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American College of Surgeons and Northern California Health Care Leaders Discuss Improving Emergency Care System in the State

Surgical Leaders and other Medical Experts Discuss Lessons Learned from Asiana Airlines Accident Response

CHICAGO, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, January 14, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and hosts John Maa, MD, FACS, and Shelley Marks, MD, FACS, will bring together health care leaders from across the Bay Area for the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Northern California, to share the successes and challenges in trauma/critical care delivery in the days and weeks after the July 2013 Asiana Airlines accident. Participants will discuss new solutions to improve the quality of patient care and strengthen emergency care systems through regionalization, coordination, and enhanced collaboration.

WHAT: Media representatives are invited to attend the program to hear California health care leaders and others examine key learnings that response teams, hospitals, and clinicians uncovered as a result of the Asiana Airlines accident, to improve trauma care for future patients. This includes investing additional resources to transform the emergency care system to address larger challenges facing emergency rooms nationally and worldwide, such as mass disaster preparedness.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 14

8:00 – 10:00 a.m. PT
KEYNOTE (Assemblywoman Fiona Ma): 8:20 a.m.
Free event, open to the public

WHERE: Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF

Fisher Conference Room East
1675 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA 94143

WHO:   Hosts:

  • John Maa, MD, FACS, President, Northern California Chapter, American College of Surgeons; Chair, University of California Office of the President Tobacco Related Disease Research Program SAC; Board of Directors, San Francisco Medical Society; Board of Directors, American Heart Association
  • Shelley A. Marks, MD, FACS, General Surgeon, Palo Alto Medical Foundation; President-elect, Northern California Chapter, American College of Surgeons

Keynote:

  • Fiona Ma, CPA, Former Speaker Pro Tempore, California State Assembly

Presenters:

  • David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, Executive Director, American College of Surgeons
  • Michael C. Huang, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Neurological Surgery, UCSF
  • M. Margaret Knudson, MD, FACS, Professor and Interim Chief of Surgery, San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, UCSF Division of General Surgery
  • Thomas G. Weiser, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center
  • Randolph W.Y. Wong, MD, FACS, General and Thoracic Surgeon, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, Sutter Health

 

SOURCE American College of Surgeons

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