MB, BS, FRSCEd, FRCSEng, Accra, Ghana; William
B. Coman, MD, MB, BS, FACS, FRCSEd, FRCSEng,
FRACS, Brisbane, Australia; Mahesh R. Desai, MB,
BS, MS, FRCSEd, FRCSEng, Nadiad, India; Abra-
ham Fingerhut, MD, FACS, FRCSP(g), FRCSEng,
Poissy, France; Eduardo de Santibañes, MD, PhD,
Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Sir Errol Ricardo Wal-
rond, MB, BS, BSc(Hon), FACS, FRCSEng, FCCS,
Cave Hill, Barbados.
Clinical Congress featured several Named Lectures,
starting with the Martin Memorial Lecture, presented
immediately after the Opening Ceremony on October 5. Paul E. Farmer, MD, PhD, chief strategist and
co-founder, Partners in Health; the Kolokotrones
University Professor and chair, department of global
health and social medicine, Harvard Medical School;
and chief, division of global health equity, Brigham and
Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, delivered the well-received lecture, Addressing Unmet Surgical Need:
The Role of Academic Surgery.
Other Named Lectures presented at the Clinical
Congress 2015 were as follows:
•Joseph E. Bavaria, MD, FACS, Brooke Roberts/Wil-liam Maul Measey Professor of Surgery, vice-chair,
cardiovascular surgery, and director, thoracic aortic
surgery program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, presented the John J. Gibbon, Jr., Lecture: The
Innovation Imperative in Cardiothoracic Surgery: Lessons from Thoracic Aortic Disease.
•Major General Brian C. Lein, MD, FACS, commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel
Command, presented the Charles G. Drake History
of Surgery Lecture: Lessons Learned from 15 Years of
Armed Conflict: Implications for Further Military and
Civilian Surgical Collaboration.
•Melvin J. Silverstein, MD, FACS, medical director, breast center, and the Gross Family Foundation
Endowed Chair in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, Hoag
Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Newport Beach, CA;
and clinical professor, surgery, University of Southern
California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, presented the I. S. Ravdin Lecture in the Basic and Surgical
Sciences: Radical Mastectomy to Radical Breast Conservation: Revolutionary.
•H. Randolph Bailey, MD, FACS, professor of surgery
and emeritus director, residency training program
for colon and rectal surgery, University of Texas Medical School; and clinical professor of surgery, Baylor
College of Medicine, Houston, presented the Herand
The Excelsior Surgical Society presented this plaque containing two flags flown by the 772nd Forward Surgical Team at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq
(left), and the 555th Forward Surgical Team at Camp Brown, Kandahar, Afghanistan (right). Pictured from left are (all MD, FACS, except for Mr.
Kirk) Colonel Jeff Bailey; Dr. Knudson; Colonel Rob Lim; Commander Gordon Wisbach; Colonel Jeffrey McNeil; Colonel Matthew Martin; Major
Steve Satterly; Dr. Hoyt; Captain Eric Elster; and Garrett Kirk, MPH, Program Administrator, Military Health System Strategic Partnership.
JAN 2016 BULLETIN American College of Surgeons
CLINICAL CONGRESS HIGHLIGHTS