2016 Annual Chapter Meeting

Hilary J. Boone Center at the University of Kentucky
Friday, September 16, 2016


7:00 am - 8:00 am
Executive Council Meeting
List key initiatives of the ACS at the national level. Compare national ACS goals with the Kentucky Chapter opportunities.

8:00 am
Welcome and Overview
Chapter President, John Lacy, MD, FACS, Danville, Kentucky

8:00 am - 8:40 am
Breast Cancer Update
Nicolas Ajkay, MD, University of Louisville
Update attendees on care of patients with Breast Cancer.

8:40 am - 9:20 am
Panel Session: Global Surgery
Eugene Shively, MD, FACS
  Taylor Regional Hospital
Daniel Kenady, MD, FACS
  University of Kentucky
 Zaria Murrell, MD, FACS
  Kosair Children's Hospital
 John Tarpley, MD, FACS
  Vanderbilt University
 Carol Spears, MD
  Tenwick Hospital, Kenya
Discuss varied opportunities for participation in global health initiatives.

9:20 am - 9:30 am


 9:30 am - 9:35 am

Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Cynthia D. Downard, MD, FACS, Louisville, KY, President-Elect of the KY Chapter of the American College of Surgeons

9:35 am - 10:15 am
KY Chapter ACS Ephraim McDowell Oration
"Global Surgery - Challenges, Disparities, Initiatives, and Prospects - an Interim Report from a Sub-Saharan Perspective"
John Tarpley, MD, FACS, Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Vanderbilt University
1. Review key initiatives in and proponents for Global Surgery during 2015. 2. Discuss the disparities between the Low Middle Income Countries (LMIC) of Sub-Saharan Africa and the West. 3. Describe six major "surgical" challenges for Sub-Saharan Africa over the next ~ 20 years. 4. Explain the concept of "academic global surgery" and some examples. 5. Outline avenues whereby surgeons in the West might partner with host-partners in LMIC countries.

10:15 am - 10:45 am
Challenges for Future Surgeons
J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, President, American College of Surgeons
Discuss the many healthcare challenges that our future surgeons will be facing.

10:45 am - 11:00 am
State of the Department of Surgery - UK
Joseph Zwischenberger, MD, FACS, Johnson-Wright Professor of Surgery and Chair, University of Kentucky Department of Surgery
Discuss the benefits and challenges of developing a healthcare collaborative.

11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Chapter Updates
Chapter Business Meeting
John Lacy, MD, FACS, Danville, KY,
President of the KY Chapter of the American College of Surgeons

Committee on Trauma Report
Glen Franklin, MD, FACS, University of Louisville

 Cancer Liaison Report
Tim Mullett, MD, FACS,
University of Kentucky
 ACS Leadership and Advocacy Summit
Eleftherios Xenos, MD, FACS,
University of Kentucky
 Annual Giving to the American College of Surgeons Foundation
Amy Quillo, MD, FACS,
University of Louisville

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Resident Paper Competition
2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Surgical Resident Jeopardy Competition

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Announce Award Winners and Adjournment
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Committee on Trauma Meeting
Identify specific areas of weakness in the current trauma system. Design how to design a performance improvement plan for Kentucky's current system deficiencies.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Jessamine County Health Department. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgement while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by the presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies
Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement and Interpersonal and Communication Skills.

Session Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity participants will be able to:

  • Locate resources and services provided by the ACS.
  • Discuss methods to contribute to global surgery needs by resident training, volunteerism, financial support, and support of colleagues.
  • Explain how to provide teaching of coping skills and support resources.
  • Describe updates on clinical surgical practice.

Target Audience

Faculty Disclosure
All planners, speakers, authors, and reviewers involved in the content development for continuing education activities provided by the University of Kentucky are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of the activity. Detailed disclosures will be included in participant materials or given prior to the start of the activity.

Special Arrangements
If you require special physical arrangements to attend this activity, please contact Linda Silvestri at 859-323-8222.

Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Surgeons reserves the right to cancel or make substitutions to this activity.

Additional Information
If you are attending lunch, please RSVP by email to or by phone at 859-323-8222.

There is no registration or fee for this event. 2016 member dues may be paid at the registration table. Checks only, please.

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