In 2015, contributions to the ACS Trauma
Program helped fund the full promulgation
of the Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS®)
program in Mongolia, including translation
of all the materials into Mongolian.
ATLS presents a concise approach to assessing
and managing multiple injured patients.
The course presents doctors with knowledge
and techniques that are comprehensive
and easily adapted to fit their needs.
International Scholars Class of 2015.
The ACS hosted a regional skills course, Advanced
Endoscopic Skills Training for Rural Surgeons,
on May 8, 2015. This pilot course explored the
feasibility of offering smaller, regional courses
to increase accessibility to surgeons practicing
in rural areas. Course participants came
from North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana,
Illinois, and Manitoba, Canada. The
curriculum covered the topics of advanced
polypectomy techniques, endoscopic
dilation and stent placement, management
of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and
removal of esophageal foreign bodies.