NC-ACS Associate Members! New Opportunities!

Hi, everyone!

My name is Red Hoffman. I am an acute care surgeon and hospice physician in Asheville and am currently serving as the Chair of the newly formed Membership Committee of the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.

Because my involvement in ACS, on both a local and national level, has been so rewarding personally and professionally, I wanted to reach out and encourage all of you to consider getting involved with this incredible organization. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Some upcoming events:

  1. On February 25th at 6:30, we will be hosting a Zoom event for (and about) Rural Surgeons in NC. Please see the attached flier for more information. 
  2. We will also be holding Zoom meetings on the following dates. Please mark your calendars!
    • March 25 – topic TBD
    • Apr 22 – topic TBD
    • June 3 – Antiracism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 
  3. The dates for the Annual NC/SC Chapter Conference are July 23 – July 25 in Asheville (if we are able to meet in person). Please save the date! 
  4. The NC-ACS Chapter is in need of a new Associate Representative for the Board. Please be on the lookout for a call for nominations and please feel free to self-nominate. This is a great way to become involved with the chapter and to get to know all of the amazing leaders that we have in NC (including the present and future ACS presidents!) 
  5. This year, the annual ACS Leadership and Advocacy Conference will be a virtual event held on Saturday, May 15 – Monday, May 17. More info can be found here
  6. For those of you who are interested in applying for ACS Fellowship this coming year (application is due by December 1 for induction into the College in Oct 2022), please know that the board wants to support your application. If you are unable to secure the three required references from Fellows of the ACS, please reach out to me.
  7. If you have not already done so, please take a moment to join or renew your membership in the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. It only takes a few minutes. 


Red Hoffman, MD, ND, FACS

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