ACOMS Review - Winter 2018 ACOMS Review January 2018

ACOMS REVIEW Courses for Your Lifestyle A career in surgery typically does not leave much time for leisurely activities. However, everyone needs some down time to reboot and recharge. The beginning of a new year is a great time to do this. The abundance of unreleased stress from our daily lives can be incredibly detrimental to our health. An outlet for creative or intellectual expression can help alleviate some of these stressors. Time is a precious commodity for a busy surgeon. Unplanned time, such as that used to binge watch television, could also be used to develop a new skill. Being a couch potato may be good for your binge watching, but it is not good for your body or mind. So why not consider finding a new hobby this year? You get to take a break. We need time to relax our minds. That is not to say we need to “veg” on the couch. Something productive like drawing, painting, sculpting, playing chess, or reading can allow your mind to focus elsewhere on an enjoyable task. It is with this theme in mind that ACOMS is proud to launch its next Lifestyle Series course to begin this summer. ACOMS’ first ever Fish-and-Learn Course will take place July 14-17, 2019 at Sage Lodge in Montana, just 25 minutes north of Yellowstone National Park. The ACOMS Lifestyle Series was created to further our two-fold mission: to enhance surgical excellence through education and promote fellowship amongst oral and maxillofacial surgeons. This intimate course will afford 20 participants the opportunity to meet other OMS who share their passion for the outdoors. For three days, enjoy four hours of educational lectures and approximately six hours of guided float-fishing. Our ACOMS & FACES 32 nd Annual Winter Meeting, February 24 - March 1, 2019, is also a great opportunity to get away from the office, while staying productive. Whether you are an expert on the slopes or trying it out for the first time, this is an amazing opportunity