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Correspondence and Brief Communications
September 1, 2007

Report of the American Board of Surgery

Arch Surg. 2007;142(9):904-906. doi:10.1001/archsurg.142.9.904

The winter meeting of the American Board of Surgery (ABS) was held from January 6 through 10, 2007, under the chairmanship of Dr Courtney Townsend, and was attended by 34 directors, 21 members of component boards and advisory councils, 2 guests, and 8 staff. A retreat was held on January 7 with invited guests Drs L. D. Britt and J. David Richardson, chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Residency Review Committee for Surgery (RRC-S). The component boards, advisory councils, and examination committees met on January 8, and the standing committees and full board met on January 9 and 10. Herein I provide a summary of the major actions taken (Table).

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