Important Message from NC ACS President

 

Dear Colleagues,

The COVID19 crisis has affected every aspect of our lives and we are all trying to make the best decisions to safeguard our patients, coworkers, staff, and families/friends. Because of this, we will be cancelling our Advocacy Day scheduled for May 6th in Raleigh. We are currently in discussion with the South Carolina Chapter on how best to approach our joint NC/SC Annual meeting in Myrtle Beach, SC on July 10-12 and will keep you updated.

For the latest updates on how the American College of Surgeons is responding to this pandemic and what it means for your practice of surgery, please visit the website located here.

The challenges provided by the coronavirus pandemic are real and I realize we are all worried about what the future may bring. As surgeons many of us deal with stressful issues related to patient care on a daily basis and we are not unfamiliar to threats of physical harm, though not on a scale of this magnitude. This can be an opportunity to provide leadership and support to ongoing containment efforts at your institution or practice. Our chapter will also be looking at ways we can help surgeons across the state deal with this situation.

Best regards,
Perry Shen, MD, FACS
NC ACS Chapter President