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NY Chapter ACS | Manhattan Council Annual Dinner Meeting

  • November 15, 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sarabeth's Restaurant, 381 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016


  • Includes physicians who have been "Assigned" to the Chapter but have not paid full membership dues.

Registration is closed

Annual Dinner Meeting

Let's get together in person! This year's annual meeting will feature a variety of clinical and nonclinical discussions.

There will also be updates from the Commission on Cancer and Trauma Committees as well as an update on the upcoming 2023 legislative session, and how the Chapter's foundation is supporting Resident and Young Fellow initiatives.

Target Audience: ACS Fellows, Associates, Resident, and Medical Students

Preliminary Agenda

6:00pm   Networking Reception

6:30pm   Welcome &  How the NY Chapter ACS is Your Partner
                     Anthony Vine, MD FACS - Chapter Vice-President

6:45pm    Decreasing Risks of Surgical Site Infections*
                     H. John Cooper, MD - Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
                     Columbia University Irving Medical Center

7:45pm    Tax Reduction and Retirement Planning Strategies
                      Altfest Personal Wealth Management Team

8:15pm  Wrongful Death in New York: A successful veto campaign in NY
                       Tom Stebbins, Executive Director
                        Lawsuit Reform Alliance of NY

8:45pm   New York State Updates

  • Commission on Cancer
    Jamal Rahaman, MBBS, FACS

  • Trauma
    Cherisse Berry, MD, FACS

  • ACS Foundation
    Arthur Cooper, MD, FACS

  • 2024 Federal and State Legislative forecast
    Anthony Vine, MD, FACS 
    Arthur Cooper, MD, FACS and William Doscher, MD, FACS
9:00pm   Conclusion  

Please contact with any questions.

This live activity is designed for physicians, nurses, PAs, and NPs involved in prevention and management of surgical site infections.


  • Recognize the impact of surgical care complications as it relates to postoperative infections and identify patient populations at risk for surgical site compromise
  •  Examine the use of closed incision negative pressure wound therapy for patients at high risk for developing surgical site infection or who are undergoing a high-risk procedure
  • Explain the process and implication of an FDA De Novo classification
  • Review cases on the use of incision management on surgical incisions
  • Employ best practice protocols in preventing surgical site infections
  • Develop strategies to implement proactive risk management

In support of improving patient care, HMP Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Complimentary 1-Hour CME/CNE/AAPA/AANP-Accredited Chapter Dinner Meeting

To be eligible for credit, participants must complete the activity and the evaluation. Upon completing the activity, there will be instructions on how to print a certificate or other documentation of credit.

Provided by HMP Education, an HMP Global Company Supported by an educational grant from 3M Health Care, Medical Solutions Division

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