A board-certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, Marvin Derrick, MD, presently serves as the director of Cardiothoracic Surgical Services at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, Illinois. An engaged member of his profession, Dr. Marvin Derrick has held memberships in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery and was named a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is preparing to host its 2014 Clinical Congress, which is scheduled to take place October 26 through October 30, 2014, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. This annual conference will feature panel sessions, expert luncheons, presentations, and courses designed to increase surgeons’ skills and knowledge. Topics will include an update on the latest laparoscopic procedures; suggestions on how to manage conditions such as diverticulitis, ventral hernias, and complications in bariatric surgery; and an update on health care reform, among others.
Established in 1913, the ACS serves nearly 80,000 members worldwide. The organization is dedicated to improving the health care of critically ill patients, monitoring public policy that affects the surgical field, and ensuring that surgeons are kept abreast of the latest developments in the industry.