Greetings from the President, Maryland Chapter, American College of Surgeons!

On September 20, MD-ACS officers, ACS Governors, and other interested Maryland surgeons met to discuss future plans for the Maryland Chapter. Here are the highlights!

We are excited to report the following upcoming events – please mark your calendars!

November 16, MD-ACS Dinner Meeting: La Scala Restaurant, Baltimore

  • 6:30 – 7:30: Reception and dinner
  • 7:30 – 8:30: Presentation by B. TODD HENIFORD, MD, FACS; Topic: Advances in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction; 1 CME
  • 8:30 – 9:00: Business meeting; election of officers

This program is being offered by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME) and is funded by a grant from LifeCell.

For more information, contact

MD-ACS Annual Meeting (location/date TBD)

Planning is now underway for the 2018 Annual Meeting in the Spring. Program Chair, Jon Efron, MD, FACS

Membership Dues

As we rebuild the Maryland Chapter, we need the support and participation of all surgeons. If you haven’t paid your 2017 dues, please do so today! It is a small investment to make in our future as we strive to meet the educational and networking needs of and advocate for Maryland surgeons.

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For questions relating to dues and membership, contact

For questions relating to the website, social media, or advocacy, contact

For questions relating to the annual meeting, contact

Feel free to contact me if I can answer questions or be of assistance

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KATHRYN D. BROWNING has more than 29 years of experience in State advocacy and association management. Her past experience includes working with the Georgia Medical Association and the Georgia Society of General Surgeons. For the past 6 years, she has served as Executive Director for the Georgia Society of the ACS (GSACS) which has experienced unprecedented growth during her tenure, including the development of a Political Action Committee and much success advocating for surgeons and their patients in Georgia. Browning lives in McRae, Georgia.WANDA G. MCKNIGHT is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) with more than 25 years of experience in association management. She currently serves as Chapter Administrator for the TN Chapter, ACS, and Executive Director of the TN Health Information Management Association. McKnight’s early career was in health information management, and she is also a Registered Heath Information Technician (RHIT). A native of North Carolina, she resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

JANNA L. PECQUET has more than 15 years of experience in association management and currently serves as Executive Director for the Louisiana, South Texas, and Minnesota Chapters of the ACS. Her other clients include Louisiana Society of Anesthesiology, Louisiana Chapter American College of Cardiology, Surgical Association of Louisiana, American Society of Hypertension Gulf States Chapter, and the Greater New Orleans Pediatric Association. Pecquet has extensive meetings’ management expertise in collaborative, jointly-sponsored events and providing quality CME programming for various disciplines. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.