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Commission on Cancer (CoC)
Committee on Trauma
Women in Surgery
The Young Fellows Association
  • Commission on Cancer (CoC)

    CoC establishes standards to ensure quality, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive cancer care delivery in health care settings


    The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS), recognizes cancer care programs for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, and multidisciplinary patient centered care. The CoC is dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. Through the CoC, your cancer program has access to reporting tools to aid in benchmarking and improving outcomes at your facility as well as educational and training opportunities, development resources, and advocacy.

    CoC State Chair
    Quyen Chu, MD, FACS

    Louisiana CoC Programs

    State Initiatives

    Cancer Abstract Paper Competition winners present at the LA- ACS Annual Meeting. The winners are chosen from a panel of judges from outside institutions. The winners are notified ahead of time and receive a certificate and a monetary prize. We submit this winner to the ACS CLP Paper Competition.

    Cancer Liaison Breakfast during the LA-ACS Annual Meeting. The 2020 meeting will be Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 7:00am at the Ritz Carlton in NOLA. The agenda and room TBA.


  • Committee on Trauma

    Since 1922, when it formed a Committee on Fractures, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has waged a continuous effort to improve care of injured patients.

    Today our trauma activities are administered through our 83-member Committee on Trauma (COT), overseeing a field force of more than 3,500 Fellows working to develop and implement meaningful programs for trauma care in local, regional, national, and international arenas.

    We strive to improve the care of injured patients before, during, and after hospitalization. Our trauma-related activities—aimed at education, advocacy, professional development, standards of care, and assessment of outcomes—are disseminated through a variety of programs and subcommittees. Examples include ATLS®, TQIP®, trauma systems consultation, and trauma center verification.

    If you’re a trauma care professional, learn more about all that ACS trauma programs has to offer you, your trauma center, and the patients you serve.

    COT State Chair
    Tomas H Jacome MD, FACS

    COT Breakfast at the LA-ACS Annual Meeting

    Saturday, January 18, 2020
    Ritz Carlton – New Orleans

    Additional Information

    A list of Helpful COT Links

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    Women in Surgery

    The mission of the Women in Surgery Committee is to enable women surgeons of all ages and practice types to develop their individual potential as professionals, promote an environment that fosters inclusion, respect, and success, develop, encourage and advance women surgeons as leaders, and provide a forum and networking opportunities to enhance women’s surgical career satisfaction.

  • The Young Fellows Association

    The YFA serves to make College activities meaningful to young surgeons in all specialties by promoting their participation in ACS affairs.

    The Young Fellows Association is an organization within the College formed for members 45 years and younger. The YFA serves to make College activities meaningful to young surgeons in all specialties by promoting their participation in ACS affairs.


    Lance Stuke, MD, FACS
    LA-YFA Chair


    The Louisiana YFA is hosting Mock Orals at the LA-ACS/SAL Annual Meeting. Mock Orals will take place on Friday. For additional information email janna@laacs.org.


    Each year the chapter will provide a stipend to interested 2-3 LA-YFA members to attend the American College of Surgeons Leadership and Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC. The Summit is a dual meeting that offers volunteer leaders and advocates comprehensive and specialized sessions focused on the tools needed to be an effective leader, followed by interactive advocacy training and coordinated visits to DC congressional leaders. To be considered for a stipend, you must fill out a short application

    LA-YFA Stipend Application

    Join Today


    The Resident and Associate Society of the American College of
    Surgeons (RAS-ACS), an organization within the American
    College of Surgeons, was formed to benefit the surgeons of
    the future through involvement in activities of the College.

    The mission of this organization is to:

    • Familiarize residents and young surgeons in all surgical specialties with the College and its programs and leadership
    • Provide an avenue for participation in College affairs
    • Enable members to develop and use leadership skills in organized surgery
    • Provide opportunities for the opinions and concerns of residents and young surgeons to be heard by the College leadership

    Read more about RAS-ACS.