As the Governor Liaison to the ACS Legislative Committee, I would like to report that the Committee has had a busy year thus far, with ongoing developments regarding multiple issues, the most salient of which are highlighted in this newsletter.
You can help these causes not only by writing your Congressional Delegates, but also by becoming active at the State level within the New York Chapter of the ACS. Please be an ACS Advocate, even if only at your local government level: truly it can make a difference-or rather, should I say, YOU can make a difference. Best wishes to all for a happy and safe July 4th.
Anthony J. Vine, MD, FACS
Asst. Clinical Professor of Surgery,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, NY, NY
Laparoscopic Surgical Center of NY