of Regents representing
all who practice surgery,
including surgeons in
academic and community
practice, regardless of practice
location or configuration.
•Individuals of all surgical
specialties will be considered,
although special consideration
will be given to those from
general surgery and its specialties
and cardiothoracic surgery.
•Only individuals who are in
and expected to remain in
active surgical practice for their
entire term may be nominated
for election or reelection
to the Board of Regents.
All nominations must include:
• A letter of nomination
• A personal statement from the
candidate detailing his or her ACS
service and interest in the position
• A current curriculum vitae
• The name of one individual
who can serve as a reference
In addition, entities such as
surgical specialty societies, ACS
Advisory Councils, and ACS
Chapters that intend to make
a nomination must propose at
least two nominees and provide
a description of their selection
process, along with the complete
list of applicants reviewed.
Any attempt to contact
members of the NCBG by a
candidate or on behalf of a
candidate will be viewed in
a negative manner and may
result in disqualification.
Applications submitted without
the requested information
will not be considered.
may be submitted to
facs.org. If you have any questions,
please contact Betty Sanders, Staff
Liaison for the NCBG, at 312-
202-5360 or email@example.com.
For information only,
the current members of the
Board of Regents who will be
considered for re-election are
(all MD, FACS) James K. Elsey,
Gerald M. Fried, B. J. Hancock,
and Lenworth M. Jacobs, Jr. ♦
American College of Surgeons and Surgical Infection Society:
Surgical Site Infection Guidelines, 2016 Update
Kristen A. Ban, MD; Joseph P. Minei, MD, FACS; Christine Laronga, MD, FACS; and colleagues
present an update to prior surgical site infection guidelines based on the current literature.
The results are a collaborative effort between surgeons and infection experts representing
various stakeholders, including the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the ACS National
Surgical Quality Improvement Program, and the Surgical Infection Society.
This article and all other JACS content is available at www.journalacs.org. ♦
DEC 2016 BULLETIN American College of Surgeons