Dr. Brennan is recognized around the world for his extraordinary
achievements in enhancing the medical and scientific
communities’ understanding of tumor biology, in evaluating
the proper role of surgery and other therapies in caring for
patients with cancer, and for training young surgeons and
serving as a mentor to developing surgical scientists.
Dr. Brennan in recognition of
his philanthropic endeavors, his
service to the surgical profession,
and his all-encompassing support
of the College. Also in 2012, the
Murray F. Brennan International
Scholarship was endowed through
the ACS Foundation with the
support of more than 100 donors.
Dr. Brennan has played an
active leadership role in many
other surgical organizations.
He has served as director
of the American Board of
Surgery and president of the
Society of Surgical Oncology,
the James IV Association, the
Society of Clinical Surgery, the
International Gastric Cancer
Association, and the American
Dr. Brennan is an Honorary
Fellow of the Royal College of
Surgeons in Ireland, Edinburgh,
England, and Australasia; the
Brazilian and Chilean Surgical
colleges; the Royal College of
Physicians and Surgeons of
Glasgow and Canada; a number
of international surgical societies;
and the Association of Surgeons
of Great Britain and Ireland.
He has received honorary
doctorates from the Universities
of Edinburgh, Otago, and
Gothenburg, and the University
College of London. In 1995, he
was honored with membership
in the Institute of Medicine of the
National Academy of Sciences.
The investiture ceremony for
knights will take place in May. For
more information, go to www.
highest-honour-for-surgeon-murray-brennan, and www.odt.
NAPBC to co-host best practices session at NCBC Breast Conference
The American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC®)
and the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC®) will co-host a post-conference session,
Best Practices in Breast Centers: Quality from NAPBC and NQMBC® (National Quality Measures
for Breast Centers), 7:45 am–5: 30 pm, March 17. Speakers at the post-conference session, which
will follow the NCBC’s 25th Annual Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Conference, in Las Vegas,
NV, will convey best practices for breast centers. These practices, successfully adopted by
breast centers worldwide, include accreditation, survivorship, genetics and risk assessment,
and the role of navigators. Cary S. Kaufman, MD, FACS, associate clinical professor of surgery,
University of Washington, Seattle, and medical director, Bellingham Regional Breast Center;
Randy E. Stevens, MD, radiation oncologist, White Plains Hospital Center, N Y; and Claudia
Z. Lee, MBA, president, C. Z. Lee & Associates, Hudson, N Y, serve as course directors.
The conference, featuring a clinical track from NCBC and the American Society of Breast Disease,
will provide continuing education to oncologists, surgeons, nurses, clinicians, and administrators
to advance the delivery of treatment options and quality of care. Nathalie Johnson, MD, FACS, a
surgical oncologist and medical director, Legacy Cancer Institute and the Legacy Breast Health
centers, Portland, OR, and a cancer survivor, will deliver the conference’s keynote address.
View the syllabus for the NAPBC-NQMBC post-conference session at https://mlsvc01-prod.
s3.amazonaws.com/b59f4183201/38804c6c-fb2a-44ea-bdbb-c034de25273d.pdf. Obtain more information
and register online for the NCBC conference at www2.breastcare.org/ncbc-conference-tickets/. ♦