ACS seeks to fill six vacancies on Commission on Cancer
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is
seeking six Fellows to fill vacancies on the
Commission on Cancer (CoC). The initial term
of appointment is three years with eligibility
for re-election to a second term. Members
may hold office or serve as Vice-Chair of a
committee or subcommittee during their second
term. New members will be recommended
by the Nominating Committee, selected in
October by the Executive Committee, and
then brought before the full CoC membership
for approval at the CoC’s Annual Meeting.
The ACS Board of Regents will confirm the
final list of new members, and the CoC will
announce the new members in late October.
Surgeons who meet the following criteria and
are interested in becoming a member of the CoC
should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive
an application and for more information. The
completed application, curriculum vitae, and any
letters of recommendation must be received at the
same address no later than Saturday, August 15.
CoC member criteria include:
•May not be a former CoC member
who represented the ACS
•Full ACS Fellowship status
•Staff appointment at a CoC-accredited
cancer program and a participant
in cancer program activities
•Service as an effective State Chair
or Cancer Liaison Physician
• Knowledge of the CoC’s goals and initiatives
•Representation of a surgical specialty,
geographic area, or diverse group not
currently represented on the CoC
•Interest in contributing to and enhancing
CoC programs and committee work
•Ability to serve on at least one CoC committee
• Attendance and participation in at least
two in-person meetings annually
• Attendance and participation in
committee conference calls ♦
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