Dr. Turner is first woman SBAS president-elect
Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS, Director, Division of Member Services,
American College of Surgeons (ACS), was recently elected the first
woman president-elect of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS).
The election took place at the SBAS Annual Scientific Assembly, in
Chapel Hill, NC, cohosted by the University of North Carolina Chapel
Hill department of surgery, and chaired by Anthony A. Meyer, MD,
PhD, FACS, FRCS, Governor of the ACS North Carolina Chapter.
Dr. Turner’s one-year term as president of the SBAS will begin at next year’s
annual meeting, which will be cohosted with The Ohio State University and
chaired by Robert S. D. Higgins, MD, MSHA, FACS, program director, The
Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
Dr. Turner will preside at the 2017 SBAS annual meeting in Chicago, IL,
cohosted by the University of Chicago and chaired by Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD, FACS, Dallas B.
Phemister Professor of Surgery, and chair, department of surgery, University of Chicago Medicine.
Dr. Turner is an adjunct associate professor in surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg
School of Medicine, Chicago, and a clinical associate professor of surgery at the University of
Chicago. SBAS nurtures the involvement and development of academic surgeons, providing a robust
and research-oriented annual scientific forum. View the SBAS website at www.sbas.net/. ♦
Commission on Cancer to hold two educational programs in June
The American College of Surgeons Commission
on Cancer (CoC) will sponsor two educational
programs at the Swissôtel Chicago, IL. A half-day workshop on June 17 will focus on the
National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) quality
tools. Participants in Maximizing NCDB Data
to Improve Your Cancer Program Today will
learn how cancer program administrators
and oncologists can use the registry data
for clinical decision making. NCDB staff
will present examples of tool development,
expectations, and current uses of the NCDB
quality tools. The registration fee is $350.
Find more information and register online
The second program, Survey Savvy,
June 18–19, will offer an in-depth review of
the information that an institution’s cancer
committee needs to coordinate a high-
quality, patient-centered, multidisciplinary
cancer program. Developed by CoC
staff and committee leadership, this
program addresses a cancer program’s
common questions and concerns regarding
CoC standards and compliance.
This conference will examine the following:
•Chapter 3 in the CoC’s Cancer Program Standards
2012: Ensuring Patient Centered Care, Continuum of
Care Services. Participants will gain clarification
on the standards, learn how to demonstrate
compliance, and distinguish how each of the
2015 phase-in standards will be evaluated for
compliance during the survey process.
•Chapter 4 in the CoC’s Cancer Program Standards
2012: Ensuring Patient Centered Care, Patient
Outcomes. Attendees will learn to identify
the components of successful prevention and
screening programs (Standards 4. 1 and 4. 2),
as well as differentiate what are appropriate
and compliant studies of quality and quality
improvements (Standards 4. 7 and 4. 8).
The registration fee is $850. Find more
information and register online at www.facs.org/
JUN 2015 BULLETIN American College of Surgeons