The Marvel-ous world of science

The classroom is constantly evolving, from chalkboards to powerpoint slides to interactive polling using clickers. But what if science were a story and we could follow along as an ant messes things up for a colony (hint: Pixar’s A Bug’s Life) or a fish is separated from their home (hint: Pixar’s Finding Nemo)? While these stories may not be 100% scientific, their ability to engage is demonstrable in the success of these movies.

Applications to plastic surgery residency programs lag behind significant increase in residency positions

Historically plastic surgery has been considered one of most competitive and highly sought after residency programs. While this remains true recent appearing wrinkles may be of concern, according to an article in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Funds Available for Physicians from Economically Developing Countries to Attend 2023 AANEM Annual Meeting

The American Neuromuscular Foundation (ANF),
offers international scholarship opportunities for up to 5 physicians from economically
developing countries to attend the 2023 American Association of Neuromuscular &
Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) Annual Meeting, which will be held November 1-4,
2023, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Study discovers triple immunotherapy combination as possible treatment for pancreatic cancer

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered a novel immunotherapy combination, targeting checkpoints in both T cells and myeloid suppressor cells, that successfully reprogrammed the tumor immune microenvironment (TIME) and significantly improved anti-tumor responses in preclinical models of pancreatic cancer.

Anesthesiologists Oppose 700% Increase in Fee to Access No Surprises Act Independent Dispute Resolution Process and Call for IDR Reforms

Today, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) expressed its outrage with the 700% surge in the No Surprises Act (NSA) administrative fee that must be paid by anesthesiologists to access the Federal Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) system. ASA urges the government to block implementation of the massive fee increase and reform the IDR process.