Call for Nominations – Commission on Cancer State Chair

The Georgia Society of the American College of Surgeons (GSACS) is seeking nominations for the position of ACS Commission on Cancer (CoC) State Chair.

Self-nomination is requested to ensure the candidate has agreed to the terms of the position. Please submit a Curriculum Vitae along with a brief letter of interest and description of qualifications to the Nominating Committee at gasacs@gmail.com by June 1, 2020. Up to two supporting letters may accompany the nomination but are not required.

The American College of Surgeons Cancer Programs State Chairs play an important role in helping the CoC improve survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. As background, the duties of the CoC State Chair include: serving on and actively participating in the Board of Directors meetings of the state chapter (GSACS) and reporting on CoC activities; communicating with the cancer liaison physicians in the state and hosting an annual meeting in conjunction with the annual GSACS Chapter meeting; and participating in collaborative cancer control activities with the American Cancer Society and the group developing the state cancer plan. The term is for three years, with eligibility to serve additional terms.

Role

CoC State Chairs serve as representatives of the CoC by providing leadership and support to CoC-accredited programs and Cancer Liaison Physicians (CLPs) in their state or region. They are collaborators, innovators, and experts working with cancer programs, cancer professionals, the American Cancer Society and Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalitions to improve the quality of cancer care.

Requirements

The individual assuming the responsibility of CoC State Chair must:

  • Be an ACS Fellow or currently applying for Fellowship
  • Be an active member of the Georgia Society of the American College of Surgeons
  • Be on staff at a CoC-accredited cancer program
  • Have a strong commitment to the goals of the Cancer Liaison Program and the CoC
  • Support and participate in collaborative initiatives and activities that take place between the CoC and the American Cancer Society
  • Actively participate and serve as a member of the GSACS Chapter Board of Directors by reporting on the activities of the CoC and facilitating activities of the GSACS related to cancer
  • Lead state cancer control activities, including participation in the state’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition

An individual who serves, or has served, as a Cancer Liaison Physician is preferred but not required.