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ACS Post-COVID-19 Readiness Checklist for Resuming Surgery

As many states have approved the resumption of elective surgery, we understand patients may have questions and specific uncertainties about the safety of undergoing elective operations in hospitals, regardless of whether COVID-19 patients are being concurrently treated in the same facility.

The patient-surgeon relationship is one that is built on transparency and trust. More than ever, patients are turning to their surgeons for advice and information that will help them feel more knowledgeable not just about their surgery, but having that surgery in a time when COVID-19 exists.

To address this, we developed the American College of Surgeons Post-COVID-19 Readiness Checklist for Resuming Surgery. The intent of this checklist is to help surgeons ultimately communicate the important items patients want to know.

In the coming days, the College will provide a tool kit of materials to help you communicate with patients regarding how they can safely return for surgery they need. We will continue to support our surgical community and patients as we return to surgical care.

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Important Message from President Robert Maxwell

Important Message from President Robert Maxwell Click here to watch this video from TNACS President Robert Maxwell.  

TNACS Call for Abstracts

TNACS Call for Abstracts COVID-19 has changed everything, including the TN Chapter ACS Resident Paper Competition. Here is what you need to know for the 2020 TNACS Resident Paper Competition: The Timothy Fabian Trauma Paper Competition will be held in conjunction with...

Announcing TNACS 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting – Save the Date!

Announcing TNACS 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting - Save the Date! Dear TNACS Members, In an effort to maintain our strong State Chapter ties and value in the organization, the Executive Council for TNACS has elected to host a free, virtual half-day Chapter meeting...

Call for Abstracts – 2020 TNACS Virtual Annual Meeting – August 8, 7am-10am CT

Call for Abstracts - 2020 TNACS Virtual Annual Meeting - August 8, 7am-10am CTCOVID-19 has changed everything, including the TN Chapter ACS Resident Paper Competition. Here is what you need to know for the 2020 TNACS Resident Paper Competition:   The Timothy...

TNACS 2020 Annual Meeting – Cancelled

TNACS 2020 Annual Meeting - CancelledDear TNACS Members and Industry Partners, It is with a sober heart and concern for our safety, as well as the concern of the financial impact of a poorly attended meeting, that we have decided to cancel the annual meeting of The TN...

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2020 Membership

The Tennessee Chapter, ACS would like to invite you to become a member! It’s your membership that will continue to let the Chapter focus on important issues facing Tennessee surgeons.

The Future. Through the Eyes of a Surgeon

As health care changes, it is critical that surgeons continue to have a strong voice and seat at the table in all patient care decisions. Check out this new video encouraging Fellows to become actively involved in helping the ACS take bold steps and speak with a unified voice on behalf of patients.

TNACS Advocacy Day

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