A group of TN Surgeons including Drs. William Edwards and Gayle Minard, who are TNACS Governors, and Drs. Max Langham, Heath Giles, and Bart Clements visited Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker during the ACS Advocacy Summit. The group discussed MACRA implementation, the surgical workforce, and funding for cancer and trauma care. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives were visited as well.

During the Leadership Summit, issues relative to Chapter and surgeon leadership were discussed. These included improving communication skills, the use of social media, reducing disparities, and emotional intelligence. TNACS Vice-President Dr. Ingrid Meszoely, TNACS Governor Dr. Tony Haley, TNACS Councilor Dr. Lee Morisy, Dr. Walter Merrill, and Dr. Ken Sharp also attended portions of the meeting.

Visiting with Key Staff Members for Senators Alexander and Corker