Projects that Impact You and Your Patients
The Florida Chapter is actively engaged in a wide variety of projects which impact the practice of surgery in Florida. Its interest in the practice of quality surgery in hospitals, large and small, University and non-University affiliated alike, in surgical training programs, in surveys showing both patterns and trends of surgical management, has been persistent and realistic. Concerns in the rapid changes of socio-economic patterns has been key to keeping step with problems of daily surgical practice, including professional liability matters, and governmental and other third-party in-roads in surgical practice.
The leadership and staff work with Florida Chapter Legislative Agents to empower the Chapter to speak with one voice. Our advocacy efforts work to get our members and their patients' message in front of the legislators. With Chapter presence at the Statehouse, much has been and will be accomplished.
How can you help? Visit the Advocacy page for more information.
The Doctors Company
The Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons (FC,ACS) has selected The Doctors Company as the exclusively endorsed medical professional liability insurer for our members. The Doctors Company provides Florida physicians with local claims, underwriting and patient safety services. Florida Chapter, ACS members qualify for a five (5) percent premium discount which can be combined with additional loss free discounts for even greater savings.
Founded in 1976, The Doctors Company is relentlessly committed to advancing, protecting, and rewarding the practice of good medicine. With 71,000 physicians and $4 billion in assets, The Doctors Company is the largest national insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability.
The Doctors Company places great value in the long-lasting relationships it builds with its members, and it recognizes and rewards that loyalty. Eligible members participate in the Tribute® Plan, an innovative benefit that rewards doctors for their loyalty to The Doctors Company, and for their commitment to outstanding patient care.
We encourage you to find out how you can benefit by securing coverage with The Doctors Company. Contact Shelly Hakes, Director of Society Relations, at (800) 741-3742, extension 3294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the The Doctors Company website to find out how The Doctors Company can assist you.
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Pulse NOW! is a faxed newsletter offered exclusively to Florida Chapter members. This publication outlines Chapter activities, relevant legislative decisions, and other critical information for surgical professionals.
When important news breaks, Florida Chapter members can count on Pulse NOW! to deliver the scoop straight to their fax machines.
E-News is an email communication sent to members monthly regarding legislative actions, volunteer opportunities, continuing education, and much more.
Annual Scientific Meeting
The Florida Chapter, ACS Annual Scientific Meeting is held in the spring of each year in an Florida city. Along with the Chapter's advocacy efforts, the Annual Scientific Meeting constitutes the principal focus of the Florida Chapter and provides for an exchange of ideas and fellowship of our colleagues throughout the state.
The meeting provides talks and discussion panels on leading subjects of interest to general and specialty surgeons alike. A representative of the ACS provides updating of the work of the College during the event. The statewide Resident Essay Contest winners are announced and make presentations. Numerous exhibitors present their products and services to our members during this event.
The Annual Business Meeting is also held during this event.
This is an event that you do not want to miss! Check the Events page on this website for more information.
Interested in Serving on a Committee or Council?
Florida Chapter has opportunities available for members interested in serving on one of its committees or Council. The following committees are available:
- Commission on Cancer
- Legislative Committee
- Membership Committee
- Florida Committee on Trauma
- Vendor Relations Committee
If you are interested in serving on one of these committees or on Council, complete the Florida Chapter Online Volunteer Form. You may also contact the Florida Chapter Executive Office at (877) 310-7316, or email us.
One of the incredible opportunities belonging to Florida Chapter fellows is the ability to interact with colleagues from the same geographic area. Some of the Florida Chapter and ACS opportunities to network include Council meetings, Clinical Congress, Annual Scientific Meeting, online collaboration, and Committee meetings such as the Florida Committee on Trauma and the Florida Commission on Cancer.
Membership in the Florida Chapter enables members to receive discounts to Florida Chapter activities, events, services...
And much, much more...