1913 Legacy campaign honoring

acs centennial celebration

The ACS Foundation Board of Directors has launched the 1913 Legacy Campaign in honor of the ACS Centennial celebration and in plans to raise transformative gifts for the College’s second century. The ACS Foundation’s mission is to promote voluntary philanthropy from Fellows and friends to support the College's goals for improving surgical patient care and ensuring the professional standing of surgeons wherever they practice. The Foundation provides an opportunity to endow the future of our discipline, and to date, Fellows and friends have contributed more than $1.3 million towards the campaign goal of $5 million. Southern California Chapter members have contributed significantly and generously to the Foundation in the past, and it is important that we continue to do so in this new campaign.
For more information on how to participate in this unprecedented campaign, please contact the ACS Foundation at 312/202-5338 or visit www.facs.org/1913Campaign.
Edward H. Phillips, MD, FACS
Jonathan R. Hiatt, MD, FACS



Effective June 27, 2010, physicians in California must inform their patients that they are licensed by the Medical Board of California, and include the board's contact information. The notice must contain the following information:


Medical doctors are licensed and regulated by the Medical Board of California, (800) 633-2322.

This regulation (citation) was instigated by the Medical Board, as mandated by Business and Professions Code section 138. The purpose of this new requirement is to inform consumers where to go for information or with a complaint about California medical doctors.

The Physician Advocacy Fellowship

The Physician Advocacy Fellowship provides support to doctors who want to develop their policy and advocacy skills by partnering with an advocacy organization on a project that they design jointly.

Download the Physician Advocacy Fellowship Guidelines (PDF)

Southern California Chapter of ACS Newsletters

SCCACS News 2015

SCCACS News 2014

SCCACS News 2013

SCCACS News 2012

SCCACS News 2011 (PDF)

SCCACS News 2010 (PDF)

Board of Governors Newsletter

Post-Clinical Congress 2014 Edition



The College has joined in a collaborative effort with 11 other specialty societies to launch a new Surgery State Legislative Action Center (SSLAC). The SSLAC is an electronic advocacy tool that utilizes the same software program and zip code matching technology that the ACS and many other national specialty societies use for Federal advocacy efforts. This system matches surgeons with their elected state representatives -- allowing them to reach out to members of their state legislatures on an ad-hoc basis or through a coordinated grassroots campaign. Please check out the new state action center and look for alerts from the College and other surgical specialty societies.

For more information about the SSLAC please contact:
Christopher Gallagher, Manager of State Affairs