Dr. Nigri and Dr. Zarrimpar at the ACS Clinical Congress discuss on the RAS-ACS International Exchange Program between Italy and US. Dr. Zarrimpar was an International Exchange Scholar in 2014 (Rome, Italy)


The ACS Italy Chapter participated at the National Congress of the Residency and PhD Programs in General Surgery and Surgical Specialties. Modena, June 22-24, 2017. Great edition of the Surgical Jeopardy!


The ACS Italy Chapter Meeting in Catania. From left to right: Prof. Basile, Prof. Bass, Prof. Di Cataldo and Prof La Greca

 

ACS ITALY CHAPTER SPRING MEETING - The next National Meeting of the ACS Italy Chapter will be held in Catania on May 4-5 2017. The Surgical Jeopardy will be part of the meeting.


The Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, February 2017. The relation between the ACS Italy Chapter and the AISNA (Association of Italian Surgeons in North America) is acknowledged by the ACS Bulletin.

 

SURGICAL GRAND ROUNDS
SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY OF ROME
ST. ANDREA UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
OCTOBER 5, 2017, 8.30-9.30 am - ROOM C


Prof. Karl Bilimoria will present
1) Collaborative Approaches to Improving the Quality of Surgical Care
2) Informing Policy with Evidence: the FIRST Residency Duty Hour Trial
3) Improving Adherence to Cancer Treatment Guidelines


Karl Bilimoria, MD MS
John B. Murphy Professor of Surgery
Director, Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC)
Vice President, Quality – Northwestern Medicine
Vice Chair for Quality, Department of Surgery
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

 

ACS Italy Chapter Annual Congress - May, 4-5, 2017 - Catania, Italy


 

Patronage of ACS Italy Chapter



 

ACS ITALY CHAPTER ANNUAL MEETING IN ROME

MONDAY - SEPTEMBER 26, 2016


IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ACS MASSACHUSETTS CHAPTER

Please, below find the program of our Annual Meeting that will be held in September at Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, simultaneusly with the Italian Society for Surgery and many others surgical Societies

8.30-10.00 -  LIMPHATICS AND LIMPHNODES – Round table

PRESIDENTS: CORRADINO CAMPISI, MD, FACS (GENOVA)

MODERATORS: BIAGIO RAVO, MD, FACS (ROMA), GIOVANNI LI DESTRI (CATANIA)

Panelists: Marco Fisichella (Boston, MA, USA), Salvo Gruttadauria (Catania), Giovanni Li Destri (Catania), Rosario Vecchio (Catania), Francesco Boccardo (Genova), Corrado Cesare Campisi (Genova)

Discussants:  Marco Caricato, Claudio Coco, Nicola Di Lorenzo, Paolo Magistri, Andrea Mingoli, Alberto Montori, Giuseppe Nigri, Alessandro Paganini, Francesco Stipa, Roberto Verzaro

Conclusions

 

10.00-11.30 - ENVIRONMENT AND TUMOURS

PRESIDENT: ANTONIO DI CATALDO, MD, FACS (CATANIA)

MODERATORSI: MASSIMO CARLINI,. MD, FACS (ROMA), F. CETTA

F. Puccio (Brescia)

L. Musmeci (Roma)

P. Comba (Roma)

F. Forastieri (Roma)

C. Magnani (Torino)

F. Donato (Brescia)

11.30-13.00 -  EVOLVING EDUCATIONAL MODELS IN SURGICAL TRAINING

PRESIDENT: LUCIO ACHILLE GASPARI, MD, FACS

MODERATORS: ALESSANDRO M. PAGANINI, MD, FACS; GIUSEPPE NIGRI, MD, FACS   

  • -How Do New Technologies Affect Surgical Training: Personal Considerations. Alberto Montori, MD, FACS (Hon.), Rome.  (Lecture - 10 min.).
  • -Surgical Education Through Simulation. Franco Mosca, MD, FACS, EndoCas, Pisa. (Lecture - 10 min.)
  • -General Surgery Residency Program in USA: the evolution of a model. Douglas Smink, MD, FACS, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA (Lecture - 10 min.)

