2017-2018 Pitt Panther and Steeler Football Parking


    • Parking permits are presold on a ‘first come’ basis.
    • Parking availability for games is guaranteed for permit holders.
    • Passes will be mailed to you at your designated address.
    • Parking passes are non-refundable.
    • Keep your passes safe – No duplicates will be issued.
    • Parking will be supervised by a commercial operator and passes will be collected at each game.
    • If you have any questions, contact the Society at 412-321-5030.

    Please note:  Parking spaces for Pitt Football games are located in the lot at corner of Brighton and Western Avenues.  





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2017 ACMS Bulletin Photo Contest

2016 Winner

The 2017 Photo Contest will be held completely online. Please note instructions for
participation below:
1. Email your VERTICAL jpg photos with a resolution of 300 dpi or higher to bulletin-contest@acms.org. Photos should be 8”W x 10”H but can be resized if the resolution is high enough.
2. You must be an ACMS member physician to submit photos. Voting will take place on the ACMS website, www.acms.org.
3. Include the name of the photo (please keep file names short) as well as your name, specialty, address and phone number in the email.
4. You will receive verification that your photo has been received and is eligible to be entered in the contest.
a) Horizontal photos will not be considered.
b) Photos with low resolution will not be considered.
c) Panoramic shots or photos featuring specifically identifiable individuals/ relatives will not be considered.
5. The deadline for submission is Friday, September 1, 2017. Voting will open after this date.
6. Participants are permitted to submit three photos but are limited to two winning entries.
7. Voting will close Friday, October 6, 2017. Voters should vote for 12 photos.
8. Winners will be announced on the ACMS website, in the Bulletin and via email. The 1st-place winner’s photo will appear on the January 2018 cover; the remaining winning photos will appear on Bulletin covers throughout the year.
9. Please continue to check the ACMS website and future issues of the Bulletin for further updates and reminders.
10. If you have any questions, please call Bulletin Managing Editor Meagan Sable at
(412) 321-5030, ext. 105, or email msable@acms.org.

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May Bulletin Available

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Editorial …………………………. 166
Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS

Editorial …………………………. 168
Lions and tigers and self-pay patients: Oh my!
Charles Horton, MD

Perspective ……………………. 170
Why is breast density important? Its effect on breast cancer risk and screening mammography
Danielle Sharek, MD

Perspective ……………………. 174
Two roads traveled: 60-year history of the struggle to re-establish diversity in medical practice in the United States
William Simmons, MD

Perspective ……………………. 176
The rise and fall of the radical mastectomy
Kristen Ann Ehrenberger, MD, PhD

Perspective ……………………. 178
Sunscreen wars: What to tell your patient
Nicole F. Vélez, MD

Perspective ……………………. 180
Total human eye transplantation: Looking toward the future
Ian A. Rosner, BS
Kia M. Washington, MD Continue reading

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2017 Award Nominations now open


Award Descriptions

Community Awards

You may nominate more than one individual or organization.
Individuals may not be practicing healthcare professionals.
Organizations may not be hospitals or care facilities.

Benjamin Rush Individual Award
Recognizes an individual who is not a physician and who devotes time, skills, or resources to assisting others and contributes to the advancement of healthcare.

Benjamin Rush Community Organization Award
Recognizes a company, institution, organization or agency that is successfully addressing a community health issue.

Executive Leadership Award
Recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and advocacy for physicians. Over a sustained time, the recipient shall have displayed administrative guidance and support to physicians to improve their ability to improve the lives and health of the people of our community.

Physician Awards

You may nominate more than one Allegheny County Medical Society member.
Nathaniel Bedford Primary Care Award
Recognizes a primary care physician for exemplary, compassionate, comprehensive and dedicated care of patients.

Ralph C. Wilde Leadership Award
Recognizes a physician who demonstrates exceptional skill in clinical care of patients and dedication to the ideals of the medical profession as a teacher or profession leader.

Physician Volunteer Award
Recognizes a physician for charitable, clinical, educational or community service activities, domestically or internationally, as a volunteer.

Richard E. Deitrick Humanity In Medicine Award
Honors a physician who has improved the lives of patients by caring for them with integrity and respect for their human dignity, and is a role model for other physicians.

Please complete the form below to submit your nomination.
Award Nomination Deadline is Wednesday, July 17, 2017.

Awards will be presented at the ACMS Foundation Celebration of Excellence Gala Saturday, February 24, 2018.

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Allegheny County Medical Society
713 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15212
412-321-5030  FAX 412-321-5323