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 on Saturday, August 8, 2020, starting at 8:00 am EST/ 7:00 am CST in lieu of our canceled meeting on that date for all members who have paid dues for this year. Topics will include the following and will be eligible for CME credit:
- Update on surgical preparedness during COVID 19
- Current treatment recommendations and immunity for patients with COVID 19
- ACS efforts during the COVID 19 era
- Abbreviated resident paper competition
- Business meeting
The resident paper competition will consist of our standard categories for general surgery and cancer topics. Residents will submit a 3-5-minute slide show presentation with voice over recording of their topic. All submissions will be posted on our web site and can therefore be listed on the individual’s curriculum vitae as a poster presentation at TNACS State Chapter virtual meeting for 2020. Two presentations from each category will be selected for a 10-minute presentation during the virtual meeting. Prize awards will be given for first and second place, $300 and $200 respectively. Deadline for presentation submission is July 1, 2020. The resident trauma paper competition will be held in person separately at the Trauma Care Advisory Council meeting in Nashville on August 25 with deadline for abstract submissions for that being July 1, 2020. Further instructions can be found here.
Please mark your calendars for August 8, as the TNACS State Chapter stands up to the loss of our annual meeting with a virtual meeting as a member benefit bringing important updates and information for practicing surgeons in our state. Keeping in touch with each other, resident education, and dissemination of information fulfills the mission of the State Chapter during these difficult and challenging times.
Robert Maxwell, MD, FACS
Heath Giles, MD, FACS
Chairman TNACS Program Committee