ACS International Exchange Program:

  • -Evolution of Robotic Training in USA. Anthony Feghali, MD, State University of New York, NY,  2016 RAS-ACS US Awardee (7 min)

Best Resident Presentation Award:

  • 1.Michela Ceriotti et al: Hand-assisted vs. pure laparoscopic colorectal surgery: a district community hospital experience. Genoa
  • 2.Marina Troian et al: Laparoscopic vs. open approach for advanced colorectal cancer in the elderly. Ten-year experience in a single center. Trieste
  • 3.Ardit Seitaj et al: Near-infrared fluorescence cholangiography with indocyanine green  during laparoscopic cholecystectomy to improve biliary and vascular identification in complicated cases: preliminary results. Rome
  • 4.Gabriele Biello et al.: Interval breast cancers: evaluation 10 years after the introduction in trieste of the Friuli Venezia Giulia screening program. Trieste
  • 5.Serena Elisa Tempera et al.: Role of surgeon performed neck US scan in the detection of central neck node metastases in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma. Rome

LIMPH, LYMPHATICS AND LYMPH NODES IN SURGERY BEST PRACTICE: STATE OF THE ART


The Meeting "Lymph, Lymphatics, and Lymph Nodes in Surgery Best Practice: State-of-the-Art" was held in Genoa on the 27th of May 2016, under the auspices of the American College of Surgeons - Italy Chapter and attended by more than 300 participants.


The event, recognized as a “Training Project” of the Italian Society of Surgery (SIC), was organized in close collaboration with the regional Societies of Surgery Società Ligure di ChirurgiaSocietà Siciliana di Chirurgia, and Società Lombarda di Chirurgia, and with the participation of the Latin- Mediterranean Chapter of the International Society of Lymphology,  the European Society of Lymphology, the Italian Society of Lymphangiology, the Italian Society of University Surgeons (including the College of Professors of General Surgery), the Italian Society of Surgical Pathophysiology, the Italian Society of Digestive System Pathology, the Polyspecialist Italian Society of Young Surgeons, the Italian Society of Surgical Research, the Triveneto's Society of Surgery, and the Coordination Committee ACOI (Associazione Chirurghi Ospedalieri Italiani) - Regione Liguria.


The conference was chaired by Corradino Campisi (President of the American College of Surgeons - Italy Chapter), Ferdinando Cafiero (President of the Società Ligure di Chirurgia), Stefano Puleo (President of the Società Siciliana di Chirurgia and of the Italian Society of Surgical Research), and Giovanni Sgroi (President of the Società Lombarda di Chirurgia).

On behalf of the American College of Surgeons-Italy Chapter, the high scientific standing of the event was ensured by the attendance of many ACS Fellows, including but not limited to, Professor Antonio Di Cataldo (Governor, Catania), Professor Achille Lucio Gaspari (Past Governor, Rome), Professor Francesco Puccio (Past President, Brescia), Professor Biagio Ravo (2nd Vice President, Rome) and Professor Dalila Patrizia Greco (Women Surgeons Committee, Milan). An essential contribution to the event organization and coordination of all the Chapter's members was given by the important work carried out in Rome by Prof. Giuseppe Nigri (Chapter Treasurer and Administrator), in particular regarding the relationship with the Italian Society of Surgery (SIC).

Held in the historic and architectural setting of Genoa's monumental Palazzo della Borsa, the conference mainly focused on the leading role played today by prevention techniques and early treatment of lymphatic complications in different fields of oncological surgery: much attention was paid to lymph-vessel sparing techniques, and wherever possible, to clinical applications of Lymphatic Microsurgery..


SURGICAL JEOPARDY IN NAPLES

On June 11 a new Session of the ACS Surgical Jeopardy was held in Naples in conjunction with the European Society for Surgery.

Surgical residents from Poland, Moldova, Pavia, Modena, Naples, Chieti, Rome Sapienza, and Roma Catholic University partecipated in the competition.

The surgical residents from Modena won the competition, and will be invited to attend the European Surgical Society Meeting in Poland, in 2017


AISNA PRESENTED IN NAPLES

On June 11 2016, in Naples and in conjunction with the European Society for Surgery and the European Meeting of Resident and PhDs in Surgery, the Association of Italian Surgeons of North America - AISNA - has been introduced tu numerous resident present at the meeting. You can get more informations on AISN A at www.facsitaly.org


BEST RESIDENT PRESENTATION AWARD
Residents can now send their abstracts for ACS Italy Chapter Meeting in Rome (October 25-29 , 2016). Active Residents in an Italian general surgery program will be able to participate. The candidates must be RAS-ACS members and active residents in general surgery when they submit the abstract. The abstract should necessarily be no more than 2 typewritten (Ariel 12) double-spaced pages. The abstract should include the Title, the Authors (the resident has to be the first Author - 5 Authors max.) the Institution, Background, Material and Methods, Results and Conclusions. Abstracts should be submitted to giuseppe.nigri@uniroma1.it by May 31, 2016 - Please visit the RAS page on www.facsitaly.org