 27. College members hold the awards in high esteem and have been inspired by the memorable stories shared by the extraordinary surgeons who have been recipients of the awards. The 2014 recipient of the Surgical Volunteerism International Award, Robert Bach, MD, FACS, North Haven, ME, said, “I think it is a wonderful thing you are doing, promoting giving back, as my experience in Nicaragua has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my life. To quote St. Francis of Assisi, ‘It is in giving that we receive.’ We always take away more than we give. I would also say that the one-to-one relationships that we form in helping our colleagues abroad teach us how to do and live with less. The experience of receiving the award at the Clinical Congress enabled me to meet surgeons with similar interests, take practical courses of value on the field, and feel honored by a highly respected organization.”

Submit nominations online at Go to the ACS website for more details about the awards at

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